Get Outdoors!Date range: Thursday, August 08, 2019 to Thursday, August 08, 2019

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Thursday, August 8, 2019

Hartman Hiker Challenge - Dike Trail

642 days old

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

This is the 5th guided hike in our hiker challenge. Take an easy 1-mile stroll with the Naturalist along one of Hartman Creek's most popular hiking trails. Great for all ages! 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, August 8, 2019

Learn to Fish

642 days old

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Activities: Fishing, Outdoor activity, Outdoor skills
Location: Devil's Lake SP

Want to try fishing but don't know what to do? Join our Learn to Fish program and we'll show you how! We'll have fun activities that will teach you the basics before sending you off to catch some fish. If you are 16 and older, you'll need a fishing license. We'll supply all the equipment and bait. This program's activities are designed with families in mind, but open to "kids" of all ages. Meet 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

Thursday, August 8, 2019

OutWiGo The Trails of Newport Challenge Hikes

642 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 Rowleys Bay Trail, a 4 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, August 8, 2019

Hike to Whitefish Bay Creek

642 days old

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

Come hike some of the lesser known trails of Whitefish Dunes as we make our way from the Red Pine Trail down to Whitefish Bay Creek. We'll discuss wildflowers, trees, native lore, and history on this 1.25 mile round trip hike. Meet at the Red Pine Parking Lot near the intersection of Clark Lake Road and South Lake Road on the West side of the Park.

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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

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Nature Storytime

642 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, August 8, 2019

Stories at the Marsh: Ladybugs

642 days old

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Activities: Arts and Crafts, Indoor activity, Insect study
Location: Horicon Marsh Education Center

Experience a day in the life of one of these little red bugs through stories, activities and a craft. 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, August 8, 2019

Oh Deer! Story and Hike

642 days old

Time: 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
Activities: Arts and Crafts, Children's program, Drop-in Program, Nature study, Wildlife study
Location: Peninsula SP

White-tailed Deer are a Wisconsinite's favorite and one of our state's largest animals. Learn some incredible facts about these en-deer-ing woodland species followed by a short half mile walk on the White Cedar Nature Center trail.

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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, August 8, 2019

Meet the Bee Keepers

642 days old

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Activities: Insect study, Outdoor activity, Wildlife study
Location: Devil's Lake SP

Check out the Nature Center's bee hive! Visit with the bee keepers and watch as they take care of the hive. This program is great for 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

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Native Games

642 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

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Little Eagle Art Foundation Series - From Forest to Table

642 days old

Time: 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Activities: Food, Outdoor activity
Location: Devil's Lake SP

Elena Terry (Ho-Chunk) is the founder of Wild Bearies Catering, an organization committed to blending indigenous ingredients and community education together to make the perfect plate. Elena will share her knowledge of the cultural connection to the indigenous foods of the Ho-Chunk and other Native peoples. She'll also provide a demonstration of food preparation and information of foods that can be foraged in the lands surrounding the beautiful Spirit Lake area. This program is great for all ages. Meet at the Nature Center. 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

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Surface Water Monitoring Outdoor Workshop

642 days old

Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Activities: Educational Programs, Volunteer opportunity
Location: Pamperin Park

Interested in becoming a volunteer water monitor? Attend this outdoor hands-on workshop to learn more about the volunteer water monitoring program in the Upper and Lower Fox River basins. You will learn what a volunteer water monitor does and get into the water to collect samples. Meet at the bridge in the parking lot at the very end of the park driveway.

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Pamperin Park information

Pamperin Park is owned and operated by the City of Green Bay


Mailing Address: 2801 County Road RK, Green Bay, Wisconsin 54303

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Prairie Remnants of the Past Evening Exploration

642 days old

Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Activities: Hike, Nature study, Outdoor activity
Location: Kettle Moraine SF - Northern Unit
Location Map: Map of event location

The vast majority of southern Wisconsin was once covered by prairies and oak savannahs. Today less than one percent of these original ecosystems still exists. With Jackie Scharfenberg, Forest Naturalist, experience a piece of Wisconsin's past and gain an understanding of plants and animals of these treeless communities. This exploration is for people over the age of 12 years. Location: Ice Age Visitor Center (located off Hwy 67 half mile west of Dundee)


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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

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Decoding the Driftless

642 days old

Time: 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Activities: Educational Programs, Geology
Location: Perrot SP

Emmy-winning filmmaker George Howe, of Sustainable Driftless, will be here to present "Decoding the Driftless." Please join us for a wild ride of adventure above, on, and below the amazing Driftless Region! Learn why this one region, in the heart of America, is the only "island driftless region" in the world. Afterwards, George will answer your questions and share more adventures. Sponsored by the Friends of Perrot State Park. Meet at the Nature Center.

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Perrot SP information

Perrot State Park, where the Trempealeau River meets the Mississippi River, offers breathtaking views from 500-foot bluffs. The river bank and surrounding wetlands provide wonderful habitat for the many migratory birds that travel through this area twice a year. Unique to southwestern Wisconsin and Perrot are the goat prairies perched high on the bluffs.


Mailing Address: W26247 Sullivan Road, Trempealeau, Wisconsin 54661

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: Wednesday, December 16, 2020