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Posted on: 12/13/2006
Wisconsin's Air, Land, and Water Adventures
Looking for a summer activity slightly more adventurous than mowing the lawn or soaking your feet in the kiddle pool? Here are a few suggestions.
Take part in a scenic adventure aboard a hot air balloon and get a bird's eye view of Wisconsin's landscape. Many offer daily sunrise and sunset champagne flights.
Take a flying leap at one of Wisconsin’s skydiving centers. Try a tandem jump if you’re a first-timer, or progress towards solo certification with static line and accelerated freefall programs. Skydiving destinations include Skydive Adventure, Inc. in Omro, Indianhead Sport Parachute Club in Chippewa Falls, Sky Knights Sport Parachute Club in East Troy and AtmosphAir Skydiving Center in Ft. Atkinson.
Take to the air. Try a hang gliding hill-flying class or soar higher with a tandem high-altitude hang gliding flight lesson, both targeted at newcomers to the sport. Head to Hang Glide Wisconsin LLC in Whitewater, one of the largest hang-gliding schools in the nation.
Take a dive. Explore one of the many great shipwrecks among the Apostle Islands, including the schooner Lucerne, steamer Fedora and the colossal schooner-barge Pretoria with Roberta Sport Fishing Charters in Bayfield. Or head to Devil's Lake State Park near Baraboo to dive in crystal-clear waters with a rocky lake floor perfect for viewing a large array of freshwater fish.
Take to the hills. Wisconsin's glacial landscape provides a wonderland for rock climbers of all ability levels. Devil's Lake State Park in Baraboo is a Midwestern climbing Mecca. The park's 500-foot hillsides surround the lake, providing a multitude of climbing opportunities. Interstate State Park's ancient lava rock cliffs rise more than 200 feet from the St. Croix River, creating a maze of climbing challenges.This entry was posted in Adventure Sports