Woodland Dunes Nature Center & Preserve
Woodland Dunes is located near an ecological “tension zone” between two distinct areas of natural vegetation in Wisconsin. Both northern and southern species of plants and animals are found here.
Formed on ancient beach dunes and wet swales, Woodland Dunes offers six trails that allow visitors to explore the 1,200 acre preserve that includes woodlands, meadows and marshes. All trails are relatively level and easily hiked; they range from ¼ to 2 ½ miles long. Two of the trails, Cattail and Yellow Birch, are wheelchair accessible boardwalks. In winter, trails are open for cross- country skiing, although not groomed. Trails are open from sunrise to sunset. Explore our interpretive center, butterfly garden, and two accessible boardwalks to learn about this remarkable wild area.
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At Woodland Dunes we are seeking to protect a delicate but vital natural environment, not only for all the wildlife and plant species that live here, but for generations of families seeking a connection with the natural world. Please help us in our preservation efforts by following these simple rules.
Stay on the trail—Our forest floor and wetlands support many species of birds, animals and plants. If you venture off the path you may be harming a precious environment.
No pets—Domesticated animals can be very harmful to the wildlife and plants established in our natural area. An exception is the Ice Age Trail, where pets on a leash are allowed.
No bicycles, snowmobiles or other vehicles—Our trails are designed for the enjoyment of their unique natural surroundings. Slow down and take the time to observe the beauty of nature.
No smoking—Did you know that cigarette filters can be harmful to animals and birds?
Closed: Sat from Nov-March, and Sun year round