Wisconsin – Great Outdoors

Windswept beaches and sandstone cliffs

Along windswept beaches and sandstone cliffs, visitors experience where water meets land and sky, and past meets present at the Apostle Islands National Lake Shore. Visitors can hike, paddle, sail, or cruise to experience these jewels of Lake Superior. Clear water, underwater rock formations, and fascinating shipwrecks combine to provide outstanding scuba diving opportunities.

Find time to explore the Wisconsin Dells, the unique, craggy bluffs rising over the Wisconsin River like stacks of sandstone pancakes. Some of the best views are from double-decker excursion boats. For a Dells-style adventure, bounce your way through the woods and splash into the river on the Wisconsin Ducks—amphibious transport vehicles from World War II.

Take your outdoor adventures to the limit with Wisconsin extreme sports. Choose from a long list of adventure activities such as hang gliding, hot air ballooning, rock climbing, zip lining, and a whole lot more.

Top outdoor adventure areas in Wisconsin:
  • Apostle Islands National Lake Shore
  • Wisconsin Dells
  • Interstate State Park