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Get Outdoors!Date range: Sunday, October 13, 2019 to Monday, April 13, 2020

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Monday, October 14, 2019

Trees of Door County

Time: 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Activities: Outdoor activity, Plant study, Tree study
Location: Newport SP

Horticulture expert and arborist Tom Wolfe will share his knowledge about trees and shrubs of Door County. There will be plenty to learn and look at. Meet at the Lot 1. NOTE: The date of this event has been corrected to Oct. 14.

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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.


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

Monday, October 14, 2019

Monday Night Hike

Time: 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Activities: Hike, Outdoor activity
Location: Kettle Moraine SF - Southern Unit

Join us on Monday evenings at the Southern Unit for a series of 2-3 mile exercise hikes!

McMiller Ski Trails White loop-2.5 miles-enjoy a few hills and pine and hardwood trees. S103W38654 Cty. Hwy. NN, Eagle


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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.


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

Monday, October 14, 2019

Snapshot Wisconsin

Time: 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Activity: Volunteer opportunity
Location: Mead Wildlife Area Center

Christine Anhalt-Depies, DNR Natural Resources Research Scientist, will present this topic and address how citizens can get involved.

Snapshot Wisconsin is a year-round, statewide effort to engage citizens and students in monitoring wildlife populations through the use of motion-activated trail cameras. The goals of Snapshot Wisconsin are to:

1. Provide data necessary for wildlife management decisions by monitoring wildlife more consistently across the state and throughout the year. 2. Increase public engagement with Wisconsin's natural resources and the DNR.


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Mead Wildlife Area Center information

The Stanton W. Mead Education and Visitor Center is a 6,208 square foot education and administration facility designed as an example of sustainable and environmentally-responsible construction. One of the goals of the Mead Wildlife Area is to provide wildlife and environmental programs to the citizens of Wisconsin. These programs help to foster a sense of environmental stewardship, that through education we can achieve a better understanding of the values and issues of our wildlife and natural resources.


Mailing Address: 1 S2148 County Highway S, Milladore, Wisconsin 54454

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Invasive Crusaders Volunteer Workdays

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Activities: Educational Programs, Plant study, Wildlife conservation
Location: Lakeshore SP

Looking for a way to spend more time outside, while contributing to a good cause? Our volunteers will assist staff with invasive species removal in a variety of the park's prairies and occasional site cleanups. Gloves and spades/tools will be provided for use, but feel free to bring your own! Please contact the park to sign up for our volunteer list and stay informed of any changes. Meet at the north entrance.


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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.


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

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Weekly Nature Walk

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Activities: Nature study, Outdoor activity, Wildlife study
Location: Horicon Marsh Education Center

These relaxed, guided walks will explore marsh flora and fauna while taking in the stunning views on the marsh. Length and difficulty will depend upon participants. Meeting location will vary; check website/Facebook for updates.

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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.


Mailing Address: N7725 Hwy 28, Horicon, 53032

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Abundant Autumn Aura

Time: 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Activities: Hike, Nature study, Outdoor activity, Photography, Tree study
Location: Kettle Moraine SF - Pike Lake Unit

This is the day you've been waiting for... The colors have reached their peak! If you aren't already in love with Pike Lake, you're sure to be after this hike. Meet at the Nature Lot and be sure to bring a camera!

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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.


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

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Beach Bonfire at Lakeshore State Park

Time: 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Activities: Cooking, Food, Night event, Outdoor activity
Location: Lakeshore SP

Come meet the staff at Lakeshore, and bond over pudgy pies and s'mores while enjoying beautiful views of downtown Milwaukee and Lake Michigan! Feel free to bring a musical instrument if you'd like to entertain! This event is cooperative event with the Friends of Lakeshore State Park. Free. All Ages. Meet at the Pebble Beach.

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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.


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

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Stories at the Marsh: Leaves

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Activities: Arts and Crafts, Children's program, Story time
Location: Horicon Marsh Education Center

Why do leaves change color? Come learn about this process through stories and activities. We will take a walk out to the island to find leaves of different colors. Ages 1-6 years.

