Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest
Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center Boardwalk Trail
The visitor center Boardwalk trail offers great wildlife viewing opportunities of birds, wterfowl, muskrat, frogs, and turtles. The trail is open year-round and visitors are welcome to walk, snowshoe or cross-country ski.
Trail Length: The trail has two loops: The north loop is 0.5 mile, the south loop 0.5 mile, and the distance around the perimiter is 0.7 mile.
What to Expect: The Visitor Center Boardwalk Trail is relatively level with a firm surface of crushed granite, pavement and boardwalks allowing for easy access for people of all abilities. The trail winds through mature cedar and black ash forests with vistas of sedge meadow and wetland habitats. Benches every 400 feet allow for reflection and relaxed viewing opportunities. Interpretive wayside exhibits tell the story of glacial history, forests, wildlife and wetland habitats. Guided nature walks are offered during the summer months.
Directions to Boardwalk Trailhead: From Ashland drive 2.5 miles west on US Highway 2 and turn right (north) on County Highway G. Travel 100 feet and turn right (east) to the Visitor Center parking area.
Visit the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center web site to learn more about what it has to offer!
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