Old World Wisconsin/Aldo Leopold Trail LbNA # 16313
|Placed Date||Jul 6 2005|
|Found By||Sunny Side Up|
|Last Update||May 1 2011|
Nestled on 576 acre site in the rolling hills of the beautiful Sourthen Kettle Moraine State Forest, Old World Wisconsin is a unique museum of living history, which preserves and exhibits Wisconsin's architectural and cultural heritage, with an accent on the lifestyles on the different ethnic groups. The Aldo Leopold Trail that wanders through the extensive museum grounds, honors the renowned conservationist philosopher. The Museum is open daily from May 1 through October. There is a nominal fee. Plan to spend a worthwhile day immersed in living history then perhaps dine at the restaurant in the unique Clausing barn. It is from there that you will start your quest.
From the restaurant enterance door face northish from the left cornor of the barn. Proceed through the patio until you see the trailhead post for the "Old Railroad Forest Trail". The trail is a bit hilly typical of the beautiful Kettle Moraine countryside. The trail will be obvious as will be the destination. Not to worry. Enjoy the journey and signs along the way. If you decide to take the Old Railroad trail all the way to its end (a short way and recommended) you will have to back tract to continue on. Take the "Marsh Trail" until you come to the "To the Village Trail". Continue on the Village trail until you come to a jumble of old cut logs on your left. While your quest will end here the trail will take you back to the Visitor Center if you stay to your left or to the Village if continue on the Village trail to your right. This is just a small part of the trail system at Old World Wisconsin to take if you are so inclined. Please leave the box well covered and the place looking undisturbed.If you are at Old World on a Wednesday you might see me, Jahla, at one of the farm gardens. Thanks for letterboxing. We would like to hear of the boxes condition. Jahla/Arpigea