Come out this Saturday and discover Caledonia all over again in the Spring Flower and Nature Walk at Tabor Woods.
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Caledonia has a ton of recreational spaces that seem to be best kept secrets, so we're letting the cat out of the bag and showing you where you can go to have a picnic, enjoy your four-legged friends or take a nice relaxing walk.
Monday, June 13, 2011
The Caledonia Conservancy features food and a nature walk.
The Caledonia Conservancy's Picnic on the Prairie started auspiciously as a day of family fun with music, games, kite flying and food. But, for those of us who ventured into Tabor Woods earlier in the day it was that and so much more. Part of the Conservancy's land trust, Tabor Woods is 27 acres of land that has never been altered by man. The trees were never cut, and the land was never farmed. When visitors walk through the woods they are possibly crossing paths with the spirits of the Potawatomie, who used these woods to travel from Green Bay to the Chicago area during the 1700s and 1800s. The facts are verified by the presence of their methods of tree marking and the discovery of spearheads the tribes used. The woods are also home to a …
Friday, May 20, 2011
Caledonia offers some of the best places in Wisconsin to enjoy the outdoors. Here are our favorites.
On a gorgeous spring day, who can resist being outdoors. Here are our top five picks for places to take a walk in Caledonia. 1. Tabor Woods Where? On Douglas Avenue between Five and Six Mile Road. Why go? A great place for birding, you can often hear red bellied-woodpeckers and other birds. The trails have been carved out that meander through impressive sized hickory, oaks, beeches, maple and walnut. Inviting benches well suited for sitting and pondering the matters of life, are scattered through the property. 2. Johnson's Dog Park Where? On Highway 38. If you are headed north it will be on your right. If you've reached Four Mile Road, you've gone too far. Why go? This has to be one of the best places in the county to take your four-legged…
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
The entrance to Tabor Woods is at the very end of Tabor Road, just west of Hwy. 31 between 5 and 6 Mile Road.
It was only last year that I had learned of Tabor Woods. Not that I did not know there was an interesting patch of woods between 5 and 6 Mile Road, but I simply had not known that this property had become Caledonia Conservancy Land and open to public enjoyment. I’ve since been back a number of times through the fall and winter, but it was this week when I enjoyed my first spring walk on its trails. Immediately upon exiting my car I was greeted to the calls of Eastern Bluebirds, their song staying with me for several minutes as I walked the paths. Occasionally the trail was muddy and forced a slight detour but that didn’t distract from my enjoyment of this beautiful place at all. The Conservancy, founded in 1994, began to acquire the land …