Hunt Hill Audubon Nature Center and Sanctuary
Hunt Hill is a year-round environmental education center with 500 acres of mature northern forest (oak, birch, aspen, white pine, ash), five glacial lakes, bogs, prairie/oak savanna, and marshy shorelines. The property includes two designated state natural areas and ten miles of hiking trails. Common species include Bald Eagles, Sandhill Cranes, Loons, Green Herons, Great Blue Herons, many warblers, songbirds, raptors, Ruffed Grouse, wild turkey, deer, otters, fisher, and bear. Self-guided hikes are encouraged, or optional.
Directions: From Sarona travel east 0.5 mile on Cty D, turn north 0.5 mile on Cty P, turn east on Audubon Road (watch for small, white sanctuary directional sign) 2 miles to Hunt Hill Road which is the gravel driveway into the sanctuary (watch for entrance sign on north side of road).
Gazetteer: Page 84, C-2 (prior to 10th edition). | Page 32, D-2 (10th edition)..
Amenities: Hunt Hill offers a variety of programs and course offerings year round. Paid, naturalist-guided hikes can be scheduled. The Center’s dining facilities and dormitories can accommodate groups up to 75. Other amenities include a library, campfire rings, waterfront/swimming beach and canoes.
Phone: 715/635-6543 (Hunt Hill Audubon Nature Center).
Web site: Hunt Hill Audubon Nature Center
Rarities: Pileated Woodpeckers, Osprey, Red-shouldered Hawks, warblers, and Harris’s Sparrows.
Admission fee: Voluntary entry fee for day use; established fees for course offerings and programs.