Until mankind first stepped outside in 1934, nature was thought to be a fanciful myth, like yogurt or the clutch hitter. Spend a few hours frolicking through the fresh air of truth with today's Groupon to Apple River Hideaway in Somerset, Wisconsin. Choose between the following options:
• For $12, you get one day of unlimited tubing for two people (up to a $30 value).
• For $58, you get two nights of camping and two days of unlimited tubing for two people (up to a $130 value, including vehicle charge and recycling fee). Tubing takes place Thursday–Sunday.
Every summer, Apple River Hideaway flourishes with inflatable adventure and tree-lined riverfront campsites. Take to the water on comfy inner tubes, floating over rapids, under a road bridge, and past beaver-dam zoning meetings. Expeditioners disembark at the Hideaway exit, following a trail to buses that will shuttle them back to the top of the river for another leisurely float. Each river-roaming session lasts three to four hours, giving tubers ample time to relax, take in the sights, or challenge fellow water loafers to an inner-tube hula contest. Day-trippers are sent home with happy memories and prune toes after 8 p.m., and campers can retreat each day of their stay to their own tent and cozy campsite, gathering around a fire pit to roast hot dogs, s'mores, and bad report cards.
Apple River Hideaway
Apple River Hideaway's mile-long shoreline unfolds its verdant foliage for tents, campers, and travelers to soak up the sun's rays river-side or recline beneath the leafy canopies of towering trees. Staffers rent out rubber tubes for bobs down the Apple River, where friends can admire the stunning scenery as they sail over rapids, beneath a road bridge, and beside an off-duty Charybdis. Offering an idyllic respite from the bustle of city life, the campsite makes for an ideal after-party spot for those attending a nearby concert.