29
Sep
08

Hiking Wildcat Mountain State Park

Located near Ontario, Wisconsin Wildcat Mountain State Park offers over 25 miles of hiking trails some of which can be used by horses, and during the winter the park offers snowshoe and cross country ski trails.  The trails vary from the very scenic like the picture below:

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To the dark and wooded like the pictures below:

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The park also has an abundance of wildlife with many varieties of birds and of course…

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The parks gets its name Wildcat Mountain from a sheep killing bobcat that roamed the area in the late eighteen hundreds.  Local farmers tired of finding dead sheep banded together to track down and kill the bobcat.  After killing it they named the bluffs that dominate the park Wildcat Mountain.  There are bobcats in the park today, but they are very elusive and seeing one is rare.  Wildcat Mountain is an excellent place to go hiking and offers overnight camping, picnic areas and rentable shelters.

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