The National Park Service is 100 years old today! To celebrate, entrance fees are waived this weekend from August 25 to August 28.
From Lake Superior down to Madison, Wisconsin has National Parks that are sure to delight! Scenic treasures that have something for everyone to enjoy.
“National Lakeshore – Apostle Islands, Lake Superior, WI
Along windswept beaches and cliffs, visitors experience where water meets land and sky, culture meets culture, and past meets present. The 21 islands and 12 miles of mainland host a unique blend of cultural and natural resources. Lighthouses shine over Lake Superior and the new wilderness areas. Visitors can hike, paddle, sail, or cruise to experience these Jewels of Lake Superior.
National Scenic Trail – Ice Age, Madison, WI
A mere 15,000 years ago during the Ice Age, much of North America lay under a huge glacier. Mammoths, saber tooth cats and cave lions roamed the earth! Some of the best evidence of this glacier is found in Wisconsin such as the state’s many lakes, river valleys, gently rolling hills, and ridges. The nearly 1,200 mile Ice Age National Scenic Trail, established in 1980, traces the glacier’s edge.”
The National Park Service website has more.