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SAVANNA TRAIL

Beginning  behind the Interpretive Center, this 1.0 mile paved trail leads you through several habitats including a grassland, a deciduas forest, an oak savanna, and an apple orchard. Visit the Ravine Lookout & the River Overlook.

NORTH LOOP TRAIL

Accessed by either the Self-Guided Trail or the Savanna Trail, this 1.0 mile paved trail, which circles an old orchard, offers a view of our “sugarbush,” where sap is collected from boxelder trees in the spring for making pure maple syrup. The trail also passes the Trailside Lodge and a pine plantation.

SOUTH RIVER BLUFF TRAIL

This steeply sloped woodchip trail, accessed at the top by the Savanna Trail, winds among limestone ledges 0.1 mile down to an old railroad bed along the Saint Croix River.

RIVER TRAIL

As you walk through a deciduous forest, this 0.1 mile steep woodchip trail brings you down the ravine to the river. This trail is reached at the top by the Savanna Trail and at the bottom by the railroad bed.

NORTH RIVER BLUFF TRAIL

Beginning from the North Loop Trail, this moderately steep woodchip trail goes for 0.7 miles to the railroad bed which runs along the Saint Croix River.

PRAIRIE TRAIL

Visit our prairie restoration site across County Road 21 to see native praire plants in the spring, summer, and fall. The outer grass loop is 1.4 miles with several mowed paths that branch off throughout the prairie.

RAILROAD BED TRAIL

After descending by either the River Trail, the North Bluff Trail, or the South River Bluff Trail, follow this 1.0 mile grass trail along the beautiful Saint Croix River.

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BIG BLUESTEM TRAIL

This relatively flat trail circles around a beautiful restored prairie. The trail totals to about 1.25 miles,  with an elevation varying 20 ft at the highest and lowest points; an easy stroll with access to parking, the Greenwald Information Kiosk, and the main property.

LITTLE BLUESTEM TRAIL

A short 0.25 mile trail through the restored prairie that joins Big Bluestem, weaving its way through the middle of the 80 acre prairie, between South and East Cove Roads.

RIDGELINE TRAIL

This 0.63 mile trail encompasses a stroll down a  gradual 50 foot hill into a large basin full of vegetation. From the top edge of the basin take a glimpse of the spectacular view. This is also a great place to spot birds nesting.

INDIGO TRAIL

This short 0.2 mile trail has a wide variety of plants from pine trees to prairie plants. In early summer, look for blooming Indigo in the prairie.

GOLDENROD TRAIL

Use this 0.25 mile trail to connect to the prairie trails from the Ridgeline Trail. Experience this flat grassland area as you walk alongside the main driveway.

ACORN TRAIL

This 1.2 mile long trail winds around a deciduous forest with a gently sloping hill. Look for deer, squirrels, woodpeckers, and owl nests along the way.

LAURIE & AL HEIN TRAIL

Beginning from the Acorn Trail entrance, this 0.25 mile trail is surrounded by tall trees and is located in the middle of a deciduous forest. This trail was a favorite walk for Al and Laurie Hein when they lived on this property.