I confess, I'm not one of those big fans of winter sports. But I definitely appreciate the beauty, and serenity, of a walk in one of our parks or preserves after a snowfall. There's quiet magic at work in snow covered trees and trails. Winter transforms these spaces with a peaceful beauty. Following are just a few of my favorite winter walks.
Lion's Park - New Berlin
This is one of my go-to parks for a quick afternoon spot of nature. Even in winter there are birds chattering about, and it's a birder's treat during spring migration.
In the meantime, it's a scenic retreat in winter. Particularly lovely and quiet after a nice snowfall. The paved walk is often plowed in winter, as is part of the parking lot.
Greenfield Park - West Allis
Greenfield Park is a beauty year-round. But under a blanket of freshly fallen snow, there's a quiet beauty that cannot be denied.
Generally, the paved path surrounding the lagoon is plowed in winter, though it may take a day or two after a heavy snow.
Deer Creek Sanctuary - New Berlin
I first visited Deer Creek Sanctuary back in November. It was beautiful in those gray late fall day tones. At the time I imagined what it would look like under freshly fallen snow. Our late December snowfall, brought just the opportunity I hoped for. It was quietly beautiful.
Whitnall School Forest - Greenfield
Whitnall School Forest packs a lot of winter sparkle into 17 acres. Snow covered evergreens, a tree fort, and multiple walking trails offer a respite form nearby city streets.
Parking is available on weekends in the school parking lot.
A nature lover, bird watcher, wildlife fan, amateur photographer, humane gardener, traveler, and singer of songs. I've been keeping closer to home these days, and truly discovering the beauty that lies in TheParkNextDoor.