Get Outdoors!Date range: Friday, July 12, 2019 to Friday, July 12, 2019

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Friday, July 12, 2019

Native Games in the Daisy Field

675 days old

Time: 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Activities: Drop-in Program, Indoor activity, Nature study
Location: Potawatomi SP

There were, and still are, many games that native people played across this continent. Stop on by the Daisy Field in the South Loop of the campground to experience a few of them. Activities include blanketball, ball races, lacrosse and guessing games! Instructions and equipment will be available. All ages welcome - enter near campsite 2E.


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Potawatomi SP information

Potawatomi State Park on the shore of Sturgeon Bay in southern Door County, has 1,200 acres of gently rolling upland terrain bordered by steep slopes and rugged limestone cliffs. The park is named in honor of the tribe that inhabited Green Bay's shores and islands when Europeans first settled the area. The tribe called themselves Bo-De-Wad-Me which means "keeper of the fire." Eventually the spelling and pronunciation were changed to Potawatomi.


Mailing Address: 3740 County Road PD, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin 54235

Friday, July 12, 2019

Eagles of the World

675 days old

Time: 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Activities: Birding, Educational Programs, Nature study, Wildlife study
Location: Interstate SP

Are bald eagles really bald? How did they come by such a name? Stop in at the Ice Age Center to learn more about the eagles of Interstate-and others from all over the world.


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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, July 12, 2019

Playing with Shakespeare: Children's Workshop

675 days old

Time: 5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.
Activities: Outdoor activity, Theater production
Location: Copper Falls SP

The Summit Players are a traveling theatre company who present short, fun, accessible and free Shakespeare workshops and performances to audiences around the state. This year, join the Players as they perform a mini-version of Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet. The production is 'Shakespeare out of a trunk,' with minimal set, costumes and props and a focus on actors, as per the style of Shakespeare's time. Prior to the performance, company members will lead a 45-minute children's workshop. 5:30 p.m. workshop; 7 p.m. performance.

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Copper Falls SP information

Ancient lava flows, deep gorges, and spectacular waterfalls make Copper Falls one of Wisconsin's most scenic parks. Log buildings built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s add to the park's charm. There is plenty to do; hiking, bicycling, picnicking, fishing and swimming. The North Country National Scenic Trail passes through Copper Falls State Park.


Mailing Address: 36764 Copper Falls Road, Mellen, Wisconsin 54546

Friday, July 12, 2019

Fish Fry and Live Music

675 days old

Time: 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Activity: Food
Location: Kettle Moraine SF - Pike Lake Unit

Enjoy a Friday Night Fish Fry while watching live music at the outdoor amphitheater. The Fish Fry is cooked on-site from a local vendor. Cost of a fish dinner is $10. A State Park Vehicle Admission Sticker is required. Sponsored by the Friends of Pike Lake.

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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, July 12, 2019

Bird Hikes

675 days old

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

Learn about the different birds that call Lakeshore home. Lakeshore State Park is located in the Lake Michigan Flyway, with over 70 migratory and resident avian species observed annually. Hike with us multiple times to see how the populations change through the seasons! 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, July 12, 2019

Horicon Marsh Sunset Paddle

675 days old

Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Activities: Canoeing/kayaking, Outdoor activity
Location: Horicon Marsh Education Center

Enjoy the night sounds and colorful sunset on the marsh. Pre-registration required and $15 fee. Friends members free! Contact Liz Herzmann at 920-387-7893 for information. Register at www.horiconmarsh.org. Limit 20.

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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

Friday, July 12, 2019

Community Campfire

675 days old

Time: 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Activities: Food, Music, Night event, Outdoor activity, Story time
Location: Potawatomi SP

Bring a chair or blanket and join us for a community campfire down by the bay! Our Park Naturalist will supply the stories, songs, and fire; you supply the s'mores! Come on down for the full hour or stop on by for this all ages friendly event! Meet at the shoreline area across from the campground shelter and playground. In the event of rain we will move into the campground shelter.

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Potawatomi SP information

Potawatomi State Park on the shore of Sturgeon Bay in southern Door County, has 1,200 acres of gently rolling upland terrain bordered by steep slopes and rugged limestone cliffs. The park is named in honor of the tribe that inhabited Green Bay's shores and islands when Europeans first settled the area. The tribe called themselves Bo-De-Wad-Me which means "keeper of the fire." Eventually the spelling and pronunciation were changed to Potawatomi.


Mailing Address: 3740 County Road PD, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin 54235

Friday, July 12, 2019

Shakespeare in the Park: Romeo & Juliet

675 days old

Time: 7:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.
Activities: Outdoor activity, Theater production
Location: Copper Falls SP

The Summit Players are a traveling theatre company who present short, fun, accessible and free Shakespeare workshops and performances to audiences around the state. This year, join the Players as they perform a mini-version of Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet. The production is 'Shakespeare out of a trunk,' with minimal set, costumes and props and a focus on actors, as per the style of Shakespeare's time. Prior to the performance, company members will lead a 45-minute children's workshop. 5:30 p.m. workshop; 7 p.m. performance.

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Copper Falls SP information

Ancient lava flows, deep gorges, and spectacular waterfalls make Copper Falls one of Wisconsin's most scenic parks. Log buildings built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s add to the park's charm. There is plenty to do; hiking, bicycling, picnicking, fishing and swimming. The North Country National Scenic Trail passes through Copper Falls State Park.


