Barkhausen Waterfowl Preserve
Located along the west shore of the Bay of Green Bay, the Barkhausen Waterfowl Preserve is made up of 920 acres of forest, meadows and wetlands. These grounds were once home to Native American tribes where they would hunt and fish. Today, this natural area is a refuge for a wide variety of waterfowl, wildlife and plant species.
There are over nine miles of scenic hiking trails that run through the marsh and forest of the preserve. These trails are also groomed for cross country skiing in the winter months. All trails begin and end at the Interpretive Center.
The West Shores Interpretive Center offers a variety of educational programs throughout the year and gives visitors the opportunity to explore nature up close with exciting hands-on exhibits. The newest addition to the outdoor programming is adventure kayaking. There are many different trips offered for the beginner through advanced paddlers. Keep up to date on other outdoor education programs and activities offered at the Barkhausen Waterfowl Preserve.
Interpretive Center hours
Monday – Friday 9:00am – 4:00pm
Saturday – Sunday 12:00pm – 4:00pm
Barkhausen Sensory Woods - This landscaped area is uniquely designed to be an inclusive and accessible place for visitors of all abilities.
Along a short trail inside the Sensory Woods are interactive elements for the senses such as a sensory wall, bamboo chimes, raised garden bed, woodworking table and more! The trail and elements are accessible by foot or wheelchair with several benches scattered throughout.