Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Hiking: Scuppernong Springs Nature Trail

On Saturday, we headed out to the Kettle Moraine State Forest-Southern Unit to hike the Scuppernong Springs Nature Trail.

The parking lot requires a state parks pass or daily pass purchased across the street at the Ottawa Lake office.
We ventured into the woods and walked about 10 or 15 minutes until we spotted some springs! I could not believe how clear the water was.
 Being silly on one of the docks above the springs.
Those round areas are all springs bubbling underneath the water. Amazing!
Hey, I was trying to capture a selfie!
 The remains of Hotel Springs.

The Scuppernong Spring itself was the largest. I took a little walk down to the water to touch the healing mineral water.
 This is the view near Indian Springs, where arrowheads were found by archaeologists.
We were surprised to see a building off in the distance towards the end of our hike. It was an old marl factory and now home to lots of graffiti. 
Craig spotted this and knew I'd like it. Very timely. 
We were also surprised to see railroad tracks on the trail. They hauled the marl out of there back in the early 1900s.
What a beautiful fall day to hike! I highly recommend this trail for something different in Southeastern Wisconsin.

Scuppernong Springs Nature Trail
County Rd ZZ, Dousman, WI 53118

1 comment:

  1. Great nature snapshots! And I have always enjoyed seeing graffiti - much of it is a work of art!