When most people think of Sauk Prairie, the twin villages of Sauk City and Prairie du Sac, the plethora of outdoor adventures and eagles come to mind. But the area is also home to the American white pelican, and features a wealth of waterways and trail systems that allow visitors to find adventures naturally. Hikers, canoers and boaters flock to the region to enjoy a day on the water, traverse rugged trails or paddle to their heart’s content. Anglers are apt to call Sauk Prairie “a fisherman’s paradise,” thanks in part to the many varieties of fish found in the Wisconsin River and Lake Wisconsin. For bikers and hikers alike, The Great Sauk State Trail offers riders a 13.1-mile paved trail along the Wisconsin River, through the Sauk Prairie Recreation Area and on to Devil’s Lake State Park, the second most visited park in Wisconsin. Bikers and walkers can learn about the history and ecosystem of the area, and history and environmental signage and art sculptures add a unique flair to the experience of this trail system.