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Kohler-Andrae State Park Trail descriptions

Nature trails, dune cordwalks, hiking trails, biking trails, horse trails, and cross-country skiing trails abound within Kohler-Andrae State Park's boundaries.

Hiking Black River Marsh Boardwalk (0.25 miles)

The Black River Marsh Boardwalk starts at the parking area west of the campground. This accessible trail features wetland plants and waterfowl. Signs explain the importance of wetlands.

Hiking Bicycling Horseback Riding Black River Trail (2.5 miles)

The Black River Trail begins at the northwest section of the park on S. 12th St. This area contains open field community and forested areas. Look for a variety of song birds and wildflowers. Horses and mountain bikes are allowed on this trail.

Hiking Creeping Juniper Nature Trail (0.5 miles)

The Creeping Juniper Nature Trail starts and ends at Sanderling Nature Center. This trail features gently rolling sand dunes. Signs describe plant life, geological history and animal life. Please stay on the cordwalk to help protect this fragile area.

Hiking Dunes Cordwalk (2.0 miles)

The Dunes Cordwalk runs parallel to the Lake Michigan shoreline. The north trail is 0.5 miles and the south trail is 1.5 miles. Visitors will see active and stabilized sand dunes, inter-dunal wetlands, and a dry-mesic white pine forest in the Kohler Dunes State Natural Area. This trail offers a moderate to difficult hiking challenge.

Hiking Fishing Pond Trail (0.30 miles)

The Fishing Pond Trail starts at the fishing pond parking lot. This flat, circular trail has a crushed limestone surface and many benches for resting. Visitors are sure to see waterfowl and other pond life.

Hiking Marsh Trail (0.50 miles)

The Marsh Trail connects the Marsh Boardwalk to the accessible cabin and also the Woodland Dunes Nature Trail. This forested trail borders the Black River marsh and is an excellent place to view both upland and wetland flora and fauna.

Hiking Woodland Dunes Nature Trail (1.0 mile)

The Woodland Dunes Nature Trail begins and ends in the picnic area near the playground. A 0.25 mi. loop has a crushed limestone surface for wheelchair and stroller access. Signs describe the trees of this forested dune area.

Cross-Country Skiing Winter Trails

A 2-mile cross-country ski trail has flat to gentle slopes and takes you through a variety of beautiful environments. The trail starts near the amphitheater and travels through the wooded southern campground on unplowed roadways. It then hooks up to the Woodland Dunes Nature Trail and later loops through the picnic area back to the beginning. The trail is groomed on a regular basis pending snow conditions and weather. Winter trail map [PDF].

A moderate 1-mile snowshoe trail begins at the amphitheater and winds south through the wooded campground area. It loops back through the picnic area before returning to the beginning. The snowshoe trail is not groomed. Sorry, pets are not allowed on this trail. Additional snowshoeing is available at the 2.5-mile Black River Trail and throughout the park. Snowshoeing is not allowed on the groomed ski trail.

Last revised: Thursday August 16 2012