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Get Outdoors!Date range: Wednesday, June 19, 2019 to Thursday, December 19, 2019

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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Trail Run Zillmer

Time: 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Activity: Run
Location: Kettle Moraine SF - Northern Unit
Location Map: Map of event location

Join an experienced trail-runner for a run on the 2-mile Green Loop. Proper warm-up and cool-down exercises demonstrated. For anyone over 10 years old. For anyone over 10 years old. Location: Zillmer Trail Area (located off County Road SS between County Road G and Hwy 67 near New Prospect)

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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

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Beach Bonfire at Lakeshore State Park

Time: 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Activities: Cooking, Food, Night event, Outdoor activity
Location: Lakeshore SP

Come meet the staff at Lakeshore, and bond over pudgy pies and s'mores while enjoying beautiful views of downtown Milwaukee and Lake Michigan! Feel free to bring a musical instrument if you'd like to entertain! This event is cooperative event with the Friends of Lakeshore State Park. Free. All Ages. Meet at the Pebble Beach.

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Lakeshore SP information

In the heart of downtown Milwaukee, Lakeshore State Park provides a unique urban oasis with recreational and educational opportunities geared to the urban population. Lakeshore State Park offers great views of the city and Lake Michigan and has a reservable, overnight boat slip.


Mailing Address: 500 N Harbor Dr, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Campfire

Time: 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Activities: Educational Programs, History, Music
Location: Peninsula SP

Nature Center. This family-friendly campfire features fun songs and stories. We'll toast marshmallows, too! Rain? We'll meet inside the 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

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Discovering Wildflowers

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Activities: Hike, Nature study, Outdoor activity
Location: Kohler-Andrae SP

Join master naturalists Richard, LuAnn, Jeanne and Karen to discover the many wildflowers growing along the Black River Trail. Wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather. Bring insect repellant, sunscreen, binoculars and field guides if available. The hike will last at least an hour. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at the Black River Trail parking lot. All vehicles will need a state park admission sticker.

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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

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Learn to Fish

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, June 20, 2019

OutWiGo The Trails of Newport Challenge Hikes

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. 22nd. On the last day, we'll tally our miles and enjoy a pot luck picnic together. This week's hike will be Sand Cove/Duck Bay Trail, a 2 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, June 20, 2019

Solstice Escarpment Hike

Time: 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Activities: Hike, Outdoor activity, Walk
Location: Potawatomi SP

Meet the Park Naturalist at the ski hill parking lot for this mile long hike into some lesser known regions of Potawatomi State Park. We'll descend the ski hill and follow some game trails to get an up close view of the beautiful Niagara Escarpment and Sawyer Harbor. Sturdy closed toe shoes and pants are recommended as this is a very rugged trail.


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Potawatomi SP information

Potawatomi State Park on the shore of Sturgeon Bay in southern Door County, has 1,200 acres of gently rolling upland terrain bordered by steep slopes and rugged limestone cliffs. The park is named in honor of the tribe that inhabited Green Bay's shores and islands when Europeans first settled the area. The tribe called themselves Bo-De-Wad-Me which means "keeper of the fire." Eventually the spelling and pronunciation were changed to Potawatomi.


Mailing Address: 3740 County Road PD, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin 54235

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Stories at the Marsh: Gaggle of Geese

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Activities: Arts and Crafts, Children's program, Nature study, Story time
Location: Horicon Marsh Education Center

Come learn about the words we use to refer to animals in a group through stories and a craft. Best for 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, June 20, 2019

Nature Storytime

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. Every Thursday we 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, June 20, 2019

Meet the Bee Keepers

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, June 20, 2019

Nature Investigations - Worms

Time: 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Activities: Educational Programs, Outdoor activity
Location: Devil's Lake SP

No need to squirm, we'll have lots of fun finding out about worms! 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, June 21, 2019

Wonderful Wildflowers Walk

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.
Activities: Nature study, Outdoor activity, Walk
Location: Peninsula SP

Meet at Peninsula Headquarters at the Fish Creek entrance. Lady's-slipper orchids, Solomon Seal and other unique wildflowers featured on this easy walk. We'll identify trees, too. Facts and folklore featured on this naturalist-led walk.

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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, June 21, 2019

Geology Hike: Ancient Beach Ridges

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

Join geologist Jack Travis as we explore many of the ancient shorelines and beaches within Newport. We'll start by heading down Ridge Trail and see an old shoreline and end up at one of the many gravel pits (ancient lakes) in the area. Meet at Lot 2.

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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 21, 2019

When I Grow Up Nature Storytime

Time: 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Activities: Children's program, Story time
Location: Kettle Moraine SF - Northern Unit

We know what babies look like when they grow up. But what do goslings, fawns and polliwogs become when they grow up? Join us as we uncover the answer to that question and more. This hour of nature fun awaits 3 to 6 year olds with accompanying adults. Meet at the Ice Age Visitor Center (off Hwy 67, a half mile west of Dundee). Get Directions - Ice Age Visitor Center.

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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

Friday, June 21, 2019

Walk on the Wildside

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, June 21, 2019

Monarch Larva Monitoring Project

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. 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

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