636 acres of parkland along with a
mile-long Lake Michigan beach leave room to be either alone with nature or
to spend quality time with the family. Hiking, fishing, picnic areas, nature
and cross-country ski trails are available. Located approximately 35 miles
north of Milwaukee. Exit I-43 at CTH D, turn right one mile to park
entrance. (262) 285-3015.
Enjoy a 350-acre nature sanctuary
located 30 miles northwest of Milwaukee between Saukville and West Bend. The
Center is a breeding habitat for 67 species of birds. It includes over 10
miles of hiking and cross-country ski trails along the Milwaukee River.
Sauk Creek Nature Preserve
Located in the heart of Port
Washington, this 20+ acre natural area offers hiking trails, bird-watching,
and fishing in the rapids of the Sauk Creek. Owned and maintained by the
Ozaukee-Washington Land Trust, the area is accessible from Moore Rd. or
: Reputed to be one of the largest and most
biologically interesting wetlands in southern Wisconsin, this 2000 + acre
natural area is located 30 miles north of Milwaukee, just west of Saukville.
Adjoining the Bog is he UWM Field Station that provides facilities for
research in wetland ecology, animal behavior, plant population biology, and
fish ecology. (262) 675-6844.
A 30 mile non-vehicular recreational
trail which follows the old interurban rail line. The scenic
trail takes the traveler through the communities and country side of Ozaukee
County. Pedestrians, bicyclist, in-line skaters, and cross-country
skiers are invited to use the trail.
The County owns 15 park and open space areas encompassing over 1,227
acres ranging in size from 0.4 acres at Harborview Park to 293 acres at
Hawthorne Hills Park/Golf Course. Each park and open space serves its own
special purpose within the community. And during the winter months Snowmobile Trails, several miles of
off-road snowmobile trails are available throughout the county. Call (262)
238-8259 for further information.
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