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Monday, August 3, 2015

What's Fruiting?

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Activities: Hike, Plant study, Wildlife study
Location: Lakeshore SP

Join our naturalists every Monday morning to take a walk through our park's beautiful prairies. Each week will have a different activity to enjoy the trails.


Lakeshore SP information

In the heart of downtown Milwaukee, Lakeshore State Park provides a unique urban oasis with recreational and educational opportunities geared to the urban population. Lakeshore State Park offers great views of the city and Lake Michigan and has a reservable, overnight boat slip.

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Mailing Address: 500 N Harbor Dr, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202

Monday, August 3, 2015

Walk on the Wildside

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Activities: Nature study, Outdoor activity, 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.


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, August 3, 2015

Ice Age Hike

Time: 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Activities: Hike, Outdoor activity, Walk
Location: Kettle Moraine SF - Southern Unit

Join us for a 6-mile hike on the ice age trail from Scuppernong hiking trails to County Highway C. Meet at Scuppernong trails parking lot.


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

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Watchable Wildlife Around Lake O' the Dalles

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

Learn what makes the lake unique and watch for signs of wildlife on a 1-mile hike around Lake O' the Dalles. Meet at the lake side of the Beach House.


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

Last revised: Wednesday, July 22, 2015