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Wehr Nature Center, Franklin

(4.6/5 based on 20+ reviews on the web)
Wehr Nature Center in Whitnall Park fosters an environmental awareness and conservation ethic in visitors of all ages through interactions with its restored habitats and education programming. The Center provides the public and Milwaukee County valuable information and resources on current local and global environmental issues and enables school groups to interact with and learn more about nature and conservation throughout the County Park System through its Nature in the Parks outreach programming.

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  • Since I live very close to Wehr Nature Center, and since I'm a Friend, I have made it a point to drive over and go for little hikes of about a mile. I thoroughly enjoyed the yellow route which took me...  more »
  • After a big indian afternoon buffet, we needed a quiet walk outdoors. Wehr nature center's trail around Mallard Lake was our choice. The trail was level and easy. Parking lot was 2/3 full at 3:15pm, s...  more »
  • We used to live adjacent to the property and spent many hours hiking the trails. Recently stopped back for a visit. Varied area with a pond, wetlands, forest and prairie and is part of Whitnall Park. ...  more »
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  • The Wehr Nature Center provides the best 'nature' experience in Milwaukee County. There are multiple trails that cover everything from grasslands to wetlands. Over the years the trails (especially the wetland trails) have been improved significantly. The center offers many programs and clubs such as the Wehr Astronomical Society. Some of the trails might be difficult for handicapped but much of the area is accessible. Parking is close and plentiful (unless it is a very popular event like Bug Day or the Cider Festival.) The center is surrounded by Whitnal Park and so there is seldom any road noise distraction.
  • Absolutely a jewel of south east Wisconsin. I can't say how much places like this need to be protected and cherished for future generations. Only bad thing I can say about this place is "little options" for bathrooms. Otherwise, highly recommended👍🏻
  • The building and bathrooms are open 8-4:30pm. There are refreshments available for purchase as well as a friendly staff!
  • Fantastic trails, well kept, for all ages and lifestyles.
  • easy walking trails, with bridges and boardwalks over marshy areas. the center itself is very nice and they host activities throughout the summer. also a waterfall at the edge of the lake!