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Get Outdoors!Date range: Wednesday, July 19, 2017 to Wednesday, July 19, 2017

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

"The Trails of Newport" Challenge Hike

1196 days old

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Activity: Hike
Location: Newport SP

The ninth in a series of weekly hikes, the goal is to hike all the trails of Newport this summer. This week's hike will be the Sugarbush Trail. Meet at Lot 4.

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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

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Woodland Walk

1196 days old

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Activities: Hike, Outdoor activity, Tree study, Walk
Location: Kohler-Andrae SP

Hike the Woodland Dunes Trail with master naturalist Drew Morris. Learn to identify trees, find out about the differences in trees, how they grow, and how to tell their age. Meet at the trailhead near the playground at lot 8 for this family-friendly 1-hour hike. Bring insect repellent, a bottle of water and wear comfortable shoes. 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

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Qigong by Karen

1196 days old

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Activity: Outdoor activity
Location: Buckhorn SP

Stop by Buckhorn State Park for an hour of relaxing exercise in the outdoors. Ask for directions at the park office for event location. Sponsored by the Friends of Buckhorn State Park. This event is free, however a state park vehicle sticker is required.

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Buckhorn SP information

Buckhorn State Park is a paradise for water enthusiasts, hunters, hikers, campers and nature lovers. The park and two adjacent state wildlife areas cover more than 8,000-acres on a peninsula in the Castle Rock Flowage of the Wisconsin River and along the connecting Yellow River. Family and group campsites, unique cart-in camping, a cabin for people with disabilities, canoe trail and an accessible fishing pier, are all available at Buckhorn State Park.


Mailing Address: W8450 Buckhorn Park Ave., Necedah, Wisconsin 54646

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Nature Explorer Storytimes

1196 days old

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Activities: Children's program, Educational Programs, Story time
Location: High Cliff SP

Storytimes are fun and educational and will include interactive role playing, interpretation at the park and more. Recommended for children ages 3 to 7 with accompanying adult(s). Older and younger siblings are always welcome. Meet at the park office.

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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

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Wednesday Trail Treks

1196 days old

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Activities: Hike, Nature study, Outdoor activity, Walk
Location: Devil's Lake SP

Look it's a bird! It's a squirrel! It's nature! Join us for these family-friendly walks where you'll never know what we'll find. Kids will get to make a digital journal of all the discoveries we make on our hike. 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

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

National Moon Day

1196 days old

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Activities: Hike, Outdoor activity
Location: Peninsula SP

Nature Center. Come celebrate the 48th anniversary of the moonwalk by learning a little bit about the nighttime sky. Make some after-dark themed crafts, 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

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Slithery Snakes! - Drop in

1196 days old

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Activities: Amphibian/reptile study, Drop-in Program
Location: Whitefish Dunes SP

Slither over to learn about snakes in Wisconsin. Stay for a minute, or as long as you like swallowing up information about our scaly friends. Meet at the amphitheater.

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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

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Nature Photos with a Naturalist

1196 days old

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Activities: Nature study, Photography
Location: Lakeshore SP

Bring your camera or smart phone for a hike in the park, focusing on taking pictures of our plants, animals and scenery. Naturalists will help guide and provide information about the organisms you are photographing. Free for all ages. Meet at the north entrance (just south of Discovery World).

Free parking is available at the park's south entrance road (access from Erie St.). It is about a 15-minute walk from the south entrance, but on the way you can take in the lovely views of the prairies throughout the park! Paid parking is available at the north entrance at O'Donnell Park.


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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

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Exploration Station - Canines

1196 days old

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

Foxes, wolves, and coyotes can all be found at Devil's Lake. Drop in to discover what makes wild canines different than the dogs in our homes, find out which ones live in the park, and more! Activities will happen 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

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Ice Age Trekkers

1196 days old

Time: 7:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.
Activities: Hike, Outdoor activity
Location: Kettle Moraine SF - Northern Unit

Join us for an invigorating 3.3-mile morning hike along the Ice Age National Scenic Trail between Division Road and County Road GGG. A shuttle will be available between the starting and finishing spot. Location: Meet at the Mauthe Lake Recreation Area Entrance Station (off County Road GGG south of County Road SS near New Prospect). Get Directions - Mauthe 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

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Beach Bonfire

1196 days old

Time: 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Activities: Cooking, Food, Night event, Outdoor activity
Location: Lakeshore SP

Meet at Lakeshore Beach located on the western path of the "Island" and join park staff around the fire for stories, songs and pudgy pies! Bring warm clothes, water and a flashlight. The event is free and open to the public. Please remember, no alcohol is allowed. Free parking is available along Lakeshore's south entrance road, access from Erie St. Paid parking is available at the north entrance at O'Donnel Park.

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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

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Night Hike

1196 days old

Time: 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Activities: Hike, Night event
Location: Peninsula SP

See Peninsula in a different light on a 0.5-mile naturalist-led walk. Learn how people and animals adapt to darkness, try hooting up an owl, and experience the wonder nature at night. Flashlights will be turned off during the night hike. 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

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Universe in the Park

1196 days old

Time: 9:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Activities: Astronomy, Educational Programs, Night event, Outdoor activity
Location: Devil's Lake SP

Universe in the Park (UitP) 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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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

Thursday, July 20, 2017

River Bottom Walk with Walking Sticks

1195 days old

Time: 8:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.
Activity: Walk
Location: Interstate SP

Bring your walking sticks, wear flexible clothing, filled water bottle and experience a new way to use your sticks. Meet at the Boat Landing.

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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

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