Enjoy the Special Places
They are the protected lands around Green Lake and locations that hold a great meaning to us. We have about 15 special places for you to explore and create memories you will never forget. View the map for each location and learn more about each property we protect, and come enjoy the scenery with us.
The Green Lake Conservancy has fashioned a variety of agreements for easements, ownership and public access for these properties based on the landowners’ needs and desires. Some have gone into pure land conservation easements, with the property owners maintaining hunting rights. Other properties are owned outright by the Conservancy and provide public access for skiing, fishing and hiking.
Have questions that may not be answered here? Don’t hesitate to reach out and let us help you experience the wonders we have to offer for you to see!
Where are the Special Places?
That’s a good question, so let us tell you! They are the protected places all around Green Lake. We have 15 different lands for you to walk through and explore to your heart’s content! View the map for an overview of the properties. You can also click on the names to the locations to read a brief description of the sites, look through pictures taken there, and see the trail map overview.
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The Silver Creek Water Trail
Extending along Silver Creek Inlet, this water trail allows access for canoe and kayak paddlers to five different Conservancy properties – Spaulding’s Bridge, Sunnyside Conservancy, Pools Hill, Sugar Island Wetlands, and Silver Point Wetlands. Launch points are available at Spaulding’s Bridge Landing and the Green Lake Sailing School, located in Sunset Park.
Protect Your Own Land
The state of Wisconsin has recognized that individual communities do an excellent job of identifying places worthy of protection.
Additionally, the state has facilitated private land stewardship by legislation that helps landowners maintain the right to enjoy what is special about their property while decreasing their tax burden and allowing them to realize some financial gain from their good stewardship.