Havenwoods State Forest offers 237-acres of grasslands, woods, and wetlands in the City of Milwaukee. There is plenty of space to get outdoors and enjoy nature in the city. You can hike, run, bike, and watch wildlife on over 6 miles of trails. Explore one of the four ponds, stroll over the 120-foot bridge, or find a bench to sit and watch wildlife. Near the education center, you can visit the heritage gardens, rain gardens, and other landscaped areas. Inside the center, you can view live animal displays, pick up species lists, and find out about upcoming programs.

Very Peaceful. Not heavily trafficked.

trail running
1 month ago

Such a beautiful park, hidden in the city! I went to run the trails to get a break from the roads/sidewalks. I had to run quite a few loops but was able to knock out 11 miles here. Its a very easy trail, technically-speaking. Very peaceful!

hiking
1 month ago

Nice hike. Can be done in less than an hour.

hiking
3 months ago

Nice trails for a park hidden in the city. Dogs not allowed in most areas, which was a bit disappointing to learn after arriving. The areas we could go were along a service path, so we weren't able to enjoy as much of the natural setting as we had hoped for, but it was still nice.

birding
Saturday, June 18, 2016

birding
Thursday, June 16, 2016

The land includes grasslands, woods, wetlands, Lincoln Creek, an urban arboretum, and education gardens. The Environmental Awareness Center includes an auditorium, classrooms, displays, and a resource center. There are trails for nature study, hiking, biking, and cross-country skiing.