Get Out and Explore Wisconsin With These Great Guides

with the pandemic cooping us inside and the temptation of warmer weather, now is the perfect time to explore the great outdoors

Rebecca Mennecke, photos by Andrea Paulseth |


BIKE & HIKE ON. If you're looking for new spots to hike, bike, and explore, look no further than The Local Store's collection of guides to navigate Wisconsin!
BIKE & HIKE ON. If you're looking for new spots to hike, bike, and explore, look no further than The Local Store's collection of guides to navigate Wisconsin!

If you’re looking for some “less traveled by” locations to socially distance while hiking, camping, and exploring neat outdoor getaways during these – ahem – unprecedented times, we have just the thing for you! The Local Store has a slew of cool travel guides and expedition books to help you navigate some pretty scenic areas of the Badger state. Just remember to stay hydrated and stay safe while on your adventures! 

Best Tent Camping: Wisconsin 

When it comes to tent camping in America’s Dairyland, the opportunities are endless. From camping at Brule River State Forest to enjoying the summer breeze coasting over Lake Michigan at Devil’s Lake State Park; from setting up camp in the north woods of Clam Lake to fishing on Lake Superior ­– Best Tent Camping: Wisconsin offers all the tips and tricks you need to navigate tent camping this summer. This guide includes detailed descriptions of each campground and ratings for safety, scenery, and security to help you find the perfect place to pitch a tent and relax.


Explorer’s Guide Wisconsin 

Are you looking for something adventuresome to do this summer? Look for no further advice than Explorer’s Guide: Wisconsin – an extraordinary guidebook where you can find information about all the top places to explore in Wisconsin. From cherry picking in Door County to strolling through the charming stores in Madison, you can find a slew of lodging, dining, and tourist hotspots all across Wisconsin, detailing all the potential places you can adventure! Not to mention, there are over 100 color photographs throughout the book, making it an accessible, easy-to-read guide!


50 Hikes in Wisconsin 

If you’re sick of walking around the same neighborhood for the hundredth time, check out 50 Hikes in Wisconsin, a newly reimagined guide detailing some of Wisconsin’s best hiking hotspots, with expanded entries on popular routes. Hikes vary in difficulty, but authors John and Ellen Morgan provide all the information you need to know before setting off on your great adventure! From the woods of Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest to the breathtaking bluffs of Devil’s Lake State Park, this guide gives you all you need to know about hitting the trails this summer. Just don’t forget to pack sunscreen and a water bottle!


Wisconsin: Off the Beaten Path 

If you’re a more adventuresome individual and you’re looking for someplace a little more off the beaten path, check out Wisconsin: Off the Beaten Path. It features all the things that travelers and locals want to see and experience – if only they knew about them. With quirky locations, cultural tidbits, and hidden spots around Wisconsin, this guide informs readers of all the roads less traveled by – and, believe us, that has made all the difference.