Here are some favorite photos from places you can visit while you're in Wisconsin. The state always has a special glove shaped place in my heart. My first 20 years will forever be known as the Wisconsin years. Consequently I have seen much that it has to offer, but still, want to go back. Maybe it is the nostalgia, that keeps my eyes on the midwest state? More likely it is the hearty food.
Wisconsin doesn't have a the grand landscapes of the rockies, nor the wide vistas of the open plains. Like its people, what Wisconsin has is more reserved than that. It invites you explore to find what you're looking for. Maybe you will like it too, maybe not. With only a couple "big cities" to navigate through, and plenty of small towns with midwest charm. Maybe, one day, we can all be a bit more like Wisconsin.
Devils Lake, Baraboo, Wisconsin - Tucked away in central Wisconsin is a great park called Devils lake. It is the most visited park in Wisconsin and boasts over 29 miles of park trails as well as the 360-acre spring fed lake which you see here. It has a nature center and a campgrounds as well. This park is 2 miles out of Baraboo and only 40 miles from Madison, the state capital.
Madison, Wisconsin - Here is a photo of lake Monona with Madison's capital building in the background. Madison has always been a great college town hosting the UWM Badgers. The heart of the city is beautifully placed between two lakes, Mendota and Monona, and peppered with city parks.
Sand Lake, Wisconsin - Hidden amongst the pine tree, you can find Sand Lake, Wisconsin. Several lakes call themselves "Sand Lake", but there is really only one that matters. The second largest lake of a chain of 5, Sand Lake is a local favorite where many Wisconsinites call a second home. Don't forget to stop by one of the resorts on the lake for a pint of beer and fresh fish.
Sand Lake, Wisconsin - Fishing is the sport of choice when visiting this area. Walleye, Northern Pike, and Musky are some of the species which inhabit these lakes. Most fisherman will make special efforts to get on the lake at sunrise first thing in the morning. This thought tends to escape the novice fisherman until you actually do it and realize that the fish aren't the only thing you can catch.
Sand Lake, Wisconsin - On a similar morning, we have the loon of the lake catching their meals. Loons have large red eyes which allow them to see underwater as they dive up to 200 feet deep, for up to ten minutes. While the loon is very territorial, with lakes typically only having room for one pair, later in the season they will gather socially in small groups as they prepare for a winter migration south.
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