Trenton Bluff Prairie State Natural Area
This 110-acre site consists of two units of dry prairie situated on steep 300-foot Mississippi River sandstone bluffs capped by massive limestone cliffs. These are some of the best prairies remaining in the region. The western unit has two prairie openings with a wooded draw running between them. The eastern unit is steeper with an open cliff and oak woods. Bobolinks, Grasshopper and Clay-colored Sparrows are found here along with hognose snakes, olive hairstreak and Reakert-Æs blue butterflies. Bald Eagles and Turkey Vultures glide by on early morning and late afternoon thermal winds and give one a great opportunity to see these birds at bluff-top levels and admire their aerial skills.
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Valley Springs Dual Sport Motorcycle Ride 7/20/2019 Ellsworth - 9.45 miles away
Ellsworth Cheese Curd Festival 6/21/2019 - 6/22/2019 Ellsworth - 9.53 miles away
The Happy Gardener Shop Tour 7/12/2019 - 7/21/2019 River Falls - 15.12 miles away
Annual Independence Day Parade 7/04/2019 Stockholm - 16.02 miles away