DAY ONE

The northern unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest is just 45 minutes north of Milwaukee. The Henry Reuss Ice Age Visitor Center is your first stop when you arrive in the forest. The forest naturalists can guide you to the Mauthe Lake Recreation Area, Long Lake Recreation Area and offer many educational opportunities. The center is a great place to view exhibits about the frozen history of Wisconsin and the gifts left by the glaciers. Pick up a map of the trails and nearby places to explore.

Your adventures continues in southern Fond du Lac County at Horicon Marsh, the site of both a national and state wildlife refuge. This extinct glacial lake is the largest freshwater cattail marsh in the United States. Learn the story of Horicon Marsh at the Explorium as you watch, listen and touch the changes of the marsh over time.  Take a Horicon Marsh Boat Tour at Blue Heron Landing in Horicon or rent a canoe or kayak to explore on your own. The northern two thirds of Horicon Marsh is managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services. Wildlife observation, photography, hiking, fishing, bicycling, snowshoeing, cross country skiing and deer and upland game hunting all take place in the changing seasons on the marsh.

Fondy Sports Park (April thru October) is tons of fun for every age. Go-karts, mini-golf, bumper boats, road karts, battling cages and a rock climbing wall will keep you busy for an entire afternoon. The Fondy Aqua Park includes water slides, a fresh water pond & huge sandy beach and rentals of stand up paddle boards, kayaks and paddle boats.

After dinner explore the shore of Lake Winnebago by bike or on foot with 6 recreational trails over 50 miles. In winter you can cross country ski or snowmobile.

DAY TWO

Head north of Stockbridge to Calumet County Park with over 5 miles of trails, a playground, campgrounds, marina and shore fishing. For winter fun check out the huge tubing hill! To see why High Cliff State Park is on everyone’s outdoor adventure list you’ll have to see it for yourself.  With miles of scenic trails, historic markers, camping and swimming you can spend a day or a week enjoying this Lake Winnebago treasure. The Niagara Escarpment stretches from Wisconsin thru parts of Canada to Niagara Falls in New York and is often just called “The Ledge.” At Ledge View Nature Center south of Chilton you can go cave crawling. Bring a flashlight to explore this underworld phenomenon called “Carolyn’s Caverns.” To make sure you catch a fish head out to Evergreen Valley Fish Farm to reel in a perch or a bluegill from one of three man-made ponds (open by appointment only).

DAY THREE

Before you continue north check out Brillion Nature Center and Wildlife Area. The natural marsh, pond and forest make this a birding paradise.  With over 6 miles of trails it is on every bird watchers list. As you had north around the lake you’ll discover the Heckrodt Wetland Reserve in Menasha.  With 76 acres of urban nature reserve you’ll hike through habitats of forested wetland, cattail marsh, created prairie, open field and upland forest.   In winter you can snowshoe and cross country ski in the Reserve.  Head to Oshkosh for Disc Golf at Red Arrow Park or Winnebago County Community Park.  In winter many of the local parks offer ice skating rinks and sledding hills.   For a walk on the quiet side visit Omro and stroll across the charming walking bridges. Your options for sleeping very from campgrounds to cottages to bed & breakfast inns to beautiful hotels.

DAY FOUR

If you like to spend some outdoor time on the golf course this area offers a variety of experiences. In Oshkosh enjoy the Far Vu Golf Course located in a peaceful country setting away from noise and distraction. In Fond du Lac The Rolling Meadows Golf Course and Whispering Springs Golf Club both offer a chance to enjoy the outdoors with friends and family. To spend the day on the water take a lesson at Wind Power Windsurfing & Kiting Center.  Make a reservation for one of the local experts to guide you on how to take a thrilling ride on a kiteboard on Lake Winnebago. After all this adventure you’ll need to kick back at Sunset on the Water Grill & Bar and watch the experts take on “big air.”

Kettle Moraine State Forest

Location: N1765 Co Rd G, Campbellsport, WI
County: Fond du Lac County
Explore and enjoy almost 30,000 acres of rolling hills, lakes, forests and grasslands that were given to us 15,000 years ago during the Ice Age when our area lay under…
Phone: 920-533-8612
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Henry S. Reuss Ice Age Visitor Center

Location: N2875 State Highway 67, Campbellsport, WI
County: Fond du Lac County
Nestled in the Kettle Moraine sits the Henry S. Reuss Ice Age Visitor Center. Learn about all the wonders of the Northern Unit from the wide array of recreational opportunities,…
Phone: 920-533-8322
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Mauthe Lake Recreation Area

Location: Hwy GGG, Campbellsport, WI
County: Fond du Lac County
Explore and enjoy almost 30,000 acres of rolling hills, lakes, forests and grasslands that were given to us 15,000 years ago. Throughout the year, the forest naturalists present a wide…
Phone: 262-626-2116
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Long Lake Recreation Area

