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Sunday, July 24, 2016

Sunday Morning Coffee Walk

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Activities: Food, Hike, Nature study, Outdoor activity, Walk
Location: Interstate SP

Enjoy the beauty and tranquility of the park with some fresh coffee, good conversation, and a healthy morning walk around the lake. Naturalist Julie Fox and a park ranger from the National Park Service will lead the walk (with coffee provided!). Meet at the Beach House at Lake O' the Dalles (trail conditions permitting). The Lake O' the Dalles Trail is a 1-mile loop with uneven terrain and stone stairs; wear comfortable walking shoes and clothing appropriate for the weather. The walk may be cancelled in the event of inclement weather. Sponsored jointly with the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway. Please check with park staff at 715-483-3747 for current conditions and potential trail closings due to high water.


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Interstate SP information

Interstate is Wisconsin's oldest state park, established in 1900. Located along the picturesque St. Croix National Scenic Riverway, the park provides scenic views of the river and the steep-sided gorge known as the Dalles of the St. Croix. The Ice Age Interpretive Center features a film, photographs, murals and information

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Mailing Address: State Highway 35, St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin 54024

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Guided Walking Meditation

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Activities: Hike, Nature study, Outdoor activity, Walk
Location: Kettle Moraine SF - Northern Unit

Looking to get your personal Zen on or want to get active with people who have the same interests as you? Join Kimberly Gellings from the Essence Wellness Center as she begins the walk with a quick guided "grounding" mantra and meditation focused on feeling inspired. She will then lead a short hike where the goal is to be observant and mindful of the world around you. Bring a water bottle and dress in comfortable "work-out" clothes. To register, call (920) 533-8322 by July 23. Children are welcome and encouraged! Meet at the Ice Age Visitor Center (off Hwy 67 half mile west of Dundee). Get Directions - Ice Age Visitor Center.


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Kettle Moraine SF - Northern Unit information

The Kettle Moraine Northern Unit is comprised of about 30,000 acres stretching 30 miles across Sheboygan, Fond du Lac and Washington Counties. The forest is managed for multiple use, including recreation management, sustainable forest products, water quality and soil protection, terrestrial and aquatic wildlife, native biological diversity and aesthetics.

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Mailing Address: N1765 Highway G , Campbellsport, Wisconsin 53010

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Beulah Bog Hike

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Activities: Hike, Nature study, Outdoor activity, Walk
Location: Kettle Moraine SF - Southern Unit

Meet at 10 a.m. for a nature exploration hike! Parking area is east of the road off Stringers Bridge Road. (Southeast of Eagle). Get Directions.


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Kettle Moraine SF - Southern Unit information

More than 22,000 acres of glacial hills, kettles, lakes, prairie restoration sites, pine woods and hardwood forests can be found in the Southern Unit, making this a popular area for a wide variety of visitors. The Forest is 30 miles long, extending from the village of Dousman, almost to the city of Whitewater. The forest headquarters is 3 miles west of the village of Eagle on State Highway 59.

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Mailing Address: S59 W36530 County ZZ, Dousman, Wisconsin 53118

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Morning Hike

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Activities: Hike, Nature study, Outdoor activity
Location: Blue Mound SP

Enjoy a guided morning hike with park naturalist Reed Cockrell. Meet at the north end of the pool parking lot by the Friends Shelter.

Morning hikes are held most Saturdays and Sundays from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. Check with the park office to confirm dates and times and to see what topic will be covered.


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Blue Mound SP information

Perched atop the highest point in southern Wisconsin, Blue Mound State Park offers spectacular views and unique geological features. A swimming pool is available in during summer. Over 20 miles of scenic hiking, off-road biking, and cross-country ski trails, as well as a family campground, access to the Military Ridge State Trail with bike-in campsites, and a rustic cabin for people with disabilities make Blue Mound a popular destination year-round.

