Here is a link to a printable pdf of the Decorah Community Prairie Butterfly Garden Map
And a map of the Decorah Community Prairie.
Burr Oak on the Decorah Prairie

Burr Oak on the Prairie. Photo by Ellen Macdonald

The Community Prairie paths are wide and flat with mown grass. The area is shared by hikers, bikers, runners, skiers, snowshoers and folks with dogs on leash. Dog mitts are provided. The Butterfly Garden offers a sun/rain shelter with picnic tables and benches. It’s paved walkway loops through the Garden to make it wheelchair and baby stroller accessible. 

Monarch on Goldenrod

Monarch on Goldenrod in the Prairie. Photo by Ellen Macdonald


Winter Hiking   

Winter in the Prairie. Photo by Ellen Macdonald  

When there is sufficient snow, Decorah Park and Rec staff will pack a ski track on the Prairie paths. Walkers and snow-shoers are asked to avoid walking in the parallel packed track at the edge of the path used by cross-country skiers. 

Ski Track in Prairie

Photo by  Mary Glock