Mailing Address: 36764 Copper Falls Road, Mellen, Wisconsin 54546

Friday, July 12, 2019

Universe in the Park

675 days old

Time: 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Activities: Astronomy, Night event, Outdoor activity
Location: Kettle Moraine SF - Southern Unit
Location Map: Map of event location

Universe in the Park is a popular outreach program of the UW-Madison Astronomy Department and is predicated on a very simple idea: the best environment in which to introduce the general public to astronomy is outside under dark skies. The UitP session begins with a 20-30 minute talk and slide presentation covering a broad view of astronomy and recent astronomical news. Following the presentation, a telescope is set up to view whatever astronomical objects are available. Question and answer period follows around the telescope.   

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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

Friday, July 12, 2019

Friday Fireside - Night Sky

675 days old

Time: 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Activities: Astronomy, Drop-in Program, Night event, Outdoor activity
Location: Devil's Lake SP

Join us by the fireside to see the glorious stars and planets out during the height of summer. We'll have a couple of telescopes set up for you to look through and star apps to help you navigate through the night sky. This program is best for kids 7 and older and adults, but open to "kids" of all ages. Meet at the North Shore Boat Launch.


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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

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Backwards and Forwards Coffee Klatch

674 days old

Time: 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Activities: History, Nature study
Location: Peninsula SP

Drop by the Nicolet Beach Shelter any time from 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Join the park naturalist for a casual talk featuring park history and news. Learn the legacy of Horseshoe Island and why ash trees are being cut. Have your questions answered. Bring your own "cup of Joe."

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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, July 13, 2019

Women's Walking and Wellness Program

674 days old

Time: 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Activities: Outdoor activity, Walk
Location: Willow River SP

Spend time in nature, get healthy, and train to walk the Empowered Women's Half-Marathon or 5k (Saturday, September 28) or a Willow River Trail Run--a 6.6k, 10.6k, or half-marathon-(Saturday, October 12). Weekly walking groups begin Saturday, June 8 at 8:30 a.m. at Willow River State Park. In addition to weekly walking groups, monthly programs--including yoga, healthy eating and meal planning, local foods, and other wellness programs--will be offered at the nature center.

This program is funded by an Allina Neighborhood Health Connection Grant to Gateway Arts and Wellness and is available to up to 10 community members, free of charge. Participants must commit to participate in at least 10 of the 20 sessions, which run Saturdays June 8 - October 19, 2019. Most sessions run from 8:30-10:30 a.m.

Register in advance here [exit DNR]


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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, July 13, 2019

Biking for Birds

674 days old

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Activities: Biking, Birding, Outdoor activity
Location: Harrington Beach SP

Biking for Birds: Are you a cyclist and a birder? Combine these two skills as you join a birder on a cycling tour of various spots in the park to see what birds are hanging out in the woods or prairie. We'll bike the 2.5-mile shuttle road or the grassy Bobolink trail. Meet at the Welcome Center.

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Harrington Beach SP information

Harrington Beach State Park has more than a mile of beach along Lake Michigan. This 715-acre park also features a white cedar and hardwood swamp, old field grasslands with restored wetland ponds and a scenic limestone quarry lake. Camp, sunbathe, picnic, hike, bird watch, fish or practice astronomy. An observatory is open to the public for monthly viewings.


Mailing Address: 531 County Road D, Belgium, Wisconsin 53004

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Nature's Carpet: Trailside Geo-Botany Hike

674 days old

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Activities: Educational Programs, Hike, Nature study, Outdoor activity, Plant study, Tree study
Location: Copper Falls SP

See what's blooming under the forest canopy. Enjoy a family-oriented hike on the Doughboys trail to learn about the rocks, trees, plants and critters you encounter along the way. Hike is 1.7 miles round-trip (easy to moderate terrain, some uneven steps). Meet at the naturalist cabin south of the main picnic grounds at 9 a.m. Children should be accompanied by an adult; sorry, no pets please.

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Copper Falls SP information

Ancient lava flows, deep gorges, and spectacular waterfalls make Copper Falls one of Wisconsin's most scenic parks. Log buildings built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s add to the park's charm. There is plenty to do; hiking, bicycling, picnicking, fishing and swimming. The North Country National Scenic Trail passes through Copper Falls State Park.


Mailing Address: 36764 Copper Falls Road, Mellen, Wisconsin 54546

Saturday, July 13, 2019

GO! Discover Drop-Ins: Shadow Flyers: Bats

674 days old

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Activities: Drop-in Program, Educational Programs, Wildlife study
Location: Havenwoods SF

Find out about Wisconsin's hungry predators that can consume hundreds of mosquitoes every hour, hang upside-down, and fly without feathers. Bats are cool, but they are in trouble! Can you help? Families, friends, and youth groups are invited to head over to Havenwoods on the second and/or third Saturdays of each month. Drop in any time between 9 am and 3 pm to discover something new about nature.


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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

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Extreme Saturday Morning

674 days old

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

Calling all youth to come explore the extremes of nature by participating in the Wisconsin Explorers program! The program involves completing a required number of activities in one of three age appropriate books (ages 3-5; ages 6-8; and ages 9+) to earn a very cool patch. Get help from a naturalist who will work with youth on activities from one of the first four topic areas of the books. Locations: Picnic Shelters at Mauthe Lake Recreation Area (located off County Road GGG south of County Road SS near New Prospect) and Long Lake Recreation Area (located off Division Road north of County Road F near 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

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: Wednesday, December 16, 2020