With the cost of family vacations on the rise this summer, many sites across the state may seem like a good option for a cheaper trip. Some of those chances may come this weekend as well, with a variety of free events being offered at state parks and historical sites.
For example, today marks National Trails Day, in honor of the trail systems for hiking and biking that connect many parts of the state. Velia Alvarez, with the Wisconsin Department of Tourism , says free events being held statewide today will help to teach the public the importance of those trails and maintaining them.
For those who've always wanted to try fishing, Wisconsin is sponsoring a " free fishing " weekend. Size and bag limits will still apply, but no license will be required. Alvarez says it's a great opportunity to teach children the joys of fishing.
Many of the state's historic sites are holding events this weekend as well, with visitor appreciation days. Many are offering special discounts and programs for visitors.
On Sunday, Wisconsin's State Parks will open their gates to all visitors, with an open house day. No admission stickers will be required for visitors on those days.