Ellison Bluff County Park & State Natural Area
This 174-acre park offers one of the most beautiful blufftop views in the county. A wooden observation deck and walkway provides a safe but spectacular bird’s eye view of the lake from atop the 100-foot limestone bluffs and is an excellent place to view spectacular sunsets. An enclosed catwalk extends out over the bluff where you can observe Rough-winged Swallows hunting for insects. Also, watch for American Redstarts, Great-crested Flycatchers and Broad-winged Hawks.
Directions: From Ellison Bay, travel south one mile on Hwy 42 to Porcupine Bay Road. Turn west and follow signs to the park.
Gazetteer: Page 81, BC-8 (prior to 10th edition). | Page 51, CD-6 (10th edition).
Signature species: Wood Thrush and Scarlet Tanager.
Rare species: Yellow-throated Vireo, and Pileated Woodpecker.
Seasonality: Open all year.
Parking: Parking lot.
Nearest food & lodging: Ellison Bay.