Ten thousand years ago, the glaciers crunched across Wisconsin and flattened the landscape. The towering ice sheets, like a giant bulldozer, filled in low spots and dumped a trail of rubble when they finally retreated, as if they were teenagers heading for bed. As soon as the weather warmed, humans moved in. Archaeologists have found artifacts in this stretch of Wisconsin landscape that date from 6000 B.C. The first white settlers didn't show up until the 1830s. A drive here is a fascinating trip for scenery, historical attractions, and plain old getaway fun.
There are hiking, biking, camping, skiing, swimming, boating, fishing, hunting, snowmobiling, and other outdoor recreational opportunities. For a mere sedentary trip, take in autumn's vibrant colorama or simply roll down your car windows and enjoy the fresh air during a long summer-afternoon drive. 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.
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