Do Something Extreme


Pattison State Park

Wisconsin offers a variety of State Parks, Recreational Areas, Forests and Trails. You could be minutes away from stunning waterfalls, steep bluffs, panoramic breath taking views, lake fronts or historic forts, villages, or houses. Wisconsin State Recreational areas exist for a reason, whether to protect land, provide recreation for all, or a whole host of other reasons.

All offer something different. Do a little research and you can find great destinations for hiking,biking, canoeing, and more. Attempting something new can be surprisingly rewarding.

Stonefield Village - near Cassville
Do something extreme. This doesn’t mean climbing steep bluffs or barefoot water skiing. To some, attempting something “outdoorsy” is as intense as it gets. Hiking may sound like a sweaty, muscle-aching insect chasing way to spend an afternoon. Why spend an hour running in place on a treadmill when you could be on-foot exploring lush trails or historic landmarks?


Don’t have a bicycle or any means to carry one on your vehicle? Many bicycle trails are near local stores where one can rent a bicycle. Do a little research, find out about the bicycle shops. State parks offer beautiful scenery and a soundtrack of wildlife; a complete opposite of the hustle and bustle of life. Obnoxious cell phone ring tones and loud car horns are replaced by birds singing and leaves rustling in the breeze. Break away from your routine and visit a Wisconsin State park, recreational area, or state trail. Not only can you be proud of your new endeavor; you just may like it.

You don’t have to break the bank to have a good time! Saving money isn’t a tough choice anymore, it’s a lifestyle. With economic hardships and personal debt, it can be challenging to enjoy something recreational. Going to a show is expensive. Having dinner with friends costs money. Even watching cable television or renting a movie equals money. But you don’t need to hide indoors or become unsocial to save a buck—Wisconsin State Parks offer inexpensive entertainment.

Bird watching
If taking the family to Disney World isn’t in the budget this year, head to a park for some quality time. Camping at a site for a night is definitely more economical than staying in a hotel. Not only will you save on travel, lodging, and recreation, you may even discover new hobbies. State parks are perfect settings for hobbies like cycling, swimming, bird watching, fishing, and running.

Wisconsin State Parks, recreational areas, and trails offer a fun setting for quality time with family/children, first dates, birthdays, and family reunions. Whether you want to strengthen the current relationships in your life or create new ones, state parks provide an accommodating environment.

Once you explore Wisconsin State Parks, Recreational area and trails, you may wonder what took you so long to find them. View the full listing of Wisconsin's parks, trails and recreational areas. Plan your next get-a-way.