Havenwoods State Forest
The property was once farmed but now serves as an outdoor classroom and a place for the urban dweller to enjoy diverse property where wildlife thrives. Purchased in the early 1900s, it served a variety of uses, but in 1979, the DNR began restoration of the lands. Today, 6 miles of trails take you through grasslands, forests, and wetlands. An arboretum and Environmental Awareness Center serve the public with opportunities to learn more about forests and other habitats. Bobolinks, Sandhill Cranes, and Wild Turkeys are some of the birds that enjoy this piece of country in an urban setting.
Directions: From I-43, exit at Silver Spring Drive, then west to North Sherman Blvd (N43rd St.) to Douglas Avenue. Turn west on Douglas 1 block to entrance.
Gazetteer: Page 39, C-6 (prior to 10th edition). | Page 88, D-3 (10th edition).
Web site: Havenwoods State Forest
Signature species: Sedge Wren, Field Sparrow, and Common Yellowthroat.
Rare species: Long-eared Owl and White-eyed Vireo.
Seasonality: Open all year; Nature Center open Mon- Fri 8am-4pm with some weekend programming.
Parking: Parking lots.
Nearest food & lodging: Milwaukee.