Although summer break is over, there's still time to enjoy a day trip to Merrimac where you'll find the free 7 minute ferry. Vehicles, bikes, and walk-ons are welcome. We like to park our vehicle, grab an ice cream cone and "walk-on" the ferry.
The ride is short and as such there's not much to see. Seagulls, boats, jet skis - that's what we saw, but it's such a fun, quick ferry ride for little kids.
Once on the other side we found a grassy spot to relax, watch the boat traffic, and throw rocks.
After watching the ferry travel back and forth a couple of times, we were ready to board for our return trip.
When you find yourself amidst a pile of travelers you never know what you might see. Today we saw a woman prop her stuffed lion at her vehicle window so it could "take a look around". Crazy, but it sure got the attention of the ferry passengers, including us.
We love daytripping. Leave your Wisconsin suggestions in the comments here or at Facebook. Thanks.