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Thursday, August 22, 2013

Cooper State Park WI

Map picture

This is sure one of the best S.P we have visited,it is very well maintained,clean bathrooms,excellent picnic tables,trails with clear directions and many things to do for the whole family.

The trail to Cooper Falls and Brownstone Falls is leveled and short ,any one including those that do not hike can   easily reach the overlooks and enjoy these two beautiful falls,unfortunately currently they are not in full swing but I sure they will in the Spring.

Cooper Falls WIBrownstone Falls WIBrownstone Falls WIBrownstone Falls WI 

The Red Granite Falls trail is 2.5 miles long but is very rewarding,the trail starts next to the parks beach and along the redish colored gorge,we found 2 places were we could reach the water and walk on the rocks ,wearing hiking sandals was surly a good choice in this case.

Cooper S.P Beach WIRed Granite Falls WIRed Granite Falls WIRed Granite Falls WI 

We were surprised and happy at the same time to find ourselves almost alone along the trails ,the weather ,the cool water and the atmosphere made our visit to this park just great.

On the way back to the parking lot we saw this mushroom shape for the first time (and I thought I saw all of them by now)

Cooper S.P WI 

Taking the long route “home” we swung into Ashland WI,a beautiful town with exiting buildings ,great shore line and nice murals, difficult to “catch” them with out parking cars….

Ashland WI      Ashland WI

A walk along the shore watching the boats in the harbor having our light meal was a great way to end this another GOOD day.

1 comment:

Jim and Sandie said...

Okay, you know I love the waterfalls but let me tell you - those murals are just neat.