Fox Maple Woods State Natural Area

  • Photo Courtesy of Joshua Mayer

    Photo Courtesy of Joshua Mayer
  • Photo Courtesy of Joshua Mayer

    Photo Courtesy of Joshua Mayer

An outstanding 41-acre northern mesic forest surrounded on three sides by the Whisker Lake Wilderness Area. Canopy trees include old-growth sugar maple, basswood, hemlock, and yellow birch. Herbaceous plants are very rich and cover the forest in abundant spring ephemerals such as spring-beauty, yellow trout-lily and Dutchman-Æs breeches. Exceptional in undisturbed areas.

Directions

From Florence travel 10.5 miles west on Hwy. 70 to a parking area north of the road, (1.1 miles west of where Hwy. 70 crosses Wakefield Creek).