Escape. That's what I'd like to do. Leave all this frightening virus stuff behind. Luckily, escape from stress and worry, for me, usually involves spending time in nature. It's a balm that rarely fails to help. It brings fresh air, some exercise, and a place to clear my head, to enjoy nature's surroundings, listen to the birds calling, wild beauty and peace.
During these strange days of Covid-19, as we stay home, and social distance, in an effort to stem the tide of this malicious disease, we must find ways to stay healthy, stay positive, refreshed. For me, that means getting outside. We can social distance in the outdoors. There is an abundance of green space in South Eastern Wisconsin. Plenty for everyone. Keeping in mind that most indoor facilities are closed, we can still get out on the trails, no matter long or short, for a hike.
The Park Next Door has location listings from Milwaukee, and the surrounding 90-mile radius. From Milwaukee County Parks, to Nature Conservancy sites, State Parks, and regional parks from Milwaukee to Madison, to Horicon, to Sheboygan, to Kenosha, to West Bend, and more.
Following is a quick visual list of some of my family friendly favorites. Click on the images for further information, and be sure to stay informed of any changes in park access status. And if all else fails, take in some sunshine in your garden, on your patio, your balcony, or the front steps. Stay safe, everyone.
A traveler, singer, novice photographer, humane gardener, and nature lover.