High Cliff State Park is a beautiful natural destination in eastern Wisconsin, with stunning views of Lake Winnebago and the surrounding countryside. It offers a range of outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, fishing, boating, and wildlife watching for visitors.
I was surprised to find that the park was busier than expected. I hiked a 2.5-mile loop on a shaded trail alongside the lake. Hikers and dogs were going up and down the trail, and it was quite busy. It was 74 degrees at the time.
Upon reaching the top of the cliff, excitement filled me as I gazed upon the stunning colors of the family campsite’s leaves. The views were truly beautiful, with numerous trails to explore if time allowed. We are already planning to camp here next summer or fall – we simply have to come back.
A small running stream marks the start of the trail in this area, making it easy to miss.
To sum up, High Cliff State Park is a wonderful destination for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts alike. While the park offers a range of activities suitable for families with young children, it’s important to note that some of the trails can be steep and rocky. If you plan to hike with a young child, bringing a carrier is highly recommended. Be sure to also bring hiking poles, plenty of drinking water, and a camera to capture the beautiful scenery. Although challenging, the hike is well worth the effort, and there are a few benches along the trail to rest and take in the views.
“I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.”
– Robert Frost