Award-Winning Author Discusses New Book, “Wisconsin’s Best Autumn Hikes”

As Fall Approaches, Author Rob Bignell Helps Leaf-Lookers Explore Best Hiking Spots in Wisconsin

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Wis. – With autumn-like temperatures blanketing much of the Northland, soon fall colors will pop throughout the many forests in northeastern Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin.

It can be daunting to know where the best trails are when on the search for fall foliage, but one Wisconsin author is looking to help.

Award-winning author and editor Rob Bignell spent more than eight years canvasing spots across Wisconsin before recently publishing his new book, “Wisconsin’s Best Autumn Hikes.”

The hiking guidebook covers trails from Door County to the Driftless Area and from the Northwoods to the Kettle Moraine State Forest, and also border counties in neighboring states.

The book was released on Aug. 28, 2020.

“When it comes to fall colors, Wisconsin is almost beyond compare,” Bignell said. “You can hike to vistas nearly 70 stories above orange and red woodlands. You can head along amber-leafed river valleys and to waterfalls. You can walk amid yellow- and crimson-colored forests that stretch for miles around you.”

Bignell says for the Twin Ports area, the book lists multiple trails, including those in the Superior Municipal Forest, Jay Cooke State Park, and Chester Park.

“Many of these trails are perfect for families with children,” Bignell said. The trails run from a tenth of a mile to seven miles in length, with most only one to three miles long. His son Kieran hiked many of the trails with him.

The book provides a plethora of information about each featured trail:

  • Driving directions to the trail
  • ¬†Where to park and find the trailhead
  • Course the trail takes
  • Scenic points to look for on the trail
  • Autumn leaves and wildlife you might spot
  • ¬†Interesting tidbits about regional geology and history

This is Bignell’s 27th hiking guidebook and his 13th about Wisconsin. He lives with his son in western Wisconsin.

Click here to purchase “Wisconsin’s Best Autumn Hikes,” on Amazon.


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