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Get Outdoors!Date range: Saturday, January 25, 2020 to Saturday, January 25, 2020

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Saturday, January 25, 2020

Winterfest, Candlelight Hike and 100th Anniversary Celebration Kickoff

247 days old

Time: 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Activities: Candlelight events, Festivals, Hike, Night event, Outdoor activity, Snowshoeing
Location: Pattison SP

Help kick-off the 100th anniversary celebration of the establishment of Pattison State Park.Formal dedication at 3 p.m. with the reading of the centennial proclamation. Enjoy the sledding hill, a snowshoe race at 4 p.m. and a candlelight night event. Glowing luminaries will line your path for classic skiing and hiking/snowshoeing. The Friends of Pattison and Amnicon Falls will be providing crafts in the Historic CCC Shelter Building where there will be two giant fireplaces for warming up by and a place to cook hot dogs or marshmallows for s'more's. The Friends will provide all the supplies for s'mores, plus chili, hot cocoa, cookies and coffee. This event is for the whole family! A vehicle admission sticker will be required.


Pattison SP information

Pattison State Park features the highest waterfalls in Wisconsin and the fourth highest waterfall east of the Rocky Mountains. Big Manitou Falls is 165 feet high, and Twin Little Manitou Falls is 31 feet high. This 1,436-acre park also has a lake with a beach, a nature center, camping, nine miles of hiking trails and abundant wildlife.

Mailing Address: 6294 S State Rd 35, Superior, Wisconsin 54880

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Winter Photo Hike

247 days old

Time: 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Activities: Hike, Outdoor activity, Photography, Snowshoeing
Location: Devil's Lake SP

What better excuse to get outside in the winter is to go on a hike to take pictures! This will be an informal hike or snowshoe with chances to get out and take pictures of Devil's Lake in winter. This hike is a good one for armature photographers or photographers who would like to help others take better pictures. We will start at Steinke basin, heading up the rescue road to the top of the east bluff. Since we will be hiking near dusk, hopefully we'll get a beautiful sunset to take pictures of from on top of the bluff. Be sure to bring a flashlight or headlamp with you since we'll be hiking back down at twilight.

This will be about a 2-mile hike with some rugged/difficult terrain, but not too steep of hills. It can get chilly on top of the bluff, so make sure to dress in layers and bring water with you. If we have enough snow, we'll snowshoe up the bluff. Please bring your own snowshoes; we'll have a limited number of snowshoe for participants to borrow. And, don't forget your camera! Meet at the Steinke Basin Parking Lot.


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

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Candlelight Ski and Snowshoe

247 days old

Time: 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Activities: Candlelight events, Cross country ski, Outdoor activity, Snowshoeing
Location: Turtle-Flambeau Scenic Waters Area

Join us at the MECCA Ski Trails for our annual winter skiing and snowshoeing event! Come out and enjoy our candlelit trail through the woods. Hot chocolate, cookies, and treats will delight the families and enthusiasts. A bonfire and heated cabin will keep you warm on a crisp winter night. Sponsored by the MECCA Ski Club. A portion of the event is on the Little Turtle Trail in the Turtle Flambeau Scenic Waters Area.


Turtle-Flambeau Scenic Waters Area information

Undisturbed, wooded shorelines and islands offer the opportunity to boat, camp, fish and enjoy the outdoors in wild and rugged northern Wisconsin. Spread across 40,000 acres in Iron County, the Turtle-Flambeau offers remote campsites accessible by water only.

Mailing Address: 5291N State House Circle, Mercer, Wisconsin 54547

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Candlelight Ski Snowshoe and Hike

247 days old

Time: 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Activities: Candlelight events, Cross country ski, Food, Hike, Night event, Outdoor activity, Snowshoeing
Location: Whitefish Dunes SP

Join the Friends of Whitefish Dunes State Park for the annual candlelight event. Ski, hike or snowshoe along a wooded trail lit with luminaries. Stop by the shelter to warm up by the fire; hot beverages and snacks will be available. State Park admission stickers required. Please leave your pet at home. Contact the park for more information. The event is weather dependent, and will be canceled for poor or unsafe conditions.


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.

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

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Candlelight Ski and Hike

247 days old

Time: 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Activities: Candlelight events, Cross country ski, Food, Hike, Outdoor activity, Snowshoeing
Location: Point Beach SF

The Friends of Point Beach State Forest will again be sponsoring the annual candlelight ski/hike. Ski or hike a 1-mile candlelit trail through the forest. Afterwards, enjoy the warm fire in the Lodge where food and refreshments will be available for sale.


Point Beach SF information

Point Beach State Forest features 3,000 acres of land and six miles of sandy beach along the shores of Lake Michigan. Point Beach offers family campsites, two large group cabins and an outdoor group camp. A popular feature within the property is the Rawley Point Lighthouse, which has been operated and maintained by the U.S. Coast Guard since 1853.

