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Visit Wisconsin: glamping getaways and vacations
Planning to visit Wisconsin? Wisconsin is a beautiful state and well worth a visit for a glamping getaway. Check out our Wisconsin vacations! Once covered in enormous glaciers that have long since melted away, Wisconsin’s landscape consists of rolling plains, verdant forests, and sparkling lakes, which are extremely popular among the locals for their Wisconsin vacations. The sparsely settled northern part of the state is covered by the evergreen-hardwoods of the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest and borders the magnificent Lake Superior, the world’s largest freshwater lake by surface area. The coastline here is home to the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, with stunning sandstone sea caves and old-growth forests, as well as some of the most beautiful vacation rentals in Wisconsin. One of the oldest geologic formations on the earth, Rib Mountain, can be found in Wisconsin’s central region and gives its name to a popular state park.
The eastern part of the state borders Lake Michigan, another popular vacation spot in Wisconsin, and is where Green Bay and the westernmost point of the Niagara Escarpment are found. Moving further south along the Lake Michigan coast will take you to Milwaukee, Wisconsin’s largest city and home to Summerfest, the largest music festival in the world. Heading inland to the west, you will eventually arrive at the capital, Madison, and north of here are the Dells of the Wisconsin River, noted for their scenic beauty and one of the most popular places to see in the Midwest. If you decide to stop here, make sure to book one of our glamping Wisconsin Dells cabins! Whatever you’re looking for, you’re bound to find it if you visit Wisconsin. Whether it's a Lake Winnebago yurt, Wisconsin Dells cabin, or Geneva vacation rental, you're sure to find the perfect rental. Glamping Hub has over 800 places to stay in Wisconsin, come and find out if we’ve got the place for you!
Things to do in Wisconsin outdoors
There’s so many things to do in Wisconsin outdoors, especially if you’re going glamping. If you’re flying in, you’ll most likely be arriving via the vibrant city of Milwaukee. Things to do here are plentiful and was recognized by Vogue as "The Coolest City in the Midwest" in 2018. There are a bunch of cool museums to visit, including Discovery World and the Harley-Davidson Museum, as well as breweries and distilleries where you can sample local wares. Known for its brewing traditions, brought over from German immigrants, and brewery tours, Milwaukee was once home to four of the world’s largest breweries: Schlitz, Blatz, Pabst, and Miller. While beer production has fallen somewhat, it’s still known within the USA as a beer town and a pioneer of the craft beer movement. The capital city of Madison is well worth a visit too, known for its food scene and for being a hub for outdoor recreation, helping it to be ranked as “America’s Fittest City” in 2016. North of the capital you will find Wisconsin Dells with its variety of water parks, and the Dells of the Wisconsin River, a gorgeous nature preserve with rivers running through evergreen forests and impressive sandstone rock formations, and the location of some of the best hiking in Wisconsin. Heading northeast from here, you’ll pass Lake Winnebago, a popular destination for fishing in Wisconsin and surrounded by natural parks, before arriving at Green Bay. Things to do here include visiting its museums and wildlife sanctuaries, before heading to the westernmost point of the Niagara Escarpment in Brussels, with its sheer limestone cliffs and green forests, a great spot for glamping in Wisconsin.
The central part of the state is home to the Rib Mountain State Park, home to some of the best hiking trails in Wisconsin and the Granite Peak Ski Area, one of the best Wisconsin ski resorts, thanks to its 68 runs catering for all levels from beginner to expert. Other places to go skiing in Wisconsin include Wilmot Mountain Ski Resort and Keyes Peak Ski Hill in the south and the north of the state respectively. The stunning and expansive Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest covers the north of the state and is the premier destination for luxury camping in Wisconsin, offering hundreds of miles of Wisconsin hiking trails in the summer or snowmobile in the winter. While some of the best lakes in Wisconsin are found inland, the state boasts shores on not one but two of the Great Lakes: Lake Superior to the north and Lake Michigan to the east. There are dozens of charming seaside towns along the Lake Michigan coast, plenty of sandy beaches for days out with the family, and places to rent equipment for activities on the lake’s clear blue waters. The Lake Superior coast is less developed and more rugged, and one of the most popular things to do in Wisconsin is to visit the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, a collection of 21 islands and 12 miles of mainland, with windswept beaches and cliffs, which can be explored by kayak or canoe. So whether it's a yurt rental, Wisconsin cabin, or something else, get outdoors and explore the amazing things to do in Wisconsin when you book a glamping getaway.
Hopefully you’ve seen something that’s convinced you to visit Wisconsin. Weather here is extremely dependent on the season, so it’s especially important to plan ahead and take appropriate clothing. There are four distinct seasons, with warm summers and cold and snowy winters. Summer temperatures peak in July with highs of 82° F (28° C) and lows of 60° F (15° C), while winter temperatures reach their lowest in January, with highs of 25° F (-3° C) and lows of 8° F (-13° C). If you’re heading to the coast or perhaps one of the many inland lakes, the best time to go is of course summer. If you’re not planning on swimming, however, they’re great for hikes at any time of year, as long as you dress appropriately. If you’re planning on going skiing, then make sure to book your trip for winter, when the snow is at its most abundant. Temperatures and weather in fall and spring can get cold, but as long as you plan ahead, it’s easy to enjoy outdoor activities like hiking and climbing at these times, especially in fall when the leaves turn. Have we convinced you to go glamping in Wisconsin? Check out our page to see if we have the right place for your Wisconsin camping trip!