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Mailing Address: 4350 Mounds Park Rd., Blue Mounds, Wisconsin

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Pike Lake French Voyagers Encampment

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Activities: Birding, Educational Programs, Wildlife study
Location: Kettle Moraine SF - Pike Lake Unit

Join us for an entire weekend filled with fun! Canoe tours, drum circles and so much more! Pike Lake Beach Area. Also July 22 & 23.


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Kettle Moraine SF - Pike Lake Unit information

The Pike Lake Unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest is in the middle of the Kettle Moraine, a strip of glacial landforms which extends through southeastern Wisconsin to Lake Winnebago. The forest is named after the 522-acre, spring-fed kettle: Pike Lake. Powder Hill, a large glacial kame, provides the opportunity for a great hike and view. Visitors can enjoy camping, swimming, hiking, fishing, picnicking, and much more within the forest.

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Mailing Address: 3544 Kettle Moraine Road, Hartford, Wisconsin 53027

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Learn to Fish Clinic at Nicolet Beach

Time: 10:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Activities: Children's program, Fishing, Outdoor activity, Outdoor skills
Location: Peninsula SP

Learn to fish with Angler Educator and Fishing Professional Greg Karch. Greg will share his fishing expertise. The workshop is geared for kids of all ages. Pre-registration is recommended; call 920-868-3258 for more information. Registration from 10:15 to 10:30 a.m. with the clinics from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. From 11:45 a.m. to Noon, Greg will work with youth on casting techniques. Door prizes for participants, including fishing combinations, shirts and more. There will also be fish knot tying and other crafts.


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Peninsula SP information

Considered Wisconsin's most complete park, Peninsula offers 468 campsites, three group camps, a summer theater, an 18-hole golf course, sand beach, bike trails, a lighthouse and eight miles of Door County shoreline. The rollicking waves that skip towards Peninsula's sky high bluffs are part of the Niagara Escarpment.

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Mailing Address: 9462 Shore Rd., Fish Creek, Wisconsin 54212

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Nature Explorer Hike

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Activities: Hike, Nature study, Outdoor activity, Walk
Location: Devil's Lake SP

Investigate the world around us. You provide the curiosity and we'll provide the investigating tools to help you discover the wonders of nature. Meet at the Nature Center.


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Devil's Lake SP information

Founded in 1911, Devil's Lake is the third oldest state park in Wisconsin, the largest, and the most visited. Devil's Lake offers magnificent views from 500-foot quartzite bluffs overlooking a 360-acre lake. Enjoy lakeshore picnic areas, sandy swimming beaches, 29 miles of hiking trails, or ease into the backcountry solitude. Devil's Lake is a beautiful year-round park with an intriguing natural history along the 1,000-mile Ice Age National Scenic Trail.

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Mailing Address: S5975 Park Rd., Baraboo, Wisconsin 53913-9299

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Tree Art: Drop In at the Beach

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Activities: Arts and Crafts, Drop-in Program, Educational Programs, Outdoor activity, Tree study
Location: Kettle Moraine SF - Northern Unit

Come celebrate the wonders of the forest by creating tree art. We will be doing leaf printing, nut stamping, leaf rubbings and more. For leaf printing, bring a T-shirt or bandanna or purchase one that day. Everyone is invited to drop in for a few minutes or more than an hour. Adults are encouraged to participate with their children. Location: Long Lake Recreation Area South Beach (off Division Road north of County Road F near Dundee). Get Directions - Long Lake Recreation Area.


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Kettle Moraine SF - Northern Unit information

The Kettle Moraine Northern Unit is comprised of about 30,000 acres stretching 30 miles across Sheboygan, Fond du Lac and Washington Counties. The forest is managed for multiple use, including recreation management, sustainable forest products, water quality and soil protection, terrestrial and aquatic wildlife, native biological diversity and aesthetics.

