Greater Green Bay

2013 Official Visitors Guide

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explore our Green side Gardens, sanctuaries and parks make up thousands of acres of natural spaces that can be enjoyed by visitors. Trails connect communities and encourage fun outdoor recreation. Whether it's rugged terrain for biking, admiring forest plant species or a stroll through some of the 47 acres at the Green Bay Botanical Garden, our green spaces have a little something for everyone. The Niagara Escarpment makes for a very distinctive landscape as it crops up noticeably with its jagged cliffs in two Greater Green Bay parks. Nestled along the shore of the Bay of Green Bay, the Bay Shore Park bluff rises among wooded areas. The road leading to the park's boat launch has been cut through the rock formation, allowing visitors to see the inner geology of the rocks. At Fonferek's Glen, just south of Green Bay, a waterfall is hidden among farm fields. Water flows freely in the Spring and dries as Fall approaches. Visitors are able to walk on the "dry" waterfall when viewing the glen later in the year. Discovering nature along the Cofrin Memorial Arboretum makes a great family adventure. Its 270-acre boundary encircles the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay campus. Six miles of trails provide recreation like hiking, biking, bird-watching and cross-country skiing. The Arboretum provides food and shelter for 45 mammal wildlife species and hundreds of migratory bird species. The physical proximity to the 700-acre Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary increases the movement of wildlife between the Arboretum and the sanctuary. Wildlife lovers should try birding at the 920-acre Barkhausen Wildlife Preserve. Stop at the Preserve's visitor center, and then enjoy the nine miles of walking trails, ponds, marsh, forest and fields. See 200 species including warblers, flycatchers, wood ducks, northern waterthrush, barred owl and pileated woodpeckers nest. The 1,600-acre Reforestation Camp offers a variety of outdoor activities for every age. An observation tower allows visitors to look out over the NEW Zoo, which is located within the Reforestation Camp. Picnicking and fishing around the Camp's many small ponds are popular summer activities. Miles of scenic trails running throughout the Camp provide the opportunity for hiking, biking, horseback riding, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling. Green Bay Botanical Garden. Photo by Charles Sackett. 16 | With 18 county parks, there is no shortage of outdoor recreational opportunities. To find out more about area parks, as well as boat launches visit www.co.brown.wi.us/PARKS. Greater Green Bay 2013 Visitor Guide

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