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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

Find a Trail

1200 days old

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Activities: Geology, Hike, History, Outdoor activity
Location: Devil's Lake SP

Wondering what trail to hike or what to see in the park? Join the Nature Center staff every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday morning (Memorial Day through Labor Day) for some great ideas. Meet at 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

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Green Trail Hike

1200 days old

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Activities: Hike, Nature study, Outdoor activity
Location: Richard Bong SRA

Tighten up those hiking boots, strap on some sandals, or lace up your outdoor shoes for this explorative1.8 mile hike led by a naturalist. Dependent upon weather and/or trail conditions. 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, July 15, 2017

Wild Women Workshop

1200 days old

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Activity: Outdoor skills
Location: Horicon Marsh Education Center

A fun and hands-on workshop designed for women ages 18 and up, focusing on various outdoor skills. Pre-registration required.

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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

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

Butterfly Walk

1200 days old

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Activities: Educational Programs, Insect study, Outdoor activity, Walk
Location: High Cliff SP

Meet Park Stewardship Coordinator, Sarah Chisholm, to learn about WI native butterflies. We will identify the food they eat and search for and identify caterpillars and eggs. This trail is paved for accessibility. Strollers, wheel chairs and all ages are welcome! Meet at the trailhead.

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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

Saturday Morning Nature Sleuths

1200 days old

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Activities: Children's program, Story time
Location: Kettle Moraine SF - Northern Unit

Calling all youth to unravel the mysteries of nature by participating in the Wisconsin Explorers program! The program involves completing a required number of engaging nature 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 (off County Road GGG south of County Road SS near New Prospect) and Long Lake Recreation Area (off Division Road north of County Road F near Dundee). Get Directions - Mauthe Lake Recreation Area, 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

History and Nature Hike of Mirror Lake

1200 days old

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Activities: Hike, History, Nature study, Outdoor activity
Location: Mirror Lake SP

This is a 60-minute hike on an easy trail. We will look at the different native (and non-native) plants and trees of the park and discuss how Mirror Lake State Park (and the surrounding area) has changed over time. Meet at the park office.

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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

Ottawa Lake Guided Kayak Tours

1200 days old

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Activities: Canoeing/kayaking, Outdoor activity
Location: Kettle Moraine SF - Southern Unit

Come paddle the Ottawa Lake Canoe Trail in a kayak with a State Forest Naturalist for free! No experience or equipment is necessary, sessions will last one hour. Participants must be 10 and up and able to paddle their own kayak. Don't forget your sunscreen and shoes that can get wet! Meet at the Ottawa Lake boat launch; tours will start on time, so don't be late! Group size is limited to 7, so please reserve your spot at (262) 594-6220 or at the Ottawa Lake contact station.

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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

Learn Your Leaves!

1200 days old

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Activities: Arts and Crafts, Hike, Nature study
Location: Willow River SP

Come take a short walk onto Trout Brook and Oakridge Trail to find leaves of the park. Then sketch your leaves and label the parts. Learn why leaves are so important for trees and how to identify trees.

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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 15, 2017

Compass Fun!

1200 days old

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Activities: Outdoor activity, Outdoor skills
Location: Interstate SP

Learn the basics and then challenge your family and friends. Meet 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

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Exploration Station - Bees

1200 days old

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

When we think of bees, we think of honey, but did you know there are 500 species of bees found in Wisconsin!? Join us for some fun bee activities and check out our new bee chalet! Activities will be 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

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

Trees of Whitefish Dunes

1200 days old

Time: 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Activities: Hike, Outdoor activity, Tree study, Walk
Location: Whitefish Dunes SP

Identify and learn about the trees of Whitefish Dunes on a leisurely walk around the Park. Don Gustafson worked in Urban Forestry for 31 years in northern Illinois. His passion was the care and planting of native oak trees. He was a Certified Arborist from the International Society of Arboriculture and a member of the Illinois Arborist Association. Don has a Bachelor of Science degree in Horticulture from Western Illinois University. Meet at the Nature Center in the Park. Park sticker required.

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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

Animal Feeding Day

1200 days old

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Activities: Amphibian/reptile study, Drop-in Program, Indoor activity, Wildlife study
Location: Devil's Lake SP

Watch the animals in the Nature Center have lunch! Watch the box turtles munch on some salad. See the watersnake slurp down a fish. Look at the treefrogs as the tackle a cricket or two. Meet at the Nature Center. Starting at 11am.

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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

Ottawa Lake Guided Kayak Tours

1200 days old

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Activities: Canoeing/kayaking, Outdoor activity
Location: Kettle Moraine SF - Southern Unit

Come paddle the Ottawa Lake Canoe Trail in a kayak with a State Forest Naturalist for free! No experience or equipment is necessary, sessions will last one hour. Participants must be 10 and up and able to paddle their own kayak. Don't forget your sunscreen and shoes that can get wet! Meet at the Ottawa Lake boat launch; tours will start on time, so don't be late! Group size is limited to 7, so please reserve your spot at (262) 594-6220 or at the Ottawa Lake contact station.

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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

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