Restore. Explore. Discover.

Mequon Nature Preserve is 510-acres of prairies, wetlands, and hardwood mesic forests. The area is currently in the process of converting the agricultural fields back into prairies, wetlands, and forests. Every year, thousands of native trees and shrubs are planted across the property, and thousands of children step off the bus for free nature-based field trips. See you on the trails!

Welcome to the Mequon Nature Preserve!

8200 W. County Line Road Mequon, WI 53097


Our trails are FREE and open from sunup to sundown every day of the year. The PieperPower Education Center is open Monday-Friday 10:00am-2:00pm (October-April) and 9:00am-2:00pm (May-September).

There are three parking lots, all with access to the trails. These parking lots are located on Swan Road, Donges Bay Road, and County Line Road (main parking lot).

We are dog friendly! Please pick up after your dog and keep your dog on a leash, Per City of Mequon Ordinance (Chapter 54, Section 54-25).

We have 510 acres of land with 6 miles of trails to explore! Trails are a mix of gravel, grass, and mulch. Most trails are ADA compliant. Plan your visit!

Marty’s Playspace, a natural play area, is located behind the Education Center. All material was locally sourced.

Our 40 ft Observation Tower is a quick 1.0 mile hike from the main parking lot and back. This tower is located in the middle of the Preserve and gives you the best view of the land!

Download our FREE mobile app from the Apple Store and Google Play for a trail map and for more information on the land.

We offer different events and programs throughout the year. These are free and family-friendly! Stay tuned to our social media and enewsletter for updates.

Rent a room for your next work meeting! See how and what we offer here.

Mequon Nature Preserve is a 501c3 nonprofit that receives no tax dollars. The Preserve is completely funded by grants and donations. If you enjoy our work and want to help us continue it, donate today!

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Check out our monthly programs!

The PieperPower Education Center will be CLOSED on these dates in 2024: March 29, May 27, July 4, September 2, November 28, November 29, December 24, December 25, December 31.

We are proud to provide a natural, native habitat for many different flora and fauna species. Want to have a pollinator-friendly garden at your home? Sign the Operation Pollination Pledge! Learn more here.

Operation Pollination is in partnership with Mequon-Thiensville Sunrise Rotary, Mequon Nature Preserve, and City of Mequon.