Hiking in the Greenbush Area
Unfortunately, we have gotten lost on our way to this park almost as many times as we have been hiking in it. The directions on the DNR website are so basic, I’ve ended up miles out of my way, and had far too many minutes stolen from my hikes.
So this time, I decided that I would document our route to the Greenbush area (from Milwaukee), so that other people don’t have as much trouble finding it. Oddly enough, we did not get lost this time, and instead found our way perfectly, with no wrong turns or hang ups. Murphy’s Law, right? Not really!
Rhesia went out of her way to figure out the basic area we needed to get to, looked up a map, zoomed in, found an intersection, typed that into Google maps, and finally Siri took us to where we needed to go. Not so simple.
Here are the exact coordinates I expertly triangulated (Just kidding! I just used the compass app on my iPhone thanks to theses instructions.):
Directions to Greenbush picnic area
I took the photo to the right, as I was getting out of the car. This is the view from the small parking lot. A short walk up that path, are bathrooms and a bulletin board with a map of all the trails in the area, and some ever-changing park alerts.
But you have to get there first! Below, I’m going to offer you Siri’s directions, with my own little tidbits added in.
These are directions from Milwaukee, Wisconsin to the Greenbush Area parking lot on Kettle Moraine Drive in Campbellsport, Wisconsin:
1. Head North on I-43 (towards Green Bay).
- Stay on I-43 for about 23 miles.
2. Take Exit 97 (towards Plymouth), which is called Hwy 57 North.
- You’ll be on this path for another 23 miles.
3. Turn left on 23 West (towards Greenbush).
- This turn will come about a half mile past a Fleet Farm on your left hand side.
- Stay on 23 West for about 7 miles.
4. Turn left onto County Road T.
- This turn comes just after a quarry on the right and a trailer park on the left,
- Look for a green sign that says “Greenbush”.
- Stay on County Road T for about 1.2 miles (through the tiny town of Greenbush)
5. Turn left onto Kettle Moraine Drive.
- Follow this road for 1.7 miles until you see a picnic area on your right hand side.
Greenbush Picnic Area
Pictures on the trail
I’ve had the pleasure of hiking in this area last winter, during the summer, and again in the fall. It is beautiful in any season!
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