Mid April – Late October
The Sandhill Wildlife Area is a remote, quiet wildlife oasis amid a bustling world dominated by people. Through this wildlife area runs the Trumpeter Trail Auto Tour, a 14-mile, all-weather road which provides a quiet glimpse into the area’s wildlife and habitats. Interpretive signs along the trail provide information on area wildlife, habitat management, and unique features. Climb one of three observation towers located throughout the area to catch an aerial view of the wildlife and habitat in its undisturbed form. A small herd of American bison, white-tailed deer, furbearers, ruffed grouse, Canada geese, ducks, loons, bald eagles, sandhill cranes, shorebirds, songbirds, hawks and owls find a great home in this wildlife area.
The Trumpeter Trail is open are from sunrise to sunset April (usually mid-April) through the end of October. The trail is closed during the winter.