Ladd Arboretum & Nature Center

The arboretum stretches along a three-quarter mile segment of McCormick Boulevard on a narrow, 23 acre strip of reclaimed land. It follows the diagonal course of the North Shore Channel from Greenbay Road to the northeast, to Emerson and Golf Road in the southwest. Programs, classes, and services of the Ecology Center range from introductory natural history classes covering areas such as plant identification and animal study to sensory awareness programs for children and beginning naturalists. The center's staff lead canoe trips in Spring and Fall highlighting the natural history aspects of the North Shore Channel.