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Saturday January 18, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM CST
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Kangaroo Lake Nature Preserve 
7912 North Maple Road
Baileys Harbor, WI 54202

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Cinnamon Rossman
Door County Land Trust 
(920) 746-1359 

Door County Land Trust

Explore the Door Hike 

Door County Land Trust Hike leaders, Tim Stone and Lucy Klug, and Ministry Door County Medical Center physician, Dr. Hayes, will lead a hike through the Kangaroo Lake Nature Preserve with stops along the trail to learn more about the health benefits of hiking and the distinct nature of this area.

WHEN:  Saturday, January 18, 10am to noon.  Hikes begin promptly, so please be on time.

WHO:  All hikers in moderate physical condition

WHAT:  90-120 minute hike with stops along the trails

WHERE:  Meet at the preserve parking area at 7912 North Maple Road, Baileys Harbor.  The parking area is not plowed, so pelase park on the west side of North Maple Road, across from the preserve entrance.

REGISTER:  Click the "Register Now!" button below.  Attendance is free.  Registration is limited to 20 participants and spaces fill quickly, so please register early.  If you mustcancel your registration, please call us so we may offer the opportunity to another hiker.  Call us at (920) 746-1359.

WHAT TO BRING & WEAR:  Please dress warmly and wear boots which cannot slip easily.  A walking pole or ski poles are highly recommended.  Snowshoes are optional.

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If registration fills, please sign up for our waiting list.  Add your name to the Waiting List.

An excerpt from A Guide to the Places We Protect: Highlights of 25 Years of Preserving Door County's Finest Open Spaces and Wild Places:

Kangaroo Lake Nature Preserve, Baileys Harbor

The Kangaroo Lake Nature Preserve holds a special place in Land Trust history--it is our first preserve! Thanks to a bequest and help from The Nature Conservancy and others, the Land Trust made its first purchase ever here. With continued help from partnering organizations, the Kangaroo Lake Nature Preserve has grown to nearly 700 acres. Just last year, the Land Trust partnered with the Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes to purchase 32 acres of the historic Camp Cuesta. An additional purchase of 32 acres made in 2012 along Highway EE protects the Peil Creek watershed.

Situated primarily on the north side of the Kangaroo Lake causeway, the preserve contains a sampling of much of what Door County has to offer ecologically and scenically--lake shore, boreal forest, cedar swampland, upland hardwood forest, a creek and farmland. A hiking trail begins on top of a high ridge that was once the shoreline of ancient Lake Algonquin and descends 130 feet to where Peil Creek enters Kangaroo Lake. A temperature shift accompanies the descent, and many of the plant species found in the cooler, lower section are similar to those found in boreal forests located much farther north.

At the shore of Kangaroo Lake, lucky visitors may spot a white egret, great blue heron, bald eagle or osprey. Migrating warblers may be seen or heard in the spring and a look underfoot may disclose fossils in rocky, lakeside outcroppings.



The Door County Land Trust is a local, non-profit organization working to preserve Door County’s open spaces, scenic beauty and ecological integrity. The Land Trust has protected over 6,500 acres and is supported by over 2,500 members. Door County Land Trust nature preserves are open to the public at no charge for hiking, cross-country skiing, wildlife observation, some forms of hunting and other low-impact, non-motorized recreational activities.  For more information, please visit