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Get Outdoors!Date range: Sunday, October 06, 2019 to Sunday, October 06, 2019

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Sunday, October 6, 2019

MacKenzie Center Fall Festival

105 days old

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Activities: Festivals, Nature study, Outdoor activity
Location: MacKenzie Center

Come enjoy the beauty of fall at the MacKenzie Center. This family-friendly event, sponsored by the Friends of MacKenzie, will give you a chance to participate in many activities including archery, compass skills, geocaching, wildlife tours, fire building, hiking, a hay bale maze, gunny sack races, face painting, scarecrow making, hayrides and much more!

A $15 vehicle admission covers all activities and parking. Food and gift shop items will be available at an additional cost. Come for an hour or plan to stay all day, there's something for everyone! For more information, check out the Friends of Mackenzie Website [exit DNR].


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MacKenzie Center information

The MacKenzie Center, just 25 miles north of Madison, is one of the most diverse education centers in Wisconsin. With interpretive trails, exhibits, museums and programming available for school and youth groups, MacKenzie is a wonderful place to visit and learn about the natural world. The State Game Farm is connected to the MacKenzie Center and is adjacent to the arboretum on the western half of the property.


Mailing Address: W7303 County Highway CS, Poynette, 53955

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Where are the Geese and Cranes?

105 days old

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Activities: Children's program, Educational Programs, Story time
Location: Horicon Marsh Education Center

Drop in throughout the day to find out where the Canada Geese are and learn about their history at Horicon. Displays only, no guided hike. Also Sat. Oct. 5.

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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

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Nature Printing

105 days old

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Activities: Arts and Crafts, Children's program
Location: Kettle Moraine SF - Northern Unit
Location Map: Map of event location

Let your artistic energies flow! Using objects from nature, print lovely designs on cloth or note cards. Bring a T-shirt or bandanna or purchase one that day. Everyone is invited to drop in for a few minutes or more than an hour for some nature fun. Adults are encouraged to participate with their children. 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

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Fall Colorama

105 days old

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Activities: Arts and Crafts, Festivals, Food, Outdoor activity, Scavenger hunt
Location: Pattison SP

Join us for a Sunday afternoon of family-friendly fun and fresh air sponsored by the Friends of Pattison and Amnicon Falls State Parks! There will be fresh-pressed apple cider, a scavenger hunt, crafts, and demonstrations on how to make cobbler in a Dutch oven by the local boy scouts. Meet at the shelter building near the main park entrance.

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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

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Ho-Chunk Wisconsn Dells Singer and Dancers to Perform at Aztalan

105 days old

Time: 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Activities: Culture Study, Educational Programs, History, Music
Location: Aztalan SP

The popular Wisconsin Dells Singers and Dancers will perform traditional Ho-Chunk Nation songs and dances at Aztalan Sate Park. The Ho-Chunk lived in the Aztalan area before and after formal removals by the U.S. Government in the 1830s, and there is archaeological evidence that some Ho-Chunk people lived at the remains of the ancient town of Aztalan during the early 19th century. The famous original town had been occupied by Mississippian culture people between AD 1050 and 1200. The troupe will also discuss the significance of the history, dances, songs and drum in Ho-Chunk culture.

The Wisconsin Dells Singers and Dancers have performed previously at the park, much to the enjoyment and education of visitors. The event is sponsored by the Friends of Aztalan State Park. Attendees will need a Wisconsin State Park vehicle sticker and these can be purchased at the park at the time of the event. Aztalan State Park is located on County Hwy. Q, one mile east of Lake Mills.


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Aztalan SP information

Aztalan State Park is a National Historic Landmark and contains one of Wisconsin's most important archaeological sites. It showcases an ancient Middle-Mississippian village that thrived between A.D. 1000 and 1300. The people who settled Aztalan built large, flat-topped pyramidal mounds and a stockade around their village. Portions of the stockade and two mounds have been reconstructed in the park.


Mailing Address: N6200 Hwy Q, Lake Mills, Wisconsin 53551

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