With over 379 acres of land and ten miles of meandering trails, wild Wisconsin is closer than you imagine. Lose yourself in one of the most beautifully restored natural sanctuaries in southeastern Wisconsin. With prairies, woods, ponds, and over one mile of Milwaukee River shoreline, you’ll always have something new to explore at Riveredge.
Deer Hunting Season Bulletin
Wisconsin’s gun deer season begins at dawn Saturday, November 17 and completes at dusk on Sunday, November 25. Hunting isn’t allowed on Riveredge property, but some of our neighbors allow hunting on their properties. For this reason, and in the interest of safety during these nine days, we recommend exploring the interior trails near our main buildings, as well as the trails that trace the southern banks of the Milwaukee River. Riveredge has never had a related incident, and we offer this suggestion to make sure everyone stays safe while out exploring. Wearing bright colors, including blaze orange, in any natural area, is a smart precaution during this time of year.
Our visitor center and nature store are open:
All Weekdays: 8 AM to 4:30 PM
Saturdays: 9 AM to 4 PM
Sundays: Closed (except for special events and programs)
Our trails, however, are open every day from dawn to dusk! We don’t believe exploration and adventure needs a schedule!
In order to assure trail quality and maintenance, there is a daily trail fee for non-members. Members cover this cost and hike/ski year ‘round with their annual membership dues (and get much, much more). The current fees for Non-Members are:
- Adults: $4.00
- Children ages 4—13: $2.00
- Children 3 & Under: Free
- Family: $12.00
All non-member trail users (hikers, skiers, and snowshoers) should purchase a trail pass at the visitor center or by using our pay envelopes found at the front door to the visitor center and at trailheads. The passes can be returned within one week for a rebate of up to $12 on the membership price