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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.


Mailing Address: N7725 Hwy 28, Horicon, 53032

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Before the Hunt: An Evening with Nature

Time: 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Activities: Hunting, Nature study, Wildlife study
Location: Kettle Moraine SF - Northern Unit

Before you head out to bag a pheasant, buck, or other quarry, join Wildlife Biologist Jackl to learn what work the DNR wildlife team undertakes to provide good habitat for game animals and wonderful hunting opportunities. He will explain the science that goes into determining hunting seasons, areas, and quotas. Warden Miofsky will also be on hand to share any changes to and answer any questions about the hunting rules and regulations. This program is most appropriate for people over the age of 10 years. Meet at the Ice Age Visitor Center (located off Hwy 67 half mile west of Dundee)


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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.


Mailing Address: N1765 Highway G , Campbellsport, Wisconsin 53010

Friday, October 18, 2019

Abundant Autumn Aura

RESCHEDULED

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Activities: Hike, Nature study, Outdoor activity, Photography, Tree study
Location: Kettle Moraine SF - Pike Lake Unit

This event has been rescheduled to Oct. 16.

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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.


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

Friday, October 18, 2019

What's For Lunch? Nature Storytime

Time: 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Activities: Children's program, Indoor activity, Story time
Location: Kettle Moraine SF - Northern Unit
Location Map: Map of event location

You may have a hamburger for lunch, but what do the animals eat? Find out what is on the lunch menu for the wild animals of the Kettle Moraine. This hour of nature fun awaits 3 to 6 year olds with accompanying adults. Location: Ice Age Visitor Center (located off Hwy 67 half mile west of Dundee)


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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.


Mailing Address: N1765 Highway G , Campbellsport, Wisconsin 53010

Friday, October 18, 2019

Walk on the Wild Side Fall Hike

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

Join the park naturalist and take to the woods in search of fall wildflowers, mushrooms or wild edibles. Meet at Lot 1 to do the 2 mile Upland Trail.

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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.


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

Friday, October 18, 2019

Walk on the Wild Side Fall Hike

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

Join the park naturalist and take to the woods in search of fall wildflowers, mushrooms or wild edibles. Meet at Lot 4, Sugarbush Trail.

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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.


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

Friday, October 18, 2019

Pothole Trail Hike

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Activities: Geology, Hike, Outdoor activity
Location: Interstate SP

Meet at the Pothole Trail sign to take a walk with the park naturalist and learn about the trail's unique geology... and possibly see some fall colors!

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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


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

Friday, October 18, 2019

Devil's Lake Rocks!

Time: 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Activities: Educational Programs, Geology, Hike, Outdoor activity
Location: Devil's Lake SP

Join the park naturalist for a hike up the east bluff of Devil's Lake State Park to learn about the park's unique geology and see the beauty the park has to offer. We'll spend the evening hiking the scenic east bluff and checking out some of the park's famous rock formations. This hike will be about 3 miles and is best for adults and children ages 10 and older. This hike is part of the Wisconsin Science Festival. Meet at the park's 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.


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

Friday, October 18, 2019

Halloween Nature Hikes

Time: 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Activities: Arts and Crafts, Children's program, Drop-in Program, Festivals, Hike, Night event, Outdoor activity
Location: Kettle Moraine SF - Northern Unit
Location Map: Map of event location

Look up for those things with wings! Traverse through the dark autumn woods to meet the fast-flying little brown bat,, the radiant scarlet tanager,the soaring turkey vulture, dazzling dragonfly, and many more. This is not a scary hike and is best for those over 5 years of age. Groups leave every six minutes. The last hour-long hike leaves at 8:30 pm. While waiting for your hike, enjoy playing fun-filled games, making a craft to take home, or snacking by the glow of a campfire. In the event of severe weather, the event will be canceled for that night. Location: Mauthe Lake Recreation Area (located off County Road GGG south of County Road SS near New Prospect)


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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.


Mailing Address: N1765 Highway G , Campbellsport, Wisconsin 53010

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: Friday, June 07, 2019