Sunday, January 6, 2019

Great trails surround Wis.'s Adams County

Outcropping at Rocky Arbor Nature Park
Adams County sits at the center of outdoors activity in the Wisconsin’s Central Sands region.

Portage County, home to the Buena Vista Grasslands, sits to the northeast. The Ice Age National Scenic Trail runs through Waushara and Marquette counties to the east. Columbia County with the Wisconsin Dells tourist area is directly south. Sauk County to the southwest is home to Rocky Arbor State Park. Juneau County, on the other side of the Wisconsin River, boasts Buckhorn State Park. Wood County and the Wisconsin Rapids metro area is to the northwest.

Each of these counties offer a number of exceptional day hiking opportunities that easily can be reached from Adams County. Among them are:
Chapel Gorge Trail (Columbia County)
Buena Vista Grasslands Trail (Portage County)
Castle Rock Trail (Juneau County)
Ice Age Trail: Greenwood State Wildlife Refuge segment (Waushara County)
Ice Age Trail: John Muir County Park segment (Marquette County)
Rocky Arbor Nature Trail (Sauk County)
First and Second Loops (Wood County)