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Best trails in MacKenzie Environmental Education Center

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Explore the most popular trails in MacKenzie Environmental Education Center with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Description

The MacKenzie Environmental Education Center (MEEC) is one of the most diverse environmental education centers in Wisconsin. The 250 acre center has a variety of habitat types including prairie and forest land that is a wonderful place for; hands-on outdoor experiences, family outings and picnics. The center has many features including a live wildlife exhibit, self guided nature trails, museums, fire tower, large picnic area, lodge and dormitories and so much more! MEEC is located just 25 miles north of Madison and is an excellent place to visit and learn about the natural world around and experience outdoor education at its best! Admission is free to the general public but donations are greatly appreciated. The MacKenzie Center is operated and managed by the Wisconsin Wildlife Federation (WWF) through a unique partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and the Friends of the MacKenzie Center. All partners are committed to educating youth and adults about conservation and natural resource issues.

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Map of trails in MacKenzie Environmental Education Center
Park information
Acreage:
250 acres
Park hours
Monday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sunday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Contact
(608) 635-8105
Helpful links
Top trails (4)
#1 - MacKenzie Center Conifer Trail
MacKenzie Environmental Education Center
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Length: 0.7 mi • Est. 18 m
MacKenzie Center Conifer Trail is a 0.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Poynette, Wisconsin that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarilShow more
#2 - MacKenzie Center Ecology Trail
MacKenzie Environmental Education Center
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Length: 0.6 mi • Est. 16 m
MacKenzie Center Ecology Trail is a 0.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Poynette, Wisconsin that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarilShow more
#3 - MacKenzie Center Hardwood Trail
MacKenzie Environmental Education Center
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Length: 0.6 mi • Est. 16 m
MacKenzie Center Hardwood Trail is a 0.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Poynette, Wisconsin that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primariShow more
#4 - MacKenzie Center Nature Trail Loop
MacKenzie Environmental Education Center
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Length: 0.5 mi • Est. 14 m
MacKenzie Center Nature Trail Loop is a 0.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Poynette, Wisconsin that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primShow more