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Parfrey's Glen

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Address: Baraboo, WI

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Beautiful and interesting walk

Very nice paths until you need to cross the water. There are a couple of foot bridges, but then they become rock crossings and finally rock climbing. It is a beautiful path that... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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Watertown, Wisconsin, United States
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Watertown, Wisconsin, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Very nice paths until you need to cross the water. There are a couple of foot bridges, but then they become rock crossings and finally rock climbing. It is a beautiful path that meanders along a creek that is constantly tumbling over rocks. Very peaceful place. There is no way to get to the end without getting your feet at... More 

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Baraboo, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Parfrey's Glen is a pleasant walk through a glen which is "air conditioned" by the hand of God. It can be as challenging as you wish. The farther you go the greater the reward - a beautiful little waterfall that cascades down to feed the stream you've been following. Careful on the slippery rocks. Have the kids look for the... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Made a stop here recently to check it out. Beautiful!!! Wildlife, water, trees, what more can you ask for?

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Portage, Wisconsin
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Unfortunately a lot of the trail has been washed out by flooding, but you can still go a fair distance and it is a gorgeous walk! There are lots of little benches to stop for breaks and take in the scenery. I went here in spring with my parents and we also stopped down the road at a retreat and... More 

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Baraboo, Wisconsin
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20 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

A great natural spot. A short hike through changing scenery into a gorge. Due to a couple of floods in the last 10 years the gorge section needs a bit more attention than a mere stroll. I have been here many times, in all seasons, for 40 years - it never gets old. Many photo ops for those into that.... More 

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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274 reviews 274 reviews
105 attraction reviews
205 helpful votes 205 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Parfrey's Glen is probably ONE OF THE TOP 5 Prettiest Spots in Wisconsin. It is truly a Wisconsin gem. If you've never been here, you're missing something. However, about half of the trail at Parfrey's has been washed out and the State of Wisconsin has no plans to repair the trail. The current conditions require a bit of scampering and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

The mainpath in eventually gives out and you traverse the stream, climb ver rocks, and negotiate washed out shelfs. It's very fun and the bluffs are gorgeous with a pretty waterfall at the end.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Unusual experience. Though temps were in the high 80s, the glen was in the low 60s. Great nature walk. Wear shoes you don't mind getting wet. Don't go with small children.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Went with my two young boys - 3 and 7. They loved the adventure and rock climbing! The trail starts off quite easy, but pretty and relaxing. The trail does "disappear" towards the end, but the boys loved the adventure of walking in the stream and the large rocks and waterfall at the end. Great for a warm, humid day... More 

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Baraboo, Wisconsin
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Parfreys is a Nature Preserve that has been hit hard by two major floods. Many things have changed, the beautiful wooden bridges and trails have been altered. However, it remains a beauty. To go to the waterfalls is quite an adventure, but it can be done. It can be a bit tricky for the last third, so be prepared to... More 

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Address: Address: Baraboo, WI
Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Baraboo

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