Month: July 2022

New Glarus Woods State Park

New Glarus Woods State Park

New Glarus Woods State Park is pretty much what its name says. It’s a state park that is mostly woods near New Glarus. There’s nothing spectacular about it. It’s just a nice place to visit – perhaps to camp – that has interesting vegetation (mainly outside the wooded areas) and a place to play. I’ll …

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Blue Mound State Park

Blue Mound State Park

Blue Mound State Park When I got out of the car to snap the picture (above) of the Blue Mound State Park sign, the first thing I thought was, “It’s really, really quiet out here.” There happened to be little to no breeze that day, but I think there was more to it than that. …

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Big Foot Beach State Park

Big Foot Beach State Park

Why is it called Big Foot Beach State Park? Good question. Fortunately there’s a fairly short answer. Big Foot (an English translation) was an early leader of the Potawatomi in this area. Geneva Lake (or Lake Geneva) used to be called Big Foot Lake. The park itself is just across the road from a beach …

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