Autumn Weekend in the Northwoods

Last weekend Christian and I headed up to Bayfield, WI to enjoy the fall colors. We couldn't have asked for nicer weather! On Friday we loaded our bikes onto the ferry to Madeline Island. 


From the harbor we biked 7 miles to Big Bay State Park where we had a picnic then a short hiking trail took us along the beautiful shoreline. My brave husband even enjoyed a short swim in the 59 degree water!


On Saturday we hiked the Lakeshore Trail from Meyer's Beach (part of Apostle Islands National Lakeshore) where we quietly watched kayakers glide through the sea caves below us.

Hiking along the Lakeshore Trail - Apostle Islands National Lakeshore
Looking out at Eagle Island - Apostle Islands National Lakeshore

In the afternoon we took a boat tour with the Sierra Club around the Apostle Islands and learned about the history of the park and current environmental threats to the area. 

Raspberry Lighthouse on Raspberry Island - Apostle Islands National Lakeshore

On Sunday we slowly worked our way toward home, stopping at lookouts and waterfalls along the way. 

St. Peter's Dome - Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest

Wren Falls - Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest

Dells of the Eau Claire River
Dells of the Eau Claire River

Gosh, I love Wisconsin!

Comments

fjord girl said…
Beautiful pictures Kelly- such varied scenery. That is one place I would LOVE to visit. Looks like you had a wonderful day.
karen said…
beautiful outing! Loved the views, so very lucky :)
Julie Crawford said…
gorgeous photos, it looks like it was an incredible time!
amanda said…
oh it's so beautiful!!! I want to explore your state some day, for sure.

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