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Get Outdoors!Date range: Sunday, July 09, 2017 to Sunday, July 09, 2017

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Sunday, July 9, 2017

Gotten Cabin Open House

833 days old

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Activities: Drop-in Program, Educational Programs, History
Location: Kettle Moraine SF - Southern Unit

The Gotten Cabin is a restored historic building that was built around 1855 by Prussian immigrant Henry Gotten. Stop by to see the inside of the log cabin and learn more about the Gottens and their home! Located on County Rd N, across from Paradise Springs. 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

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Create Upscaled Art Drop In at the Beach

833 days old

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Activities: Arts and Crafts, Children's program
Location: Kettle Moraine SF - Northern Unit

Let your creative juices flow! Using materials usually thrown away, fashion several fabulous upscaled art projects including jewelry pieces. Everyone is invited to drop in for a few minutes or more than an hour for artistic fun. 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

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Beach House Nature Center is Open!

833 days old

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Activities: Drop-in Program, Nature study
Location: Interstate SP

Borrow a fishing rod, play with your child, create critters..... Many interesting activities will be offered at the Beach House.

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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

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Archery day

833 days old

Time: 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Activities: Archery, Outdoor activity
Location: Devil's Lake SP

Join us for a fun afternoon of archery! Drop in any time to try your hand with a bow and arrow. Whether you are experienced with a bow or never tried, we'll have certified instructors to help kids of all ages with some target practice. Meet near 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

Sunday, July 9, 2017

The Secrets of Eagle Peak

833 days old

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Activities: Birding, Outdoor activity, Walk, Wildlife study
Location: Interstate SP

Discover many secrets of the Peak and enjoy a beautiful view of the St. Croix River Valley. See the nest of our resident pair of bald eagles and perhaps glimpse this year's eaglets. Meet at the Eagle Peak Trail sign in the Pines Group Camp.

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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

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Plants of the Dunes

833 days old

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Activities: Educational Programs, Walk, Wildlife study
Location: Whitefish Dunes SP

The park naturalist will be leading a hike, roughly 2 miles long identifying the plants that call Whitefish Dunes State Park home. Come learn about what makes this habitat unique, and how it was formed. Meet at 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

Sunday, July 9, 2017

An Afternoon with Wildlife

833 days old

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Activities: Educational Programs, Outdoor activity, Walk, Wildlife study
Location: MacKenzie Center

Grab lunch in Poynette and then come join us for an educational wildlife tour featuring the wild animal residents at the MacKenzie Center. Learn about bison, wolves, eagles, owls, lynx, and more from a MacKenzie Wildlife Educator. For more information please call 608-635-8105.

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MacKenzie Center information

The MacKenzie Center, just 25 miles north of Madison, is one of the most diverse education centers in Wisconsin. With interpretive trails, exhibits, museums and programming available for school and youth groups, MacKenzie is a wonderful place to visit and learn about the natural world. The State Game Farm is connected to the MacKenzie Center and is adjacent to the arboretum on the western half of the property.


Mailing Address: W7303 County Highway CS, Poynette, 53955

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Snakes Slithering in the Grass

833 days old

Time: 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Activity: Amphibian/reptile study
Location: Willow River SP

Prairies need to be protected for snakes to survive. During this program come meet and learn about fox snakes while also learning about the importance of snakes and prairies in our lives and how we can protect them.

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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

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Trees and Shrubs of Door County

833 days old

Time: 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Activities: Outdoor activity, Plant study, Tree study
Location: Newport SP

Join arborist and horticulturist Tom Wolfe as he shares his vast knowledge about trees and shrubs. There will plenty of time for questions. Weather permitting, we will spend some time in the woods. Meet in the Nature Center, 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

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Aztalan Guided Tour

833 days old

Time: 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Activities: Culture Study, Hike, Outdoor activity, Walk
Location: Aztalan SP

Aztalan was a fortified town occupied by Native Americans between A.D. 1050 and 1200. It was the northern outpost of the speculator Mississippian Civilization that mysteriously vanished from the Upper Midwest after A.D. 1250. This tour will be led by archaeologist and Friends of Aztalan executive director, Robert Birmingham, co-author of Aztalan: Mysteries of An Ancient Indian Town. Sponsored by the Friends of Aztalan. Guided tours of Aztalan will be conducted every Sunday at 2 p.m. June through August. Group tours for any time can be arranged by calling Robert Birmingham at (608) 516-3421.

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Aztalan SP information

Aztalan State Park is a National Historic Landmark and contains one of Wisconsin's most important archaeological sites. It showcases an ancient Middle-Mississippian village that thrived between A.D. 1000 and 1300. The people who settled Aztalan built large, flat-topped pyramidal mounds and a stockade around their village. Portions of the stockade and two mounds have been reconstructed in the park.


Mailing Address: N6200 Hwy Q, Lake Mills, Wisconsin 53551

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Snake, Rattle and Roll!

833 days old

Time: 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Activities: Amphibian/reptile study, Children's program, Educational Programs
Location: Rib Mountain SP

Slither into the world of reptiles at this special program! Learn what makes reptiles unique and get a hands-on experience with several of the reptiles that call Wisconsin home. You'll get to touch, hold, and even feed some of these scaly animals!

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Rib Mountain SP information

This billion-year-old hill is one of the oldest geological formations on earth. Rib Mountain State Park is a premier day-use facility with picnicking, hiking trails and a reservable amphitheater. The top of the 60-foot observation tower offers spectacular views of the Wausau area and Wisconsin River. Granite Peak Ski Area is on the north face of the mountain and offers downhill skiing and snowboarding during winter.


Mailing Address: 4200 Park Road, Wausau, Wisconsin 54401

Monday, July 10, 2017

Walk on the Wildside

832 days old

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.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 nature! 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

Monday, July 10, 2017

Terrific Turtles

832 days old

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Activities: Amphibian/reptile study, Arts and Crafts, Children's program, Educational Programs, Nature study
Location: Peninsula SP

Discover what turtles exist in Peninsula State Park, and what you should do if you see one crossing the road. Make a turtle craft out of recycled materials to take home while supplies last! 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

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