As any Wisconsinite knows, Wisconsin weather can be pretty hit and miss. These past few weeks, the weather has been pretty much a miss, colder and grayer than usual.
However, as any Wisconsinite also knows, we can't let the weather get us down! Fall is one of the most beautiful seasons in the Midwest, and a little bit of cold weather shouldn't stop anyone from enjoying it.
So, bundle up, get outside, and enjoy the autumn beauty.
One of the best ways to do this is to take a hike on the Ice Age Trail. According to everytrail.com, "The Ice Age Trail is a thousand-mile footpath highlighting the remnants left behind by glaciers during the last ice age over 12,000 years ago. Designated as a National Scenic Trail, the Ice Age Trail follows the terminal moraine of the last glaciation throughout Wisconsin providing some of the world's best examples of glacial formations such as kettles, moraines, and drumlins."
The science and history of the formation of the trail is fascinating in and of itself, but the view is absolutely breathtaking, and this is the best time of year to experience it.
A particularly scenic Ice Age Trail trip is to the Holy Hill segment. The entire Holy Hill path is 6.8 miles and not too arduous, making it an ideal family hike. And it's great to reward yourself for your hike with a walk around the Holy Hill grounds, along with a trip up to the Scenic Tower to view Kettle Moraine in its beautiful autumn foliage (although call ahead to see if the tower is open; it's only open daily through October 31.) And, if your hike has left you famished and tired, stop for a bite to eat at the Holy Hill Cafe.
Don't let the cold weather stop you from enjoying what's left of fall in Wisconsin!
Visit everytrail.com for more information about the Ice Age Trail, including the Holy Hill segment.
Visit holyhill.com for more information about Holy Hill.