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Get Outdoors!Date range: Saturday, April 28, 2018 to Saturday, April 28, 2018

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Saturday, April 28, 2018

Like to Hike: Spring Walk to the Black Ash Swamp

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Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Activities: Birding, Hike, Outdoor activity, Plant study, Walk
Location: Peninsula SP

Tucked behind Peninsula's Nature Center, fed by spring water oozing from the bluff edges, is a temporal wetland. Sturdy black ash trees rise up from a forest floor carpeted with ferns. Join Peninsula's naturalist for a peek at this often overlooked natural gem. Less than half-mile, easy walking. We will avoid getting our feet wet, but swamp edges will be muddy. This site is showing signs of dreaded emerald ash borer. Learn the key to this site's survival, and which species already stake a claim here. This program is free and open to the public, but a state park vehicle sticker is required. Meet at the nature center.

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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.


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

Note: Event dates and times are subject to change or cancellation. Please verify event status, dates and times prior to attendance. Some events, such as candlelight skis/hikes are very popular, and access to these events may be restricted at times when parking capacity has been reached.

Last revised: Sunday, August 09, 2020