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Get Outdoors!Date range: Saturday, July 15, 2017 to Saturday, July 15, 2017

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Saturday, July 15, 2017

GO! Discover: Raptors

1200 days old

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Activities: Birding, Educational Programs, Nature study
Location: Havenwoods SF

Discover the magnificent raptors living in Wisconsin and which ones you might spot in your neighborhood. Then learn to recognize the signs they leave behind. Take a close look at their amazing adaptations before heading out on your own to look for them. Drop in anytime between 9 a.m. and 2 p.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

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Become a Voyageur!

1200 days old

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Activities: Canoeing/kayaking, Drop-in Program, Educational Programs, History, Outdoor activity, Outdoor skills
Location: Devil's Lake SP

Presented by Fox of the River Voyageur Canoe LLC Paddle a 28 foot canoe! Join us for a truly a hands on experience in history and camaraderie into the fur trade era and the lives of its most colorful participants - the Voyageurs. You'll get to paddle a Voyageur canoe and learn about the Voyageur way of life. You will step into the past with Jean Paul Pauquette and Jacques Largillier as your guides. This is a FREE program sponsored by the Friends of Devil's Lake. Activities will happen 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 15, 2017

Herpetology Drop-in

1200 days old

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Activities: Amphibian/reptile study, Nature study
Location: Peninsula SP

Come to the Nature Center during open hours to learn about Wisconsin's Reptiles and Amphibians-collectively called Herptiles! Make-and-Take crafts for kids!

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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 15, 2017

"Our Night Sky" Lecture Series

1200 days old

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Activities: Astronomy, Educational Programs
Location: Newport SP

Lecture One: The Constellations and Their Stars. This DVD presentation is part of "The Great Courses" series. The 30-minute DVD lecture is given by Edward M. Murphy, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Astronomy at the University of Virginia. It will be followed with a discussion on preserving our dark skies. Meet at the Nature Center.

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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, July 15, 2017

General Store Museum Tours

1200 days old

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Activities: Educational Programs, History
Location: High Cliff SP

Meet Cindy Mueller, a fourth generation descendant of a High Cliff family and kiln worker, and park volunteers inside the General Store and post office. Learn about the history of High Cliff Village and how "the Ledge" played an important part in the lime kilns.

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High Cliff SP information

High Cliff State Park is the only state-owned recreational area on Lake Winnebago, Wisconsin's largest lake. The park gets its name from the limestone cliff of the Niagara Escarpment, which parallels the eastern shore of Lake Winnebago. The magnificent 12-foot statue of Winnebago Indian Chief Red Bird, standing high on a huge granite rock, overlooks the lake and is a popular destination in the park.


Mailing Address: N7630 State Park Rd, Sherwood, Wisconsin 54169

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Drop in on Owls

1200 days old

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Activities: Educational Programs, Wildlife study
Location: Devil's Lake SP

Whooo goes there? Owls of course! Find out what owls live at Devil's Lake, dissect an owl pellet, and learn how owls find their way in the dark. Activities will happen at the North Shore Beach by the Chateau.

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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 15, 2017

Drop in at the Beach: Dragonflies, Butterflies and other Insects of Mirror Lake

1200 days old

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Activities: Children's program, Drop-in Program, Insect study, Outdoor activity
Location: Mirror Lake SP

Stop in and try to catch and identify the different type of dragonflies, butterflies, damselflies and learn about their life cycles.

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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

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Get Outdoors! Play Day

1200 days old

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Activities: Children's program, Fishing, Outdoor activity, Scavenger hunt, Wildlife study
Location: Kettle Moraine SF - Northern Unit

Bring the whole family for an afternoon of nature and outdoor fun! Try your hand at tracking animals, honing your fishing skills, taking the eco-explorer challenge, matching young critters with their parents, and crafting original nature art. Everyone is invited to drop in for a few minutes or more than an hour. Adults are encouraged to participate with their children. Location: Long Lake Recreation Area South Beach (off Division Road north of County Road F near Dundee). Get Directions - Long Lake Recreation Area.

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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, July 15, 2017

Long, Skinny Snakes

1200 days old

Time: 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Activities: Amphibian/reptile study, Arts and Crafts, Educational Programs
Location: Kinnickinnic SP

Come meet Albert, our friendly Fox Snake, at the beach. Learn about snakes, meet some other snakes, and kids can make their own snake craft.

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Kinnickinnic SP information

Located where the St. Croix and Kinnickinnic rivers meet, Kinnickinnic State Park offers experiences in two types of worlds. Enjoy the quiet and solitude of the Kinnickinnic River Valley and the many popular water-based recreational pursuits on the St. Croix River. A large sandy delta is found at the junction of the rivers.


Mailing Address: W11983 820th Ave., River Falls, Wisconsin 54022

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Fascinating Insects!

