Top Adventures in Hartford

  • Catch A Sunset from Powder Hill

    At 1350 feet, Powder Hill is the second highest point in southeastern Wisconsin. You can start the hike to Powder Hill from the Nature Trail parking lot (0.5 miles) or from the beach/picnic area parking lot (1.1 miles). There is an observation t...

    2.2 miles 1350 ft gain

  • Climb the Scenic Tower at Holy Hill

    This is one the highest accessible peaks in the area if you do not own a drone! The views are endless! There are many glacial drumlins, bluffs, and hills everywhere that fill the eye to meet the horizon. You can park in any of the main parking lot...

    1 miles 200 ft gain

  • Walk the Stations of the Cross At Holy Hill

    Holy Hill National Shrine is a landmark within the Wisconsin area, both as a tourist spot and a great location for fall colors. Located outside of Hubertus, WI, it is east of the Kettle Moraine Scene Drive and Cty Rd 167 intersection. Once arrivin...

    1.3 miles 450 ft gain

  • Hike through Glacier Hills County Park

    This park has 5 trails ranging from 0.5 mile to 2 miles long which vary terrain, elevation, and scenery. There are plenty of amazing views here, especially as the sun is about to set. You can bring your dog, bring a picnic, and cross country ski i...

    2 miles 100 ft gain

  • Hike to Loew Lake

    Starting from county rd K you turn in on Emerald Drive . at the start of Emerald drive is an old and tiny cemetery. Travel all the way on Emerald drive until you reach a sign that says Emerald Lot which is where you park, you can go left or right ...

    3 miles

  • Hike the Grass and Forest Lake Loop at Nashotah Park

    Park Hours: 6AM to 10PM  Official Nashotah Park Website Excerpt from the website: Nashotah Park is a 444-acre park nestled among rolling hills, woodlands, wetlands, and grasslands that offer habitat for deer, waterfowl and a variety of songbirds. ...

    3 miles 200 ft gain

  • Hike around the Lake at Menomonee Park

    Hiking around this lake at all times of the year is fun. You can park by the beach on any side of the lake and you are greeted with breathtaking views of Menomonee Park's pond, or "Lannon Quarry" as others have called it. It will take you about 30...

    1 miles 0 ft gain

  • Hike through the Wetlands of the Horicon Marsh

    Horicon Marsh is located about an hour north of Milwaukee. The wildlife refuge features several trails ranging from a quarter mile up to nearly 3 miles long. Terrain can vary slightly, but most of the land, especially around the wetlands, is flat....

    5.25 miles

  • Hike through the Menomonee River at Lime Kiln Park

    Park right behind Main Street, and you can go on trails on either side of the river, or you can get your rain boots on and go through the river and see these bluffs with your own eyes up close. This is truly a hidden gem here in Menomonee Falls an...

    1 miles 0 ft gain

  • Backpack the Milwaukee River and Butler Lake Segments of the Ice Age Trail

    The Milwaukee River Trailhead for the Ice Age Trail (IAT) is located on WI-28, east of the Kettle Moraine Scenic Drive. Before the hike, make sure to pack water, or hike off-trail to the New Fane trailhead (1.1 mile round trip, we got caught doing...

    16.8 miles

  • Catch a Sunset on Pewaukee Lake Beach Pier

    Enjoy breathtaking views on one of the few local lakes in SE Wisconsin to see sunset all year round! From September to March the sun lines up perfectly across the lake, otherwise the sun sets to the north (right) of the beach in the summertime. Th...

  • Walk along the boardwalk at Nagawaukee Park

    A great park that you can park nearby the lake (down by the boat launch), or park in the designated parking lot and take the boardwalk down to the lake, you can't go wrong with these views. There is a looped trail that goes from the boat launch, a...

    1 miles 20 ft gain

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