Step onto the bridge!  You are now standing above HALL CREEK, named for Alonzo Hall, one of the earliest settlers of this part of Winnebago County.  The stream is spring-fed and begins about three miles northwest of here.  It has a fairly constant level of running water at all times of the year.  Because this dependable source of water is at the ecotone between meadow and forest, this bridge is a wonderful spot to find wildlife during all seasons, including winter, since the creek freezes over only during the harshest cold spells.