Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Bayfield County
You will find the great hiking on the islands themselves, and just enjoy the boat trip to get to the Lakeshore Trail.
Rock Island State Park, Door County
You will find it will take two ferries to get here – one to Washington Island, another to Rock.
Just enjoy the hiking the 5.2-mile circumference of the island, beginning from the historic Viking-like boathouse and passing a lighthouse open for visits.
Chippewa Moraine State Recreation Area, Chippewa County
Part of a national scientific reserve of the same name, this pristine region is filled with kettle lakes and rugged terrain. A 7.6-mile segment of the Ice Age Trail runs through, but starting at the David Obey Ice Age Interpretive Center you can complete a 4.5-mile loop through woods and water that brings you back to an excellent high prairie view over the landscape. The center has abundant information on nature and geology, as well as some local critters, both preserved and living.
Dells of the Wisconsin River State Natural Area, Adams County
While boat rides and water parks are the popular attraction at the Dells, this hike, less than two miles out and back, takes you over a few rolling hills on a blanket of pine-needles to a short stretch of sand with views of the picturesque carved sandstone along the Wisconsin River.
Copper Falls State Park, Ashland County
An easy, 1.7-mile trail along Bad River gorge takes you past a 65-foot observation tower, the 29-foot Copper Falls and Brownstone Falls, which plunges 30 feet off a red lava ledge. Bridges cross the Bad River twice and Tyler’s Fork once and viewpoints open into a gorge as deep as 100 feet. A segment of the North Country National Scenic Trail crosses the park, but don’t miss the trail to Red Granite Falls at the park’s southern end.