Pewits Nest State Natural Area
The dominant feature at Pewits Nest is a 30- to 40-foot deep gorge formed during the retreat of the last glacier. Associated with it are Skillet Creek, shaded cliffs, and a northern dry-mesic forest. When Glacial Lake Baraboo drained, Skillet Creek cut a narrow canyon through the Cambrian sandstone, forming a series of potholes and waterfalls. The layers of Cambrian sandstone show that a finer-grained sediment was laid down by the Cambrian seas "inside" the syncline, a process different from that at Parfrey's Glen where coarser Cambrian conglomerates and sandstones are found in layers. Forest cover includes red cedar, white pine, hemlock, and yellow birch.
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Military Service Day 5/25/2019 Baraboo - 3.03 miles away
Southern Wisconsin ATHS Truck Expo & Show 5/31/2019 - 6/01/2019 Baraboo - 3.61 miles away
Made in America– A Tribute to Toby Keith – Paul Wenzel 5/25/2019 - 5/26/2019 Wisconsin Dells - 9.15 miles away
Tour the Aldo Leopold Shack and Farm, a National Historic Landmark 5/25/2019 - 10/26/2019 Baraboo - 10.5 miles away