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University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Cofrin Arboretum

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A tour of the nature preserve on the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Campus.


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5.2

Miles

8.4

KM

Loop

752' 229 m

High

585' 178 m

Low

265' 81 m

Up

264' 81 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

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Features Birding · Fall Colors · Spring · Wildflowers

Family Friendly Easy hike with plenty of points where you can turn around.

Overview

The UWGB Arboretum is a nice hike around the University of Wisconsin Green Bay. There are multiple trails and sections of the arboretum that offer slightly different landscapes.

Need to Know

Parking all along the trail, and plenty of turnaround points. Take the trail through the woods rather than on the gravel to have a more woodsy experience.

Description

This is a very beautiful hike in on the university campus. The arboretum is a nature preserve that surrounds the campus. In the summer, you can enjoy the lush green forest surroundings and wildlife. In the fall, the colors will astonish. You can see various birds (cardinals, robins, morning doves, wild turkey, finches, etc.), critters (chipmunks, squirrels, etc.), and deer. There are a number of ponds to go past and even an adorable little chapel. On the eastern portion of the hike is one of the main highlights, the Niagara, which is a natural rock formation that runs along the US and Canada.

The main drawback is that the city is never far away on this hike. You can constantly hear the noise of nearby cars and highways. However, it is still nice to get into what feels like a forest in the middle of an urban atmosphere. As you come to the north/nothwest portion, you'll abut the golf course that is also on campus, and the trail takes a distinctly urban feel. The best parts are on the southern and eastern sections that wind through the woods.

Flora & Fauna

Birds that are native to NE Wisconsin (robins, cardinals, finches, etc.), chipmunks, squirrels, rabbits, deer.

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Shared By:

Jonathan Gigot

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Mahlon Creek
Aug 26, 2018 near Green Bay, WI
Exposed rock of the Niagara Escarpment. Part of the Cofrin Arboretum at UWGB
Aug 26, 2018 near Green Bay, WI
Mahlon Woods Trail in the Cofrin Arboretum
Aug 26, 2018 near Green Bay, WI

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