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Ellison Bluff State Natural Area

Address: 12050 Ellison Bluff Road, Ellison Bay, WI
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Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States
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64 reviews 64 reviews
15 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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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79 reviews 79 reviews
33 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
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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51 attraction reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
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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Ohio
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99 reviews 99 reviews
41 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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52 attraction reviews
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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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Indianapolis, Indiana
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We took a quick turn off of 42 when we saw a sign advertising a scenic overlook. Sometimes these are the best things to see on vacation! This did not disappoint. A few climbs down some stairs and out onto a small bridge and we had a gorgeous overlook of the bluffs and the Lake. There are also picnic tables... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

What prompted us to go to Ellison Bluff? The fact that it is hardly mentioned in any promotional material regarding Door County. My suspicious side thinks this might be on purpose, as this beautiful and serene picnic area offered one of the best views of Green Bay I have seen in many years of coming to Door County. Maybe they... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

This a a nice scenic side stop and the view of green bay was worth a detour. The first lookout points are easily accessible. We did not do the entire hiking loop or stop for a picnic but the site was well maintained and clean.

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Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

This was my first stop during my first ever trip to Door County. It happened to be a rainy October day. I wasn't aware of a way to get down closer to the water so the photo you see on this site is the same view I saw and pretty much the same photo I captured with my camera. There... More 

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