The Fox Valley is loaded with Instagram-worthy photo-ops, from street art to natural wonders. Here are seven of our favorite places when we want to up our social media game.
Kimberly Point Lighthouse
Sunrise or sunset, you can’t go wrong at Kimberly Point Lighthouse in Neenah. The 49-foot lighthouse overlooks Lake Winnebago and makes for a striking photo. (Original image by Image Studios, Appleton.)
This informal gathering space at 220 E. College Avenue in Appleton provides a vibrant background for pretty much everything – your gelato, iced coffee or selfie.
Water views are always a hit and the harbor at Riverside Park in Neenah is about as coastal cool as it gets. Snap a picture and filter appropriately – thought-provoking quote optional.
#Greatblueheron #heron #BirdsOfInstagram #highCliffStatePark #breakfast #naturewalk #nikon #balancebeam #balancingact #careful #precise #hunting #birdphotography A photo posted by Suzi O’Brien (@suzi.obrien) on
High Cliff State Park
Within the 1,187-acre park are 125-acres of designated state natural area with excellent cliff environments, an undisturbed wet-mesic forest and more than a mile of Lake Winnebago shoreline. Keep your camera ready for wildlife sightings: fox, gray squirrels, opossums, deer and woodchucks are all abundant. If you get lucky, you might even see a red fox, weasel or mink.
Trestle Trail Bridge
The trestle trail spans Little Lake Butte des Morts, from Fritse Park in the Town of Menasha to the City of Menasha. It features a 1,600-foot long lift bridge (the longest in Wisconsin) over the Menasha Lock for some beautiful panoramic views.
The writing’s on the wall . . . thanks for the wall Allison and Bobby #davidbowie #blackstar #starman #heroes #mural #streetart #rockthevote #vote #feelthebern @rockthevote #election2016 @berniesanders A photo posted by Chad Ó Brádaigh (@wolfdogsong) on
David Bowie Mural
Everybody loves a mural and and anybody worth their salt loves David Bowie. Put them together and what do you get? Instagram gold. This particular mural is on State Street in Appleton, but there are many throughout the area.
Little Chute Windmill
A little quirky, a lot of cool, the Little Chute Windmill is a fully-functioning 1850s design that was built in the Netherlands, disassembled, shipped to Little Chute and reassembled. That kind of commitment deserves a little photographic recognition.
What did we miss? Tell us about your favorite picturesque places in the comments below.