Cudahy Woods (299/686)

Cudahy Woods features several forested natural communities: mesic, dry-mesic, and wet-mesic just a short distance from the Milwaukee Airport.  An unmarked driveway on the south side of College Avenue, approximately 1.5 miles east of I94.  The driveway leads to a small parking area and subsequently a paved loop closer to the trailhead.

The trail forms a loop, at the bottom of which, a spur of the trail leads across a footbridge over a small stream and to another loop south of the stream.  The trail is not marked, but very obvious as it is quite worn.    A photo of the trail map is shown below.  Both of my visits here have been in summer/early autumn and as a result I have missed both spring ephemeral and fall color seasons.  Those would be the best times to visit this site, in my opinion.  Otherwise, prepare for a nice walk under a thick canopy of trees with little light to photograph in.  Not too shabby for being smack dab in the city of Milwaukee!

More of my photos (and full-res) from Cudahy Woods can be viewed here.

Just under 400 more blog posts to go!  Well, actually a few more than that remain; counting SNA’s delisted since I started and a few SNA’s to be designated, the current total is 689, though hopefully, that will increase!

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Additional Information

SNA # 351
County Milwaukee
Natural Communities / Geology Southern Dry-Mesic Forest, Southern Mesic Forest, Southern Wet-Mesic Forest
Size (Acres) 42
Parking Parking Lot (paved)
Trails Yes
Easy to Find Yes
Best Seen By Foot
Marked Boundaries Yes
Ownership Milwaukee County; More info: Wisconsin DNR
Located Within n/a
Dates Visited 6.16.13 / 9.3.16

Milwaukee County
Milwaukee County

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