If you enjoy nature, the Fox Cities offer an exciting array of venues-from Earth's core to the cosmos and everything in between. Getting out in nature is easy at the many inviting parks and unique nature centers.
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1000 Islands Environmental Center
Enjoy 7.2 miles of hiking trails.with one mile of trail along the Fox River. Cross country ski trails are in the upper woods of the Conservancy and provide recreation for hundreds of skiers each winter. Our canoe launch aids canoeing/kayaking along the lower Fox River. Stop in our Nature Center to view live animals, fish, turtles, snakes, and a tarantula.See More
Apple Creek Orchard
Lovely 2 acre Apple Farm. On scheduled tours we walk our visitors through the orchard, showing them different ways to grow apples. In the stores we sell fresh carmel apples, chocolates, jams, honeys, maples syrup, pumpkins, apple cider, fall giftware and soy candles.
Bauer’s Apple Shed
We offer Pick-Your-Own or Pre-picked Apples, Apple Syrup, Pumpkins, Honey, Jams & Gift Baskets, Squash & Gourds. See website for updates on when apples are ready to pick.
Butterfly Gardens of Wisconsin
Wisconsin's largest butterfly house and maze!
2 miles north of Hwy 41, 1st driveway after Broadway Dr.
$3 ages 3-17, kids under 3 Free
Accommodates groups and individuals. Hayrides, sleighrides, cutter rides and carriages offered year-round. Party room available with campfire. Petting zoo. Reindeer. Birthday parties available.See More
7.3 miles located from Winneconne Ave in the Town of Neenah to College Ave in the Town of Grand Chute; asphalt surface.See More
Cuff Farms is a five generation family produce farm offering strawberries, pumpkins, and asparagus. Besides growing a rotation of winter wheat, rye, oats, and soy beans, we also grow 1 acre of asparagus, 35 acres of strawberries, and 15 acres of pumpkins and fall items every year in a field rotation.
More Information: Offering a “Pumpkin Picking” ride to the field to pick a pumpkin of your choice, mini pumpkins, gourds, and colored corn. Or purchase our pumpkins and fall products from our shed. Enjoy our round-bale climbing area, a straw-bale maze, a sorghum grass maze, a straw catepillar, and a straw slide. Family fun for everyone! During the weekdays and week nights in October we are open for large groups by appointment only. Please call the Farm Hotline for reservations.
Fox Trot Trail
A self-guided, scenic two mile loop of Appleton's downtown and riverfront which highlights some of Appleton's rich history and the beautiful Fox River.See More