6.5 miles of trails give hikers a chance to view wildlife in marsh, pond, forest, and prairie habitats. Trails are open from 7:00 AM to sunset. A boardwalk trail leads to a large viewing platform that extends out into the marsh. From the platform, watch for ducks, sandhill cranes, herons, and nesting osprey. Aquatic insects and frogs can be found in Jason's Pond. Wisconsin fish, reptiles, and amphibians can be viewed inside the nature center. A restored prairie is home to over 50 species of wildflowers. The Nature Center is open Monday-Friday and some Saturdays. Call to confirm that they are open.
The nature center houses a library, two classrooms, and an exhibit hall with live animals and interactive educational exhibits on lake sturgeon, Wisconsin bats, the Niagara Escarpment, and birds. Building hours: 8:00 AM-4:30 PM weekdays; 10:00 AM-4:30 PM weekends. Ledge View is best known for its cave system. Guided tours available spring to fall. Hit the trails for exploring, hiking, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Climb the 60-foot observation tower for a panoramic view from atop the Niagara Escarpment. Various programs and guided adventure available year round.