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Heckrodt Wetland Reserve

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1305 Plank Rd, Menasha, WI 54952-2919
+1 920-720-9349
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Such a great place!

We absolutely love Heckrodt. It’s so fun to hike and enjoy nature - they’re always making... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sara B
via mobile
Love walking here

This is a great place to walk. Nice paths and trails. It's fun to see the deer, turtles and other... read more

Reviewed September 14, 2017
menasha, wi
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1305 Plank Rd, Menasha, WI 54952-2919
+1 920-720-9349
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We absolutely love Heckrodt. It’s so fun to hike and enjoy nature - they’re always making improvements and adding new experiences. Awesome place!

Thank Sara B
Reviewed September 14, 2017

This is a great place to walk. Nice paths and trails. It's fun to see the deer, turtles and other animals while walking. The kids like to walk around inside and see the fish and frogs.

Thank riverzedge
Reviewed September 7, 2017

I visited Heckrodt with my two grandchildren, ages 7 & 8. They had both been here before on school field trips, but it was my first time. The Nature Center is filled with taxidermy of animals native to the region. There are lots of small...More

Thank Linda R
Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

Heckrodt has a lovely nature center and well-maintained trails (some wood and some gravel). On any given day you're likely to spot deer (they're very comfortable around humans!), turkeys, squirrels and chipmunks, and a huge variety of birds. They have programs for all ages and...More

Thank Labenoit
Reviewed July 12, 2017 via mobile

Excellent walking trails and wildlife sightings. We saw an eagle and other animals. The staff was courteous and knowledgeable. Great place any season

Thank RichardLangeKnapp
Reviewed July 8, 2017

If you love nature you will enjoy yourself here. Today I enjoyed the prairie garden area. The flowers are in bloom and as I walked over the bridge and into the area there were lots of butterflies. Plenty of parking. Easy to find location.

Thank allez2008
Reviewed May 5, 2017

Great place to take the grandkids. All the trails are boardwalks so you can walk through the wetlands without getting wet. There is a native population of deer that is not spooked by humans, but remember they are still wild deer so keep your distance...More

Thank Hiexpectations48
Reviewed April 11, 2017

The Reserve has great wooden planked hiking trails in a beautiful woods and pond areas. It is also home to four or so white tail deer that blend right in with the wooded background. The trails are well maintained. The nature center has beautiful displays...More

Thank Jane K
Reviewed March 30, 2017

Our family has taken numerous walks through Heckrodt, including the visitors center. We enjoy going through the different sections, prairie, river, swamp, woods, etc. There are piebald (partially white) turkeys and deer on the property. The visitors center has a fascinating snapping turtle and lots...More

Thank todd154956
Reviewed November 20, 2016

The boardwalks through the preserve lead you through many interesting locations. You can view the marsh, an eagle's nest, sunrise and sunset points, and enjoy the quiet wooded areas. The building also has great informational displays of interest to all ages.

Thank louh332
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