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Get Outdoors!Date range: Friday, July 26, 2019 to Friday, July 26, 2019

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Friday, July 26, 2019

French Voyageur Encampment

56 days old

Time: 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Activities: Canoeing/kayaking, Outdoor activity
Location: Kettle Moraine SF - Pike Lake Unit

An entire weekend filled with fun and events led by Dirty Kettle! This event runs July 26-28. Try your hand at numerous daily activities including tomahawk throwing, canoe rides, tipi tours, drum circles and more! An engaging educational experience suited for all ages. The event is free and open to the public. A vehicle admission sticker is required. 


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Kettle Moraine SF - Pike Lake Unit information

The Pike Lake Unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest is in the middle of the Kettle Moraine, a strip of glacial landforms which extends through southeastern Wisconsin to Lake Winnebago. The forest is named after the 522-acre, spring-fed kettle: Pike Lake. Powder Hill, a large glacial kame, provides the opportunity for a great hike and view. Visitors can enjoy camping, swimming, hiking, fishing, picnicking, and much more within the forest.


Mailing Address: 3544 Kettle Moraine Road, Hartford, Wisconsin 53027

Friday, July 26, 2019

Naturalist Led Kayak Tour

56 days old

Time: 9:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Activities: Canoeing/kayaking, Outdoor activity, Outdoor skills
Location: Peninsula SP

Must pre-register at Nature Center. Limited to fifteen participants. Arrive at Nicolet Beach Rentals by 9:45 a.m. Naturalist-led tour features Peninsula history and ecology. Two-mile paddle along Peninsula's beautiful shore. Beginners welcome. A lifeguard is not on duty. Youth age 17 and younger must be in a kayak with an adult. $24 plus tax per person payable at Nicolet Beach Concessions. Tour may be cancelled due to weather or high winds.

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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

Friday, July 26, 2019

Walk on the Wildside

56 days old

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Activities: Educational Programs, Nature study, Walk, Wildlife study
Location: Devil's Lake SP

Come explore and learn more about the wild side of nature! Join us for these family-friendly walks where we'll spend some time having fun exploring! 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

Friday, July 26, 2019

Birding and Nature (family friendly hike)

56 days old

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Activities: Birding, Hike, Nature study, Outdoor activity
Location: Copper Falls SP

Learn basic birding skills, then bird "by ear" to Red Granite Falls to complete your personal birding checklist. Along the way, ask our park naturalist about ferns, plants, or other mysteries. Meet at the Red Granite Falls trail head near the beach parking lot. Children should be accompanied by an adult; sorry, no pets please. In case of inclement weather, check with office staff for updates at 715-274-5123.

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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

Friday, July 26, 2019

Nature Stories

56 days old

Time: 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Activities: Nature study, Story time
Location: Peninsula SP

Nature Center. Enjoy tales about favorite Peninsula State Park critters.

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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

Friday, July 26, 2019

Monarch Larva Monitoring Project

56 days old

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Activities: Volunteer opportunity, Wildlife conservation
Location: Hartman Creek SP

Help the naturalist monitor milkweed for monarch eggs, caterpillars, and butterflies. Collect data that scientists use to help monarch populations. Learn how to attract butterflies to your yard. All ages welcome, wheelchair accessible. No pets please. Meet at Allen Lake Fishing Pier.

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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

Friday, July 26, 2019

Tree ID

56 days old

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Activities: Drop-in Program, Tree study
Location: Whitefish Dunes SP

Can you match the tree names to their bark and leaves? Drop on by the Amphitheater area outside of the Nature Center to learn how to identify some of the trees in our park as well as some fun facts about what trees give us. In the event of rain this program will take place inside the Nature Center.


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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

Friday, July 26, 2019

Explore the Naturalist Cabin

56 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, monarchs 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. Sorry, no pets please at the cabin.

