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Ellison Bluff State Natural Area

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Address: 12050 Ellison Bluff Road, Ellison Bay, WI

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Visit here twice a year

Always a nice place to visit this view. A quiet place to reflect. Sometimes crowded on the overlook ramp and makes it difficult to take photos. Go early in the day.

Reviewed 28 November 2016
North Aurora, Illinois
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North Aurora, Illinois
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Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Always a nice place to visit this view. A quiet place to reflect. Sometimes crowded on the overlook ramp and makes it difficult to take photos. Go early in the day.

Thank billp422
Jefferson, Wisconsin
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

This is a great place to get out and do some hiking. Lots of roots...careful! But absolutely beautiful views!

1 Thank debm223
Hoffman Estates, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

We didn't get to spend as much time as we would've liked due to inclement weather. Nice paths and overlooks. We will be back next time we visit, and will spend more time!

Thank ForTheUnderdog
madison, wi
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37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

A nice state park with an overlook that allows you to see the bay and out into the lake. A lot of tree cover makes it cooler than the surrounding area. A great photo op and place the chill

Thank paulieb00
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Great view of the bluff and the water; of note, very uneven steps and walkway - so caution for those who are unsteady when walking.

Thank Ann W
Green Bay, Wisconsin
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39 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

This is a pretty area to visit! It's hard to get a good picture of the overlook but is very pretty to see in person.

1 Thank wisconsinchic
Waukesha, Wisconsin
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

A great way to spend a fall afternoon. Beautiful views, great place for pictures. Kids also enjoyed it.

Thank jenjean1
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108 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Follow signs on Highway 42 for Ellison Bay County Park, beautiful tree lined drive in the fall, and paved parking is available with rustic restrooms (not port a potty) available. Unbelievable scenic views. You can enjoy them from the parking lot level or climb down 50 or so stairs and end up out on a vista point that is even... More 

2 Thank EJJourney
Las Vegas, Nevada
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Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Easy stop with a nice trail to see the view of Ellison Bay. Nice break from the commercial side of Door County.

Thank McWett
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

We rode our bikes in and hiked the trail along the top of the cliffs - gorgeous views of the lake and the woods!

Thank architect1961

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