Friday, September 11, 2015

National Lands: Wisconsin

English: Squaw Bay Sea Caves, part of the Apos...
English: Squaw Bay Sea Caves, part of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, on the mainland near Cornucopia, Wisconsin) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Wisconsin has many state parks, but only four national land areas. In the northern section of the state is the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. Lake Superior surrounds the twenty-one islands of this area. Hiking and many types of water activities are available. Both Interstate 39 in the east and Interstate 94 in the west will take travelers part of the way, but not all the way to the lakeshore.

Two National Scenic Trails are in this state. The Ice Age Trail runs along the edge of where the glaciers in the state used to be. The trail is is 1200 miles long and has many sections to it. Travelers should make sure to research their trip before they embark on their journey. The National Park Service provides information on their website. The North Country National Scenic Trail covers seven states from New York to North Dakota. Since this trail is in the northern part of the state near Lake Superior, no interstates are near it.

The Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway has 255 miles of water. The area is in the northwestern section of the state and runs along the western side of Wisconsin and also the eastern part of Minnesota. The closest interstate is Interstate 35 which runs to the west in Minnesota. Interstate 94 travels to the south of the area on its way to St. Paul.

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