1. Lower Wisconsin State Riverway
Pack the pie irons into your canoe and paddle to a sandbar island on the lower 92 miles of the beautiful Wisconsin River. Consider cooking a coconut and mango pudgie pie because it’ll feel like a tropical island paradise.
2. Nelson Dewey State Park
A short hike to any of the walk-in sites will reward you with a private spot on the bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River. Make your pudgie pies with a scenic view that is just as delectable!
3. Kickapoo Valley Reserve
The crooked-est river in Wisconsin is also one of the most beautiful. Paddle or hike into a site and cook your pudgies riverside where rocky outcroppings abound.
4. Buckhorn State Park
Located on a peninsula in the Castle Rock flowage of the Wisconsin River, Buckhorn is a beauty. Hike into one of the walk-in sites and watch the moon rise over the water as your pudgie pies toast over the campfire. Consider a trip here in the fall as both the bugs and fellow campers are at a minimum!
5. Tailgating at a Packer game
Okay, Green Bay may not technically be southern Wisconsin, but we’d be remiss if we didn’t include cooking your pudgie pies over the grill in the parking lot of legendary Lambeau Field.
6. Governor Dodge State Park
Take in a show at the Sh*tty Barn in Spring Green and then head home for dessert pudgies at Governor Dodge State Park. Visit area eccentricities like The House on the Rock and Don Q. Inn or git yerself sum culture at The American Players Theater or Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin.
7. Your own backyard
Why wait to go camping to eat pudgie pies? They can easily be made over a fire pit or grill in the comfort of your own backyard. While you don’t need a custom-built fire pit with pie iron notches, it certainly doesn’t hurt!
8. New Glarus Woods State Park
Choose a walk-in site along the Sugar River Trail and then hop on your bike and head to the nearby New Glarus Brewery for a tour. Bring back some Spotted Cow to wash down those pudgie pies!
9. Perrot State Park
Here you can hang your hammock, hike to the top of Brady’s Bluff, and canoe the backwaters of the mighty Mississipp. Sacrifice one pudgie pie meal to get a famous walnut burger at the nearby Trempealeau Hotel.
10. Kohler Andre State Park
Pack a picnic pudgie basket and cook your pies over a grill by a great lake. Wait 30 minutes after eating before taking a “refreshing” dip in Lake Michigan.