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How many state parks have you visited in Wisconsin? Snapping a selfie with a scenic Wisconsin backdrop just got easier with Travel Wisconsin selfie stands – no selfie stick necessary.
Selfie stands have been installed in 50 Wisconsin State Parks, and all are perfectly located to give you the best Insta-worthy scenic background. The platforms can hold any size or style of mobile device, and they swivel from left to right and tilt upward, allowing you to capture your best angle. Whether you’re doin’ it for the ‘gram or sending it to your Gram, there’s a reason for everyone to want to capture a moment forever.
Here’s a list of six must-visit selfie stand locations to add to your summer bucket list:
Sign location: Cordwalk leading to north beach area
Picture view: Beach and dunes
Get into vacation mode by taking a selfie on the scenic shores of Lake Michigan. Surrounded by rolling dunes and an expansive beach, Kohler-Andrae State Park is a serene beachfront destination right in your backyard. Looking to stay overnight? The park features 135 family campsites, 68 with electrical hookups.
Sign location: West side of Hwy C, along the Ice Age Trail
Picture view: A beautiful piece of a restored native prairie
For those unafraid of heights, a trip to Kettle Moraine State Forest’s Lapham Peak observation tower is a must. The 45-foot observation tower affords a stunning view from atop the highest point in Waukesha County. For those that would rather keep two feet on the ground, the park's topography provides excellent hiking, backpacking and skiing opportunities with more than 22,000 acres of glacial hills and lakes. Before you leave, head to the Old Ski Hill overlook and take a photo at the Travel Wisconsin selfie stand.
Sign location: In front of Nelson Cabin in the "Maple Area"
Picture view: Nelson Cabin and surrounding woods
Interested in becoming one with nature? Visit the MacKenzie Center, just 25 miles north of Madison and one of the most diverse education centers in Wisconsin. With interpretive trails, exhibits, museums, and programming available for school and youth groups, MacKenzie is a wonderful place to visit and learn about the natural world. A bonus: The State Game Farm is connected to the MacKenzie Center and is adjacent to the arboretum on the western half of the property. Once you’ve explored all the site has to offer, say cheese and smile at the selfie stand located in front of the Nelson Cabin.
Sign location: At the end of the boardwalk leading to the beach
Picture view: Beach and bay area
Headed up north? Make a note to detour to Big Bay State Park, located on Madeline Island. The largest of 22 Apostle Islands, this 2,350-acre park is home to rugged wooded cliffs with dramatic views of Lake Superior. The 1.3-mile boardwalk is the perfect place to stroll and stop for a photo at the selfie stand conveniently located at the end. The nearby picnic grounds and seven miles of hiking trails make this an ideal getaway for a family excursion.
Sign location: The beach
Picture view: The lake and beach
Shhh! Wisconsin has a secret for you: Lake Kegonsa State Park in southern Wisconsin. This park offers a variety of recreation alongside a 3,200-acre glacier-hewed lake. The lake provides the perfect place to swim, fish, water-ski, sail and boat. Land lubbers will enjoy the expansive prairie, forest and marsh habitats which offer a variety of camping, hiking, picnicking and skiing opportunities. After a long day of activities, grab a picture at the selfie stand located on the beach.
The Travel Wisconsin selfie stands are a perfect reason to get out and explore Wisconsin’s state parks. Make sure to share your selfie using the hashtag #ScenicWisconsin. As the kids say: "Pics or it didn’t happen."
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