Winter Hiking: Devil's Lake State Park

Last Saturday Christian and I were in southern Wisconsin for an all-day grassroots festival. Instead of dodging deer on the long drive home we decided to stay overnight. Natural Bridge State Park was just a short detour on the drive from the festival to the hotel so we stopped in for a short visit before it got dark.

Sunday was chilly but the sun was out so we set out for a winter hike at Devil's Lake State Park near Baraboo, WI. The woods had a lot of snow but we didn't need our snowshoes because the trail was so packed down. 

We started at the beach and hiked up, and up, and up the western bluff trail until we reached the top. There we were offered awesome views of the frozen lake below.

Devil's Lake is a very popular park in summer because it's not far from our state capital but the trails were peaceful and quiet in winter. I'm not sure how high up the bluff is but the people fishing on the lake below looked like ants!

The last time we were at Devil's Lake was in the summer. Quite a difference, don't you think?

First we visited Newport and Peninsula State Parks in January and now we got to see Natural Bridge and Devil's Lake in winter. I think we should make this a monthly excursion!


Beautiful landscape and images- neat that you show summer & winter. That winter sun glistens so magically on the snow.

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