Fall is the perfect time of year for outdoor activities -- whether here in Chicago or up in the Wisconsin Dells. The weather is not too hot -- but also not too cold (yet). Plus, the scenery is gorgeous. If you are thinking about a Midwestern family excursion this fall, consider some of these outdoor recreational activities in the Wisconsin Dells when you plan out your itinerary.
- Zip Lines. This activity is a must-do for all thrill-seekers out there. The Wilderness Canyon Canopy Zip Line tours gives visitors a bird's-eye view of the beautiful fall foliage below. Visit the website for all of the details.
- Boat Tours. The Dells Boat Tours are a great way to see the natural beauty of the Wisconsin Dells and the surrounding area. This fall, you can even take a spooky Ghost Boat ride after dark! See the website for all of the details.
- Train Rides. The Mid-Continent Railway Museum offers scenic train rides. If fact, they offer an Autumn Colors Train ride on weekends. This 50-minute ride takes you through the beautiful Baraboo Hills. What kid wouldn't love this?
- Horseback Riding. At the Canyon Creek Riding Stables, Visitors can take a trail ride back in time to the old west. This is an activity that works for the whole family. After your trail ride, your kid will surely insist that you stop by the popular petting zoo!
- Take a hike! Of course, the Dells is primarily know for its waterparks. However, this area of Wisconsin is home to tons of natural beauty as well. In fact, there are several nearby state parks where visitors can hike, canoe and explore! Ice Age National Scenic Trail at Devil's Lake State Park offers a 1,000-mile long(!) footpath that marks the furthest advance of the last glacier in Wisconsin (pretty cool). Those looking to canoe or kayak head to Mirror Lake State Park. Rocky Arbor State Park is popular for hiking and picnics.
Whether by boat, train, horse, zip line, or on foot, get out there and enjoy this beautiful fall weather (because the snow and cold won't be far behind)!