Geological Area of State Wide Significance
Lime Kiln Park Natural Area in Menomonee Falls is one of nine sites identified in Waukesha County of Statewide Geological Significance and features five historic markers which are detailed at http://www.wisconsinhistoricalmarkers.com
Thank you to Melinda Roberts of WisconsinHistoricalMarkers.com for this valuable contribution.
- Geologic History of the Menomonee River
- Garwin Mace Lime Kilns (Menomonee Falls)
- Lime Kiln Park
- Menomonee River and Lower Falls
- Menomonee River Environmental Corridor
From Downtown Menomonee Falls, enter the park at the Mill Street Public Parking lot (via Appleton Avenue or Main Street) and take the multipurpose trail trail through this beautiful natural area.
Just north of the lime kilns is a unique and ancient rock formation in the river gorge which can be seen from the footbridge. This geological area of the Menomonee River is known as the Menomonee Falls Reef. It is a series of natural outcrops which form a gorge. A natural water fall forms from exposure-resistant reef rock. This is one of the earliest bedrock sites described in Southeastern Wisconsin, having been noted by Increase Lapham in the 1840’s.
To the west of the natural water fall, are the remains of the original Lime Kilns.
There is so much to see in Lime Kiln Park! Visit this natural gem in Menomonee Falls and you will discover why Menomonee Falls Downtown ROCKS!
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- Lime Kiln Park Historical Markers
- Lime Kiln Park and it's rich history, geological structures, Lime Kilns, Menomonee River and Lower Falls, and the Menomonee River Environmental Corridor