Spring Hiking and Biking Areas Worth A Visit

Waterfall Viewing

See for yourself why Marinette County carries the title of "Waterfall Capital of Wisconsin." Bikers will find gentle rolling terrain and plenty of scenic waterfalls on the High Falls Bicycle Tour. Mountain bikers who want to test their aerobic capacity will be rewarded with a breathtaking view of the county park on top of Thunder Mountain.

Another spot to view spectacular waterfalls on foot is Iron County. Off the beaten path, it allows hikers to make their way to a dozen different falls of varying height and scenery untroubled by large crowds.

Hike Through Wisconsin's Natural History

Want some spectacular scenery and a little history on your hike? Try the Ice Age Trail, considered to be one of the best glacial imprints in the nation. Winding its way through 31 Wisconsin counties and covering almost 610 miles, the trail was formed by the state's last glacier thousands of years of ago. Stop by the Chippewa Moraine Interpretive Center to view displays and videos that explain the trail's glacial topography. Visit www.iceagetrail.org to download area maps and search a calendar of events that features guided spring hikes and lectures.

Urban Walking Tour

How about an urban walking tour for something different this spring? Check the Historic Milwaukee web site; for information on guided tours that include the Historic Third Ward District, Riverwalk and a "Skywaukee" tour that covers the city's modern skywalk system.

Family Biking and Hikes

Does your spring break itinerary include a stop in the family-favorite Wisconsin Dells? Be sure to take a break from the waterpark fun to explore the area's natural beauty. Rent some mountain bikes and head to either Mirror Lake State Park or Devil's Lake State Park, both just a few miles from all the action of the Dells. New to the area is the Dells RiverWalk, a fully paved, scenic riverwalk adjacent to the Wisconsin River that offers a bicycle route, benches, picnic tables and special game tables.

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