As wooded shorelines erupt in fall colors, narrated river cruises become especially popular. That's easy to understand — why not kick back and let the scenery come to you? On the most scenic part of the Mississippi, pontoons glide past 500-foot bluffs and into backwaters. In the Upper Peninsula, they pass a national lakeshore. On the Dalles of the St. Croix and in the Wisconsin Dells, paddlewheelers, launches and amphibious Ducks give passengers plenty to look at.Read story and trip tips
There's a lot of water in Wisconsin, but only one place that's surrounded by it: the northern Door Peninsula. It's really an island, since the Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal connects Lake Michigan to the slightly more tranquil waters of Green Bay. From there, the peninsula is lined by beaches, limestone cliffs, lighthouses and picturesque villages.Read story and trip tips
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