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Get Outdoors!Date range: Saturday, October 27, 2018 to Saturday, October 27, 2018

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Saturday, October 27, 2018

Newport Fall Clean-up Day

329 days old

Time: 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Activities: Volunteer opportunity, Work day
Location: Newport SP

This special work day is sponsored by the members of Newport Wilderness Society. All ages and groups are invited! The day will begin by meeting at the maintenance building at 8:30 a.m. From there volunteers will be assigned different tasks. The work-day will end at 1 p.m., with a short break for lunch (provided by the Newport Wilderness Society) at noon.

Wear work clothes, work gloves and don't forget to carry a thermos of water. If you have extra rakes, brooms, loppers, and clippers, please mark them with your name and bring them with you. Also, if you have old rags for dusting/window cleaning, please bring them along. To help in planning the work for the day, please register by either email or phone (kks189@tigereye.com, 920-239-6606) by Wednesday, October 24.


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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

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Annual Fall Clean Up

329 days old

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Activities: Outdoor activity, Volunteer opportunity, Work day
Location: Kettle Moraine SF - Pike Lake Unit

Help keep Pike Lake looking great! Safety vets, pickers and bags for trash collection will be available. Meet at the park office.

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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

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Family Yoga!

329 days old

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Activity: Outdoor activity
Location: Willow River SP

A fun-for-all adventure that allows families to move, play and explore together. Everyone can enjoy this family time that will leave you feeling happy, calm and relaxed! Perfect for children ages 2 and up. Yoga mats will be provided. Pre-registration is required. Please register here.  

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Willow River SP information

With nearly 3,000 acres of prairie, forests, and panoramic river scenery, Willow River State Park offers year-round recreation opportunities in western Wisconsin. The park is about five miles northeast of Hudson, and has a campground, a boat launch and a 400-foot beach and picnic area centered on 172-acre Little Falls Lake.


Mailing Address: 1034 County Highway A, Hudson, Wisconsin 54016

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Weekend Wellness Walk

329 days old

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

Looking for a beautiful place to get some exercise in? New this year, come join one of our naturalists for a Wellness Walk! We will walk the park's paths twice around, for a total distance of 2.3 miles. Feel free to join us for the whole hour, or just for one loop around! Groups are welcome, we'd love to see you on a weekly basis! Free program. All ages welcome. Meet at the South 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

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Myth Busters Exploring Nature Program

329 days old

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Activities: Children's program, Educational Programs
Location: Kettle Moraine SF - Northern Unit
Location Map: Map of event location

Do bats fly into your hair? Can owls turn their heads completely around? Are warts caused by toads? Let's bust these nature myths and more! This program is best for families/groups with children between the ages of 6 and 12 years. 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

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Glazed Ceramic Bowls or Plates

329 days old

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Activity: Arts and Crafts
Location: Richard Bong SRA

Jose Palomo from Picasso Vino guides you step by step as you glaze a bowl or plate. For ages 15+ and for all abilities. Three sizes to choose from: Small (cereal bowl) $30, medium (side dish serving) $35, or large (main dish serving) $40. Please indicate size when you call to pre-register (262) 878-5601. Projects need to be picked up at a later date. Meet at the Visitor Center.

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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

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Monster Survival Hike

329 days old

Time: 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Activities: Educational Programs, Hike, Outdoor skills
Location: Kettle Moraine SF - Southern Unit
Location Map: Map of event location

Join the naturalist in an introduction to survival skills including tracking, edible plant foraging, food safety, water distilling, medicinal plant foraging, and how to deal with monsters. All ages welcome! Meet at the Scuppernong Springs Trailhead, located across the street from the Ottawa Lake Contact Station.

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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

Saturday, October 27, 2018

What's in the Water? Citizen Science Saturday

329 days old

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Activities: Educational Programs, Nature study
Location: Lakeshore SP

Did you know that dragonflies start their life in the water? Help our Naturalist staff survey what critters are present in our wetland areas. No waders/rainboots required; this data helps to monitor the health of our lagoon area at the park. Free program. All ages welcome. Meet at 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

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Willow River Halloween Bash

329 days old

Time: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Activities: Arts and Crafts, Children's program, Festivals, Outdoor activity, Story time
Location: Willow River SP

Join Friends of Willow River and Kinnickinnic State Parks and PowerUp on this fun and spooky evening with free snacks, crafts, storytelling and more for the family to enjoy. Don't forget to wear your costume! No pets allowed. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please contact the park if you'd like to help out with this event!

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Willow River SP information

With nearly 3,000 acres of prairie, forests, and panoramic river scenery, Willow River State Park offers year-round recreation opportunities in western Wisconsin. The park is about five miles northeast of Hudson, and has a campground, a boat launch and a 400-foot beach and picnic area centered on 172-acre Little Falls Lake.


Mailing Address: 1034 County Highway A, Hudson, Wisconsin 54016

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Creepy, Crawly, Critter Campfire

329 days old

Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Activities: Amphibian/reptile study, Drop-in Program, Educational Programs
Location: Devil's Lake SP

The park is full of surprises at night especially in October! Come on out and celebrate the diversity of creepy crawlies critters. These activities will happen 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

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