Hemlock Draw, SNA #535 (2/674)

Hemlock Draw is a property owned by The Nature Conservancy and the site of recent invasive species control efforts, in particular buckthorn and garlic mustard.  The site is seemingly hemmed in by agricultural fields, but natural beauty awaits within.  There is a narrow hiking trail that leads beyond a TNC gate through the forest and alongside Honey Creek with creek crossings a potential requirement depending on how far along the trail you proceed.

Hemlock Draw is a wonderment of spring ephemeral wildflowers and the natural beauty of the wooded draw only adds to the experience.  Quartzite outcroppings provide additional texture to the landscape and reminders of the glacial age that shaped much of Wisconsin.

More of my photos from Hemlock Draw can be viewed here.

Additional Information

SNA # 535
County Sauk
Parking Roadside (south of mailbox)
Trails Yes
Easy to Find Yes
Best Seen By Foot
Marked Boundaries No
Ownership The Nature Conservancy (More info: Wisconsin DNR)
Located Within na
Dates Visited 5.30.09 / 5.8.10 / 7.23.13

Sauk County

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