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Get Outdoors!Date range: Tuesday, August 20, 2019 to Thursday, February 20, 2020

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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Ice Age Trail Trekkers

Time: 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
Activities: Hike, Outdoor activity
Location: Kettle Moraine SF - Northern Unit
Location Map: Map of event location

Join us for a brisk 2.79-mile morning hike between Kettle Moraine Drive and Hwy 28. A shuttle will be available between the starting and finishing spots. Location: Meet at Ice Age Trail parking lot located off Hwy 28 west of Kettle Moraine Drive (located near Kewaskum).

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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

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Pothole Trail Hike

Time: 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.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.


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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

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Yoga at the Beach

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Activity: Outdoor activity
Location: Peninsula SP

Meet near the shelter at Nicolet Beach. Peninsula welcomes past naturalist and current certified yoga instructor Rachel Seltzner. Open to adults and teens ages 16 and older. Greet the morning with gentle yoga stretches. Beginners welcome.

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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

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Morning Nature Walk

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Activities: Nature study, Outdoor activity, Wildlife study
Location: Horicon Marsh Education Center

Take a relaxed, guided walk to explore marsh flora and fauna while taking in the stunning views on the marsh. Length and difficulty will depend upon participants.  Morning nature walks will take place every Wednesday June 19-August 21, except July 3. Meeting location will vary for the walks; see the Friends of Horicon Marsh website [exit DNR] for more information.

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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, August 21, 2019

Monarch Madness!

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Activities: Insect study, Outdoor activity, Wildlife conservation
Location: Newport SP

Join the park naturalist and visit the monarch nursery, seeing them at their various stages of growth. You will learn about their amazing life cycle and help release any monarchs that may be ready to go. Meets in the Nature Center.

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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

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Nature Art

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Activities: Arts and Crafts, Nature study, Outdoor activity
Location: Devil's Lake SP

A perfect program for campers who want to use their creative personality and use nature as their inspiration. Each week we'll have a different project that combines the great outdoors with your own artistic expression. This program's activities are designed with families in mind, but open to "kids" of all ages. 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.


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

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Nature Art

Time: 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Activities: Arts and Crafts, Children's program, Drop-in Program
Location: Peninsula SP

Drop by the Nature Center anytime from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. A miscellaneous (end-of-season) assortment of art projects suitable for all ages to jump-start your creative side! Beading, painting, snowman, crystal doo-dads and more.

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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

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Reading Treasure Hunt

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Activity: Educational Programs
Location: Devil's Lake SP

Read a story in the woods! This summer, go on a treasure hunt for hidden story boxes. Stop at the Nature Center to pick up the clues, then go off on your own nature adventure to explore the outdoors and read the stories. This program is self-guided and designed for kids and families.


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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

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Discovering Wildflowers

Time: 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Activities: Hike, Nature study, Outdoor activity
Location: Kohler-Andrae SP

Join master naturalist Karen Merlau and discover the many wildflowers growing along the Black River Trail. As the seasons change, so does the variety of wildflowers. Wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather. Bring insect repellant, sunscreen, binoculars and field guides if available. The hike will last at least an hour. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at Black River Trail parking Lot. Please, no pets on this walk. All vehicles will need a state park admission sticker.

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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.


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

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Cardio Kickboxing in the Forest

Time: 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Activities: Outdoor activity, Outdoor skills
Location: Kettle Moraine SF - Northern Unit
Location Map: Map of event location

Practice your boxing punches and martial arts kicks to an aerobic pace. This class will get your heart pumping and your mind working with fun and effective moves. For anyone over 10 years old. Location: Long Lake Recreation Area Picnic Shelter (located off Division Road north of County Road F near 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

Wednesday, August 21, 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, August 22, 2019

Hartman Hiker Challenge - Deer Path Trail

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Activities: Hike, Outdoor activity
Location: Hartman Creek SP

Check out Allen Lake as you hike with the Naturalist on this easy 1-mile loop. This hike is great for the entire family. Meet at the Allen Lake Fishing Pier.

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Hartman Creek SP information

This 1,500-acre quiet and friendly natural gem is located near the beautiful spring-fed Chain O'Lakes. Camping, recreation opportunities, the Hellstad House Log Cabin, Whispering Pines day use area, and seven lakes with crystal clear waters make Hartman Creek a popular destination in central Wisconsin.


Mailing Address: N2480 Hartman Creek Rd., Waupaca, Wisconsin 54981-9727

Thursday, August 22, 2019

OutWiGo The Trails of Newport Challenge Hikes

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Activity: Hike
Location: Newport SP

As part of the OutWiGo statewide initiative to get outside with healthy activities, Challenge Hikes are getting us out on the trails, and we're not going to stop until we do them all! Join the park naturalist on this weekly hike. We'll log hours and miles every week. When we are done, we'll have hiked every trail in Newport State Park, enjoying all it has to offer.We started with the shortest trail loop (1.2 mi.) and will end with the longest trail loop (7 mi.) TODAY! We'll tally our miles and enjoy a pot luck picnic together after the hike. This week's hike will be Europe Bay Trail, a 7 mile loop. All are welcome. Meet at the end Lot 3.


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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

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Nature Storytime

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

Preschoolers and their caregivers join us for a nature story, activity, and snack. 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


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

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Stories at the Marsh: Monarch Butterfly

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Activities: Insect study, Outdoor activity, Wildlife conservation
Location: Horicon Marsh Education Center

What is orange and white and black all over? Come to stories to find out about this amazing insect! Ages 1-6.

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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, August 22, 2019

Wild Edibles Walk

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Activities: Hike, Outdoor activity, Plant study, Walk
Location: Wadewitz Racine County Nature Camp

Harvesting your own food isn't limited to your garden. Join DNR Staff at Wadewitz Racine County Nature Camp to learn about the variety of wild edibles available in or near your backyard. Dress for the weather; hiking boots are recommended. Leashed dogs are allowed on this hike, provided they RSVP. Program is free and open to the public. RSVP to Dianne.Robinson@wisconsin.gov for specific meeting location.

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Wadewitz Racine County Nature Camp information

Former Boy Scout camp with primitive group camping with Adirondack style shelters. Open to the public for hiking and cross-country skiing; however, only Scout organizations may use this property for year-round camping.


Mailing Address: 2729 Buena Park Rd, , Waterford, Wisconsin 53185

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