Ole Bull State Park Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"This park is named for a Norwegian violinist, Ole Bornemann Bull, who tried to establish a colony here in the 1850s. The colony dissolved after one year of extreme hardship—you can read an account of his efforts at the park office. The Ole Bull Trail will take you past the remains of the foundation of the home Bull started to build but never finished.
The Daugherty Loop Trail follows old railroad and logging grades through the kind of mature forest that once led some people to also call this area the “Black Forest” because of its canopy of huge, sunlight-blocking trees. This tiny park—only 132 acres—also offers good fishing for brook, brown, and rainbow trout, with a special section of stream set aside specifically for children and people with disabilities. There’s even a beach that dates to the 1930s.
No pets are allowed."