|Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center
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
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
Visit the Northern
Great Lakes Visitor Center web site to learn more about
what it has to offer!
BOARDWALK TRAIL MAP