Located adjacent to the City of Sun Prairie, the 145-acre Parick Marsh is surrounded by land owned and managed by the Wisconsin DNR, Dane County, and Groundswell. The conservation and recreation values of Patrick Marsh merited its inclusion in the Wisconsin DNR’s Land Legacy Report, a list of the 229 places that are critical to protecting “to meet Wisconsin’s future conservation and recreation needs in the next 50 years.” Patrick Marsh is well-situated to meet some of those needs, is located on the doorstep of the city of Sun Prairie, which is home to 31,000 people
This area is right on my doorstep if you want to take a break and escape the busy street noise.follow the gravel trail from the trailhead.its a loop, we brought the stroller along and left it on the viewpoint, the trail is not stroller friendly it gets narrow, the trails are well maintained, there are few benches near the lake, and the viewpoint was my daughter’s favourite stop,we watched the birds from the deck and listen to the species,it was so magical.
we hiked through the woods for about 0.75 mi with toddler pace, she stopped and picked up some sticks along the way and asked lots of questions about the birds flying by, then we noticed this wooden tables along the way on the trail, she wanted to stop and put her drink on top and take a break.
The trail is flat suitable for all ages.there are few boards along the way about the history of Patrick Marsh, make time to stop and read so much to learn and research when you get home.
We haven’t been able to catch the sunrise yet but I will update again in the summer the changes from this trail.
Take your time when you visit Patrick marsh bring your favorite beverage and maybe a book to read and enjoy quality time outside.about 50 min we were back at the gate where we started.so we hiked the whole loop for 1.2miles, and 7 min ride to get home, you can’t beat that.
let’s practice, leave no trace
Address: Stein Rd, Sun Prairie, WI 53590
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