A unique urban area of green just 15 minutes north of downtown Milwaukee, the Schlitz Audubon Nature Center is located along the shore of Lake Michigan. Escape from the world of concrete to hike seven miles of trails, walk along the beach and feel far, far away from the city or view forests and wildlife from the 60-foot observation tower. Remember to bring your binoculars because you never know what you may want to take a closer look at while you’re visiting the Center. The Center encompasses nearly all the landforms and ecological communities that occur in southeastern Wisconsin: prairies, forests, bluff, ravines, ponds and lakeshore. As a result, the 185 acres includes a great variety of flora and fauna, some threatened and endangered.