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.
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