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Get Outdoors!Date range: Friday, September 13, 2019 to Friday, September 13, 2019

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Friday, September 13, 2019

The Singing Forest: Elk Bugling with Laine Stowell

37 days old

Time: 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.
Activities: Outdoor activity, Wildlife study
Location: Flambeau River SF

Meet at the Flambeau River State Forest Headquarters. Join DNR elk biologist Laine Stowell, as he checks for bugling bull elk on the forest and learn about Wisconsin elk management. Please call 715-332-5271 ext. 112 to RSVP.

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Flambeau River SF information

The forest offers a variety of recreational opportunities. Canoeing is the most popular activity on the forest. Different portions of the river offer varying degrees of difficulty. The North Fork is ideal for the novice, while South Fork is for the advanced paddler. Musky, sturgeon, trout, walleye, bass and panfish can be caught from the river as well as the lakes in the forest. The forest is open to public hunting for bear, waterfowl, deer and grouse, just to name a few.


Mailing Address: W1613 County Rd. , Winter, Wisconsin 54896

Friday, September 13, 2019

Guided Horicon Marsh State Wildlife Area Paddle

37 days old

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Activities: Canoeing/kayaking, Outdoor activity
Location: Horicon Marsh Education Center

Guided paddle of HMSWA. Pre-registration required and $15 fee. Friends members free! Contact Liz Herzmann at 920-387-7893 for information. Register at www.horiconmarsh.org. Limit 15.

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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, September 13, 2019

Full Moon at the Dark Sky Park

37 days old

Time: 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Activities: Astronomy, Music, Outdoor activity, Writing
Location: Newport SP

Join the park naturalist on this night hike. We'll let our eyes adjust to the moonlight and hike the 2 mile Monarch Trail, watching and listening for the sights and sounds of the night. If needed, bring a flashlight or head lamp with a red lens. Meet at Lot 1. In case of rain, program will be cancelled. Program will be cancelled in event of rain or poor viewing conditions.


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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

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Yoga in the Park

36 days old

Time: 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Activity: Outdoor activity
Location: Willow River SP
Location Map: Map of event location

Come experience the beauty of Willow River State Park while learning how to incorporate yoga into your life. No experience is necessary as our experienced instructor will help you through a basic set of warmups, poses, breathing exercises, and deep relaxation. Come to one of the classes or to all. Bring your own Yoga mat if you have one -- we have a few, so if you need to reserve one, please let us know.  Event is free, but a vehicle admission sticker is required.  Register in advance here


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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

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Women's Walking and Wellness Program

36 days old

Time: 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Activities: Outdoor activity, Walk
Location: Willow River SP

Spend time in nature, get healthy, and train to walk the Empowered Women's Half-Marathon or 5k (Saturday, September 28) or a Willow River Trail Run--a 6.6k, 10.6k, or half-marathon-(Saturday, October 12). Weekly walking groups begin Saturday, June 8 at 8:30 a.m. at Willow River State Park. In addition to weekly walking groups, monthly programs--including yoga, healthy eating and meal planning, local foods, and other wellness programs--will be offered at the nature center.

This program is funded by an Allina Neighborhood Health Connection Grant to Gateway Arts and Wellness and is available to up to 10 community members, free of charge. Participants must commit to participate in at least 10 of the 20 sessions, which run Saturdays June 8 - October 19, 2019. Most sessions run from 8:30-10:30 a.m.

Register in advance here [exit DNR]


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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

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Ink Fish Printing

36 days old

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Activity: Arts and Crafts
Location: Kohler-Andrae SP

Every is invited to try the ancient art of "Gyotaku" (guy-yo-tah-koo) or ink fish printing. Paper, a bandana and all supplies will be available, or bring a t-shirt to print on instead of paper. Meet volunteers at the park bathhouse building. All ages welcome. 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

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Ecology Hike of Rib Mountain

36 days old

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Activities: Educational Programs, Geology, Hike, Nature study
Location: Rib Mountain SP

Learn about the late summer environment on the top of Rib Mountain. Join us for a gentle hike observing the rocky forests of the park and what's in them. Meet at the trailhead near the concession stand. Sponsored by the Friends of Rib Mountain State Park


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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

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Echo Rock Hike

36 days old

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Activities: Geology, Hike, Outdoor activity
Location: Mirror Lake SP

Come explore Echo Rock Trail and Ishnala Trail with the naturalist. Our stroll will provide scenic lookout points, hiking around Echo Rock, exploring the forest for wild flowers, fungi and native tree species. If we are lucky, we will see birds and insects. Our turn around point is a small spring fed stream where we have spotted dragonflies, damselflies and some whirligig water insects. We will meet at the top of the boat landing parking lot - watch for the sign that says "HIKE STARTS HERE".

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Mirror Lake SP information

This park is named for its centerpiece, a lake which often is so Locationcalm that not a ripple marks its surface. The lake reflects a wooded shoreline with cliffs up to 50 feet high, a swimming beach, and wetlands that are home to a variety of wildlife. The park's 2,200 acres includes several picnic areas, wooded campsites, summer rentals, and a cabin for people with disabilities.


Mailing Address: E10320 Fern Dell Rd., Baraboo, Wisconsin 53913

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Mussels: Unsung Heroes of the River

36 days old

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Activities: Nature study, Outdoor activity, Wildlife study
Location: Interstate SP

Mussels are mysterious creatures that most people don't see when they are out enjoying the river. Come explore the wide variety of mussels that are in the St. Croix and learn why they are so important that they are actually protected! Meet near the boat launch area.


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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

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Beginner's Archery Clinic

36 days old

Time: 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m.
Activities: Archery, Outdoor skills
Location: Governor Dodge SP

Always wanted to givearchery a try? Here's your chance! Two National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) certified instructors will teach rules and regulations, safety, and the fundamentals of using a bow and arrow. Shooting practice to follow.CHILDREN MUST BE AT LEAST 10 YEARS OLD AND MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A PARENT. Meet at the Box Canyon Picnic Area (across from Enee Point Picnic Area)

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Governor Dodge SP information

Governor Dodge State Park is one of the state's largest parks, with 5,350 acres of steep hills, bluffs, and deep valleys plus two lakes and a waterfall. Located in Wisconsin's scenic driftless area, Governor Dodge offers camping, picnicking, hiking, canoeing, biking, hunting, fishing, off-road biking, cross-country skiing and horseback riding opportunities.


Mailing Address: 4175 State Highway 23 N , Dodgeville, Wisconsin 53533

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