BUBOLZ NATURE PRESERVE

EDUCATION | RECREATION | CONSERVATION | SUSTAINABILITY

INSPIRE • APPRECIATE • ENJOY

Bubolz Nature Preserve strives to serve as a gathering place for the community to become inspired by, appreciate and enjoy nature. Through educational programming and recreational opportunities, Bubolz encourages fostering a healthy environment and providing an improved quality of life. The unique blend of habitats found here are what make the preserve such an important natural area in Northeast Wisconsin. The preserve is located where Wisconsin’s Northern and Southern biological communities meet, producing a diverse array of flora and fauna from both of these regions of the state can be discovered throughout the property.

GIVING

Thank you for your interest in making a contribution to the Bubolz Nature Preserve! We are supported entirely by generous giving.

VENUE

Escape the ordinary and inspire your wedding, private or corporate event guests with spectacular views, delivering a serene and unforgettable experience.

LEARNING

Emphasizing outdoor experiences all year, Bubolz strives to offer education that will encourage exploration, inquiry, and discovery.

TRAILS

With over 8.5 miles of trails, we offer year round access to nature with opportunities for hiking, walking, snowshoeing, and cross country skiing.

ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION

With humans exerting a greater impact on the Earth every day, it is essential to think about living more lightly on the land. We have only one Earth, home to wondrous plants and animals but also a human population of 7.9 billion and growing.

To ensure a healthy planet supporting us all, people need to learn the importance of recycling, energy conservation, green options and conservation of biodiversity. With that knowledge, they can make smart decisions to protect and sustain our home into the future.

With real, hands-on learning opportunities, people of all ages connect with nature, making them care about the environment. We have to start today with little steps towards better choices to protect our Earth, ourselves and the futures of those we care about. The educational programming at Bubolz is committed to making this happen.

“I would highly recommend Bubolz Nature Reserve for a venue to have your event. They provide a comfortable atmosphere to welcome your guest. The accommodation whether you have a small or large group they make it work & location is ideal. The outside scenery is great for back drop or after your event taking a walk through the trails. The local business they recommend for catering is great!”

 

— BUBOLZ WEDDING REVIEW

PLANNING YOUR VISIT

ENVIRONMENTAL CENTER

Mon: Closed
T – F: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Sat: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sun: 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

TRAILS

Trails are open daily, year round, from dawn to dusk.

View Trail Maps

PRESERVE RULES

Know before you go! Check out our Preserve Rules.

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MAPLE SYRUP SATURDAY

Join us for a family-favorite – our annual Maple Syrup Saturday event on, March 23rd!

Help yourself to a pancake breakfast made and served by Bubolz staff and volunteers, or take your support to the next level and adopt a bucket! Enjoy a short guided tour to learn about the maple syrup making process at the preserve and the Sugar Shack. And make sure to end your maple syrup experience with an ice cream sundae topped with fresh syrup made here at the preserve!

Tickets on sale now!

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YOUR SUPPORT IS ESSENTIAL

Support growth in environmental education, giving children access to the power of learning and exploration inside a living classroom surrounded by nature.

The preserve welcomes over 80,000 visitors annually, of all ages as a recreation destination and a “getaway” from our hectic lives with its 8.5 miles of trails, snowshoe and ski rental, natural playscape, and family programs.

Fund the preservation of this unique natural area now and for generations to come. The preserve includes a diverse number of habitats and is home to an assorted blend of plants and animal inhabitants to explore.

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EVENT SPACE

Whether you are planning a corporate event, private party or a wedding, Bubolz Nature Preserve creates the perfect backdrop for your day. Our unique and tranquil venue can accommodate small or large groups, with both indoor and outdoor event spaces to provide an unforgettable experience for you and your guests.

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UPCOMING EVENTS



February 2024

Candlelight Ski & Snowshoe

Come on out to Bubolz for an evening hike, snowshoe, or cross country ski on our 1 mile snowshoe trail or 1.5 mile cross country ski trail. There is no pre-registration for this event. Rentals are on a first come first serve basis and will be determined on snow and trail conditions. Some dates may be modified to a hike. ...

23 Feb
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bubolz Nature Preserve

4815 N Lynndale Dr, Appleton, WI 54913

Winnebago Audubon & Bird Walk

February 24, 2024 | 9:00 - 11:00 am

The Winnebago Audubon Society will be here to discuss Wisconsin birds and how our local habitat affects the type of birds that overwinter in our area. They will also go over birdwatching tips and tricks including how to use field guides, apps, and general bird id. We will then go out on a hike searching for birds and other flora and fauna.

We have a limited supply of binoculars, but please bring your own if you have them.

Cost: $5 a person.

There are no refunds for cancellations; substitutes are permitted. Refunds will be issued for programs cancelled by Bubolz due to low registration. ...

24 Feb
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Bubolz Nature Preserve

4815 N Lynndale Dr, Appleton, WI 54913

Scouts Snowshoeing: Cancelled

Cancelled due to lack of snow.
February 24, 2024 | 12:30 – 2:30 pm

Open to Girl Scouts & Cub Scouts.

Scouts will go on a snowshoe adventure. They will learn a little about how they work, collect the proper gear, practice a bit, and then go out on the trails. This program is weather dependent as we need a specific amount of snow.

Troop Level: All
Cost: $8/Scout & $10/Adults (if adults want to rent snowshoes)
Season: Winter
Max: 35 scouts (1 or 2 adults per troop) ...

24 Feb
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Bubolz Nature Preserve

4815 N Lynndale Dr, Appleton, WI 54913

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