Favorite Scenic Fall Color Drives

Wisconsin, Minnesota, UP Fall Color October 3, 2022. Fall color change is beginning in Wisconsin; we are starting to see the lime green peeking out among the wooded hillsides. Looks like it might be a week or two before Peak Color. But cool and dry weather is coming in a few days so that could produce some changes quickly. The earliest fall color will occur in Northern Wisconsin from Vilas County to Hurley-Ironwood in the western Upper Peninsula. But timing your trip to catch real good color can be fickle…

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Hot Springs Park Campground

Hot springs naitonal park campground

Review of Gulpha Gorge Campground at Hot Springs National Park, Hot Springs Arkansas The Hot Springs National Park campground is located on the east side of Hot Springs Mountain, in a wooded setting, isolated from the urban area. The Gulpha Gorge creek runs along the edge of the campground and several camp sites overlook the creek. The Hot Springs Campground is very tidy clean and well-maintained. The roads through the park are fully paved, There are 44 sites with full-hookups, including sewer. All sites have level or close to level…

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Hot Springs National Park

Hot Springs National Park Springs

Hot Springs National Park – Camping, Hiking, and Scenic Attractions Located near the southern end of Arkansas Scenic Highway 7, Hot Springs National Park is located in the center of the city of Hot Springs while also set in the mountains surrounding the town. Situated in a valley in the Zig-Zag mountain range, Hot Springs is surrounded by hills. The National Park begins in the center of the city and encompasses the mountains to the east and west. So only minutes from downtown Hot Springs you can be in the…

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Bathhouse Row – Hot Springs National Park

Hot Springs National Park – Visiting Historic Bathhouses Row & Attractions Seven of the original historic Hot Springs bathhouses along Bathhouse Row remain and have been restored or in the process of restoration. Some offer classic hot springs spa experiences, others are open for tours, and some have been repurposed for other uses (like a restaurant or brew house). The historic Fordyce Bathhouse serves as the National Park Visitor Center. In addition to information on the park and activities, the various rooms and services of the original bathhouse have been…

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Mississippi Alabama Gulf Coast Drive

Biloxi Mississippi's historic lighthouse

Interesting places and attractions along the Coastal Scenic Drive from Bay St. Louis, MS to Gulf Shores, Alabama This portion of the scenic gulf coast drive starts at the Mississippi-Louisiana line on US Hwy 90 and heads east towards Mobile and Pensacola. Just over the Mississippi-Alabama line, the most scenic and interesting alternative is to leave US Hwy at Grand Bay and take highway 188 to Dauphin Island and then the ferry across Mobile Bay to Fort Morgan and Gulf Shores. Article features include interesting tourist visitor attractions and the…

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Davis Bayou Campground | Ocean Springs

davis bayou campground

RV Campground Review: Davis Bayous Gulf Islands National Seashore Park Davis Bayou is one of two full service RV campgrounds that are part of the Gulf Islands National Park. The other campground is Fort Pickens on Santa Rosa Island near Pensacola Beach, Florida. The Fort Pickens Beach that stretches from the old fort east to the village of Pensacola Beach is regularly voted as Florida’s favorite beach so getting a reservation at the Fort Pickens campground can be more difficult than at Davis Bayou – which is one thing we…

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Scenic Fall Color Train Ride

Friends of 261 Fall Train Ride The group of volunteers (members of the non-profit Railroading Heritage of Midwest Ameria), who support the Milwaukee Road Steam Locomotive #261 and classic railroading, operate a number of train excursions throughout the year. Included among these are a fall color train operating out of Minneapolis offering two trips on an October weekend. One trip goes south along the Mississippi River to La Crosse, Wisconsin; the other trip goes north to Boylston near Superior, Wisconsin. Previously we had experience with the Fall Color trip along…

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Spring Golfing, Scenic Travel

Degray Lake Golf Course

Winter ending, golfing begins March 11 temperature forecast Madison, Wisconsin: High 62 degrees. The Meadows golf course in Waunakee and the Golf Bowl in Mount Horeb opened for play yesterday. Ordinarily I’d be making my tee time at one of these courses but my bags are packed as we leave tomorrow for Hot Springs. After visiting with our relatives for a few days I hope to be out on the golf course at the state park golf course at DeGray Lake State Park Resort near Bismark, Arkansas (20 miles south…

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