MADISON – Colder weather is here, but the change of seasons doesn’t mean the end of the outdoors. The latest issue of Wisconsin Natural Resources Magazine is out now and is a reminder that there are many beautiful state parks, forests, and more to explore in winter.
The cover story of Winter Walks magazine highlights several state properties in the Wisconsin area that are perfect for winter walks and snowshoeing. From Lake Superior to Lake Michigan to the Mississippi, you can bundle up and go exploring your seasonal adventures.
For those who prefer to look into the springtime, the latest edition has a story about planning to add native plants now to brighten up your garden and help the wildlife, with lists of specific plants to consider.
A story by Wisconsin author James Edward Mills tells of a Black Men Northwoods Retreat he held in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest that fall. Another story tells how outdoor all-terrain wheelchairs from the nonprofit group Access Ability Wisconsin give people with mobility problems the opportunity to be outdoors.
Beautiful photography is highlighted in two other magazine pieces, one celebrating a beautiful Bur oak in Grant County that was hit by a summer storm and the other seasonal photos from – appropriately – winter, Wisconsin.
A new Travel Resources feature from the Department of Outdoor Recreation of the Department of Tourism highlights winter fun in the state. Other regular features include Your Outdoors, Back in the Day, Readers Write, and DNR Secretary Preston D. Cole’s regular quarterly message stressing the importance of making Wisconsin’s nature accessible to everyone do.