Van Vliet Hemlocks

  • Lake View

    Lake View
  • Bog in the Hemlocks

    Bog in the Hemlocks
  • Photo Courtesy of Joshua Mayer

    Photo Courtesy of Joshua Mayer
  • Photo Courtesy of Joshua Mayer

    Photo Courtesy of Joshua Mayer
  • Photo Courtesy of Joshua Mayer

    Photo Courtesy of Joshua Mayer

This recently developed trail system gives visitors the opportunity to explore and experience an example of what was once abundant in Wisconsin - an old growth hardwood-hemlock forest. The site’s 400 acres and mile and a half of undeveloped shoreline represent a rare remnant of this uniquely historic forest system. Walk along undisturbed cedar swamps and undeveloped bog lakes, climb scenic eskers, and take in the richness of the plant and animal life that abounds in this special place.

Directions

Location: To the East-side trail head, From the intersection of Cty Highway B and Crab Lake Road in Presque Isle, take Crab Lake Road south 3.7 miles to East Van Vliet Road. Travel west on East Van Vliet Road .9 miles to the parking lot and trail head.

Free Admission

  • Yes

Natural Attractions Type

  • Parks, Forests, Trails
  • Scenic Vistas