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Badertscher Preserve in Muskego

Activities: Birding, Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking, Hunting, Snowshoeing, Wildlife Viewing

wetland panorama


City of Muskego preserve with 104 acres of diverse terrain, including wetlands with a relatively rare calcareous fen plant community; a nine-acre woodland with a mixture of hardwood tree species; restored prairies; a rare 12-acre oak savanna. The adjacent, city-owned Ridges Conservation site makes this effectively a 130-acre park of tremendous diversity and significance.


A network of trails allows foot travel to all portions of the property with connection to the Ridges Conservation site. Trails can be used for cross country skiing and snowshoeing in winter. The site is also open for archery hunting (but not gun hunting.)


Dogs are not allowed in the preserve.


For more information go to the City of Muskego website.

For a trail map, click here.

To see additional photos from Badertscher on Flickr, click here.

Link to stories in The Natural Realm:

Photo essay: Badertscher Preserve in midsummer.

Badertscher Preserve in Muskego: A Hidden Gem.



Gallery (click to enlarge)



S74W20312 Field Drive
53150, Muskego, WI, US