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Heckrodt Wetland Reserve

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Gorgeous place to walk for an hour or two

The reserve is really well-kept, and you can tell the management takes a lot of pride in the place... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Lynne F
Appleton, Wisconsin
Nice sanctuary hidden in the city

Nice sanctuary hidden within the city. Close to home yet you feel secluded. Great place to hike... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2018
Lynnie M
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“all ages”(3 reviews)
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1305 Plank Rd, Menasha, WI 54952-2919
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 9 July 2017

If you love nature you will enjoy yourself here. Today I enjoyed the prairie garden area. The flowers are in bloom and as I walked over the bridge and into the area there were lots of butterflies. Plenty of parking. Easy to find location.

Thank allez2008
Reviewed 5 May 2017

Great place to take the grandkids. All the trails are boardwalks so you can walk through the wetlands without getting wet. There is a native population of deer that is not spooked by humans, but remember they are still wild deer so keep your distance...More

Thank Hiexpectations48
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