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Schoofs Preserve in Hartford

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


This 51-acre preserve, located in the Town of Erin, is owned and managed by Ozaukee Washington Land Trust. It contains a diversity of wetland habitats such as lowland hardwood, lowland conifer, lowland mixed, fresh (wet) meadow, a small pond, Flynn Creek and an intermittent stream. The upland habitats of the property include hardwood forest, upland meadow and a conifer plantation. The intermittent stream system is approximately 2,100 linear feet and Flynn Creek runs 1,400 feet through the preserve. A well-maintained trail system runs throughout for hiking and cross-country skiing (the trail is not groomed.)


Because of the diverse habitats this preserve is home to birds such as eagles, falcons and hawks; mammals such as deer and coyotes and numerous small fish and aquatic insects.


There are no amenities at this preserve.


There is a tiny off-road parking area that holds two vehicles. Otherwise, parking is along the edge of Shannon Road.



For more information, go to the Ozaukee Washington Land Trust website.

For a trail map, click here.


Gallery (click to enlarge)



5401 Shannon Road
53027, Hartford, WI, US