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Get Outdoors!Date range: Wednesday, July 24, 2019 to Wednesday, July 24, 2019

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Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Let's Go Mucking for Macroinvertebrates

57 days old

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Activities: Educational Programs, Nature study, Wildlife study
Location: Interstate SP

Join the St. Croix River Association, the National Scenic Riverway, and the library for a mucking event at the Lake O' the Dalles. Come see what creatures you can find!


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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

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Reading Treasure Hunt

57 days old

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Activity: Educational Programs
Location: Devil's Lake SP

Read a story in the woods! This summer, go on a treasure hunt for hidden story boxes. Stop at the Nature Center to pick up the clues, then go off on your own nature adventure to explore the outdoors and read the stories. This program is self-guided and designed for kids and families.


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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 24, 2019

Discovering Wildflowers

57 days old

Time: 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Activities: Hike, Nature study, Outdoor activity
Location: Kohler-Andrae SP

Join master naturalist Karen Merlau and discover the many wildflowers growing along the Black River Trail. As the seasons change, so does the variety of wildflowers. Wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather. Bring insect repellant, sunscreen, binoculars and field guides if available. The hike will last at least an hour. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at Black River Trail parking Lot. Please, no pets on this walk. All vehicles will need a state park admission sticker.

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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 24, 2019

Native Games

57 days old

Time: 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Activities: Drop-in Program, Indoor activity, Nature study
Location: Whitefish Dunes SP

Stop by the Native American village exhibit on the red trail on your way to the beach to learn more about some of the games that native people would have historically played. We will have Lacrosse sticks and Double-Ball sticks along with several other games to try!


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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 24, 2019

Let's Go Paddling!

57 days old

Time: 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Activities: Canoeing/kayaking, Drop-in Program, Outdoor activity
Location: Interstate SP

Join the St. Croix River Association, the National Scenic Riverway, and the library for an evening of paddling at the Lake O' the Dalles. Canoes, life jackets, and paddles will all be provided.


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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

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Ice Age Trail Trekkers

57 days old

Time: 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Activities: Hike, Outdoor activity
Location: Kettle Moraine SF - Northern Unit
Location Map: Map of event location

Join us for an unwinding 2.13-mile evening hike between County Road GGG and County Road S. A shuttle will be available between the starting and finishing spots. Location: Meet at County Road S/Shelter 2 parking area (located southwest of County Road GGG near New Fane).

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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 24, 2019

Wonders of the Heavens: Up-Close with NASA Missions

57 days old

Time: 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Activities: Astronomy, Educational Programs
Location: Kohler-Andrae SP

The sky contains many interesting objects, from the bright sun of the daytime to the moon, planets, stars and more that are visible at night. In this PowerPoint presentation, NASA Solar System Ambassador Regan Haulotte will show how several astronomical bodies can be seen with our eyes from here on Earth, and how they are seen up close in spectacular detail by NASA space probes and space telescopes. Participants will receive list of informative websites and apps so bring your smart phone if you have one. Q & A to follow. Weather permitting, group will then go outdoors. Program is best for age 10 and up; children must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at Sanderling Nature Center. 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

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Hartman Hiker Challenge - Pope Lake Trail

56 days old

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Activities: Hike, Outdoor activity
Location: Hartman Creek SP

This is the 4th guided hike in our hiker challenge. Enjoy the company of fellow hikers and the Naturalist as we take in the beautiful sights of Pope and Marl Lakes. Pope Lake Trail is an easy 1.4-mile hike. Meet at the Beach

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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

Thursday, July 25, 2019

OutWiGo The Trails of Newport Challenge Hikes

56 days old

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Activity: Hike
Location: Newport SP

As part of the OutWiGo statewide initiative to get outside with healthy activities, Challenge Hikes are getting us out on the trails, and we're not going to stop until we do them all! Join the park naturalist on this weekly hike. We'll log hours and miles every week. When we are done, we'll have hiked every trail in Newport State Park, enjoying all it has to offer. We started with the shortest trail loop (1.2 mi.) and will end with the longest trail loop (7 mi.) on Aug. 22. On the last day, we'll tally our miles and enjoy a pot luck picnic together. This week's hike will be Europe Bay Trail (to road and back), a 3.75 mile loop. All are welcome to participate. Meet at Lot 1.

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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

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Crex Camp for Kids

56 days old

Time: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Activities: Outdoor activity, Outdoor skills, Wildlife study
Location: Crex Meadows

This wildlife day camp for kids ages 8 to 12 will bring new adventures each day as children explore the wetlands, woods, and prairies of Crex. We recommend bringing mosquito and tick repellant, close-toed shoes, a water bottle and a rain jacket. Pre-registration is required.


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Crex Meadows information

Crex Meadows Wildlife Area is a 30,000 acre property of wetlands, brush prairies, and forests scattered across a gently rolling landscape. It is located in western Burnett County. Find it from Highway 70 in Grantsburg. Directional signs will guide you through Grantsburg to the Crex Meadows Wildlife Education and Visitor Center, which is located on County Road D.


Mailing Address: 102 East Crex Avenue, Grantsburg, 54840

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Nature Storytime

56 days old

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Activities: Children's program, Nature study, Story time
Location: Interstate SP

Preschoolers and their caregivers join us for a nature story, activity, and snack. 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

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Trail Tales - Nature Magnified

56 days old

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Activity: Outdoor activity
Location: Devil's Lake SP

A hidden world waits to be explored on the trails; beneath our feet and just out of sight. We will use some high-tech gear to investigate this miniature world. This program's activities are designed with families in mind, but open to "kids" of all ages. 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

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Stories at the Marsh: Woolly Mammoths

56 days old

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Activity: History
Location: Horicon Marsh Education Center

Have you ever wondered about the Woolly Mammoth? Come learn about the king of the elephant race through stories and activities. Ages 1-6.


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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

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Little Naturalist Storytime: Dragonflies

56 days old

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Activities: Arts and Crafts, Children's program, Insect study, Story time
Location: Mead Wildlife Area Center

Dart about the Mead and check out Dragonfly Pond for its namesake. The odonatan, dragonflies, are members of that group and we hope to spot a few of the 110 species native to Wisconsin.

Where: Stanton W. Mead Education and Visitor Center
201517 County Road S
Milladore WI 54454

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Mead Wildlife Area Center information

The Stanton W. Mead Education and Visitor Center is a 6,208 square foot education and administration facility designed as an example of sustainable and environmentally-responsible construction. One of the goals of the Mead Wildlife Area is to provide wildlife and environmental programs to the citizens of Wisconsin. These programs help to foster a sense of environmental stewardship, that through education we can achieve a better understanding of the values and issues of our wildlife and natural resources.


Mailing Address: 1 S2148 County Highway S, Milladore, Wisconsin 54454

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Let's Meet Poison Ivy

56 days old

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Activities: Outdoor skills, Plant study
Location: Peninsula SP

Drop in the Nature Center any time from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to learn about this pesky plant - and how to avoid it.

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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

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Wisconsin Furbearers

56 days old

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Activities: Educational Programs, Wildlife study
Location: Potawatomi SP

How well do you know Wisconsin's mammals? Stop on by the Nature Center to learn more about the mammals that live in our State Parks. Feel their pelts, create a mammal mask, and stay for as long or little as you like!

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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

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: Friday, June 07, 2019