Hermansen Woods

 

HERMANSEN WOODS

This beautiful 15-acre woodland off the shores of Lake Como was donated to the Conservancy by Al Hermansen in 2000.   It has hiking trails throughout the property and has undergone extensive restoration to restore the native woodland habitat.

Three intermittent streams run through the property, which eventually feed into Lake Como.   There are also two small bog/wetland areas within the property.   The site is home to a variety of northern hardwoods, including sugar maple, elm, black walnut, basswood and red oak.   This diversity in trees attracts a varieity of wildlife including fox and owls, deer, squirrel and turkey.

DIRECTIONS:  

From Lake Geneva:  Take Highway 50 west from Lake Geneva.  Turn left on South Como Road.   The property will be on the left, west side of the road in approximately .3 miles

From Fontana :   Take Highway 67 for approximately 1.75 miles.   Turn right to continue east on Highway 67 into Williams Bay.  When in Williams Bay, continue straight to head east on Geneva Street for approximately 1.3 miles under you reach Highway 50.   Turn right to head east on Highway 50 for approximately 1 mile.  Turn left onto South Como Road.   The property will be on the left, west side of the road approximately .3 miles.

USES:   Hiking and wildlife viewing