Northern Kettle Moraine State Forest

Forest PathAs you begin planning your next get-a-way, think about spending some time with nature. Most of us are surrounded by stresses, technology, life’s constant demands, which can cause us to forget about the beauty that nature has to offer. Hiking is a something that almost anyone of any skill level can do and is a great way to get yourself out in the woods. It’s soothing to your soul and will bring much peace of mind. Right here on the Hidden Serenity bed and breakfast property we have an excellent trail through 24 acres of woods. But if you are looking to do a longer hike there are some fantastic trails not too far from us. Just a short drive and you will be on your way in no time.

The Northern Unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest in located approximately 45 minutes north of Milwaukee and only 5 minutes form our B&B. Visitors will have plenty to explore at this state park, with over 30,000 acres of rolling hills, lakes, forests and grasslands and plenty of wildlife. This park is perfect for a day hiking trip. As it becomes warmer it also features three swimming beaches, one at Mauthe Lake and two at Long Lake that also offer picnic tables, grills and public restrooms.

There are several hiking trails to explore. The Butler Loop is close to Long Lake Recreation area and is a shorter hike of 3 miles through Butler Lake and Flynns State Natural Area.

Another trail that might be of interest is the Greenbush Loop System that has a combination of four loop trails totally 9 miles. This is a popular trail among hikers as well as off-road mountain bikers. This loop features a heated picnic shelter, grills and drinking water as well as restrooms.

If you would like a couple of more challenging options, check out the New Fane Loop System with trails totaling 5.5 miles that are for moderate skill levels or the Ice Age Trail that is approximately 31 miles and travels the length of the forest. These two options are the closest to Hidden Serenity.

Whatever you decide, there are plenty of options for all skill levels as well as ages and a great way to enjoy our beautiful natural surroundings as you take time to get away from the craziness life brings day to day. At Hidden Serenity Bed & Breakfast we are here to help you forget the stresses and find that inner peace and calm. Just book a room, come prepared to hike and we will help you plan the day. The best part at the end of the day is coming back to our beautiful, comfy rooms and putting your feet up as you savor the moments with your loved one.

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