Spring has sprung and so have the many waterfalls around northwest Wisconsin. With the snow melted (finally!) and warmer temperatures on the horizon, retire your snow shoes and lace up those boots for some easy hikes and rushing falls.
Copper Falls and Morgan Falls
Copper Falls State Park is one of Wisconsin’s most scenic parks. Located in Mellen, WI just south of Ashland, Copper Falls is home to ancient lava flows, deep gorges and spectacular waterfalls. Adding to its charm are the log buildings constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s. The park offers camping, hiking, bicycling, picnicking, fishing and swimming opportunities in Loon Lake. The 1.7-mile Doughboy’s Nature Trail, along the Bad River, is one of the best hikes in Wisconsin.
Morgan Falls, located in St. Peter’s Dome Recreation Area is an easy 1.2 mile roundtrip hike from the parking lot. Nearly 70 feet high, Morgan Falls is a must-visit on your trip to Ashland. For more information, check out www.visitashland.com and order your free waterfalls brochure, featuring the stunning falls that surround Ashland, Bayfield, Douglas and Iron counties.
Iron County is blessed with an abundance of 11 spectacular waterfalls. These natural wonders are mostly situated in remote and untamed regions, free from the bustling crowds that may spoil the experience. If you’re planning a trip, here are some of our top picks:
- Enjoy beautiful Kimball Falls in Hurley and its relaxing picnic and pavilion area.
- Take in the sights of beautiful Interstate Falls and the short walking trail to the falls, benches and viewing deck.
- Lake of the Falls is a beautiful waterfall with an easy walk to the bridge. Relax with a pavilion and a fishing dock.
More information or details about Iron County, go to: www.mercercc.com or www.hurleywi.com
Big Manitou Falls
Big Manitou Falls is a sight to see as the highest waterfalls in the state of Wisconsin. Located in Pattison Park in Superior, WI, Big Manitou Falls and Little Manitou Falls are situated in a great recreational area with pavilions, a campground and nine miles of hiking trails.
If you’re up for more adventure, take a drive further south on Highway 53 to explore the captivating Amnicon Falls. Take the casual walking trail along the falls to find yourself under a vintage covered bridge – perfect for a family picture!
Now that the weather is improving, it’s time to get outside and check out these amazing waterfalls and other great activities that make Northwest Wisconsin so special.
Looking for a complete map of where you can chase waterfalls? Check it out here!