Harrington Beach State Park
This 637-acre park has one mile of Lake Michigan frontage and boasts a bird list of 256 species, making it one of the best places to bird watch in the state. Spring and fall migrations bring spectacular concentrations of waterfowl offshore. In the spring, nearly every species of warbler adorns the trees in the hardwood forests and white cedar lowland swamp. In the fall, hawk migrations are spectacular as they move south along the safety of the shoreline. The open fields, shrub carr and wetlands are great places to explore. Hiking trails access the entire property. The park offers a visitor center, boardwalks, geocaching for those who come in search of adventure, or a refreshing swim in Quarry Lake.
Directions: At Belgium, exit I-43 on Cty D, then east 1.5 miles to the park entrance.
Gazetteer: Page 39, A-7 (prior to 10th edition). | Page 80, F-4 (10th edition).
Web site: WDNR Harrington Beach State Park
Signature Species: Clay-colored Sparrow, White-eyed vireo, and Yellow-breasted Chat.
Rare Species: Red-throated Loon, Surf Scoter, and Harlequin Duck.
Seasonality: Open all year.
Parking: Parking lots.
Nearest food & lodging: Lake Church and Belgium.
Fees: State Park fees apply.