Now that the weather has finally, mercifully warmed up, it’s time to take a look at some of the more fun summertime activities that one can take part in in this great state.
Depending on what sort of activity you’re looking to partake in, the state of Wisconsin offers a plethora of options, one of which I’m sure will be something you can enjoy. Seeing that it would be too large of an article to highlight every single activity you can enjoy while here, I’m going to highlight a few based on things I know I would like to do.
Let’s start with swimming. I’m certain I’m not alone in enjoying a nice swim on a hot summer day. Wisconsin has you covered here in spades, with a variety of places to swim throughout the state. The link above shows you plenty of legitimate swimming pools to go to, though I’m sure some of the more industrious people out there will want to just find their local pond or river and go for it there. To them I say, there are more than enough options to keep you swimming all summer long.
I understand that not all of you are going to want to spend your entire summer soaking in various bodies of water. Maybe you want to check out the lush forests and beautiful scenery that Wisconsin has to offer. Maybe you’re a hiker and want to know if there are any good trails out here. I’ve got you covered here, don’t worry. Depending on your experience level with hiking, and how far you actually feel like walking, there are more than enough trails of varying length and difficulty to keep you walking.
For the beginner or someone just looking for a brisk hike, the Loew Lake Trail is a 5 mile hike that is both family and dog friendly, so get your pooch some exercise while seeing scenic Wisconsin. This trail doesn’t have facilities or water along the way, so be sure to bring your own.
On the other side of the spectrum, the Scuppernong Trail is 5.5 miles that covers the Kettle-Moraine State Forest. It’s a more diverse terrain, so be prepared to do some hiking on this one; however, it does offer water and camping facilities, so you don’t have to tackle everything all at once. There’s no mention of whether the trail is pet friendly, so you may want to make sure it’s okay to bring your furry friends with you before you set out.
As for me? I’m planning on tackling the Pike Lake Trail, a 3.2 mile trail that goes right by the Pike Lake. It’s dog-friendly, so I’ll be bringing my Jack Russell/Rat Terrier mix along to get some swimming in. It offers a beach area for those that just want to relax and work on their tan. Maybe I’ll see you out there?
There are plenty of things to do in Wisconsin during the summer, many of which I couldn’t even begin to touch on here. I’m interested to hear, what are you folks planning to do this summer? Exploring the state, working, what will you do to make the most of this wonderful weather we’re finally getting?