Park the car or walk straight into one of the best-kept secrets in all of Southeast Wisconsin. Here you can find so many relaxing ways to leave the world behind. Enjoy the rolling creeks and calm ponds, or marvel at lush vegetation with fun names such as Wild Geranium, Angelica, Tall Meadow Rue, Jack-in-the-Pulpit, and May Apple. Stroll along a boardwalk hovering above a wetland. Explore the oak woods, deciduous forest, and vast prairie. Walk, run, or meander through the 231 acre property, and rediscover yourself in nature. Uncover the unexpected on one of the many trails taking you through various areas of species of sedges, grasses, and hardwood trees. Indulge in bird or critter watching, as this area attracts over 36 different varieties of birds (most notably the impressive turkey vulture), along with deer, coyote, fox, raccoon, and opossum.
Explore the parcel and discover its wonderful diversity. There are wetlands at the south end, across from the beach, as well as another in the northeast. Kishwauketoe is also home to a variety of ecosystems including prairie, oak woods, kettle, meadow, deciduous forest, an arboretum, and two creeks.
Over 4 miles of trails are laid out to bring people closer to the various communities on the property. Observe the different plant communities and discover where and why they change. A boardwalk and tower enhance viewing. A pavilion provides shelter and space for activities.
Maps & Directions
KNC is located in Williams Bay, WI, directly north of the Williams Bay beach. The primary entrance to Kishwauketoe is at 251 Elkhorn Road (Hwy. 67), south of Hwy. 50.
Parking is available near the entrance to both locations with well-marked trails leading directly into the conservancy. Trail maps are available at the lakefront and Hwy. 67 entrances. The trail maps show hiking and cross-country ski trails and can also be downloaded here.