What a Great Escape to Wisconsin. There is so much to see in the Midwest, but it especially great this time of year. While I love living in the Southwest, it is great to be home. Spending time time with my family and friends while taking it the fall colors was wonderful.
My escape to Wisconsin included four days in Door County with my sister and a couple of friends. Normally the foliage would be in full color in September, but this year it was a little late in coming. Definately worth the trip, the views over Lake Michigan are wonderful. Added bonuses for going in September and midweek: Kids are in school, there are fewer strollers, lodging is less expensive, lines for getting on the ferry are minimal, and the water fronts were less congested. Great timing, if you know me you can guess which one I was most happy about. LOL
Places To Visit
Do you need some recommendations for Wisconsin? I am always happy to share some of the must see highlights of the great state of Wisconsin. The winters are cold, but maybe you like the cold and snow. If snow is your thing, then pull out your boots and parkas out from deep in your closet and prepare for a Winter trip. Go out there and get ready to enjoy the powdery white “stuff”. Skiing, snowmobiling and ice fishing are a few of the things you can check out. You won’t see me, but go ahead and make your own Escape to Wisconsin.
Bay Shore Inn in Sturgeon Bay was a fabulous historic place to stay – I highly recommend this resort. We rented a large 2 bedroom condo which sits on the shores of Lake Michigan. The amenities include 2 pools, a hot tub, pickle ball courts, Kayaks, fire pits and grills and so much more! Go ahead….. Make your reservation and get started on your adventure.
My bucket list for Door County this year was taking the ferry to Washington Island. The Island is 35 square miles and its population is 700 people! It had been more than 20 years since my last visit, but it was just as enjoyable as I remembered. Just drive right up, pay them some cold hard cash, get out of your vehicle and walk around and enjoy the views from the ferry as you cross to the other side. We spent time touring the island and doing some shopping and talking to some locals. An interesting fact: If you were not born on the Island you will never be considered a local no matter how long you have lived there.
We spent a few hours at the Potawatomi State Park. If you want to hike a fairly easy trail that winds through the woods and along the lake front, then check out the Tower Trail. This trail was approximately 4 miles with many opportunities for great photo opts. Unfortunately the tower is closed for major repairs when we were there, but there is more than hiking at this park. This park is 1,200 acres of recreation opportunities, which include, biking and boating, canoeing and kayaking, camping and fishing with picnic areas for the warmer seasons. Do you still want to enjoy Wisconsin in the winter? Well this park offers cross country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling and ice fishing.
When will you make Your Escape to Wisconsin?