Pewit’s Nest State Natural Area Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"Even though it’s a rather short hike, this trek to a picturesque sandstone gorge along Skillet Creek has a wealth of opportunities for exploration: You might pick your way through the underbrush on the creek’s banks to try to spot wildlife, or just stop and admire the sandstone formations that arch overhead (however, in order to help preserve the formations, please don’t climb on the rocks).
Also known as Peewee’s Nest, this 36-acre site along a rural road west of Baraboo was once the abode of a hermit who constructed a dwelling in one of the sandstone caves above the creek that resembled the nest of a phoebe, a bird also called a peewit, or pewit. It was designated a State Natural Area in 1985."