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Get Outdoors!Date range: Friday, October 18, 2019 to Friday, October 18, 2019

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Friday, October 18, 2019

Abundant Autumn Aura

54 days old

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

54 days old

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

54 days old

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

54 days old

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!

54 days old

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

22nd Annual Fright Hike at Lapham Peak State Park

54 days old

Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Activities: Festivals, Hike, Music, Night event, Outdoor activity
Location: Kettle Moraine SF - Lapham Peak Unit

Each Halloween season, for two nights only, the beautiful, moonlit, paths of Lapham Peak State Park are riddled with ghosts and goblins. Walk the haunted trails, if you dare! Afterwards, enjoy live music and concessions by the bonfire. Fright Hike is a walk through the dark forest with scary scenes performed along a 1+ mile trail. Proceeds benefit the Friends of Lapham Peak's Projects that directly support Lapham Peak State Park! For details and ticket prices see frighthike.org. Also Oct. 19.

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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

Friday, October 18, 2019

Halloween Nature Hikes

54 days old

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