New Glarus Woods State Park Activities and recreation
New Glarus Woods offers eight miles of hiking trails, including 5.5 miles of self-guided nature trails. These trails include outdoor interpretive panels or numbered trail markers that corresponds with a guide book (available at the entrance station).
Bicycles are permitted on all the paved surfaces within the park and campgrounds. Bicycles are not permitted on the hiking trails. The Sugar River Trail Spur passes through the walk-to campground and connects to the 24-mile Sugar River State Trail.
Picnic areas and playgrounds
New Glarus Woods provides one large picnic area with cooking grills and picnic tables.
In the picnic area there is a large playground, open air picnic shelter with lights and electricity, vault toilet rest rooms and drinking fountains. A small picnic area with grills and tables is next to the walk-to campsites.
Hunting and trapping
Hunting and trapping are allowed in the open areas of the park during the Wisconsin state parks hunting and trapping time frame. Trapping is not permitted in closed areas as noted on the park hunting map or within 100 yards of any designated use area, including trails. Certain trap types are restricted on state park properties. For more information, please see:
Cross-country skiing is permitted on all trails, but the trails are ungroomed. Snowshoeing and winter hiking are allowed on all trails. Pets are welcome but must be leashed at all times.