Thursday, October 25, 2012
At 68,000 acres, the Black River State Forest isn’t the state’s largest wilderness area. However, when you combine that land area with more than 120,000 acres of adjoining Jackson County forest lands, you get a huge chunk of wilderness.
The forest offers hikers picturesque rock outcroppings, towering hills and swift-flowing rivers. Designated trails that run throughout the forest will guide hikers to much of the forest’s visual splendor.
Right now is the ideal time for a hike. Because the leaves are now off the trees, it is much easier to see wildlife in the forest. The crisp fall air makes walking comfortable. And, the woods can be very peaceful in the late fall.
It’s a good idea to wear blaze orange when you’re hiking in the woods during the fall so you are more visible to any hunters who might be out chasing ruffed grouse or deer.
What are you waiting for? Take a hike!