Woodland Dunes, SNA (255/679)

Woodland Dunes featuers a series of forested ridges and swales that represent former shorelines of Lake Michigan.  The site is owned by the Woodland Dunes Nature Center which has a headquarters/nature center building just north of the natural area on STH 310/Hawthorne Avenue.  Trails lead from the nature center north, but none head south into the…

Woodman Lake Sand Prairie & Dead Lake, SNA #251 (208/675)

Woodman Lake Sand Prairie & Dead Lake features a sand prairie and barrens complex and the very shallow Deep Lake, all part of the Lower Wisconsin State Riverway.  Access is via Woodman Lake Road north of STH 133 and the town of Woodman.  A parking area is located on th east side of Woodman Lake…

North Bay, SNA #381 (110/675)

North Bay features a long list of natural communities including various forest and wetland types (see table below) and certainly is more diverse than its name implies.  Such is the case sometimes with SNA names.  At times a site may be named X Lake and it really is just the lake.  Other times it is much…

Meridian Park, SNA #544 (105/675)

Meridian Park features an interesting collection of natural communities approximately equidistant between the equator and the North Pole (hence the name).  It is accessible from a wayside on the west side of Hwy 57.  It is an official Door County Park, though there is little more than you’d find at a smaller wayside and scant…