Best Scenic Day Trips : Wisconsin Fall Foliage : Washington House Inn

Wisconsin Fall Colors Abound

wisconsin fall foliage tripsThe air is crisp, the cider is hot, it is the perfect time to visit Cedarburg, and the Washington House Inn. While visiting take advantage of the Ozaukee Interurban Trail. The Trail is a  30 mile paved trail, (the majority of which is off road) that connects the Ozaukee communities of Mequon, Thiensville, Cedarburg, Grafton, Port Washington & Belgium. Views along the Trail for the next few weeks include blazing with fall color, hardwood woodlands, such as this one captured at Cedarburg’s Cedar Creek last fall by local photographer Doug Edmunds.

For great views of Wisconsin fall foliage by car a little farther afield, take the Kettle Moraine Scenic Drive, which meanders through the wooded hills of Southeast Wisconsin’s Ice Age area.  Pick the trail up at Pike Lake State Park, 18 miles east of our Cedarburg, WI hotel on Hwy 60.  From there, you can go north along Big Cedar Lake and into the northern unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest, where you will find lakes, recreational areas, hiking trails and great views everywhere.  Or head south and make your way to Holy Hill Basilica. Here visitors can tour the basilica and climb the observation tower for a truly stunning view of highly colored hardwood forests stretching out all the way to the Milwaukee skyline.

No matter what direction you venture out in, you are sure to stumble across a farmer’s market, pumpkin farm or apple orchard nearby. You can pick your own pumpkin, stock up on apples, and take advantage of the fall harvest. Now is the perfect time to enjoy autumn in Wisconsin.

Autumn Farmers Market in Wisconsin