You can explore more than 7,000 acres of forest at Rice Lake National Wildlife Refuge. The northern hardwood forest along the Wildlife Drive is dominated by quaking and big-toothed aspens, red and sugar maples, paper birch, basswood, and red oak. You can also see lowland forest stands along the Rice River and surrounding the Twin Lakes. Breeding birds on the refuge depend on different types and sizes of forest. For example, golden-winged Warblers breed in young forest and along brushy edges, while ovenbirds nest in the forest interior.