1200 days old

Time: 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Activities: Children's program, Insect study, Nature study, Outdoor activity
Location: Governor Dodge SP

Flying and crawling, colorful and camouflaged, large and small, insects are almost everywhere and easy to find. Knowing about them adds to the interest of any walk outdoors. Join Alex Harman, who's passion is studying and collecting insects, as he leads you on a short hike to net, observe, and identify the insects around us. Meet at the Meadow Valley Trailhead.

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Governor Dodge SP information

Governor Dodge State Park is one of the state's largest parks, with 5,350 acres of steep hills, bluffs, and deep valleys plus two lakes and a waterfall. Located in Wisconsin's scenic driftless area, Governor Dodge offers camping, picnicking, hiking, canoeing, biking, hunting, fishing, off-road biking, cross-country skiing and horseback riding opportunities.


Mailing Address: 4175 State Highway 23 N , Dodgeville, Wisconsin 53533

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Kayak Connections

1200 days old

Time: 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Activity: Educational Programs
Location: Harrington Beach SP

New to kayaking? Whether you are looking for a whitewater adventure or a relaxing afternoon paddle at the lake, join us for an informative, land-based program designed to help you choose the correct kayak for your needs, learn paddle strokes, and get you ready to enjoy your new kayak. Thomas Koeppen, a very experienced paddler, will have equipment on hand for you to view and will answer questions. Park admission is required. Sponsored by the Friends of Harrington Beach State Park. Meet at the Ansay 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 15, 2017

Forestry in Whitefish Dunes and Wisconsin

1200 days old

Time: 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Activities: Hike, Outdoor activity, Tree study, Walk
Location: Whitefish Dunes SP

Meet the park naturalist out by the red pine trail; hike out there, or park in the lot (stickers are required). Here, take a 1/4-mile walk to learn about the history of forestry, and how the practice has changed over the years. What tools do foresters use, and how do they harvest trees sustainably? Meet at the red pine trail to find out.

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Whitefish Dunes SP information

Whitefish Dunes State Park protects the fragile dune environment on the eastern Door County Peninsula. Stroll along Lake Michigan, watch waterfowl at Clark Lake, use the boardwalk to discover the wetlands or relax on one of the many trails throughout the forested sand dunes and beech forest. The park's nature center features year-round programs, exhibits and displays on ecology, geology and human history. Whitefish Dunes is a day-use park, there is no camping.


Mailing Address: 3275 Clark Lake Road , Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin 54235

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Wild Edibles Walk

1200 days old

Time: 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Activities: Hike, Outdoor activity, Plant study, Walk
Location: Kettle Moraine SF - Southern Unit

Join DNR Wildlife Educator, Diane Robinson, on a hike to discover the edible plants of Wisconsin. Scuppernong Springs Nature Trail. Get Directions.

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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, July 15, 2017

Dragonfly or Damselfly?

1200 days old

Time: 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Activities: Hike, Insect study, Outdoor activity
Location: Kohler-Andrae SP

Seen darting near ponds, streams and lakeshores, these beautiful insects can be tricky to identify. Learn the differences between the adults and larva. Use pond scoopers to investigate your micro-invertebrate findings with a Riveredge naturalist. Meet at the trailhead for the Black River Marsh Boardwalk. Event may involve walking up to 1.5 miles to seek both aquatic life phases. This is a family friendly program best for ages 6 and older. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No pets allowed at this event.

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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

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Backyard Bass

1200 days old

Time: 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Activities: Children's program, Fishing, Outdoor activity, Outdoor skills
Location: Hartman Creek SP

Come and try out your casting skills as we "fish" for some mystery species with a game and practice Identification! Meet at the Allen Lake Picnic Area.

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Hartman Creek SP information

This 1,500-acre quiet and friendly natural gem is located near the beautiful spring-fed Chain O'Lakes. Camping, recreation opportunities, the Hellstad House Log Cabin, Whispering Pines day use area, and seven lakes with crystal clear waters make Hartman Creek a popular destination in central Wisconsin.


Mailing Address: N2480 Hartman Creek Rd., Waupaca, Wisconsin 54981-9727

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Furbearers of Wisconsin

1200 days old

Time: 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Activities: Educational Programs, Wildlife study
Location: New Glarus Woods SP

All furbearers are mammals, but not all mammals are furbearers. Come learn about the habits and habitats of Wisconsin's 19 furbearer species, from fishers to muskrats. Presentation by Jamie Nack, Certified Wildlife Biologist. There will be plenty of pelts, skulls and tracks to touch and explore, plus reading and art activities sponsored by the Green County Libraries. Story time and other activities, 4:30-5:30 p.m.. Speaker at 6 p.m. Bring your own picnic to eat before the speaker.

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New Glarus Woods SP information

New Glarus Woods is a 435-acre state park offering camping, hiking, picnicking and snowshoeing. The park also offers direct access to The Sugar River State Trail, a 24-mile linear trail surfaced with compressed limestone screenings, for bicycling, hiking, snowmobiling and, in some areas, hunting.


Mailing Address: W5508 CTH NN , New Glarus, Wisconsin 53574

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