Welcome

Hawthorn Hollow is a private, nonprofit nature sanctuary and arboretum owned and operated by the Hyslop Foundation, providing environmental education to all ages.

Preservation, maintenance, and further improvements are assisted by the Friends of Hawthorn Hollow, established in 1988. Want to be a friend of Hawthorn Hollow?  Click here for more information.  (link to Friends of Hawthorn Hollow information)

Admissionfor individuals into Hawthorn Hollow is always free and open to the public.  As a nonprofit organization, donations are always gratefully accepted.  Donate here!

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Hours of Operation

Hours of Operation – Sanctuary & Arboretum

OPEN: March 1 – October 31– 8:00 – 5:00
November 1 – December 23 – 8:00 – 4:00
CLOSED: Mondays & December 24 – March 1

 

Hours of Operation – Heritage Farmstead

OPEN: March 1 – October 31– 9:00 – 4:00
November 1 – December 23 – 8:00 – 4:00
CLOSED: Sundays & Mondays & December 24 – March 1

Hours of Operation – Historical Buildings

OPEN: April 1 – October 31– 8:00 – 5:00
November 1 – December 23 – 8:00 – 4:00
CLOSED: Mondays & December 24 – March 1

The Observatory, Two Sisters Boutique, and Organic Market hours vary.  Please click on their link for hours.

Location

Hawthorn Hollow is located approximately 4 miles east of I-94, just west of Petrifying Springs on Green Bay Road (Highway 31) in the town of Somers.

Hawthorn Hollowcompass
880 Green Bay Road
Kenosha, WI 53144

Phone: 262-552-8196

 

Group Tours and Facilities

Reservationsare required for all groups and organizations. Guided group tours are available for schools, scouts, nature clubs, etc. for a nominal fee.  The Nature Center, Historic Buildings, and Pike View Manor are available to rent for classes, clubs, and wedding ceremonies.  Rates vary based upon dates, times, group size, and services requested. Contact us for more information.


Admission

Hawthorn Hollow main road

Admission to Hawthorn Hollow is always free to the public.

However, as a nonprofit organization your donations are always gratefully accepted. Find out here how you can become a friend of Hawthorn Hollow.

 


Facilities

Hawthorn hollow buildingsGuided group tours are available for schools, scouts, nature clubs, etc. for a nominal fee.Reservations are required for all groups and organizations. The Nature Center, historic buildings and grounds are available to rent for meetings, classes, clubs, and wedding ceremonies.

Rates vary based upon dates, times, group size, and services requested. Contact us for more information.


Nature Sanctuary Etiquette

Please Help preserve this sanctuary by observing the following rules:

  • Respect the solitude of others and the serene atmosphere, it is a place for the study andappreciation of nature.
  • No active sports or gamIMG_2101es (biking, jogging, skiing, ball games, fishing, etc).
  • Please leave flowers and plants for everyone to enjoy. Do not collect or remove plants, seeds, flowers, leaves, or any other natural materials.
  • For their safety, Children must be supervised by a responsible adult at all times.
  • Walk on marked trails and mowed lawn only, and please refrain from climbing on trees and shrubs.
  • Pets are not allowed. Sight-enabling guide dogs/animals are permitted.
  • Picnicking is not allowed anywhere on the property. Visitors who wish to picnic may do so across the street at Petrified Springs County Park.
  • Reservations are required for all groups/organizations.

Photography permits are required for all posed formal photography and video. Download the Guidelines here.

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