Logan Creek features northern wet-mesic and upland hardwood forests along the northern shore of Clark Lake and a short stretch of Logan Creek. A large parking area is found on Loritz Road. This site is owned by The Ridges Sanctuary, LLC and similar to their eponymous sanctuary, a day-use fee is required for use of the trails.
This site is a very nice walk in the woods. From the parking area, you proceed across an open area and into the woods. Several trails circle through the trees. The southern portion of the site is the typical northern hardwood forest. Though we seemed to have missed most of the ephemerals here, we did note large-flowered trillium and wood anemone. Proceeding to the north, we entered the wet-mesic forest with mostly white cedar and black ash. Along the way, there is a observation deck with a view of Clark Lake on which we observed Canada geese and mute swans floating by. Angling to the northeast, we made our way to the namesake Logan Creek, which is recognized as an Outstanding Water Resource. I would classify this site as family friendly; there are some gentle slopes from west to east when you enter the forest, but aside from that, the trails are very easy to navigate. Enjoy a peaceful walk through the forest!
More of my photos (and full-res) from Logan Creek can be viewed here.
|Natural Communities / Geology||Northern Wet-Mesic Forest, Creek, Lake, Upland Hardwood Forest|
|Parking||Parking Lot (gravel)|
|Easy to Find||Yes|
|Best Seen By||Foot|
|Ownership||The Ridges Sanctuary, LLC; More info: Wisconsin DNR|