Ledge View County Park and Nature Center
This 104-acre county park is home to the Ledge View Nature Center. The park has a 60-foot observation tower, an abandoned Niagara dolostone quarry, three natural caves, an arboretum and 2.5 miles of hiking trails. There is an exhibit building with live animals and museum-quality interactive educational exhibits on the Niagara Escarpment, bats, lake sturgeon and birds. Hike on your own or join one of the naturalists for a bird hike. Explore the caves with a guide or climb the observation tower to get a bird’s-eye view of the area. The escarpment is so named because it runs west from Niagara Falls, disappears under Lake Erie, reappears in Door County and runs south through Illinois to Iowa.
Directions: Located on Short Road 1.5 miles south of Chilton via Cty G.
Gazetteer: Page 55, D-7 (prior to 10th edition). | Page 72, F-2 (10th edition).
Web site: Ledge View Nature Center
Signature species: Red-bellied Woodpecker, Bobolink, Eastern Wood Pewee and Willow Flycatcher.
Rare species: Loggerhead
Shrike, Common Raven and Scarlet
Parking: Parking lot.
Nearest food & lodging: Chilton.