This rare remnant prairie overlooking Lake Michigan is of great biological significance and sensory satisfaction. Starting in May, wander amongst the vast array of plants that bloom in sublime profusion.
- Wonderfully rich remnant prairie along Lake Michigan
- Lots of birds and butterflies
- May: Shooting stars cover the prairie
Best Times to Visit:
- May – September for the wildflowers that bloom continuously throughout the growing season
Mike’s Thoughts: This preserve will reward you every time you visit. So visit often. Situated along the Lake Michigan shore, the phrase, “cooler near the lake,” describes the climate here. On sweltering summer days, Chiwaukee Prairie is a refreshing place to visit. And, please, please, don’t miss the “hyperventilatingly beautiful” display of shooting stars in May.
Notes: No official trails, so please wander with care.
Learn more about Chiwaukee Prairie from these websites:
- Chiwaukee Prairie Preservation Fund
- Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
- The Nature Conservancy