The Farm

Natural areas

The Farm has wetlands along the Root River, prairies, woodlands, and a very rare 43 acre woods called the Hidden Oaks Savanna. The natural areas is one of two publicly owned oak savannas in Milwaukee County and provides outdoor education and recreation, offering three miles of interpretive hiking trails.

Some trees you’ll find in the Hidden Oaks Savanna include massive open grown white oak, swamp white oak, shagbark hickory and bur oak. As restoration continues, the woods have the potential to provide improved habitat for species such as the red-headed woodpecker, orchard oriole, eastern bluebird, brown thrasher, sedge wren, marsh wren, blue spotted salamander, western chorus frog and various warblers.