Mailing Address: 9400 County Highway O, Two Rivers, Wisconsin 54241

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Candlelight Ski, Snowshoe, Hike and Fat Bike

247 days old

Time: 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Activities: Astronomy, Candlelight events, Cross country ski, Hike, Night event, Outdoor activity, Snowshoeing
Location: Stower Seven Lakes ST
Location Map: Map of event location

Enjoy about 4 miles of luminaries lighting the way from Soo Line Park in Amery west to County Highway C. Please pack a headlight if traveling farther. The ski-snowshoe-hike starts at 5:30 p.m. and the fat bike starts at 6:30 p.m.


Stower Seven Lakes ST information

Built on a former railroad corridor, this 14-mile trail begins in Amery at Harriman Avenue, travels through the communities of Deronda, Wanderoos and Nye, ending about one mile from Dresser at 90th Avenue. The trail passes through maple and oak forests, wetlands, prairies and farmlands, and past many picturesque lakes. The trail crosses between the North Twin and South Twin lakes in Amery, skirts the south end of Bear Trap Lake, the north end of Kinney lake, and runs along Dwight, Horse and Lotus lakes near the western end.

Mailing Address: 100 Polk Plaza #10, Balsam Lake, Wisconsin 54810

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Friends of Lapham Peak Annual Candlelight Ski/Hike

247 days old

Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.
Activities: Candlelight events, Cross country ski, Food, Hike, Night event, Outdoor activity, Snowshoeing
Location: Kettle Moraine SF - Lapham Peak Unit

The Friends of Lapham Peak will host the annual Candlelight Ski/Hike at the Homestead Hollow Picnic Area. In addition to a 2020 Wis. State Park annual vehicle admission sticker or a $5 Special Event vehicle admission fee, a ticket voucher (free) is required for each vehicle that wishes to attend the event. Vouchers are available first-come, first-served. Limit one per person at time of pickup. Vouchers may be picked up at the Lapham Peak office starting Jan. 4 and prior to 6 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 24, 2020 in order to ensure access to the event. Office hours are generally open from 11 a.m. - 5:45 p.m. Carpooling is encouraged. Please call ahead at 262-646-3025 to ensure vouchers are still available. Ticket vouchers specify the admission time and presented at the gate for access. Entrants should arrive during the time frame specified.  After skiing/hiking/snowshoeing...Warm yourself by the bonfire; Bring your own food and grill outside; Enjoy treats available for a donation in Trecker Lodge. See the Friends of Lapham Peak website for more details.


Kettle Moraine SF - Lapham Peak Unit information

The Kettle Moraine and Lapham Peak were formed 10,000 years ago when a glacier covered much of Wisconsin. Lapham Peak's glaciated topography provides excellent hiking, backpacking, and cross-country skiing on lighted trails. Climb a 45-foot observation tower atop the highest point in Waukesha County (1,233 feet above sea level).

Mailing Address: W329 N846 County C, Delafield, Wisconsin 53018

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Owl Prowl

247 days old

Time: 8:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Activities: Birding, Nature study, Outdoor activity, Walk
Location: Richard Bong SRA

Join us for this annual event to discover why owls are the perfect night hunters. Dress for the weather because we will go outside to search for these predators. Meet at the Visitor Center but prepare to drive.


Richard Bong SRA information

Once designated to be a jet fighter base, Richard Bong State Recreation Area is fittingly named after Major Richard I. Bong, a Poplar, WI native who was America's leading air ace during World War II. The air base was abandoned three days before concrete was to be poured for a 12,500-foot runway. Local citizens had the foresight to protect this open space for future generations.

Mailing Address: 26313 Burlington Rd., Kansasville, Wisconsin 53139

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Learn to Snowshoe

246 days old

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Activities: Outdoor activity, Outdoor skills, Snowshoeing
Location: Kinnickinnic SP

Join the Friends group at Kinnickinnic State Park and learn to snowshoe! We'll provide basic instruction on how to snowshoe followed by a short, guided snowshoe hike. You will then have an opportunity to explore the park's snowshoe trails on your own. Snacks and refreshments will be available for participants.

The Friends have some snowshoes that may be reserved for this event for free.  Space indoors is limited. We need to know how many people to expect. Please pre-register here.  


Kinnickinnic SP information

Located where the St. Croix and Kinnickinnic rivers meet, Kinnickinnic State Park offers experiences in two types of worlds. Enjoy the quiet and solitude of the Kinnickinnic River Valley and the many popular water-based recreational pursuits on the St. Croix River. A large sandy delta is found at the junction of the rivers.

Mailing Address: W11983 820th Ave., River Falls, Wisconsin 54022

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