Get Outdoors!Date range: Sunday, July 14, 2019 to Sunday, July 14, 2019

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Sunday, July 14, 2019

Pothole Trail Hike

673 days old

Time: 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Activities: Geology, Hike, Outdoor activity
Location: Interstate SP

Meet at the Pothole Trail sign to take a hike with the park naturalist and learn a little about the geology of this unique trail.


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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

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Coffee and a History Perk

673 days old

Time: 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Activities: Educational Programs, History
Location: Wyalusing SP

Bring your coffee mug to get caffeinated and hear a short talk about the explorers that ventured to the Wisconsin and Mississippi River Confluence. Black Coffee available until supplies last. Program will last approximately 10 minutes. Ranger is available for conversation and questions afterward. Meet at Point Lookout.


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Wyalusing SP information

At Wyalusing State Park, camp 500 feet above the confluence of the Wisconsin and Mississippi rivers. One of Wisconsin's oldest state parks, Wyalusing features family and group camps, hiking trails, a canoe trail, Native American burial mounds, bird watching, fishing, boating, bicycling, and picnicking near several scenic overlooks of the river valleys below.


Mailing Address: 13081 State Park Lane, Bagley, Wisconsin 53801

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Meet a Tree

673 days old

Time: 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Activities: Nature study, Outdoor activity, Walk
Location: Potawatomi SP

Join the Park Naturalist at the amphitheater for some fun filled activities that will teach you how to identify trees by touch, the different parts of trees, and the life cycle of trees. Activities include some movement but are appropriate for all ages! Sturdy shoes and bug spray are recommended!


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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

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Morning Hike

673 days old

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

Enjoy a guided morning hike with park naturalist Reed Cockrell. Meet at the north end of the pool parking lot by the Friends Shelter.

Morning hikes are held most Saturdays and Sundays from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. Check with the park office to confirm dates and times and to see what topic will be covered.


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Blue Mound SP information

Perched atop the highest point in southern Wisconsin, Blue Mound State Park offers spectacular views and unique geological features. A swimming pool is available in during summer. Over 20 miles of scenic hiking, off-road biking, and cross-country ski trails, as well as a family campground, access to the Military Ridge State Trail with bike-in campsites, and a rustic cabin for people with disabilities make Blue Mound a popular destination year-round.


Mailing Address: 4350 Mounds Park Rd., Blue Mounds, Wisconsin

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Exploration Station - Bugs

673 days old

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Activities: Educational Programs, Insect study, Outdoor activity
Location: Devil's Lake SP

Hop, crawl or fly over to the Exploration Station to check out some bugs! Go on an insect safari and visit with the little creatures that make up much of the natural world. This program's activities are designed with families in mind, but open to "kids" of all ages. Happening 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

Sunday, July 14, 2019

The Incredible Journey

673 days old

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Activities: Arts and Crafts, Educational Programs, Nature study
Location: Peninsula SP

Stop by the Nature Center any time from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for this 20-minute, family-friendly activity. Where will the water you drink be tomorrow? Marvel at the complexity of the water cycle while moving through it. Create nature art to take home, too!

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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

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Beaver of the Northwoods

673 days old

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Activities: Drop-in Program, Wildlife study
Location: Interstate SP

Learn about the connections between beavers and people. A beaver pelt and skull will be available for viewing at the Ice Age Center.


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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

Sunday, July 14, 2019

To Build A Fire

673 days old

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Activities: Outdoor activity, Outdoor skills
Location: Potawatomi SP

Could you start a fire with just one match? Learn how and where to gather dry materials, how to set up a fire, and start one using various methods! This will be a hands-on workshop that will involve hiking to gather materials as well as working with fire. Meet at the Amphitheater.


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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

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Nature Recyclers Drop In at the Beach

673 days old

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Activities: Children's program, Educational Programs, Nature study
Location: Kettle Moraine SF - Northern Unit
Location Map: Map of event location

Nature has been recycling for millions of years. Uncover what organisms help recycle all the dead stuff of nature. It's sure to be a creepy crawly experience! 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: Long Lake Recreation Area South Beach (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

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Archery day

673 days old

Time: 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Activities: Archery, Outdoor activity
Location: Devil's Lake SP

Join us for a fun afternoon of archery! Drop in any time to try your hand with a bow and arrow. Whether you are experienced with a bow or never tried, we'll have certified instructors to help kids of all ages with some target practice. Meet near 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

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Sunday Tracking Hike

673 days old

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Activities: Hike, Nature study, Outdoor activity
Location: Kettle Moraine SF - Southern Unit

Explore the 1-mile Stony Ridge Nature Trail and Ice Age Trail segment at the Kettle Moraine State Forest- Southern Unit Headquarters. We will look for tracks and discuss ecology while getting some exercise. Meet at the Forest Headquarters. Hwy 59 just west of Eagle. Valid State Park sticker required.

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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

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Explore the Naturalist Cabin

673 days old

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Activities: Children's program, Drop-in Program, Nature study
Location: Copper Falls SP

Drop in to explore Northwoods woods and wildlife! Check out pelts, tracks, pollywogs and more with Park Naturalist Diane Daulton. Sign-up at the cabin or call the park office, to learn more about the Discover Loon Lake nature series or guided hikes with our naturalist. The Naturalist Cabin is located south of the main parking lot. Children must 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

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Aztalan Guided Tour

673 days old

Time: 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Activities: Culture Study, Hike, Outdoor activity, Walk
Location: Aztalan SP

Aztalan was a fortified town occupied by Native Americans between A.D. 1050 and 1200. It was the northern outpost of the speculator Mississippian Civilization that mysteriously vanished from the Upper Midwest after A.D. 1250. This tour will be led by archaeologist and Friends of Aztalan executive director, Robert Birmingham, co-author of Aztalan: Mysteries of An Ancient Indian Town. Sponsored by the Friends of Aztalan. Guided tours of Aztalan will be conducted every Sunday at 2 p.m. June through August. Group tours for any time can be arranged by calling Robert Birmingham at (608) 516-3421.

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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

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Universe in the Park

673 days old

Time: 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Activities: Astronomy, Night event, Outdoor activity
Location: Yellowstone Lake SP

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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Yellowstone Lake SP information

Yellowstone Lake State Park is in the driftless area of southwest Wisconsin. This 1,000-acre park, has a 455-acre lake, which offers visitors ample space to enjoy camping, swimming, fishing, boating, hiking, biking and picnicking. In winter the park is open to ice fishing, snowmobiling and cross-country skiing.


Mailing Address: 8495 Lake Road, Blanchardville, Wisconsin 53516

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