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Heckrodt Wetland Reserve

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Very Good Walking Trails

This place has several miles of nice walking trails, some wooded, some prairie, some wet land. You... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Appleton, Wisconsin
Love walking along the path

We love to stop and walk along the various paths at Heckrodt as we see animals, reptiles and birds... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2018
Rox-Anne K
Menasha, Wisconsin
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“an hour”(3 reviews)
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1305 Plank Rd, Menasha, WI 54952-2919
+1 920-720-9349
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place has several miles of nice walking trails, some wooded, some prairie, some wet land. You will have a different experience every season: including good wildflowers and wildlife. The trails are level and easy to walk. I have never walked this trail without seeing...More

Thank Shambeau
Reviewed 23 July 2018

We love to stop and walk along the various paths at Heckrodt as we see animals, reptiles and birds. There’s types of wild plants growing and information about the plants. One time we saw a full sized eagles nest that a local Boy Scout troop...More

Thank Rox-Anne K
Reviewed 25 June 2018

The reserve is really well-kept, and you can tell the management takes a lot of pride in the place. There is a ton of wildlife! I saw plenty of deer and a lot of different types of birds. It's a great place if you want...More

Thank Lynne F
Reviewed 3 March 2018

Nice sanctuary hidden within the city. Close to home yet you feel secluded. Great place to hike, explore and relax. Wonderful play are for kids. Lots of wildlife to see. Love this place.

Thank Lynnie M
Reviewed 20 December 2017 via mobile

Took the grandkids for a morning visit. Boardwalk still under construction, shortening our planned walk. Loved the play areas along the way.

Thank Roger H
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

We absolutely love Heckrodt. It’s so fun to hike and enjoy nature - they’re always making improvements and adding new experiences. Awesome place!

Thank Sara B
Reviewed 14 September 2017

This is a great place to walk. Nice paths and trails. It's fun to see the deer, turtles and other animals while walking. The kids like to walk around inside and see the fish and frogs.

Thank riverzedge
Reviewed 7 September 2017

I visited Heckrodt with my two grandchildren, ages 7 & 8. They had both been here before on school field trips, but it was my first time. The Nature Center is filled with taxidermy of animals native to the region. There are lots of small...More

Thank Linda R
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Heckrodt has a lovely nature center and well-maintained trails (some wood and some gravel). On any given day you're likely to spot deer (they're very comfortable around humans!), turkeys, squirrels and chipmunks, and a huge variety of birds. They have programs for all ages and...More

Thank Labenoit
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Excellent walking trails and wildlife sightings. We saw an eagle and other animals. The staff was courteous and knowledgeable. Great place any season

Thank RichardLangeKnapp
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