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Get Outdoors!Date range: Friday, April 27, 2018 to Friday, April 27, 2018

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Friday, April 27, 2018

Work Play Earth Day - Celebrate EARTH DAY by volunteering at your State Parks!

914 days old

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Activities: Outdoor activity, Volunteer opportunity, Work day, Work Play Earth Day
Location: Mirror Lake SP

Celebrate EARTH DAY 2018 by volunteering at your Wisconsin State Parks, Forests, Trails and Recreation Areas!

Volunteers are needed to help clear brush and leaves from campsites and roadways, plant trees and pick up litter. Volunteers should wear work shoes/boots, long pants, and gloves. We will meet at the Bluewater Bay Campground Shelter where we will divide up into crews from there. The Friends of Mirror Lake will be providing an energy break part way through the morning. Individual and group efforts are all welcome! Children must be accompanied by an adult. Sign up is not required but appreciated for project planning. Sign up by calling the park at 608-254-2333.

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Mirror Lake SP information

This park is named for its centerpiece, a lake which often is so Locationcalm that not a ripple marks its surface. The lake reflects a wooded shoreline with cliffs up to 50 feet high, a swimming beach, and wetlands that are home to a variety of wildlife. The park's 2,200 acres includes several picnic areas, wooded campsites, summer rentals, and a cabin for people with disabilities.


Mailing Address: E10320 Fern Dell Rd., Baraboo, Wisconsin 53913

Friday, April 27, 2018

Celebrate Arbor Day: Forest Walk and Talk

914 days old

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Activities: Educational Programs, Hike, Outdoor activity, Tree study
Location: Newport SP

What a great place to spend Arbor Day learning about the importance of trees, plants and our forests. Arborist and horticulturist Tom Wolfe will be leading the way and sharing his vast knowledge. Meet at the Nature Center, Lot 1. Program is free, but a state park sticker is required for your vehicle.

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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, April 27, 2018

Timeline Hike

914 days old

Time: 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Activities: Hike, Nature study, Outdoor activity
Location: Lakeshore SP

Come learn about the history of life, the Great Lakes region, and the animals that call it home, as we walk through the park, stopping at interpretive signs along the way. All ages welcome. Meet at the north 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

Friday, April 27, 2018

Animals Entrusted in our Care

914 days old

Time: 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Activities: Educational Programs, Night event, Wildlife study
Location: Kohler-Andrae SP

Meet Jerry Theys, a rehabilitator from Wildlife of Wisconsin, and a few patients from their facility. We'll learn why these species need our help. Jerry uses a PowerPoint presentation, tells stories of patients, uses a skit and even has the audience play a guessing game. Three or four live animals will be in attendance. Meet at the Sanderling Nature Center. Children must be accompanied by an adult, no pets allowed.


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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

Friday, April 27, 2018

Spring Serenade Night Hike

914 days old

Time: 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Activity: Amphibian/reptile study
Location: Kettle Moraine SF - Northern Unit

Nature awakens from its long winter slumber with a symphony of sound. Journey through the darkening woods to reveal the animals providing the spring serenade. This hike is most appropriate for people over the age of 6 years. A Wisconsin State Park System vehicle admission sticker is required. Zillmer Trail Area (located off County Road SS between County Road G and Hwy 67 near New Prospect). Get Directions - Zillmer Trails

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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, April 28, 2018

Early Bird Bird Hike

913 days old

Time: 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Activities: Birding, Hike, Outdoor activity, Walk
Location: Richard Bong SRA

Bring your binoculars (or use ours) to look and listen for newly-arrived migrants as well as resident birds. Trail may be wet, dress accordingly. 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, April 28, 2018

Like to Hike: Spring Walk to the Black Ash Swamp

913 days old

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Activities: Birding, Hike, Outdoor activity, Plant study, Walk
Location: Peninsula SP

Tucked behind Peninsula's Nature Center, fed by spring water oozing from the bluff edges, is a temporal wetland. Sturdy black ash trees rise up from a forest floor carpeted with ferns. Join Peninsula's naturalist for a peek at this often overlooked natural gem. Less than half-mile, easy walking. We will avoid getting our feet wet, but swamp edges will be muddy. This site is showing signs of dreaded emerald ash borer. Learn the key to this site's survival, and which species already stake a claim here. This program is free and open to the public, but a state park vehicle sticker is required. Meet at the nature center.

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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

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Wildflower Walk

913 days old

CANCELED

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Activities: Hike, Nature study, Outdoor activity, Walk
Location: Kettle Moraine SF - Southern Unit
Location Map: Map of event location

This event has been cancelled.

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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, April 28, 2018

Weekend Wellness Walk

913 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, April 28, 2018

Adult Hike: Wildflower Walk and Garlic Mustard Patrol

913 days old

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Activities: Hike, Nature study, Outdoor activity, Plant study, Walk
Location: Havenwoods SF

We will patrol some of the best spots at Havenwoods in search of early spring wildflowers. While we will spend most of the time enjoying the flowers, we will carry garbage bags to remove garlic mustard threatening their livelihoods. 10 - 11:30 a.m.

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Havenwoods SF information

Havenwoods State Forest is Wisconsin's only urban state forest, featuring 237 acres of grasslands, woods and wetlands in the city of Milwaukee. Hike, run, bike and watch wildlife on over six miles of trails. Explore one of the four ponds, stroll over the 120-foot bridge or find a bench to sit and relax outdoors.


Mailing Address: 6141 N. Hopkins St. , Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53209

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