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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

Friday, July 26, 2019

Ready, Set, Explore - Ahh, Arthropods

56 days old

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Activities: Hike, Outdoor activity, Outdoor skills, Scavenger hunt, Wildlife study
Location: Devil's Lake SP

Did you know 80% of the worlds animals are arthropods - animals without backbones? Drop-in for hands-on activities, exploration, and fun to explore the microscopic world of our creepy, crawly friends. 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

Friday, July 26, 2019

Canoe Lessons

56 days old

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Activities: Canoeing/kayaking, Educational Programs, Outdoor activity, Outdoor skills
Location: Interstate SP

Learn paddle strokes and helpful tips for canoeing on the water at the Lake O' the Dalles. Meet near the Beach House. 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

Friday, July 26, 2019

Hike the Black Loop

56 days old

Time: 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Activities: Hike, Nature study
Location: Whitefish Dunes SP

Come explore 2.5 miles of the Black Trail on this guided morning hike. We'll cover a number of topics including invasive species, wildflowers, tree identification, and native history. We'll also have a good chance of seeing wildlife since these are some of the least hiked trails of the park! Meet at the Amphitheater outside the Nature Center. A water bottle and closed toe shoes are recommended.

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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

Friday, July 26, 2019

Paradise Springs Hike

56 days old

Time: 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Activities: Hike, Outdoor activity, Walk
Location: Kettle Moraine SF - Southern Unit
Location Map: Map of event location

Come for a short hike and talk about the History and ecology of Paradise Springs. This paved, 0.5-mile trail is designed for wheelchairs and strollers. Meet in the Paradise Springs parking lot- W374 S8640 County Rd N, Eagle WI 53119. 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

Friday, July 26, 2019

Playing with Shakespeare: Children's Workshop

56 days old

Time: 5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.
Activities: Outdoor activity, Theater production
Location: Wildcat Mountain SP

The Summit Players are a traveling theatre company who present short, fun, accessible and free Shakespeare workshops and performances to audiences around the state. This year, join the Players as they perform a mini-version of Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet. The production is 'Shakespeare out of a trunk,' with minimal set, costumes and props and a focus on actors, as per the style of Shakespeare's time. Prior to the performance, company members will lead a 45-minute children's workshop. 5:30 p.m. workshop; 7 p.m. performance.

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Wildcat Mountain SP information

On a steep ridge overlooking the scenic Kickapoo River Valley, Wildcat Mountain State Park offers hiking trails with spectacular views and camping for families, groups and horseback riders. Canoe the Kickapoo River in your own canoe or rent one in Ontario.


Mailing Address: E13660 State Highway 33, PO , Box 99, Ontario, Wisconsin 54651

Friday, July 26, 2019

Sunset Voyageur Canoe Paddle

56 days old

Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Activities: Canoeing/kayaking, Drop-in Program, Educational Programs, History, Outdoor activity, Outdoor skills
Location: Horicon Marsh Education Center

Enjoy the night sounds of the marsh in a voyageur canoe! Pre-registration required and $15 fee. Friends members free! Contact Liz Herzmann at 920-387-7893 for information. Register at www.horiconmarsh.org. Limit 14.


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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

Friday, July 26, 2019

The Native Beat Goes On

56 days old

Time: 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Activities: Educational Programs, Outdoor activity
Location: Devil's Lake SP

Elliott Funmaker, Sr. (Ho-Chunk) is a veteran performer and cultural arts presenter. He and his group will provide a family-friendly cultural demonstration of themusic and dance of Ho-Chunk Nation. The group will share their rich heritage with details about the regalia that they wear, as well as the significant meaning of the tribe's history through songs and dances. Elliott with also explain the symbolism of objects and actions, such the drum itself and the significance of the beat and rhythm. Join us for this authentic presentation about the Native culture of the original inhabitants of the area surrounding Devil's Lake. This is a great program for all ages. The event is happening near the North Shore Boat Launch. Sponsored by the Little Eagle Arts Foundation.


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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

Friday, July 26, 2019

Shakespeare in the Park: Romeo & Juliet

56 days old

Time: 7:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.
Activities: Outdoor activity, Theater production
Location: Wildcat Mountain SP

The Summit Players are a traveling theatre company who present short, fun, accessible and free Shakespeare workshops and performances to audiences around the state. This year, join the Players as they perform a mini-version of Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet. The production is 'Shakespeare out of a trunk,' with minimal set, costumes and props and a focus on actors, as per the style of Shakespeare's time. Prior to the performance, company members will lead a 45-minute children's workshop. 5:30 p.m. workshop; 7 p.m. performance.

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Wildcat Mountain SP information

On a steep ridge overlooking the scenic Kickapoo River Valley, Wildcat Mountain State Park offers hiking trails with spectacular views and camping for families, groups and horseback riders. Canoe the Kickapoo River in your own canoe or rent one in Ontario.


Mailing Address: E13660 State Highway 33, PO , Box 99, Ontario, Wisconsin 54651

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