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Hike & Picnic Lunch at Ferry Bluff

The Ferry Bluff State Natural Area is a beautiful place for hiking and appreciating nature. It's located a few minutes from downtown Sauk City (about 35 miles northwest of Madison).

There's a parking area at the base of the trail. We'll meet there at noon, hike up the trail to the bluff that overlooks the Wisconsin River (Cactus Bluff), and enjoy a picnic lunch. Before the event I'll provide more logistical details (including carpooling options) to those who RSVP.

This event does not include any extreme hiking. It's about 20 minutes of hilly walking (each way) through the woods.

For more information on Ferry Bluff, visit the DNR's website.

Cost:
There is no charge to attend this event.

What about kids?
Kids of all ages are welcome. Just make sure any kids you bring can hike the trail or be carried by you. Also be aware that there is a 300-foot bluff we'll be near.

What to bring:
Everyone is responsible for bringing their own lunch and plenty of water. You might also want to take along a blanket, insect repellent, sunscreen, and a camera.

What if it rains?
Unless there's a big storm, we'll meet as planned.

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  • NancyA

    A great view and comparatively pleasant weather!

    July 26, 2011

  • Jacob E.

    Just fine. I would have done some more hiking if not for the heat and bugs.

    July 24, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    A nice time.

    July 24, 2011

  • Karen

    If anyone would like to ride together please call me at[masked] or email me at [masked]....I m downtown Madison but I can meet you some place. THNAKS!

    July 22, 2011

  • Vik

    The last spot is taken.

    July 22, 2011

  • Ana

    Hey Burke, my number is[masked]-1007. Looking fwd to this hike. Thanks so much Vik for offering!!

    July 22, 2011

  • Burke O.

    Cool. You can reach me at (608)[masked], if you need to for any reason.

    July 22, 2011

  • Vik

    Yes Burke.

    July 22, 2011

  • Burke O.

    Could I catch a ride with you? I could meet you at the Fresh Market at 11.

    July 22, 2011

  • Vik

    Ana and I are meeting up at Fresh Madison market on 703 University Avenue at 11:00 AM. I can give ride to two more folks. If anyone wants a ride, let me know.

    July 22, 2011

  • Ana

    What is the tick and lyme disease status of Ferry Bluff?

    July 22, 2011

  • Burke O.

    If anyone wants a ride from somewhere between the near east side of Madison and Middleton (Dave's Condo) or if you are driving from the east side of Madison and want to give me a ride, let me know!

    July 22, 2011

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