There are lots of places to go and things to see in all areas of Wisconsin. If you like to travel in Wisconsin or are considering moving to Wisconsin and want to know more about our beautiful state, check out Travel Wisconsin’s list of the 7 natural wonders of Wisconsin.
If you are a Wisconsinite, what would add to this list to make it an even 10? Let us know with a comment.
1. The Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in Bayfield, WI
This stunning Wisconsin wonder and National Lakeshore is a collection of 21 rugged islands in Lake Superior with miles of pristine lakeshore-beautiful in all seasons. Explore sea caves, walk old growth forests and gorgeous beaches. Take in nature by camping or scuba diving shipwrecks. Though beautiful from the mainland, it is recommended your see the islands up close. You can get there via kayak, sail boal, motor boat or guided tour boat.
Located in Pattison State Park, Big Manitou Falls is a 165 foot waterfall, the fourth tallest waterfall east of the Rocky Mountains. There is camping and hiking, a Little Manitou Falls and interesting geology including rocks created from ancient lava flows. Find out more at the Park website. For Wisconsin real estate for sale in the far north of Wisconsin, please select the Northwoods region on our Wisconsin real estate map search.
3. Cave of the Mounds National Landmark, Blue Mounds, WI
This enormous cave system formed more than a million years ago from acidic water and a rushing underground stream. Amazingly beautiful Calcite crystals are on the walls, ceiling and floor. The Cave is a cool 50 degrees every day. Discovered accidentally in 1939 when blasting was done in the area, you can discover it for yourself with a guided tour. See the Cave of the Mounds website for more.
A spring fed 360 acre lake, 500 foor bluffs and 30 miles of hiking trails make up Devil’s Lake State Park, Wisconsin’s most-visited State Park. Devil’s Lake is beautiful and centrally located in Wisconsin – making an easy drive for many. More on Devil’s Lake here and here. Both Blue Mounds and Baraboo are located in South Central Wisconsin. For real estate for sale in South Central Wisconsin, please select that region on First Weber’s map search.
This Chain O’Lakes spans Vilas and Onieda counties in Wisconsin’s Northwoods. It is the largest chain of lakes in the world. If living on one lake in Wisconsin seems great, how about having access to 28 interconnected lakes? That is the Eagle River/Three Lakes Chain O’Lakes. Rent a cabin for a summer or fall visit to experience this unique kind of lake living. Stay in the winter to experience winter in the "Snowmobile Capital of the World." And if you want to stay in a place of your own, First Weber Groups sells real estate on the Eagle River/Three Lakes chain – as well as all over Northern Wisconsin. You can search by map for Eagle River/Three Lakes Chain O"Lakes real estate for sale at firstweber.com. You’ll find Vilas and Onieda counties in the Northwoods region on the Wisconsin map. Zoom in to find the chain by looking for Three Lakes and Eagle River on the map.
6. High Cliff State Park and the Niagra Escarpment on the eastern shore of Lake Winnebago
Lake Winnebago is Wisconsin’s largest lake and High Cliff State Park is the only state owned recreational property on the lake. This is no ordinary cliff- it is the Niagra Escarpment which is a 440 million year old cliff that begins in Wisconsin and extends to Niagra Falls. The cliff is visible in the lower half of the park which also offers camping and swimming.
Horicon Marsh is the largest fresh water cattail marsh in the country. Best known as a migratory stop for flocks of Canadian Geese, there are also more than 290 species of birds here so bring the binoculars. For Wisconsin real estate in the Northeast region of Wisconsin where High Cliff State Park and the Horicon Marsh are, please select the Northeast Region on our map search and select your criteria.
That’s Travel Wisconsin’s of 7 natural wonders in Wisconsin.
What others would you add to make an even 10?
Having just come from Door County this weekend, I’d be tempted to add the Door peninsula that to the list. The thumb of Wisconsin – surrounded on all sides by water. Absolutely beautiful, still rural countryside in the interior of the peninsula and a real estate heaven on the shores of Green Bay and Lake Michigan.
Thank you for reading the First Weber Wisconsin real estate & Wisconsin living blog about the 7 natural wonders of Wisconsin – what your favorite natural places to enjoy in Wisconsin that you’d add to the list to make it an even 10?
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