New Glarus Woods State Park

New Glarus Woods is a 411-acre state park with direct access to the Sugar River State Trail. The property lies on the edge of Wisconsin’s driftless area and contains dense woodlands, native wildflowers and deep ravines. Open areas that have been restored to prairie attract Grasshopper Sparrows and Dickcissels. This property has a rich mix of bird life, especially warblers in spring and fall. Some of the hiking trails are interpreted and there are nature programs and organized hikes offered by staff and volunteers. Mammals common here are coyotes, gray fox, deer and badger. Cty NN is part of the famous “Old Lead Road” which connected Mineral Point to Milwaukee.

Directions: From New Glarus, travel 2 miles south on Hwy 69, then .1 mile west on Cty NN.

New Glarus Woods State Park map

Gazetteer: Page 27, B-6 (prior to 10th edition). | Page 92, B-2 (10th edition).

Phone: 608/527-2335 (New Glarus Woods State Park).

Web site: WDNR New Glarus Woods State Park

Signature Species: Hermit Thrush, Indigo Bunting and Scarlet Tanager.

Rare species: Warbling Vireo, White-eyed Vireo, Red-eyed Vireo, and Yellowbilled Cuckoo.

Parking: Parking lots.

Nearest Food & Lodging: New Glarus.