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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

High-Tech Bat Hike

Time: 8:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Activities: Nature study, Night event, Outdoor activity
Location: Devil's Lake SP

Our bat hikes have gone high-tech! Join us for a stroll by the lake to find bats. We'll use special hand-held devices that will record the bats' calls and amplify them so we can hear them. These observations will go back to the Wisconsin Bat Program to help them in their bat research. Meet at the North Shore Visitor 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

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Ice Age Trekkers

Time: 6:00 a.m. to 7:15 p.m.
Activities: Hike, Outdoor activity
Location: Kettle Moraine SF - Northern Unit

Join us for a refreshing 3.06-mile evening hike along the Ice Age National Scenic Trail between County Road U and County Road V. A shuttle will be available between the starting and finishing spot. Location: Meet at the County Road U Ice Age Trail Crossing (east of the Parnell Tower parking lot located between County Road A and Hwy 67 near Parnell). Get Directions - Ice Age Trail Crossing


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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

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Bluebird Trail Monitoring

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Activities: Hike, Outdoor activity
Location: Newport SP

Join the park naturalist to observe and learn about monitoring bluebird nesting boxes. The Eastern Bluebird is a longtime symbol of happiness, good health and hope in North America. After years of declining numbers, hear about their amazing success story. This will be done weekly during nesting season. Meet at the Nature Center, Lot 1.


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Newport SP information

Newport State Park, northeast of Ellison Bay, is Wisconsin's only formally-designated wilderness park. With 2,373 acres and 11 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline, the park offers quiet alternatives to bustling Door County. Explore 30 miles of hiking trails with hike-in campsites. There are evergreen and hardwood forests, wetlands and upland meadows.

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Mailing Address: 475 County Highway NP, Ellison Bay, Wisconsin 54210

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Rock and Roll with Geologist Mim

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Activities: Children's program, Drop-in Program, Geology, Nature study
Location: Peninsula SP

Drop by the Nature Center any time from 10 a.m. to Noon. Stay ten minutes or longer. Why are there fossils at Peninsula? What is Wisconsin's state rock? Get answers and see a unusual rocks at Geologist Mim's special rock and roll table. Counts as a Wisconsin Explorer activity.


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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

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Mammal Mania

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Activities: Hike, Nature study, Wildlife study
Location: Whitefish Dunes SP

Have you seen any of the park's wildlife roaming the woods or shore? Tone your observation skills by learning about the tracks and signs left behind by the whitetail deer, Wisconsin's state wildlife animal.


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Whitefish Dunes SP information

Whitefish Dunes State Park protects the fragile dune environment on the eastern Door County Peninsula. Stroll along Lake Michigan, watch waterfowl at Clark Lake, use the boardwalk to discover the wetlands or relax on one of the many trails throughout the forested sand dunes and beech forest. The park's nature center features year-round programs, exhibits and displays on ecology, geology and human history. Whitefish Dunes is a day-use park, there is no camping.

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Mailing Address: 3275 Clark Lake Road , Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin 54235

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Wednesday Trail Treks

Time: 12:30 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Activities: Hike, Nature study, Outdoor activity, Walk
Location: Devil's Lake SP

Look it's a bird! It's a squirrel! It's nature! Join us for these family-friendly walks where you'll never know what we'll find. Kids will get to make a digital journal of all the discoveries we make on our hike. Meet at the Nature Center. Starting at 12:30pm.


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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

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Exploration Station - Bees

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Activities: Insect study, Outdoor activity, Wildlife study
Location: Devil's Lake SP

When we think of bees, we think of honey, but did you know there are 500 species of bees found in Wisconsin!? Join us for some fun bee activities and check out our new bee chalet! Activities will be happening outside 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

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Recipe for a Pothole

Time: 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Activities: Educational Programs, Geology, Hike, Outdoor activity
Location: Interstate SP

The ingredients were all present 10,000 years ago - but what exactly was needed to create such an incredible thing? Come and find out. Meet at the Pothole Trail sign.


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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

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Find a Trail

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Activities: Geology, Hike, History, Outdoor activity
Location: Devil's Lake SP

Wondering what trail to hike or what to see in the park? Join the Nature Center staff every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday morning (Memorial Day through Labor Day) for some great ideas. 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

Thursday, June 29, 2017

The Trails of Newport Challenge Hike

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Activity: Hike
Location: Newport SP

The sixth in a series of weekly hikes, the goal is to hike all the trails at Newport this season. We will be hiking the Monarch Trail. Join park naturalist for this weekly event. Meet at Lot 1.


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Newport SP information

Newport State Park, northeast of Ellison Bay, is Wisconsin's only formally-designated wilderness park. With 2,373 acres and 11 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline, the park offers quiet alternatives to bustling Door County. Explore 30 miles of hiking trails with hike-in campsites. There are evergreen and hardwood forests, wetlands and upland meadows.

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Mailing Address: 475 County Highway NP, Ellison Bay, Wisconsin 54210

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Nature Storytime

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Activities: Children's program, Nature study, Story time
Location: Interstate SP

Naturalist Colleen Tolliver will share a story and activity with pre-schoolers and their parents. A short activity following the story will reinforce the story's nature-related theme. Nature Storytime will generally last between 30-60 minutes, depending on the participants. Time will be spent outdoors, weather permitting, so parents should dress their children accordingly. Meet at the Beach House (in case of rain, we'll meet at the Ice Age Center).


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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

Thursday, June 29, 2017

SPECIAL EVENT: INTERNATIONAL MUD DAY

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Activities: Drop-in Program, Educational Programs
Location: Peninsula SP

Drop by the Nature Center to "get your nature play on." Create mud art and learn about invasive earth worms. Meet the Soil Witch and sample Dirt Stew (while supplies last). International Mud Day began in 2008 in Nepal and Australia and spread across the world as a way to get kids outside having fun!


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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

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Nature Tales - Bugs

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Activities: Educational Programs, Insect study, Outdoor activity
Location: Devil's Lake SP

Join us for an hour of stories - naturally! Fun awaits your 3 to 8-year-old as we check out the microscopic world of bugs. 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

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Beach House Nature Center is Open!

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Activities: Drop-in Program, Festivals, Food, Nature study, Outdoor activity
Location: Interstate SP

Borrow a fishing rod, play with your child, create critters..... Many interesting activities will be offered at the Beach House.


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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

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Ready, Set Go Play! - Nature Play Station

Time: 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Activities: Drop-in Program, Outdoor activity
Location: Devil's Lake SP

Take a nature break and bring your kids to play! We'll have lots of fun, hands-on activities that that will keep your kids active and having fun. Activities will be happening outside 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

Friday, June 30, 2017

Find a Trail

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Activities: Geology, Hike, History, Outdoor activity
Location: Devil's Lake SP

Wondering what trail to hike or what to see in the park? Join the Nature Center staff every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday morning (Memorial Day through Labor Day) for some great ideas. 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

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

Last revised: Monday, February 27, 2017