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Hawthorn Glen in Milwaukee

Activities: Birding, Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking, Nature Center, Picnicking, Snowshoeing, Wildlife Viewing

This 25-acre preserve is owned by Milwaukee Public Schools, which use it as an Outdoor Education Center serving students in Milwaukee area schools. It features a large woodland, small prairie, fen, and pond, a pollinator garden, a steep bluff, and a large open field. A ¾-mile nature trail connects them all and becomes a cross-country ski trail in winter (ski rentals available).


Amenities include a small Nature Museum, playing fields, picnic shelter and tables, and a playground.


The Nature Museum is free and open to the public, but has limited hours.


For more information, including museum hours, go to the MPS Recreation website.


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Hawthorn Glen: A hidden gem awaiting discovery!


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1130 N 60th St
53208, Milwaukee, WI, US