Kettle Moraine State Forest in southern Wisconsin is a large beautiful forest that has camping, hiking and much more. In the Kettle Moraine there is a hiking trail called the Scuppernong Trails. These trails take you through some of the most beautiful forest, wetlands and prairies. You can hike, bike or ski the trails. If you are lucky enough, like I was as a kid, to live near it you can do it a lot.
The Scuppernong Trails take you over small bridges so you can hike the trail without getting your feet wet. The trail is pretty easy to hike with only a few hills to climb. You can pick a trail for the length of hike you want to take from about 2 miles to 5 miles. The trails are color coded so you can follow the one you want to take.
In the summer the mosquitoes are pretty bad especially in the low lands where there is no breeze to blow them away. You may want to take some bug repellent with you or as I did as a child I would hike through those areas really fast waving my arms as I went. I also would take my bike on the trail if I wanted to go fast but at some points I needed to get off the bike and walk. I always had great fun on the Scuppernong Trails.
In the winter you will find that the Scuppernong Trails are nice for cross country skiing where you will see ice formed along the wet areas. The trails are good for skiing since they are fairly straight without major drop offs.
Once when I was hiking the trails I ran into a couple hiking who asked me where the hotel was. They had been on there honeymoon there. I had never seen the hotel but at one time the Scuppernong Hotel sat near the road where people could come and enjoy the trail while staying at this lovely place. Now there is not a hotel nearby but there is camping across the street and in other places in the Kettle Moraine near by. There is a motel in the nearby town of Eagle, Wisconsin.
The Scuppernong Trails are part of the Kettle Moraine Forest so you need a Wisconsin Park Sticker and a trail pass to park your vehicle. If you would like to read more about the Scuppernong Trails in the Kettle Moraine Forest you can go to http://www.trailville.com/wiki/WI_Kettle_Moraine_South_Scuppernong_Trails.