Upcoming Events

  • 3/11/20 – Naked Eye Astronomy
  • 3/14/20 – Maple Sugarin’ Time
  • 3/20/20 – Equinox Telescope Tour
  • 3/21/20 – Maple Sugarin’ Time
  • 3/28/20 – Observatory Open House


Pike River Benefit Concert Series

Pike River Benefit Concert Series

The Pike River Benefit Concert Series is Hawthorn Hollow’s annual summer fundraising event. Come enjoy an evening of live music at Hawthorn Hollow’s outdoor amphitheater nestled along the Pike River. Fine food, wines, beers, and beverages will be available for purchase. No Carry Ins please. $10 Admission. All proceeds benefit Hawthorn Hollow.

2020 Concert Dates

June 12th, 6pm
July 10th, 6pm
August 21st, 6pm

Bands to be announced shortly!

Weddings at Hawthorn Hollow

Weddings at Hawthorn Hollow

Married in Nature. 

Hawthorn Hollow Nature Sanctuary and Arboretum offers a unique opputunity to celebrate one of life’s most memorable events, your wedding! 

Now offering reception packages.

More Information. 

Something or Nothing Here! 

Hawthorn Hollow offers a variety of packages. These packages can include ceremonies, receptions, and/or overnight options. Our Ozanne Outpost grounds can accommodate up to 175 guests, but a more remote ceremony location can only accommodate up to 100 guests.

Margaret’s Garden

Hidden in the woods, this beatuful venue has a variety of way it can be set up…. um

A Variety of Unique Wedding Venues 


Nestled along the pike river, this outdoor ampthieather holds up to 3000 people.

The Historic Buildings

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Hawthorn Hollow offers a variety of packages. These packages can include ceremonies, receptions, and/or overnight options. 

Birds and Breakfast

Birds and Breakfast

May 9th, 2020,


Birds and Breakfast is Hawthorn Hollow’s annual spring fundraiser taking place during peak bird migration season. 

Come Enjoy a Hearty Breakfast!

Pancakes with real maple syrup, suasage, fresh fruit, and a dessert.

Shop for Unique Native Plants 

At the Two Sisters Boutique! This annual plant sale during Birds and Breakfast will offer a variety of native flora perfect for you yard. 

Peak Bird Migration Season

While you are here, walk the trails a look for migrating birds on a birding tour led by the Hoy Audobon Society. 


Advance Purchase – $7.00 At the Door – $9.00

Kenosha Ticket Outlets:
Hawthorn Hollow (880 Green Bay Road) Andrea’s (2401 60th Street) Suburban Lawn and Garden Center (2704 30th Avenue) Alpaca Art (5813 6th Avenue)

Racine Ticket Outlet:
Funky Hannah’s Beads & Art (324 Main Street) Sew’n Save (3701 Durand Ave)

Ecological Restoration

Ecological Restoration

The Great Lakes Commission through the Great Lakes Sediment and Nutrient Reduction Program has granted Hawthorn Hollow $154,830 to install our Wetland Restoration for Ravine Protection Project. This project started 2 years ago with a $75,000 grant from the Fund For Lake Michigan to develop the engineering plan for the project. The ravine and wetland restoration area are on the west end of the new property. The restoration work will take about 3 years. Once completed, we will connect and expand trails onto the new property.

The Southeastern Wisconsin Invasive Species Consortium provided Hawthorn Hollow with a $2,000 grant for supplies and chemicals to control the invasive plant species in our ravine and wetland restoration area. The grant will help us control cut-leaved teasel, buckthorn, reed canary grass and more before and during the installation of our wetland restoration project. This will help us achieve a better outcome for our restoration project.