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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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Incredible Views

I found this gem a few years ago. The views are incredible. They have a small "walkout" that goes over the bluff....beautiful! There are steps and some rocky surfaces to get... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Kathy F
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I found this gem a few years ago. The views are incredible. They have a small "walkout" that goes over the bluff....beautiful! There are steps and some rocky surfaces to get to the walkout and cliff. If you can't get make it down there, the views are still great from above. There are benches and picnic tables to sit and... More 

Thank Kathy F
Grand Rapids, MI
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of those stops in the car worth doing...what a contrast to just a few miles to the East and it being flat. Really nice bluffs and can see for miles. A nice place to stop if not looking for a hike....just looking for a short walk, a few steps and a Great view!

Thank DRadde
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Park offers some very nice overlooks of Green Bay. The stair cases and observation decks are newly constructed and very well built. Be prepared to climb some stairs - but the view is worth it.

Thank Mikewhiteley05
Lake Villa, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this park for the first time last week. Pros: Incredible view, free, few short trails to hike if you want, couple of picnic tables if you want to pack a lunch, shaded with lots of trees Cons: Trail heading North was overgrown, no running water and dirty facilities, the actual "overlook" area is quite small so if you... More 

Thank ShawnaD77
Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

Perfect place to end a day. But, it was a little annoying that a trolley tour (which I usually don't mind) unloaded with a bunch of people drinking beer and being loud.

Thank mssands
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

This County Park is off the beaten path (watch for the sign on I42 just south of Ellison Bay) but worth the side trip. The park is rustic, meaning there are a lot of trees, but the coup d'gras is the overlook. Take the steps down for one view, then continue on the trail and you will find yourself in... More 

Thank smartin1213
Bellevue, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 282 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

This out of the way natural area had a pretty viewpoint of Green Bay and the nearby islands. There is a walkway with stairs that takes you to the overlook. There are also trails through the property that we didn't have time to explore, but looked nice. No admission charge either.

Thank Steve F
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743 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 259 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful high view off of the bluff (hence the name). We came to see the wide variety of wild flowers in bloom in May. It is located about 2 miles off Wisconsin 42 just south of Ellison Bay. The entry road is gravel (so dusty) but well maintained. Outhouse style restrooms. No fee.

Thank dsj5777
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016 via mobile

If you enjoy scenic overlooks, you will appreciate this. Beautiful view of lake Michigan and bluffs. We enjoyed it!

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Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

Hey, it's a bluff! And on a nice windy day, especially if it's hot, its a cool place to be for a bit. Its a little bit of a drive that's not particularly convenient to anywhere else, but it's certainly worth seeing once...

Thank Mark C

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