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Wisconsin Fall Hiking

Posted on October 21st, 2013 in Wisconsin outdoors.

Wisconsin fall hikingFall is upon us, and it’s hard not to love the crisp air, bright blue skies, and vibrant orange, red, and yellow trees that come with it.  Fall begins the season of change, when the bright glare of summer gives way to the gold, red and burnt orange of the evening sky.  Northern Wisconsin is currently in the peak of its fall color season, where there is no better time to witness the beauty of fall firsthand.  With two easily-accessible and equally beautiful counties near Green Bay, the opportunities to get outdoors for some invigorating Wisconsin fall hiking are seemingly endless.  Stay with us at Astor House Bed and Breakfast, where your beautiful fall adventure awaits.

Brown County Hiking

Beautiful Green Bay is located in Brown County, which is the 4th largest county in the state of Wisconsin.  The forested rolling hills, wildflower-filled fields, and plentiful lakes and streams set a perfect backdrop for beautiful Wisconsin fall hiking throughout the regional parks.  One of the premier places to take a gorgeous fall hike is the Barkhausen Waterfowl Preserve.  Located just 5 miles from Green Bay, this beautiful preserve boasts 920 acres of forest, meadows and wetlands, complete with nine hiking trails.  Miles of scenic trails run throughout the 1,600 acres of Reforestation Camp, delighting visitors with panoramic views of the NEW Zoo and the surrounding forest.  Don’t miss a trip to Bay Shore Park to take in the views of the Bay of Green Bay from the top of the Niagara Escarpment.  If a gentle stroll just steps from our door is more to your liking, then take a walk along the Fox River State Recreational Trail, where you can learn about the rich history of the Fox River Trail corridor.

Wisconsin Fall hikingDoor County Hiking

Visit our neighbors to the north in Door County, and even more Wisconsin fall hiking opportunities will be yours for the taking.  Peninsula State Park features  3,776-acres and 20 miles of trails.  Here, you can enjoy breathtaking views of the Niagara Escarpment and Green Bay.  Enjoy the Dolostone bluffs that surge 150 feet into the sky, as well as the eight miles of shoreline; both perfect areas for extensive bird and wildlife viewing.  Located near the city of Sturgeon Bay, Potawatomi State Park should be on your list of stops to make while in Door County.  This beautiful park encompasses 1200 acres of rolling terrain and limestone cliffs, where on a clear day you can see up to 16 miles across Green Bay from the observation tower.  Potawatomi State Park is also where the eastern trail head of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail is located.  Enjoy 10 miles of unspoiled hiking opportunities, and visit Wisconsin’s oldest lighthouse, when you visit Rock Island State Park, located on Washington Island.  Another great place for Wisconsin fall hiking in Door County is The Ridges Sanctuary, Wisconsin’s first land trust, which protects some of the state’s most biologically diverse ecosystems.  Finally, Whitefish Dunes State Park has 14.5 miles of hiking trails, where you will witness the highest dunes in the state of Wisconsin.

As you can see, there are Wisconsin fall hiking trails to suit everyone when you visit Green Bay, Wisconsin.  We look forward to sharing these beautiful locations and more, when you stay with us at the Astor House Bed and Breakfast this fall.