Brockway Ponds (291/681)

Brockway Ponds consists of 5 separate ponds and associated wetlands within the Jackson County Forest.  The ponds can be reached via Funmaker Road, just south of STH 54.  From there, sandy trails, more or less, lead to the ponds. On my visit, water covered the road adjacent to the northernmost pond, which precluded access to…

Kohler Park Dunes (238/679)

Kohler Park Dunes features a stunning series of sand dunes and a mile of Lake Michigan shoreline within Kohler-Andrae State Park in Sheboygan County.  Several access points can be used including parking areas on Beach Park Lane at the northern boundary, near the Sanderling Nature Center in the park, and on Old Park Road at the…

Detroit Harbor, SNA #413 (178/675)

Detroit Harbor contains a mixture of wetlands and a northern mesic forest on Washington Island in Door County.  A car/passenger ferry leaves from Gils Rock at the northern tip of Door County and arrives a stone’s throw from the natural area on Washington Island.  As I recall, it is not cheap as you must pay…

Butler Lake & Flynn’s Spring, SNA #257 (89/674)

Butler Lake features the namesake lake and spring, as well as a short segment of the Parnell Esker.  It is one of 11 SNA’s found within the Northern Unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest.  Access is easy via a large parking area at a bend in Butler Lake Road.  There is a boat landing…

Rose Lake, SNA #538 (64/674)

Rose Lake is a shallow seepage lake in Jefferson County surrounded by rich wetlands and prairie/savanna in the process of restoration.  Rose Lake SNA overlaps with Dorothy Carnes County Park and vice versa.  The main access point is via Radloff Lane which leads to a large parking lot and picnic area.  A trailhead is also…