Lac Lawrann Conservancy in West Bend
A 137-acre nature preserve featuring lakes, ponds, wetlands, native hardwood forest, red pine plantation, tall grass prairie, and glacial landscapes such as kettles, kames, and an esker. A refuge for over 300 species of plants, over 200 species of birds, and a wide variety of mammals as well as reptiles and amphibians.
Listed by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology as an ebird hotspot. Pond/wetland species include ducks, geese, heron, and grebe; upland species include bluebird, flycatchers, woodpeckers, and warblers; raptors such as hawks, owls, and osprey also are often sighted.
Mammals include deer, squirrel, beaver, mink, muskrat and badger.
Lac Lawrann Conservancy has 4 miles of hiking trails and adjacent Royal Oaks Park has another 1.5 miles of trails. During winter, the conservancy offers 2.8 miles of groomed classical cross-country skiing on designated trails. Snowshoeing is encouraged on another set of trails.
For more information, go to Friends of Lac Lawrann Conservancy.
For a trail map, click here.
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Address300 Schmidt Road
53095, West Bend, WI, US