Sept 25, 2011 From Bayfield, WI, we had driven less than an hour when we spotted a sign for Copper Falls State Park. With hiking trails, a lake, rivers, and three waterfalls, it sounded like a place we needed to visit.
Arriving on a Sunday, we were able to easily reserve a campsite for the next five days. With so many offerings in the park, it was hard to decide what to do first. We started with the parks’ namesake, Copper Falls. The trail up to Copper Falls and Brownstone Falls was constructed after WW I by Doughboy crews, which worked for two years constructing the flag stone steps, walkways, and packed trails up to the falls. The workmanship is clearly from another time. We are not talking Niagara here, but the falls were still beautiful.
|Trail to Red Granite Falls|
Weather once again played a factor in our activities. The lows in the 30’s and 40’s and highs in the 40’ and 50’s led us to desert our planned pursuits on a couple of the days.
|Fishing along the Bad River|