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Mailing Address: N1765 Highway G , Campbellsport, Wisconsin 53010

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Playing with Shakespeare: Get Outside with Will Children's Workshop

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Activities: Children's program, Outdoor activity, Theater production
Location: Blue Mound SP

Think Shakespeare is old and boring? Think again! Join the Summit Players for 45 minutes of fun and brain acrobatics! Play some games, work with some text, and explore the natural world. Learn how Shakespeare used nature in his plays and why his characters talk the way they do. Shed any iambic penta-jitters, then join us for the show! 1 p.m. workshop; 2:30 p.m. performance.


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Blue Mound SP information

Perched atop the highest point in southern Wisconsin, Blue Mound State Park offers spectacular views and unique geological features. A swimming pool is available in during summer. Over 20 miles of scenic hiking, off-road biking, and cross-country ski trails, as well as a family campground, access to the Military Ridge State Trail with bike-in campsites, and a rustic cabin for people with disabilities make Blue Mound a popular destination year-round.

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Mailing Address: 4350 Mounds Park Rd., Blue Mounds, Wisconsin

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Drop in on Raccoons

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Activities: Drop-in Program, Outdoor activity
Location: Devil's Lake SP

Raccoons are everywhere - in the woods, near our houses, even around your campsite! Come and find out about the lives of these masked bandits. Activities will happen at the North Shore Beach by the Chateau.


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Devil's Lake SP information

Founded in 1911, Devil's Lake is the third oldest state park in Wisconsin, the largest, and the most visited. Devil's Lake offers magnificent views from 500-foot quartzite bluffs overlooking a 360-acre lake. Enjoy lakeshore picnic areas, sandy swimming beaches, 29 miles of hiking trails, or ease into the backcountry solitude. Devil's Lake is a beautiful year-round park with an intriguing natural history along the 1,000-mile Ice Age National Scenic Trail.

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Mailing Address: S5975 Park Rd., Baraboo, Wisconsin 53913-9299

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Aztalan Guided Tour

Time: 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Activities: Culture Study, Hike, Outdoor activity, Walk
Location: Aztalan SP

Aztalan was a fortified town occupied by Native Americans between A.D. 1050 and 1200. It was the northern outpost of the speculator Mississippian Civilization that mysteriously vanished from the Upper Midwest after A.D. 1250. This tour will be led by archaeologist and Friends of Aztalan executive director, Robert Birmingham, co-author of Aztalan: Mysteries of An Ancient Indian Town. The tour is free but visitors must have a state park vehicle admission sticker. Stickers can be purchased at the park. Sponsored by the Friends of Aztalan. Guided tours of Aztalan will be conducted every Sunday at 2 p.m. June through August. Group tours for any time can be arranged by calling Robert Birmingham at (608) 516-3421.


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Aztalan SP information

Aztalan State Park is a National Historic Landmark and contains one of Wisconsin's most important archaeological sites. It showcases an ancient Middle-Mississippian village that thrived between A.D. 1000 and 1300. The people who settled Aztalan built large, flat-topped pyramidal mounds and a stockade around their village. Portions of the stockade and two mounds have been reconstructed in the park.

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Mailing Address: N6200 Hwy Q, Lake Mills, Wisconsin 53551

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Shakespeare in the Park: "A Midsummer's Night Dream" or "As You Like It"

Time: 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Activity: Theater production
Location: Blue Mound SP

The Summit Players are back! We loved them last year, and we are happy to host them again. Join them for a stripped-down, six-actor production of Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" or "As You Like It". This theater troop created a new cutting of the script to make a tight, one-hour and fifteen minute show of mayhem, character switches and hilarity. The production is 'Shakespeare out of a trunk,' with minimal set, costumes and props and a focus on actors, as per the style of Shakespeare's time. Prior to the performance, company members will lead a 45-minute children's workshop. 1 p.m. workshop; 2:30 p.m. performance.


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Blue Mound SP information

Perched atop the highest point in southern Wisconsin, Blue Mound State Park offers spectacular views and unique geological features. A swimming pool is available in during summer. Over 20 miles of scenic hiking, off-road biking, and cross-country ski trails, as well as a family campground, access to the Military Ridge State Trail with bike-in campsites, and a rustic cabin for people with disabilities make Blue Mound a popular destination year-round.

