A John Muir tour in Wisconsin
Celebrate Earth Day where famous naturalists lived and worked.
© Beth Gauper
Celebrate John Muir's April 21 birthday with a trip to the sand plains of central Wisconsin, where Muir and Aldo Leopold began to shape the conservationist ethic that made them famous.
What to do: Near Baraboo, visit the International Crane Foundation (pictured, a blue crane). Tour Aldo Leopold's famous shack, the only chicken coop on the National Register of Historic Places, and the Leopold Center.
North of Portage, visit John Muir's boyhood home, now John Muir Memorial Park.
Events to catch: May 19, Spring Open House at the Leopold Center and Shack.
Details: For more, see Road trip: Wisconsin's Muir Tour.