Ledge View Nature Center

Ledge View Nature Center is a 105-acre park and interpretive center. It is located two miles south of Chilton. The park features 2.5 miles of hiking and cross-country ski trails through field and forest; a 60-foot observation tower; an arboretum; a butterfly garden; a rain garden; prairie; three natural solution dolostone caves accessible only by guided tour; and a quarry. The caves are the only publicly-accessible caves in eastern Wisconsin. The nature center offers school programs in caving, sedimentary geology, maple syruping, and winter ecology on traditional wood-framed snowshoes. It also has exhibits which explain the geology of the area, including the drumlins and the Niagara Escarpment. The park is open to the public. The interpretive center has interactive exhibits on lake sturgeon, birds, bats of Wisconsin, honeybees, and the Niagara Escarpment, in addition to some live animals. The trails are open from dawn to dusk and there is no fee to hike the trails or walk through the nature center.