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Heckrodt Wetland Reserve, Menasha

#39 of 77 in Wildlife in Wisconsin
Must see · Wildlife Area · Nature / Park
Heckrodt Wetland Reserve is a 76-acre urban nature reserve with habitats including forested wetland, cattail marsh, open water, created prairie, open field, and upland forest.
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  • Trails were well groomed and easy to navigate. Saw lots of deer. Trail maps were available. It was a little windy. Once we were in the wooded areas, it was perfect for a winter walk. Great way to end....  more »
  • My friend and I took our little ones out for a walk in the mid morning. It was beautiful to walk on the boardwalks through the wetland area. We got to see plenty of cranes, deer, and other animals...  more »
  • This was our first visit and what a cool place!! We must have drove past this place a gazillion times without realizing it was there,lol,but now that we know all about it, it's going to be a regular favorite destination spot, regardless of the season..the entire sanctuary is so easy to walk,the paths are beautiful and so well kept,they're great for strollers or wheelchairs and they're wide enough for kids to run! We saw one big deer standing right in the middle of the path& squirrels everywhere. Lots of different birds,too..the grounds themselves are absolutely immaculate,not even a gum wrapper on the ground which was unbelievable &very awesome! The indoor section of the sanctuary is just as amazing with all sorts things for kids to see&learn and actually TOUCH! Although the indoor learning center is more geared towards school aged children&adults,there are other things to do and see for the younger kids as well! We had a great time there and look forward to coming back in Autumn! The trees will be spectacular!!
  • Heckrodt is an amazing oasis that is easily accessible for all. This is where I go to escape, even for a short walk, from the everyday grind. It is like stepping into a magical world where you can forget about your worries and experience and appreciate the wonders of nature. Almost every time I go to Heckrodt I see some sort of wild life, whether it be owls, foxes, groundhogs or deer. It is natural beauty at it's finest. The staff that are working here are always friendly and helpful. If you haven't been here definitely check it out!

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