This week I hiked the beautiful Scuppernong Prairie in Wisconsin’s Kettle Moraine State Forest-Southern Unit. If you’re camping in Pine Woods or Ottawa Lake campgrounds, I highly recommend this hike. It winds through small wooded areas, huge prairies dotted with Burr Oaks and a rocky area that has several rare ferns.

Expansive prairie

Location: Near Eagle, WI
Trail: The Ice Age Trail from Hwy. 67 to Hwy. 59
Distance: 5.2 miles one-way
Trail Map

Here’s what I saw along the trail.

White Campion
White Campion
Spiderwort
Spiderwort
Potentilla
Potentilla
Bobolink
Bobolink
Prairie Phlox
Prairie Phlox
Common Milkweed
Common Milkweed
Thistle
Thistle
Black-Eyed Susan
Black-Eyed Susan
Northern Bedstraw
Northern Bedstraw
Goatbeard
Goatbeard
Wild Rose
Wild Rose
Unusual flowering fern - not sure of the name
Unusual flowering fern – not sure of the name
Solomon's Seal
Solomon’s Seal
Smooth Cliffbrake
Smooth Cliffbrake
Field Mouse-ear
Field Mouse-ear

2 Comments on Scuppernong Prairie Hike

  1. I love that area for hiking and also cross country skiing. I haven’t done this particular trail, so I’ll have to check it out the next time I’m there. Great pictures!

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