Yesterday, I went out with members of one of my Meetup groups to Holy Hill in Hubertus, Wisconsin, about an hour northwest of Milwaukee. Holy Hill is a very sacred retreat where, it is said, worshipers come to find healing. There are many things to see and do at Holy Hill, including many masses performed in their chapel throughout the day. But many people come to Holy Hill to climb the steep steps all the way to the top of one of the towers to see the beautiful scenery.
This time of year is a great one to visit Holy Hill since, when you reach the top, you can see miles of fall colors. And the area is still mostly made up of farms and hiking trails so there is a lot of color to see.
The above photo shows part of the tower that visitors can take the stairs to the top.
This sign shows visitors just how many steps they will be climbing if they decide to go all the way to the top. I only made it about 3/4 of the way before my legs couldn't take any more. Also, I was now at a higher altitude so my breathing wasn't the best. But, I made it most of the way, and took some shots from the lower observation area of the fall colors. The only bad part about yesterday was that it was very cloudy.
Once we got back down, we went around the Basilica to take photos. They have statues of all 7 stations of the cross located there.
And this is one of the entrances to the Basilica. You can also enter from a couple of doors inside the tower.
Many people from all over the Midwest come to Holy Hill each weekend. It's also a popular place to camp during the summer. For more information about Holy Hill including its history and mass times, please click here.