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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Bluebird Trail Monitoring

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Activities: Birding, Nature study, Wildlife conservation, Wildlife study
Location: Newport SP

This citizen science project will be conducted weekly at the park. We will be checking milkweed for all stages of monarch development from eggs to chrysalis. No experience necessary. There will be brief instruction beforehand. Meet at the Nature Center.

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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

Friday, June 29, 2018

Monarch Monitoring Project

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Activities: Insect study, Nature study, Volunteer opportunity, Wildlife conservation
Location: Newport SP

This citizen science project will be conducted weekly at the park. We will be checking milkweed for all stages of monarch development from eggs to chrysalis. No experience necessary. There will be brief instruction beforehand. Meet at the Nature Center.

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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, June 30, 2018

History of Newport

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Activities: Educational Programs, History
Location: Newport SP

Learn all about the town of Newport that was at the site of the park. From farming to lumbering, this was once a thriving town. Meet at Lot 3.

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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

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Monarch Watch

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Activities: Insect study, Outdoor activity, Wildlife conservation
Location: Newport SP

Monarch populations have severely declined over the past few years. We'll look for monarchs in their beginning stages, from eggs to larvae (caterpillars), and collect them so they can be protected through their metamorphosis and released. Come see our active monarch nursery. Meet at 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

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Trees and Shrubs of Door County

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 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, parking 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

Friday, July 6, 2018

Monarch Monitoring Project

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Activities: Insect study, Nature study, Volunteer opportunity, Wildlife conservation
Location: Newport SP

This citizen science project will be conducted weekly at the park. We will be checking milkweed for all stages of monarch development from eggs to chrysalis. No experience necessary. There will be brief instruction beforehand. Be sure to visit the Monarch nursery in the Nature Center. Meet at the Nature Center.


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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

Friday, July 6, 2018

Campfire Cooking Demo

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Activities: Cooking, Food, Outdoor activity, Outdoor skills
Location: Newport SP

Learn about campfire cooking tips, tricks, tools and methods for an enjoyable camping experience. This demonstration will be held at the fire ring by the shelter building just past the picnic area. After the demonstration, there will be a chance to make S'Mores, parking lot 3.


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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, July 7, 2018

Survival Series; Primitive Fire Making Workshop

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Activities: Outdoor activity, Outdoor skills
Location: Newport SP

Learn the skills of our ancestors. Try your hand at the many and exciting ways to start a fire! Join park naturalist along with fire investigator, teacher and campfire expert Ken Foszcz as he shares his wealth of knowledge and techniques. A "retired" fire chief, Ken has been involved in ski patrol, mountain search and rescue and is a Fire Science instructor at a technical college. This interactive workshop will include use of bow drill, flint and steel and magnifying glass to start a camp fire. Meet at the shelter building, parking lot 3.


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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

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Star Gazing at Newport; an International Dark Sky Park

Time: 9:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Activities: Astronomy, Night event, Outdoor activity
Location: Newport SP

Calling all star gazers! Enjoy the dark sky during the night of the new moon. Bring binoculars, telescopes or use one of ours. Blankets or a chair are suggested, as there is limited seating. To protect night vision, please use a flashlight or head lamp with a red filter. This informal gathering is open to all, and will be held if skies are clear. We will meet by the shelter building and beach area, about 600 feet down the path from parking lot 3. 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

Friday, July 13, 2018

Herb Hike

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Activities: Hike, Nature study, Plant study
Location: Newport SP

Dave LaLuzerne was born with a green spark in my heart. (Interestingly, his last name is the French word for alfalfa.) Nurtured through pharmacy school and many years as an herbal pharmacist in his own herb shop, he now finds his passion is educating people about the numerous and wondrous ways to use herbs for our health and well-being.
The use of herbs as medicine is on the rise across the U.S. But the best approach to using herbs is to use what's available in your local environment. Door County has a wealth of herbs that can be beneficial to your health and well-being. This walk will explore those herbs. Learn how the plants t

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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

Friday, July 13, 2018

Monarch Monitoring Project

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Activities: Insect study, Nature study, Volunteer opportunity, Wildlife conservation
Location: Newport SP

This citizen science project will be conducted weekly at the park. We will be checking milkweed for all stages of monarch development from eggs to chrysalis. No experience necessary. There will be brief instruction beforehand. Meet at the Nature Center.


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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

Friday, July 13, 2018

Universe in the Park

Time: 8:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Activities: Astronomy, Educational Programs, Night event, Outdoor activity
Location: Newport SP

Universe in the Park is a popular outreach program of the UW-Madison Astronomy Department and is predicated on a very simple idea: the best environment in which to introduce the general public to astronomy is outside under dark skies. The program begins with a 20-30 minute talk and slide presentation covering a broad view of astronomy and recent astronomical news. Following the presentation, a telescope is set up to view whatever astronomical objects are available. Question and answer period follows around the telescope.

Newport State Park is one of the best places to view the night sky as it is Wisconsin's only designated international dark sky park. Be sure to bring a lawn chair or blanket, flash lights or headlamps with a red lens (protects night vision). Meet at Lot 3, follow path to shelter building.


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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

Friday, July 20, 2018

Monarch Monitoring Project

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Activities: Insect study, Nature study, Volunteer opportunity, Wildlife conservation
Location: Newport SP

This citizen science project will be conducted weekly at the park. We will be checking milkweed for all stages of monarch development from eggs to chrysalis. No experience necessary. There will be brief instruction beforehand. Meet at the Nature Center.


Close

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

Friday, July 20, 2018

Wisconsin Bat Monitoring State Wide Bat Count

Time: 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Activities: Educational Programs, Wildlife conservation, Wildlife study
Location: Newport SP

Help our state bats by participating in this Citizen Science program. Our hibernating bats are in great danger of being wiped out because of white-nose syndrome (WNS), a white, powdery fungus on the muzzle of infected bats that causes die offs of multiple species of bats in infected hibernation sites. This state wide survey is an important tool to help monitor the number of bats that have been affected by WNS. No experience is necessary, just a willingness to help. We will meet at the Nature Center, Lot 1, for brief instruction. Rain date: July 21st, same time.


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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, July 21, 2018

Meet the Monarchs!

Time: 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Activities: Insect study, Nature study, Wildlife conservation
Location: Newport SP

Join the park naturalist as she explains all about monarchs amazing life cycle. See the active nursey and help release any monarchs that may be ready to go. In the Nature Center.


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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 26, 2018

"Our Night Sky" Lecture Series

Time: 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Activities: Astronomy, Educational Programs
Location: Newport SP

Observing the Moon and the Sun. This DVD presentation is part of "The Great Courses" series. The 30 minute DVD lecture is given by Edward M. Murphy, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Astronomy at the University of Virginia. Stay the evening to do some moon gazing! Meet at the Nature Center.


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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

Note: Event dates and times are subject to change or cancellation. Please verify event status, dates and times prior to attendance.

Last revised: Friday, March 02, 2018