South Kettle Moraine State Forest is a wonderful place to visit anytime of the year. The Scuppernong area is especially beautiful with many wide open spaces perfect for gorgeous vistas.
With autumn approaching it is time to think of great places to view fall colors. Much of northern Wisconsin is blanketed in coniferous forests, so even though the north is prettier and more remote, lack of deciduous forests makes for less spectacular fall foliage.
This is why South Kettle Moraine is a great place to view the fall color change. The Scuppernong nature trail takes hikers through hardwood forest with breaks in the trees at the Scuppernong springs and creek.
After checking out the Scuppernong area, drive south on the South Kettle Moraine scenic drive for more fall foliage viewing. Bald Bluff is a great spot to get out and climb the hill which overlooks the nearby moraines, forest, and farmland.
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Nice write up on the South Kettle Moraine area – thank you!
I’ve written up some fairly detailed directions along with some additional details on the Bald Bluff unit you had mentioned at http://ramblefeet.com/trails/Kettle_Moraine_Oak_Opening_Bald_Bluff_Unit_Stone_Elephant_Trail/Stone_Elephant_Trail.html, if you or your readers might be interested.
Thanks again for your site and writings!
You are not joking. That is quite a helpful and detailed write up you did. Thanks for the link.
I’ve been to the Scuppernong Springs trail countless times in my 21 years of life. Most recently 4 days ago at the peak of fall colors. The trail is great for seeing the natural springs bubbling up and flowing through the trail out into the river. I’ve often seen frogs, snakes, and birds of all kinds. In the near areas, but not usually on the trail, theres plenty of chances to see Sandhill Cranes and other unique birds. great place.
I think it is one of the best nature trails around. Most nature trails are a boring walk with a sign saying here is a trail. Scuppernong Springs is the real deal with a ton of wildlife. I saw your pics on Flickr. Very nice.
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