Sylvan Lake hikes Whether you have kids in a stroller or teens chomping for action, head to Sylvan Lake Lodge to connect to a number of trails. The loop around Sylvan Lake ranks among the easiest and prettiest hikes in Custer State Park. Go behind the lake and dip into the rocky wonderland of Sunday Gulch or grab a map to tackle Little Devil’s Tower, Cathedral Spires or Harney Peak trails. Keep an eye out for mountain goats! (605) 255-4515, custerstatepark.com
On a peninsula jutting into Lake Michigan, this one Wisconsin county contains 11 towns (and an island). In and around them, you’ll find wineries, orchards, boutiques, art galleries, lighthouses and hiking trails.