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Ledge View Nature Center

W2348 Short Road
920-849-7094

Friends of Ledge View Nature Center, Inc. began when some community members saw the beauty in a hill of woodland and ledges. Calumet County had reserved the property for quarrying; these people believed it should instead be dedicated and preserved as park land. In fact, they had already been using it with youth groups for environmental education. By 1981, the friends group was organized, and Ledge View Park and program were a fact.

The friends group grew, while the property and facilities at Ledge View expanded to meet increasing public use. Rusted old farm equipment and other junk was pulled out of the forest and ledges. Volunteers hand-gathered and planted native wildflower seeds in what had previously been cornfield. Scouts and service groups helped plant thousands of seedlings. Trails were built. Funds were raised for classrooms, an exhibit hall, and a 60-foot observation tower; then for major exhibits on the Niagara Escarpment, Lake Sturgeon, and Wisconsin Bats.

Today, visitors come from as far away as central Wisconsin and Illinois to see the only publicly accessible natural caves in this part of the state. Ledge View provides school districts throughout eastern Wisconsin with quality outdoor ed programming, and offers activities for families and individuals year-round.



Reviews

Payton Manecke

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Saturday, May 19, 2018
Really fun. I went in the caves and it was really muddy, our tour guide was great, bring flashlights and clothes you won't mind getting covered in mud. Also the nature center is cool they have turtles, snakes, frogs, lizards, fish, and birds.

Christina Lueptow

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Awesome pancake breakfasts! And it is really nice to have the bus shuttle option! My kids and I had a blast!

Jim Theyerl

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Monday, March 19, 2018
Nice place to visit, lots to do,from hiking, snowshoeing, birdwatching, checking out the caves,observation tower and the nature center and more fun stuff ,and they have a very friendly staff to answer any questions you have.

Brad Tumas

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Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Incredible tour guide!! The caves were very interesting, great displays

Tracy Kluge

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Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018
I have loved this place since I was a kid, and my family loves the trails and tower. There is so much to learn in the nature center and you can sign up for cave exploring.

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