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Summer Stroll at Lulu Lake Preserve

Wisconsin

Green woods and wetlands surround a river that reflects the blue sky.

Overview

A beautiful lake formed by the glaciers and the Mukwonago River winding through wetlands, prairies and oak savannas make Lulu Lake Preserve a “must see” in Wisconsin’s Kettle Moraine.

Join us for a behind-the-scenes walking tour at this lovely preserve, and get to know the diverse community of plants and animals that call it home. The Nature Conservancy's Land Steward Brian Miner and Director of Water Conservation Sarah Gatzke will lead the tour, highlighting Lulu Lake’s unique waters and wetlands and the role groundwater plays in sustaining these natural features. We’ll cool off with some local sweet treats after the walk.

RSVP IS REQUIRED:  Participation is capped at 20 participants. To register for the trip, email Ashley at ashley.flor@tnc.org. Include your full name, phone number, email address and total number of participants in your email.

WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT THE HIKE/PRESERVE FACILITIES

The hike will be approximately one mile on an unpaved trail. Easy to moderate difficulty. A portable restroom will be available on site near the grassed parking area.

WHAT TO BRING/WEAR

Bringing a refillable water bottle, sunscreen and bug spray is suggested. We will be outdoors for the entire duration of this event; please dress for the weather. Comfortable hiking shoes with a closed toe are recommended. Wearing long pants is also suggested. Hand sanitizer will be available if needed.

CANCELLATION

We will begin monitoring the weather 48 hours before the event. If heavy rain or thunderstorms are anticipated during the event, it will be canceled, and registered attendees will be notified via email.

PARKING

Free parking is provided in a grassed area and will require driving on a gravel road. Do not park in the parking lot at the entrance of the preserve (see directions).

DIRECTIONS

From Milwaukee (a 35-minute drive):
Take I-43 south to East Troy, then take State Hwy 20 west to Cnty Hwy N. 
Take Cnty Hwy N north to Troy Center, where it will change to Nature Rd. 
Take Nature Rd. 1.5 miles north and turn right at a driveway marked N9564—the number is clearly marked. This is a private road leading to the preserve.

From Madison (a 75-minute drive):
Take US Hwy 12 about 8 miles past Whitewater to the junction of 12 and State Hwy 20.
Go straight onto 20. At the intersection of 20 and Cnty Hwy J, continue straight on J to Nature Road at Troy Center.
Turn left and take Nature Rd. 1.5 miles north.
Turn right at a driveway marked N9564—this is a private road leading to the preserve.

After turning onto the private drive of the preserve, continue driving past the immediate parking lot and follow the directional signage along the gravel road (about 1 mi.) to the grassed parking area next to Lulu Lake. Our staff will be there to greet you and check you in for the event.