Director of Education Tom Finley will guide us through the Pike Lake Unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest, which lies in the middle of the beautiful hilly region known as the Kettle Moraine – a strip of glacial landforms extending throughout southeast Wisconsin. A striking and key feature of the park, named after the popular 522-acre spring fed kettle lake, is Powder Hill: a glacial kame.
We’ll climb the 60-foot tower on this hilltop for a breathtaking 360-degree view of the countryside for many miles around. We’ll also hike the scenic Black Forest Nature Trail and look for animals that inhabit the woods. Located just east of Hartford along Highway 60, our day begins at the Visitor Center to better acquaint ourselves with the landscape. Our hike will cover a variety of habitats from forest and prairie to field and water. After a bag lunch on tables near the lake, our afternoon will see us hiking portions of the Ice Age Trail.
The beauty of the landscape, coupled with the constant anticipation of discovery in these bio-diverse communities makes this format always rewarding. Expect several miles of hiking over moderate, undulating terrain. Please bring your own lunch and water. Further details and directions will be emailed to registered participants prior to the trip. A vehicle admission sticker is required.
This program will take place entirely outdoors. Please read our current mask policy before participation.
Members: $45 | Non-Members: $60