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Ledge View Nature Center, Chilton

4.9
#57 of 86 in Wildlife in Wisconsin
Wildlife Area · Educational Site
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Ledge View Nature Center is a 105-acre (0.42 km2) park and interpretive center. It is located two miles (3 km) south of Chilton, Wisconsin. The facility is part of the Calumet County Parks system operated by Calumet County.

The park features 2.5 miles (4.0 km) of hiking and cross country ski trails through field and forest; a 60-foot (18 m) observation tower; an arboretum; a butterfly garden; a rain garden; prairie; three natural solution dolomite caves accessible only by guided tour; and a quarry. The Ledge Views caves are one of two publicly owned park systems accessible in eastern Wisconsin with the other being Cherney Maribel Caves County Park in neighboring Manitowoc County, Wisconsin. The nature center offers school programs in caving, sedimentary geology, maple syruping, and winter ecology on traditional wood-framed snowshoes. It also has exhibits which explain the geology of the area, including the drumlins and the Niagara Escarpment. The interpretive center has interactive exhibits on lake sturgeon, birds, bats of Wisconsin, and the Niagara Escarpment, in addition to some live animals.
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  • The cave tour and crawling was AWESOME. We are 60 and 1 is overweight and the other claustiphobic, but we LOVED this adventure and could do it! Louise from Australia was super cool and encouraging.....  more
    The cave tour and crawling was AWESOME. We are 60 and 1 is overweight and the other claustiphobic, but we LOVED this adventure and could do it! Louise from Australia was super cool and encouraging.....  more »
  • Went trillium hunting here in May and was not disappointed. Also found many other woodland staple flowers, along with the novelty of the ledges rock formations and caves (not open the day we were... 
    Went trillium hunting here in May and was not disappointed. Also found many other woodland staple flowers, along with the novelty of the ledges rock formations and caves (not open the day we were...  more »
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  • Great park. Wear the right kind of shoes so u can enjoy the place better then I did in flip flops lol.. This place is beautiful and big! Bring the family for a picnic and bring a camera it is breathtaking!
  • Awesome place for a hike. Dogs are allowed. The ledges are fun to climb around on. Hiking can be easy if you stay up top but difficult if your going to climb the ledges.

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