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Hawthorne Hills Park in Saukville

Activities: Birding, Cross-Country Skiing, Fishing, Hiking, Picnicking, Wildlife Viewing

Hawthorne Hills Park and Shady Lane Natural Area



286-acre Hawthorne Hills Park includes a golf course, picnic areas, pond and hiking trails. A 57-acre undeveloped woodland is contiguous with an additional 62.5 acres known as Shady Lane Natural Area. Both include Milwaukee River frontage. Identified as an ebird hotspot.


Shady Lane is a natural area of regional significance because of the variety of plants, including 75 species of trees, shrubs and wildflowers. The forest, dominated by sugar maple, beech, red oak, and basswood, remains much as it was in pre-settlement times. Spring wildflowers include white trillium, trout lily, jack-in-the-pulpit, wood anemone, bloodroot, goldenseal and Indian pipe.


The trails are groomed in winter for both stride and skate cross-country skiing.


The shared entrance to Hawthorne Hills Park and Shady Lane Natural area is located at 4880 Highway I, just north of Hawthorne Hills Golf Course. The entrance also is shared with Pioneer Village and H.H.Peters Youth Camp.



For more information, go to Hawthorne Hills Park.

For an Ozaukee County Parks map, click here.


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4880 County Rd I
53080, Saukville, WI, US