Maywood – Ellwood H. May Environmental Park
This park shares a common border with Evergreen Park. Habitats vary over the 120-acre site from restored prairie to old-field, hardwood forest, ponds, mixed woods and the Pigeon River. Well-marked trails provide access to all parts of the property. It has boardwalks and bridges, a visitor’s center, gift shop and a viewing platform. Public programs are offered year round. Spring and fall migrations of warblers are as good here as anywhere along the Lake Michigan coast. Look for interesting sparrows in the fields and listen for American Woodcocks in the spring.
Directions: From I-43, take exit #128 (Hwy 42) southeast 1.1 miles and turn right on Mueller Road. Park entrance is on the left.
Gazetteer: Page 47, B-7 (prior to 10th edition). | Page 81, C-5 (10th edition).
Web site: Ellwood H. May Environmental Park
Signature Species: American Woodcock and Red-tailed Hawk.
Rare species: Sharp-shinned Hawk and Hooded Warbler.
Seasonality: Open all year.
Parking: Parking lot.
Nearest food & lodging: Sheboygan.