Norskedalen Nature and Heritage Center

“The Norwegian Valley,” or Norskedalen, is a 400-acre cultural and historic site that includes a modern visitor center and museum, several restored log pioneer farmsteads, and five miles of hiking/cross-country ski trails. The trails meander through a variety of habitats that are attractive to many species of birds and animals. The flatter lands on these “Coulee” parcels (noted for their steep ridges and valleys) were once farmed. Today, these grassy fields attract meadowlarks, Sedge Wrens and Bobolinks. The property’s woodlands and ravines are home to Great Crested Flycatchers, White-eyed Vireo and Baltimore Orioles.

Directions: Located 3 miles north of Coon Valley on Cty PI.

Gazetteer: Page 40, C-2 (prior to 10th edition). | Page 74, C-4 (10th edition).

Norskedalen map

Phone: 608/452-3424.

Web site: Norskedalen Nature and Heritage Center

Signature Species: Black-billed Cuckoo, Tufted Titmouse & Eastern Bluebird.

Seasonality: Nature trails open all year. Nature center open summer Mon-Sat 10am-6pm, Sun noon-6pm; winter Mon-Fri 10am-4pm, Sun noon-4pm.

Parking: Parking lots.

Fee: Admission fees apply.

Nearest food & lodging: Coon Valley, 3 miles south on Cty. PI.