Southern Wisconsin is a diverse area of forested hills and waterfront areas which are perfect for outdoor adventures from log cabin holiday rentals. It has a host of parks such as Governor Dodge and Yellowstone Lake State Parks, and plenty of activities in the small towns and cities in this scenic area.
Southern Wisconsin holiday rentals make a great base for enjoying the many activities in the area. Hikers will discover miles of trails to enjoy as well as the 1000-mile long Ice Age Trail showcasing many geological features formed during the Ice Age. Mountain biking, horseback riding and quad biking are a great way to appreciate the scenery in summer. In winter, visitors enjoy snowmobiling, cross-country skiing and downhill skiing in Alpine Valley and Kettle Moraine State Park. Lake Michigan hosts the largest music festival in the world each year at Summer Fest or join in the fun at the Wisconsin State Fair or the NASCAR Milwaukee 100 each year.
Wisconsin Dells is said to be the Waterpark Capital of the World and the top destination for family fun in the Midwest. The Cave of the Mounds National Park is a natural landmark and visitors can take underground guided tours to see the huge caverns with their crystal formations. Activities above ground include digging for fossils in the fossil dig and sifting for gemstones in the mining sluice. Visit Madison, the state capital and enjoy the many museums and sporting events hosted by the city. Small towns around your Southern Wisconsin holiday rentals each have their own distinct heritage such as New Glarus with its delightful Swiss architecture and culture.
Holiday rentals in Southern Wisconsin enjoy warm sunny days in summer with some occasional rain showers. Temperatures average 29°C (84°F) in July and August. Spring and fall are very pleasant seasons with lower temperatures, making it the ideal time to participate in outdoor pursuits. Winter temperatures are well below freezing from December to March with plenty of snowfall.
The nearest major airport serving holiday rentals in Southern Wisconsin is the General Mitchell International (MKE) Airport in Milwaukee. There are many non-stop flights to Milwaukee from U.S. and Canadian cities with AirTran Airways, American, Delta, US Airways and other major airlines. Dane County Regional (MSN) Airport at Madison has 85 commerical flights daily from other cities. More international airports serving the Southern Wisconsin area are Chicago O'Hare (ORD) International Airport across the border in Illinois and the Gerald R. Ford (GRR) International Airport at Grand Rapids, although this latter airport would involve a ferry across Lake Michigan and a drive of around 200 miles to Madison in the heart of Southern Wisconsin.