Trails at Mosquito Hill

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The Mosquito Hill Nature Center trails are open to enjoy from sunrise until sunset 7 days a week except during the gun deer hunting season. Due to Outagamie County ordinances, pets are not permitted on the trails.

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Points of Interest on Map

1. Interpretive Building  2. Butterfly House  3. Observatory  4. Frog Pond  5. Prairie  6. Oxbow Pond  7. Wet meadow  8. Scenic Overlook  9. Dear Enclosure  10. Historic Ski Jump Site

Overlook Trail
(1.05 mi. w/loop, 0.8 mi. w/out loop) winds through northern hardwood forest past sandstone outcroppings to the top of Mosquito Hill. The view from the top is spectacular, reaching miles into Outagamie and Waupaca counties. Meets up with Succession Loop, Wet Meadow Trail, and Upper Deer Path Trail. This is a moderate to difficult trail with moderate to steep slopes. The portion of the trail that leads up the north side of the hill is a moderately steep switchback; whereas, the trail on the south side of the hill is a steep grade.

All People’s Trail
(0.6 mi. one-way, 1.2 mi. round-trip) starts at the interpretive building and winds along forest edge, past Frog Pond, through a 12-acre prairie planting and ends at Oxbow Pond. Meets up with Deer Path Trail, Waterthrush Walkway and Succession Loop. This is an easy trail with gentle slopes and is paved making it wheelchair accessible. There are several rest areas and interpretive signs along the trail. The trail also has a short section that leads to the butterfly house. more info . . .

Landscaping for Wildlife Trail
(0.14 mi.) leads around the main parking lot through the nature center’s Landscaping for Wildlife Demonstration Area. There is a separate map of the landscaping for wildlife area which identifies the trees and shrubs in the demonstration area. This is an easy trail with gentle slopes and is paved making it wheelchair accessible.

Wet Meadow Trail
(0.2 mi.) winds through an old wet meadow and a reclaimed glacial gravel pit. Meets up with Succession Loop and Overlook Trail. This is an easy to moderate trail that includes mowed grass, hard packed gravel and raised wooden boardwalks.

Deer Path Trail
(0.75 mi.) starts at the main parking lot and follows forest edge around the nature center’s 12-acre prairie planting. Upper Deer Path skirts the base of the hill through an aspen stand. Meets up with Waterthrush Walkway, the All People’s Trail, and Overlook Trail. This is a moderate trail that is mowed grass and wood chips.

Waterthrush Walkway
(0.37 mi.) winds through bottomland hardwood forest and past Frog Pond. Meets up with Deer Path Trail and the All People’s Trail. This is an easy to moderate hard-packed gravel trail with gentle slopes. This trail is not accessible in early- to mid-spring as it is often under water until early June.

Succession Loop
(1.02 mi.) circles the hill winding through old fields, sumac growth and skirts the base of the north side of the hill through mixed forest. Meets up with Deer Path Trail, the All People’s Trail, Wet Meadow Trail and Overlook Trail. This is a moderate to difficult trail with gentle to moderate slopes, consisting of mowed grass and wood chips.

Please Observe These Rules

Please stay on designated trails • Pets are prohibited on the nature center grounds • Motorized vehicles are prohibited on the nature center trails except for electric powered vehicles used by people with disabilities • Bicycles, skateboards, and in-line skates & roller skates are prohibited on the nature center trails • Collecting of plants or animals is prohibited • Firearms and fireworks are prohibited on the nature center grounds • Smoking is not permitted on the nature center trails • Alcoholic beverages are not allowed on the nature center grounds • Camping and fires are not allowed on the nature center grounds • Amplified music is not allowed on the nature center grounds.hits counter

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