Plymouth, Elkhart Lake, Greenbush, and Kettle Moraine State Forest

Plymouth, Wisconsin

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This region is easily accessed from a continuation of Sheboygan–Sheboygan Falls–Kohler. The rolling countryside is resplendent with maple, oak, and birch marking woodlots between the farmsteads. A drive here makes a lovely getaway, especially in autumn when the leaves change, the Canada geese honk their mournful way south, and the smell of harvest is in the air. Historical attractions seem to be around almost every curve of the road. And they are. So be sure there is plenty of film in the camera, in order to take advantage of the scenic overlooks in the northern unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest. Don’t just sit in the car for this day trip. Get out and stretch your legs with all those hiking and cross-country ski opportunities, depending on the season. Scattered along the way are fruit and vegetable stands to explore and antiques shops to visit, plus a great range of bed-and-breakfasts and restaurants. Crossroads communities in the area, such as Glenbeulah, Cascade, Waldo, German Corners, and New Paris, might seem to be mere blips on the map, but they usually have a country pub or a small store in which to poke around. This eTrail from the DayTrips series describes many fascinating, exciting, (and many free of charge) things to do, most within a two-hour drive of Milwaukee. Each Day Trip includes destination highlights, places to visit along the way, choice restaurants and lodging, and shopping.
Day Trips from Milwaukee

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Day Trips from Milwaukee

by Martin & Daniel Hintz (The Globe Pequot Press)

This region is easily accessed from a continuation of Sheboygan–Sheboygan Falls–Kohler. The rolling countryside is resplendent with maple, oak, and birch marking woodlots between the farmsteads. A drive here makes a lovely getaway, especially in autumn when the leaves change, the Canada geese honk their mournful way south, and the smell of harvest is in the air. Historical attractions seem to be around almost every curve of the road. And they are. So be sure there is plenty of film in the camera, in order to take advantage of the scenic overlooks in the northern unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest. Don’t just sit in the car for this day trip. Get out and stretch your legs with all those hiking and cross-country ski opportunities, depending on the season.

Scattered along the way are fruit and vegetable stands to explore and antiques shops to visit, plus a great range of bed-and-breakfasts and restaurants. Crossroads communities in the area, such as Glenbeulah, Cascade, Waldo, German Corners, and New Paris, might seem to be mere blips on the map, but they usually have a country pub or a small store in which to poke around. This eTrail from the DayTrips series describes many fascinating, exciting, (and many free of charge) things to do, most within a two-hour drive of Milwaukee. Each Day Trip includes destination highlights, places to visit along the way, choice restaurants and lodging, and shopping.

©  Martin & Daniel Hintz/The Globe Pequot Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Backpacking, Hiking
Nearby City: Plymouth
Duration: One day to several days
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: All contact information for attractions, dining, and lodging are provided in the eTrail.
Driving Directions: Directions to Plymouth, Elkhart Lake, Greenbush, and Kettle Moraine State Forest

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