Pewits Nest – A (Formerly) Hidden Treasure


We took a trip to Pewits Nest near Baraboo.  It’s not as well known as some of the state’s natural areas, partly due to the fact it’s not easy to find without good directions or a navigation device in your vehicle.  We arrived, excited to see this special place.  We started out on the trail..

Pewit's Nest sign

Pewit's Nest trailhead



The canopy soon got thick and gave the day the look of dusk.

Forest canopy at Pewit's Nest


Soon, we emerged in view of a canyon cut by Skillet Creek.


My camera did not do this beautiful place justice.  The waterfall sounded so peaceful, the atmosphere was heavy with moisture and was so green with the new spring growth. The sun shone through a gap in the rocks, making this bright spot in the water.


We were on this ledge surrounded by trees and water-carved rock.


We also went down to water level to see the view there. This is looking towards the falls.

Pewit's Nest at water level

Looking behind us away from the falls.

Pewit's Nest other side of falls

What a beautiful place. Wisconsin is full of surprises! To learn more about this area, visit Skillet Creek Media.  They are an invaluable source of information.

6 thoughts on “Pewits Nest – A (Formerly) Hidden Treasure

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  2. My daughter and I visited for the first time a couple weeks ago. The creek was swollen with melt off and not so peaceful. Beautiful just the same, we can not wait to again visit this beauty in the rough!!


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