Beautifully situated on 1,000 acres along the shores of Wisconsin’s deepest inland lake, Green Lake Conference Center is a premier Christian conference and leadership training center. We also host retreats and conferences for other groups and are a favorite destination for family reunions and vacations. We are proud of our 57 acre native prairie known as Dawson Prairie which was completed in 2001. The prairie is ideally located between our camping areas, youth center and historic 1850’s homestead log cabin. In addition to the groups who use and enjoy Dawson Prairie on a casual basis, many area schools and community organizations have made it a supporting part of their curriculum. Through day visits and consecutive sessions, the Prairie serves as a living classroom in environmental education. We hope to increase this use through our alliance with Wild Ones.
Heckrodt Wetland Reserve includes 76 acres of forested wetland, wetland meadow, open water, and upland field communities. The wheelchair & stroller-friendly 3+ mile trail system includes a boardwalk that allows access to the wetland without getting wet feet. Facilities include a nature center with indoor living wetland and live reptiles, amphibians, and fish, as well as mounted specimens of Wisconsin mammals and bird species. Educational programs are provided for schools, daycares, special focus groups, and the general public. Our goal is to provide visitor education while fostering an ethic of environmental stewardship in a fun, hands-on atmosphere. See website for program details.
Winnebago County’s “great outdoors” is truly spectacular. A wealth of lakes, streams and rivers, quiet woods, winding trails and wide open spaces offer countless recreational opportunities the whole year round.
Scenic waterways cover almost one quarter of the county, making the area a boating and fishing paradise. Popular fish species including walleye, bass, catfish, perch and musky inhabit the waters. Numerous birds, including several species of waterfowl, and a variety of other wildlife, nest and feed in the area.
The County’s Community Park offers baseball, soccer, rugby, disc golf, archery, horseshoe, a dog park and fishing ponds. Some of the more unique offerings within the county parks system include a BMX track, cross- country trails, dog exercise areas and an historic archaeological site.
Multi-purpose recreational trails for outdoor lovers to hike, bike, horseback ride, jog and snowmobile.
Attractions at the Sunnyview Exposition Center provides endless entertainment offerings throughout the year.