Monday, April 15, 2013

Great hiking trails await near Clear Lake, WI

Apple River from Cattail State Trail.
Visitors to the northwestern Wisconsin village of Clear Lake will find a number of great day hiking trails worth exploring. Among them:
g Cattail State Trail North of town, pick up the state trail that runs between Amery and Almena. Crushed stone covers the route, and the old rail line is smooth with the most gradual of elevation gains.
g Clear Lake-Clayton Trail Eleven miles of old railbed have been converted into a path running between two villages, the trail’s namesakes. The trail passes several lakes as it nears Clayton.
g Clear Lake Village Park – A short trail takes hikers through tall oaks and white-barked birch trees to French Lake. In autumn, an array of colors from the variety of trees in the 260-acre park are impressive.

Read more about family friendly day hiking trails in my Headin' to the Cabin guidebooks.