I visited the Schlitz Audubon Center on Friday 11 November 2016. I recommend the center if you enjoy wooded lake shore settings, hiking, and birding. The center is a clean and attractive building with friendly and helpful staff. The open hours are limited but were enough for my day trip. I walked most of the 6-miles of trails and climbed the lookout tower.
I often miss the Atlantic shore so I headed for the beach and was pleased to see some waves.
|Lake Michigan, Schlitz Audubon Center by Geoff W. Sutton 2016|
I did not see a lot of wildlife during my visit- a few squirrels and rabbits and many common birds.
This golden bird caught my eye. You will find it near the entrance.
There weren't many ducks on the pond but I enjoyed the view.
Several animals are inside the center.
The website provides helpful information such as hours, fees, and directions. You will also find a calendar of events.
I paid $8.00 to get in, which is far more than the free or low cost I am used to paying. There is no discount for Audubon members or seniors. But I still think it is worth the visit.
There are places to sit along the trails and near the center.
The rest rooms were clean and well stocked.
There's a small gift shop in the center.
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