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BIG BLUESTERN TRAIL
This relatively flat trail circles around a beautiful native prairie habitat. The trail totals to about 1.25 miles, with an elevation only varying 20 ft at the highest and lowest points. An excellent location for an easy stroll with access to parking, the Greenwald Information Kiosk, and the main property.
LITTLE BLUESTERN TRAIL
A cut off through the native prairie that joins Big Bluestern by adding 0.25 mile that weaves its way through the middle of the 80 acre prairie, between South and East Cove Roads.
This 0.63 mile trail encompasses a stroll down a gradual 50 foot hill into a large basin full of vegetation. After climbing back up and around the top edge of the basin remember to take a glimpse of the view.
A short trail 0.2 mile that can be added onto your adventures on the Ridgeline Trail. This short walk has a wide variety of plants from pine trees to prairie plants.
Use this 0.25 mile trail to connect to the prairie trails from the Ridgeline Trail. Experience this flat grassland area as you wind around alongside the main driveway.
Directions to Carpenter Nature Center’s Wisconsin Campus
300 East Cove Road, Hudson, WI
From Carpenter Nature Center: Go south on County Road 21 approximately 1 mile to Hwy. 10. Turn left and stay on Hwy 10 through Prescott, WI. Turn left at the stoplight onto Hwy 29. Turn left onto County Road F going north for 9 miles. Turn left onto East Cove Road, heading west for approximately a quarter mile to 300 East Cove Road.
From Hudson: Go south on County Road F. Turn right on East Cove Road, heading west for approximately a quarter mile to 300 East Cove Road.