FISH CREEK — Peninsula State Park’s Eagle Tower and canopy walk are generally closed in the winter to keep visitors safe, as surfaces can get slick and icy even with little-to-no snow.

With the mild winter we’ve been having this year, a special opportunity has presented itself. The observation tower, which normally reopens in May, is now open, according to the Wisconsin DNR.

As the lake ice melts, there are also great views of the geometric shapes created by the fracturing surface.

Wheelchairs and strollers are welcome on the fully-accessible canopy walk, but bicycles, skateboards, scooters and pets are not.

The angle of the ramp never exceeds a five percent slope and visitors can take advantage of level spots and benches to rest and take in the views along the way.

There is no cost to climb the tower; however, a vehicle admission sticker is required for all vehicles entering the park.