"Wisconsin-Happy Festival State", by Eve Phillips. My husband and I love to travel in the state of Wisconsin where we live and get great pictures on the way. My name is Laurie Kutil and photography has become a great passion of mine since 2010. One thing I have learned in researching each town before visiting it is that, "Every town has it's story". When I do uncover those stories by connecting with local residents, our experience becomes so much richer. In turn, sharing the stories with you brings me joy :)
There is another part to this huge marshland, the South Unit. It is in the process of being restored to its former state before human interference. The marsh filters the water before it spills into the Yahara River and in turn Lakes Mendota, Monona, Waubesa and Kegonsa. They are known as the Madison“Chain of Lakes”.
The terrain is different here, and there is a boat landing also. The map shows several nice trails. I just explored a small area today near the boat launch. There were animals and plants I didn’t see at the north unit, including a beautiful Sandhill Crane.
An enjoyable visit, I be back again for another visit.
I found I had neglected exploring a natural area less than two miles from home, Cherokee Marsh Park, North Unit. I have lived in this area for seven years but overlooked it. Not anymore, I see great potential for fall colors here. Follow me on my hike, here is a map.
Some parts of the path are on metal walkway just above the water of the marsh, I never got wet. The path also has two observation platforms. This is the first one. There were many wildflowers too.