Autumn in Wisconsin can’t be beat. The crisp air, the sunshine and the maple leaves turning bright red make it the perfect time to get out and enjoy all that our state has to offer. Our latest adventure took us about an hour northwest of Madison to Natural Bridge State Park.… Continue Reading →
Between Madison and Baraboo on US 12 lies the now defunct Badger Army Ammunition Plant. On November 19, 1941, with war seemingly imminent, President Franklin Roosevelt authorized 65 million dollars for the construction of the plant on 10,500 acres of land the US Army ‘acquired.’ Farmers protested, but there was no chance; construction began in March 1942 and by May 1943 the plant was operational.… Continue Reading →
Tower Hill State Park is perched on bluffs above the Wisconsin River. It’s namesake shot tower is an example of early industry in Wisconsin, and as you hike around the park you can visit the replica tower, see the shaft where lead was dropped to create the shot, and hike into the creepy tunnel below.… Continue Reading →
About half a million years ago the eastern half of Wisconsin was pummeled flat by glaciers. The western half, which escaped this brutal punishment, is home to some of the most beautiful, primeval and unique scenery on earth – the driftless region.