The Prairie's Edge Wildlife Drive offers a great way to see wildlife and habitats from the comfort of your car. By using your car as a viewing blind, you can often see more wildlife than you can see on foot. Depending on the time of year, you can spot fields of lupine or other wildflowers blooming, trumpeter swans feeding, turtles sunning themselves or laying their eggs or warblers singing along the 0.5 mile Woodland Trail.
The speed limit is 20 mph and we encourage you to roll your windows down for a more immersive experience. While there are designated overlooks and short trail loops, feel free to stop wherever you'd like along the route -- that is, if you pull to one side and shut your vehicle's doors.
This 7.3 mile route is open to vehicles from spring through fall and biking and hiking year round. The Wildlife Drive is closed to vehicles during the nine-day firearm deer season in November. Note that horses, ATVs, UTVs and all other off-highway vehicles (OHVs) are not allowed on the Wildlife Drive.