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Mailing Address: 4350 Mounds Park Rd., Blue Mounds, Wisconsin

Monday, July 25, 2016

Ink Fish Printing

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Activity: Arts and Crafts
Location: Kohler-Andrae SP

Everyone is invited to try the ancient art of "Gyotaku" or ink fish printing. Paper and all supplies will be available; participants are asked to bring a T-shirt or bandana if they wish to print on those rather than paper. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No pets allowed. Meet at the park bathhouse building.


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Kohler-Andrae SP information

Kohler-Andrae State Park in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, is the home of majestic sand dunes, miles of golden beach, shimmering blue Lake Michigan water, whispering pines, an abundance of wildlife, and recreational activities for everyone. Kohler-Andrae State Park is one of the last natural preserves along the Lake Michigan shore, and is open for everyone to explore and enjoy.

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Mailing Address: 1020 Beach Park Lane, Sheboygan, Wisconsin 53081

Monday, July 25, 2016

Walk on the Wildside

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Activities: Educational Programs, Nature study, Walk, Wildlife study
Location: Devil's Lake SP

Come explore and learn more about the wild side of nature! Join us for these family-friendly walks where we'll spy on the secret life of animals. Use binoculars to take an up close look at bugs. Use a magnifying lens to check out a mushroom. Learn some tips to explore nature with your family in your own backyard or on your travels. Meet at the Nature Center.


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Devil's Lake SP information

Founded in 1911, Devil's Lake is the third oldest state park in Wisconsin, the largest, and the most visited. Devil's Lake offers magnificent views from 500-foot quartzite bluffs overlooking a 360-acre lake. Enjoy lakeshore picnic areas, sandy swimming beaches, 29 miles of hiking trails, or ease into the backcountry solitude. Devil's Lake is a beautiful year-round park with an intriguing natural history along the 1,000-mile Ice Age National Scenic Trail.

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Mailing Address: S5975 Park Rd., Baraboo, Wisconsin 53913-9299

Monday, July 25, 2016

Nature Detectives

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Activity: Educational Programs
Location: Horicon Marsh Education Center

Can you crack the case?


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Horicon Marsh Education Center information

Horicon Marsh has been formally recognized as a Wetland of International Importance by the Ramsar Convention of the United Nations. This renowned marsh is now home to the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center. The Wildlife Education Program has been conducted at the marsh since the mid-1980s. This program focuses on the abundant wildlife resources of the marsh, their ecology and applied management.

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Mailing Address: N7725 Hwy 28, Horicon, 53032

Monday, July 25, 2016

Music on the Green Summer Concert Series: Reverend Raven and the Chain Smokin' Altar Boys

Time: 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Activities: Music, Night event, Outdoor activity
Location: Heritage Hill SP

Reverend Raven and the Chain Smoking Altar Boys play traditional blues, straight up with a big dose of passion. With smoking grooves, served up with hot harmonica and smooth stinging guitar they play original songs peppered with nods to Slim Harpo, Little Walter, Jimmy Rogers, Billy Boy Arnold, Junior Wells and the three Kings.

Bring a picnic and enjoy an evening of music with the beautiful backdrop of a Victorian Bandstand and 19th century historic town. Music on the Green is as good as it gets for summer entertainment! Heritage Hill is operated by the non-profit Heritage Hill Corporation and usually charges a per-person admission [exit DNR] to the park but these concerts are free admission. Gates open at 5 p.m. Concert begins at 6 p.m.


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Heritage Hill SP information

Experience "living history" at this 48-acre, outdoor museum in Green Bay. The park features 25 structures from Wisconsin's past - the fur trade in 1762, Fort Howard in 1836, small towns in 1871, and ethnic farms in 1905.

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Mailing Address: 2640 South Webster Avenue, Green Bay, Wisconsin 54301

Note: Event dates and times are subject to change or cancellation. Please verify event status, dates and times prior to attendance.

Last revised: Wednesday, April 13, 2016