We are on the road.
Over Labor Day weekend we visited the Elroy - Sparta State Trail.
The following is from the Elroy - Sparta State Trail website.
Welcome to the first Rails to Trails Project in America, The Grandaddy of them all, The Elroy Sparta Trail. The trail remains one of the most popular trails in the country. With three rock tunnels and five small towns along it's 32.5 mile route, the trail is a favorite Wisconsin bicycling destination. Traveling between Sparta and Elroy, the trail stretches through the communities of Norwalk, Wilton and Kendall. The Elroy Sparta Trail is the property of the State of Wisconsin and is part of it's State Trails System run by the Department of Natural Resources and supported by the Friends of the Elroy Sparta Trail. It is located in Hidden Valleys Country and passes through a portion of the unglaciated areas of Wisconsin exemplifying the natural beauty of our State. Part of the "Bike4Trails" it connects to 101 miles of trails.
We were visiting friends who live just down the road from the tail. We walked along the trail.
Venturing into a tunnel.
There are three tunnels.
They are made of rock, are very dark and a little spooky as you enter.
If you do not like bats, do not look up at the tunnel ceiling.
Be sure to take a flashlight when entering the tunnel.
Each tunnel is over 140 years old.
Each tunnel is cool and you can feel water drip on you.
You might want a jacket when entering the tunnels.
This brave biker is heading into the mist.
We love this area of Wisconsin.
The boys are already wanting to head for a 2016 Summer Bike Trip on the Elroy ~ Sparta Trail.