Announcing a new Meetup for Milwaukee Campers, Backpackers and Hikers!What
: Sunday at the Lion's DenWhen
: Sunday, August 29, 2010 12:00 PMWhere
: Lion's Den Gorge Nature Preserve
511 High Bluff Drive
Grafton, WI 53024
How about a Sunday stroll in the park 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm?!?!
I know it's short notice, but I just got a day off and wanted to get another hike up on the boards!
This 73-acre park was part of an undeveloped Lake Michigan Shoreline property in the Town of Grafton.The park offers tremendous viewing and educational opportunities, including access to a Natural Area that has remained untouched since before the European settlement of Wisconsin. The park is also adjacent to a 44-acre Waterfowl Production Area, owned by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. Gravel trails, trail bridges and stairways, bluff vistas, and several elevated board walk trails have been added to the park. This public access includes almost 0.7 miles of 90 to 100 foot high bluffs looking out onto Lake Michigan and a mixture of wetland/upland areas that provide diverse habitats for native wildflowers, shrubs, and trees that are useful for all types of wildlife, such as migratory birds, game birds and waterfowl, amphibians, and mammals.
This is a great time for singles, couples, families, pets (on a leash), or anyone to just get out and have a nice day at a great place with even better people. There are basic facilities for when "nature calls" (no pun intended), which is to say there are two outhouses. No water tap, but if you are really adventurous, there are streams that are ground filtered running into the lake which you can filter. I wouldn't recommend it since we are in Wisconsin, there's a farm right next door :)
If lost call [masked], look for Green Honda Accord, I'll be there with my dog!
Park Web Info and Maps: http://www.co.ozaukee.wi.us/planningparks/LionsDen_Facilities.aspGOOGLE DIRECTIONS
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