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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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Not a planned trip but glad we stopped

We saw a sign for a county park and took a chance. After driving for what seemed like forever on a dirt road we came upon a clearing with a small parking lot. There were only a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 9, 2015
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Waukesha, WI
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De Pere, Wisconsin
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I actually went to the Door Bluff County park. There are no facilities there. Walking paths are not marked and you have to be half billy goat to get to the shoreline. Very treacherous! Not good for kids or people with dogs....I walked along one path for quite a while thinking I was going to get to some sort of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

After visiting Door County for the past four years my husband and I finally visited this beautiful area. We walked along the bluffs on the trails and took in all the beauty there is to behold. The trails require some climbing and adventurous spirit if you really want to see all the beauty there is to see but it is... More 

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Waukesha, WI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We saw a sign for a county park and took a chance. After driving for what seemed like forever on a dirt road we came upon a clearing with a small parking lot. There were only a few other people at the park, some just sitting and reading, others eating lunch. We walked out onto the boardwalk to take in... More 

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Kankakee, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

TL;DR : The most treacherous and enjoyable hike in Door County is near a small scenic overlook. This park is very pretty, as the bay is far below you. Many would say that the view is enough, but i enjoy a little bit of hiking. Just to the left of the scenic overlook you can hike along the cliffs while... More 

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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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Washington
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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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Additional Information about Ellison Bluff State Natural Area

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

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