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Wood Lake Nature Center

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Open Now: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Woos Lake

Right in the city of Richfield, a nature center. Great places to walk, see all kinds of wild... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Richfield, Minnesota
15yo randomly picked it, pleasantly surprised

My 15yo gamer randomly picked this place and we loved it. There was a small indoor exhibit with... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2018
Christy N
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6710 Lake Shore Dr S, Richfield, MN 55423-2206
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Right in the city of Richfield, a nature center. Great places to walk, see all kinds of wild birdlife. Very educational for adults as well as kids. One of the best things about it is you don't have to travel to see the beauty, it's...More

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Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

My 15yo gamer randomly picked this place and we loved it. There was a small indoor exhibit with some reptiles and stuffed wildlife. There were a number of walking trails of various distance. We took the short mile walk around the lake. Lots of places...More

Thank Christy N
Reviewed 22 August 2018

Wood Lake is many things for many people. The acreage provides a great place to run or jog, but the Center itself is open year-round. This means that in wintertime, you can find a seat inside and watch birds, rabbits and squirrels access the many...More

Thank Anna L
Reviewed 31 July 2018

I've been to Wood Lake many times and it is one of the best nature centers available. The trails are good and include a huge floating boardwalk. Inside the visitor center, there are a number of interesting exhibits and animals.

Thank cuTRis
Reviewed 9 May 2018

1.8 mile loop around a wetland that supports many birds. Multiple paths so you can make several laps and cover different trails. We noted many bird watchers with giant-lensed cameras. The floating board walk is fun when you are trying to maintain a steady gait.

Thank Michael K
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

A beautiful place for a walk through nature in the middle of the Cities. Path's to enjoy the trees, the fresh air, and a break from the hectic pace of the city.

Thank BebeCGC
Reviewed 24 October 2017

While not a huge facility, Wood Lake boasts a surprising array of wildlife right in the middle of Richfield. It is a must-visit for urban birders, nature photography enthusiasts, and those just needing a peaceful walk. On recent visits, I saw hooded mergansers, wood ducks,...More

Thank findeerror
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Wonderful, easily accessible place to be near water, trees, and see lots of ducks, geese, herons, etc.

Thank Barbara B
Reviewed 26 August 2017

On the way back from the post office I stopped here to walk. It is very nice and the floating boardwalk is fun. Its a great walk they have allot of rules. There are places to lock up a bike!

Thank rockanroll4u
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Beautiful in any season, but I must say experiencing the snow on the trail with the seclusion of a nature preserve is simply amazing!

Thank Karen H
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Response from B7811JJtimothys | Reviewed this property |
You can not have a bike or pets on the Woodlake paths.