The Door County Land Trust will hold the “Conifers and Hardwoods on Ancient Shorelines” hike at Kangaroo Lake Nature Preserve on July 9, 9-11 am.
Door County Land Trust protects nearly 500 acres on the northwest end of Kangaroo Lake. The lake lies in a northwest to southeast drainage depression of the Niagara Escarpment and is a wetland gem. It is fed by Peil Creek and drains into Lake Michigan through Heins Creek. Since the 1800s, lands around Kangaroo Lake have been used for farming and cattle pasture. Today, nearly 700 acres, including both sides of Peil Creek and much of the shoreline along the northern end of the lake, is protected through cooperation between far-sighted landowners, The Nature Conservancy and the Door County Land Trust.
Along the trail, there will be signs of human history and the natural recovery of ecosystems that may have existed before pioneer settlement. The trail goes through several different ecosystems in various stages of recovery. This area is fragile wetland and forest habitat for diverse wildlife. The easy to moderate trail slopes gently to the lake.
The hike is free and no registration is required. Kangaroo Lake Nature Preserve is located at 7912 N Maple Road in Baileys Harbor. For more information, call 920.746.1359 or email [email protected]