Crawling Stone Woods
This property is a great place for a quick hike through mature oak and pine dominated woodlands.
A short out and back hike on a natural surface path through the property will take you roughly 0.8 miles total.
The upland habitat is mostly mixed northern hardwood and coniferous forest with some tall white pines and northern red oaks, and older aspen and paper birch. The property also includes wetlands with black spruce/tamarack swamp, alders, and open keg/bog.
In December of 2013, the property was donated by Richard Galaty and George and Carol Schneider in honor of the extended Rice – Galaty – Schneider families.
Town of Lac du Flambeau, Vilas County
Ownership: Northwoods Land Trust
Take Hwy 70 west from Minocqua 7.5 miles. Turn north on Silver Beach Dr. Drive 1 mile to the T-intersection, and turn right. Continue 100 feet to the preserve boundary. Park along Silver Spring Dr. Coordinates for the best place to park are
Crawling Stone Woods parking on Google Maps.
Dogs are welcome.
Hunting and Trapping are allowed according to NWLT Guidelines.
The trails are occassionally cleared for hiking. This property is enrolled in Wisconsin’s Managed Forest Law (MFL) program. Scheduled timber harvests are planned to promote the regeneration of oak and red pine.
Natural plant and animal habitat; water quality; public access; carbon storage and other nature-based services that lessen the impacts of climate change
This project was supported by grants from the Caerus Foundation, Modestus Bauer Foundation, and the Wisconsin Land Fund of the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation.
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