Treasures of Oz

Celebrating the Natural Gems of Ozaukee County


2011 - Discover and explore the Ozaukee Coast

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2011 Treasures of Oz Event PosterTreasures of Oz turns the spotlight on Ozaukee’s outstanding coastline June 18th, for its 2011 event to uncover the natural gems of Ozaukee County.

Ozaukee’s entire eastern border is 25 miles of the western shore of Lake Michigan. The natural areas along this coast are diverse and wildly beautiful. Follow the 2011 treasures map and visit up to seven unique sites, each with docents and guides and special offerings for the day. Walk along the migratory flyway, venture into deep, pristine cedar gorges, spend time on vast overlooks, explore a rushing feeder stream, wander through areas being restored to natural habitats and find friendly places for beach hikes and launching kayaks and canoes. You may even learn about shipwrecks, ghost towns and a little lake history.

SearchingExplore with Treasures of Oz on June 18th starting at 9 a.m. and ending at 5 p.m. Enjoy opportunities for photography, birding, hiking, biking, geocaching and discovering new places. This adventure ends for the day with food, music, a silent auction, raffle and more at Forest Beach Migratory Preserve.


Adventure is worthwhile in itself.
-- Amelia Earhart