La Crosse Nature Guide

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New Amsterdam Grasslands

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Hiking/Walking

Cross Country Skiing

Snow-shoeing

There are multiple access points for this location. Specific details for each point can be found numbered, respectively, below.

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Location / Access

Access Point #1 

Address:

W7900 Old NA 

Holmen, WI 54636

(Lat-Longitude: 43.984500, -91.300668)

Directions:

From La Crosse, follow Hwy 53 north to exit MH. Exit right and follow to stop sign. Turn left onto MH and follow to XX. Turn right on XX and follow into New Amsterdam. Turn right onto Old Hwy NA and follow for approximately ½ mile to the trailhead which is on the left.

Map View of Location

Parking:

There is a grassy parking area at the gate to the site where you can park.

Street View of Parking Location

Accessible By Public Transport?

No

Access Point #2: Closed April 1 - July 31

Address:

Rotterdam Ave

Holmen, WI 54636

(Lat-Longitude: 43.993632, -91.300712)

Directions:

From La Crosse follow Hwy 53 north to exit MH. Exit right and follow to stop sign. Turn left onto MH and follow to XX. Turn right on XX and follow into New Amsterdam. Turn right onto Prairie Woods St. Continue to Rotterdam Ave and turn left. The gate will be on your right.

Map View of Location

Parking:

Roadside parking available near site gate.

Street View of Parking Location

Accessible By Public Transport?

No

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Site Information

Dominant Features

Biodiversity Rating: 5/5

Tall
Grass

Trail Map - (click for map)

courtesy of MVC

Terrain:

Unpaved

Flat

Difficulty:

Easy

Pets not Allowed​

Additional Notes:

  • Caution: Hunters may be present on property. Dress accordingly during hunting season.

  • Trail Accessibility Varies with Season: The larger, 2.8 mile loop (Access Point 2) is closed April 1 - July 31. The shorter, 1 mile loop (Access Point 1), is open year-round.

Property Management and Link to More Information:

This property is protected by Mississippi Valley Conservancy (MVC). Learn more about this property on MVC's website here.

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