Location: N3299 Division Rd, Cascade, WI
County: Fond du Lac County
Long Lake Recreational Area offers two swimming beaches with adjacent picnic areas, a pet picnic area, reservable picnic shelter, a 1.5 mile self-guided nature trail, a handicapped accessible fishing pier,…
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Horicon Marsh Education & Visitor Center

Location: N7725 Highway 28, Horicon, WI
County: Fond du Lac County
The Education & Visitor Center brings a new modern design and provides for enhanced visitor services. This building features a spectacular Marsh Viewing Area with its three-sided glass walls focusing…
Phone: 920-387-7893
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Fondy Sports Park

Location: N5820 County Road D, Fond du Lac, WI
County: Fond du Lac County
Official Sponsors of Summertime Fun! Indoor/outdoor sports and amusement park offers the following: Go karts, off road karting, paintball shooting gallery, bumper boats, lighted golf driving range, mini golf, video…
Phone: 920-923-6400
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Calumet County Park

Location: N6150 County Rd EE, Hilbert, WI
County: Calumet County
A 200-acre park, adjacent to Lake Winnebago, features a campground, playgrounds, volleyball court, picnicking, shelter rentals, hiking/biking trails, Native American Effigy Mounds, a post-civil war brickyard, geocaching, concessions, a modern…
Phone: 920-439-1008
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High Cliff State Park

Location: N7630 State Park Rd, Sherwwod, WI
County: Calumet County
High Cliff State Park is the only state-owned recreational area on Lake Winnebago, Wisconsin's largest inland lake. The park gets its name from the limestone cliff of the Niagara Escarpment,…
Phone: 920-989-1106
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Ledge View Nature Center

Location: W2348 Short Rd, Chilton, WI
County: Calumet County
Ledge View Nature Center may be famous for their underground caves that you can tour, but there are plenty of other activities to do with the whole family! Two miles…
Phone: 920-849-7094
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Evergreen Valley Fish Farm

Location: W1551 County Road E, Chilton, WI
County: Calumet County
Come and have a fun fishing experience on our beautiful property. Fish for a fee for bluegills and perch. No fishing license required. We supply bait and fishing poles or…
Phone: 920-849-4488
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Brillion Nature Center

Location: W1135 Deerview Road, Brillion, WI
County: Calumet County
Aquatic insects and frogs can be found in Jason's Pond. Wisconsin fish, reptiles, and amphibians can be viewed inside the nature center. A restored prairie is home to over 50…
Phone: 920-756-3591
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Red Arrow Park

Location: Taft Ave. & N. Eagle St. Oshkosh, WI,
County: Winnebago County
Park Trail, Baseball – 3 diamonds, Fishing, Frisbee Disc Golf Course, Historical Interest, Nature Area, Picnic Area, Picnic Shelter, Playground Equipment, Skate Park, Softball – 3 fields, Sledding Hill
Phone: 920-236-5080
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Heckrodt Wetland Reserve

Location: Hwy 114 & Brighton Beach Rd, Menasha, WI
County: Winnebago County
Heckrodt Wetland Reserve is a 76-acre urban nature reserve with habitats including forested wetland, cattail marsh, open water, created prairie, open field, and upland forest.
Phone: 920-720-9349
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Winnebago County Park

Location: 625 E County Rd Y #500, Oshoksh, WI
County: Winnebago County
270 acre site with 4 shelters, ball diamonds, soccer abd rugby fields, 3 fishing lakes plus a dog park
Phone: 920-727-8641
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Far Vu Golf Course

Location: 4985 County Road R, Oshkosh, WI
County: Winnebago County
Mature 18-hole, par 72 golf course offers every type of golfer a unique, enjoyable golf experience.
Phone: 920-231-2631
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Rolling Meadows Golf Course

Location: 560 W. Rolling Meadows Drive, Fond du Lac, WI
County: Fond du Lac County
Rolling Meadows Golf Course is a great place to get together with friends and enjoy some outdoor recreation! Whether you are coming to see us for golf, FootGolf, or just…
Phone: 920-929-3735
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Whispering Springs Golf Course

Location: 380 Whispering Springs Drive, Fond du Lac, WI
County: Fond du Lac County
Voted Fond du Lac County's best course! Country Club quality with affordable rates. Everything you need for an enjoyable round of golf. Is there a wedding in your future? Call…
Phone: 920-921-8053
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Wind Power Windsurfing & Kiting Center

Location: N7351 Winnebago Drive, Fond du Lac, WI
County: Fond du Lac County
Welcome to Wind Power! We not only offer new and used equipment for windsurfing, kiteboarding, stand up paddling (SUP), and Open Bic sailing but teach lessons, for most ages, -…
Phone: 920-922-2550
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Sunset on the Water Grill & Bar

Location: N7364 Winnebago Dr, Fond du Lac, WI
County: Fond du Lac County
Come dine on the shores of picturesque Lake Winnebago. Scenic lake views never fail to impress from our tranquil dining room as well as our spacious yet intimate lounge. Enjoy…
Phone: 920-922-4540
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