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Ellison Bluff State Natural Area

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Address: 12050 Ellison Bluff Road, Ellison Bay, WI
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There is a lovely view of the water at this park with several places with scenic overlooks. The trail is a short one but still fun. We stopped by here after a longer venture to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Not much to do, but the view on a sunny day is gorgeous. Trails are close by. High up on cliff, no beach access

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Swadlincote, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We saw this on the map and visited but we were disappointed as the view was not great better viewing points at the Peninsula State Park - but it was free

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

There is a lovely view of the water at this park with several places with scenic overlooks. The trail is a short one but still fun. We stopped by here after a longer venture to one of the other state parks since it was on the way back.

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Cross Plains, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

This natural area is not the easiest place to find, but it is well worth the effort. Wildflowers were exceptional when we were there. On the trails and even on the road in, glades of Trillium and yellow slipper orchids were in bloom. On the trails you will see Habernaria orchids as well. We visited during the first week in... More 

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Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This bluff is worth taking a look (and some pictures) at. The drive to it was very pretty. It was mid-October when we went so all of the leaves had changed color. It was beautiful. I took quite a few pics of just the road and the trees with the different colored leaves (mainly shades of yellow). The bluff itself... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This park is a couple of miles off of Hwy 42 between Sister Bay and Ellison Bay. Follow the signs from 42. The drive back is absolutely beautiful in the fall with gorgeous colors lining the road. There is a very nice wooden deck right on the bluff for easy access viewing of the bluff and water and there are... More 

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Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

My husband and I were meandering back roads in Door County when we saw a sign indicating a scenic overlook. That's how we found Ellison Bluff State Natural Area. It was a rainy day and that's probably why we didn't see another soul in the park. The drive to the lookout point was beautiful with the fall foliage and when... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Five older family members visited Ellison Bluff ....what a beautiful view. The steps are easily .maneuvered so that all of us easily traversed the steps. We liked the view so much that we returned in the evening to see the sunset there...it was magnificent. Others too showed up to see the sunset too, so that it actually got a little... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Take a very easy 1.5 mile hike and see the view! It's a very doable trail and well drained so if it's wet not to slippery. it's nice place to take a short hike and burn off a few calories.

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Le Claire, Iowa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Easy hiking trail. Covered in gravel so well drained and fairly flat. We did one about a mile long. It was very rainy that week and we had no problems.

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Address: Address: 12050 Ellison Bluff Road, Ellison Bay, WI
Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Door County  >  Ellison Bay

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