Woodland Dunes Nature Center and State Natural Area
Woodland Dunes is one of the premier birding areas in the county. Located between Manitowoc and Two Rivers, this 1,200-acre reserve offers boardwalks, observation areas and 6 miles of hiking trails to explore its woodlands, meadows and marshes. Common avian residents include ten species of sparrows, Ruffed Grouse, Acadian Flycatcher, and White-eyed Vireo. The State Natural Area highlights the ancient ridges and swales that are found near the lakeshore. Many ridges are timbered with aspen, white birch, beech and hemlock trees. The tremendous variety of plant species found here attract many species of birds, especially warblers and thrushes.
Directions: Located 7 miles east of I-43 on Hwy 310, toward Two Rivers. (Address is 3000 Hawthorne Ave, which is Hwy 310.)
Gazetteer: Page 56, C-4 (prior to 10th edition). | Page 73, D-6 (10th edition).
Signature species: Songbirds, raptors, waterfowl, and shorebirds.
Rare species: Osprey, Red-shouldered Hawk, and Mourning Warbler.
Seasonality: Open all year.
Nearest food & lodging: Two Rivers and Manitowoc.