Waukesha, Wisconsin

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  • Belgium, Wisconsin

    Hike the Quarry Lake Trail at Harrington Beach State Park

    1 mi / 15 ft gain
    This state park is about a 30 minute drive north from Milwaukee on I-43. It has beach access along it's entire length, multiple hiking trails, and a great quarry lake that can be used for fishing, hiking, or general exploring. From the parking lot, go south toward the signs for Quarry lake. There...
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  • Ringwood, Illinois

    Hike the Glacial Park Loop Trail

    2.3 mi / 216 ft gain
    Glacial Park is located in McHenry County Conservation District, near Richmond, Illinois. The park features prairies, a flowing river, and over 40 endangered plant and animal species. The park is open for hikers, horseback riders, fishers, and those wishing to canoe. Glacial Park is part of the H...
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  • Lake Villa, Illinois

    Hike Hastings Lake LCFP

    5.0
    2.37 mi / 88 ft gain
    Park in the lot off of Butler Lane (see map) to access the trail. This trail is open year round, is dog-friendly, and offers a variety of activities. In the winter, bring your snow gear!
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  • Janesville, Wisconsin

    Hike The Devil's Staircase (segment of the Ice Age Trail)

    1 mi
    This segment of the Ice Age Trail features stairs, river views, pretty rocks, a nice park, and a golf course.  We started at the north end (not the park end) and enjoyed it.  If you have kids, I would recommend starting at the park end.  It is an out-and-back type hike.  From the south end of the...
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  • Adell, Wisconsin

    Visit the Parnell Observation Tower

    4.0
    0.5 mi / 200 ft gain
    Located southwest of Plymouth, WI, the Parnell Observation Tower is located just west of the intersection of Cty Road A and Cty Road U. At the trail-head, the parking lot has a restroom facility, drinking water, and a picnic area.The start of the trail has well established wooden steps along the ...
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