A Trip to Devil’s Lake

26 Sep

We’re very lucky in Wisconsin to be so close to so many great state parks.  Today was our first trip to Devil’s Lake near Baraboo.  It’s so refreshing that in less than an hour we can be somewhere so different.

This is the view of east bluff from the lakeside, on a gorgeous autumn day.  Cool enough to wear a sweater, but once you got moving it was great to be in a t-shirt, feeling the sun on your back.  And boy, did we get moving.

Plenty of great trails to explore, with lots of mushrooms, acorns and black walnuts to find.  This little boy is in his element, I hope his love of nature grows with him.

While we were there we couldn’t resist climbing to the top of one of the bluffs for the view.  The climb wasn’t the most difficult we’ve ever done, but it certainly seemed a lot more exciting with a little one!

It was definitely worth it.  Far reaching views over a seemingly endless forest and a crystal clear lake.  You could have been a million miles away from the city.  After a tiring trip  back down the rocks we treated ourselves to ice cream and a paddle in the lake.

Shallow and warm and full of minnows, there was never a better end to a perfect day.  We can’t wait to go back.

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2 Responses to “A Trip to Devil’s Lake”

  1. denise September 29, 2010 at 8:51 am #

    Isn’t it lovely there? My favorite place in the area. Ooh, I love that trail. My boys have no fear of heights and have been way too silly/spunky near steep edges, so we haven’t taken that trail in awhile…it is such a beautiful view from up there!

    • Mel September 29, 2010 at 10:26 am #

      I can’t wait to go again, I’m dying to see parfreys glen too. Im a sucker for gorges and waterfalls.

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