Wednesday, September 14, 2022

by Joanne Mengel

I have finally accepted that fall is almost here. I will miss the lazy days of summer but am eager to see the trees display their glorious colors. If you are a fall color watcher be sure to check the Travel Wisconsin website’s fall color report:

September in Wisconsin can be a magical time of year. I selected a few titles for you that just might inspire you to hit the road and explore our beautiful state.

Backroads & byways of Wisconsin: Dives, Day Trips & Weekend Excursions

Experience Wisconsin in all its glory-beautiful lakes, gorgeous parks, delicious cheese, and happy people. Accompanied by handy maps and detailed travel instructions, readers will find thoughtful, reliable recommendations for what to do, where to stay, and where to eat. Drives include: Cheese Country The Great River Road The Lake Michigan Shoreline Hayward and the Land of the Lumberjacks The Waterfalls of Marinette County.

Wisconsin Day Trips By Theme

Wisconsin is famous for the Packers and homebrews, but the state offers so much more. This handy guide covers hundreds of unique attractions all around the Badger State.

  Explorer's Guide Wisconsin

Features recommendations for dining, lodging, transportation, shopping, recreational activities, landmarks, and cultural opportunities for almost every region of the state, including Door County.

  Wisconsin Farms and Farmers Markets: tours, trails and attractions

Wisconsin ranks #2 in the nation for its number of organic farms, second only to California. This is the perfect companion for day trips for farm-loving travelers. 

  Waterfalling in Wisconsin: The Complete Guide to Waterfalls in the Badger State

With more than 100 waterfalls within its borders, Wisconsin  is truly one of natur's playgrounds for waterfall enthusiasts.  Here, for the first time, is a complete guide to virtually every waterfall in the Badger State.


Moon Guides are essential handbooks for almost any region. Use this guide to find the best lakeside getaways, scenic drives, and other outdoor adventures.

  Wisconsin, Off the Beaten Path

If you’ve “been there, done that” one too many times, discover your fun in the Badger State with new perspectives. From the best in local dining to quirky cultural tidbits, hidden attractions, unique finds, and unusual locales, Wisconsin, off the beaten path, has it all.

  Wisconsin’s Door County

In this easy-to-carry guide, you’ll find sightseeing highlights, handy maps, and shopping, restaurant, and hotel recommendations. Packed with great ideas - all you’ll need for a memorable getaway.

 Discovering the Apostle Islands: where to go, what to do, how to get there : a visitor's guide to the historic islands off Wisconsin's northern shore

Take a three hour cruise by the tour boat service that operates out of Bayfield to get a good feel for the beauty of the islands, or take the two mile hike around Presque Isle Point on Stockton Island. I think the Apostle Islands are one of the most beautiful spots in northern Wisconsin. Fall colors should be in full swing this time of year.

Up North Wisconsin: a region for all seasons

When four-lane highways become two lanes, when stoplights are fewer, when another lake appears at every bend, and when crickets harmonize their special choruses, you are in northern Wisconsin. Includes detailed maps for six regions, including nature trails, historic sites, and beautiful waterfalls.

The Great Wisconsin Touring Book : 30 spectacular auto trips

Do you think you’ve seen Wisconsin? Say yes to the road less traveled with one of these 30 great tours that will take you to every corner of the state and introduce you to hundreds of fascinating places.

If you are thinking of taking one last getaway while the weather is warm, one of these titles is sure to inspire you to get out and enjoy September in Wisconsin!

Joanne Mengel works in the FDL Public Library Reference department.