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Get Outdoors!Date range: Thursday, December 12, 2019 to Friday, June 12, 2020

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Thursday, December 12, 2019

Full Cold Moon Hike

Time: 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Activities: Hike, Night event, Outdoor activity
Location: Horicon Marsh Education Center

Slow down and relax during the holiday season and immerse yourself under the tranquil moon. Dress to be outdoors.

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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, December 12, 2019

That Tree - An Unintended Adventure: An Evening with Nature

Time: 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Activities: Story time, Tree study
Location: Kettle Moraine SF - Northern Unit
Location Map: Map of event location

While recovering from a near fatal car accident, Mark Hirsch, author, became motivated to embark on a unique adventure. He took a photo a day of a lone bur oak tree in a Wisconsin cornfield. Find out how spending time with "That Tree" provided him with a transformative and therapeutic journey of self-discovery, inspiration, and enlightenment. This program is most appropriate for people over the age of 10 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

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Hikin' With Your Hound

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Activities: Hike, Outdoor activity
Location: Devil's Lake SP

Enjoy a crisp late fall walk with the naturalist and your pup! We'll hike the closed campgrounds (Northern Lights) while exploring nature and giving your dogs a chance to get out and about in nature too. If you don't have a dog, you are welcome to join us. The closed campgrounds provide a flat, even "trail," while minimal hills to walk up (and back down!) This hike is best for adults and teenage children. Dogs must be on leash. Meet at the North Shore Visitor 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

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Gifts from the Heart of Nature: Exploring Nature Program

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Activities: Arts and Crafts, Children's program, Educational Programs
Location: Kettle Moraine SF - Northern Unit
Location Map: Map of event location

Why not create a gift using materials from nature. We will make several crafts from ornaments and sun catchers to pressed flower note cards. Space is limited. This program is best for families/groups with children between the ages of 6 and 12 years. To ensure plenty of supplies, call (920) 533-8322 by December 12. 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

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Gifts from the Heart of Nature: Exploring Nature Program

Time: 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Activities: Arts and Crafts, Children's program, Educational Programs
Location: Kettle Moraine SF - Northern Unit
Location Map: Map of event location

Why not create a gift using materials from nature. We will make several crafts from ornaments and sun catchers to pressed flower note cards. Space is limited. This program is best for families/groups with children between the ages of 6 and 12 years. To ensure plenty of supplies, call (920) 533-8322 by December 12. 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

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Christmas Nature Crafts

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Activities: Children's program, Nature study, Wildlife study
Location: Willow River SP

Come get crafty with nature and make a Christmas ornament with natural items found outside in nature. Create one of our pieces with guided help (if needed) or make your very own creation! There will be easier ornaments for younger kids or more intricate ornaments for all other ages. This is a great family activity to enjoy as we get ready for one of the happiest holiday of the year! Registration Required! Please sign up 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, December 14, 2019

Winter Animal Tracking

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Activities: Educational Programs, Outdoor skills, Wildlife study
Location: Kettle Moraine SF - Pike Lake Unit

Join local animal enthusiast Gen Ebert to learn about the mammals of Wisconsin. She'll tell you all the tips and tricks these critters use to survive the snow, along with other activities, animal pelts, and a few surprises! Meet at the North Shelter.

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Kettle Moraine SF - Pike Lake Unit information

The Pike Lake Unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest is in the middle of the Kettle Moraine, a strip of glacial landforms which extends through southeastern Wisconsin to Lake Winnebago. The forest is named after the 522-acre, spring-fed kettle: Pike Lake. Powder Hill, a large glacial kame, provides the opportunity for a great hike and view. Visitors can enjoy camping, swimming, hiking, fishing, picnicking, and much more within the forest.


Mailing Address: 3544 Kettle Moraine Road, Hartford, Wisconsin 53027

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Owl Prowl

Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Activities: Hike, Night event, Outdoor activity
Location: Horicon Marsh Education Center

Join us for a presentation featuring LIVE owls in the auditorium and then don your warm layers as we walk out to Indermuehle Island to call for owls. It will be a HOOT!

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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

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Stute Springs Hike/Snowshoe

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Activities: Hike, Outdoor activity, Snowshoeing
Location: Kettle Moraine SF - Southern Unit
Location Map: Map of event location

Enjoy the views on this hike/snowshoe around Stute Springs! With enough snow, we will break out the snowshoes - we are providing a limited number of snowshoes free to use. Children's sizes are included. Trail is 1.5 miles long with moderate hills. Meet at the Stute Springs Parking lot, Cty Rd Z just south of Hwy 59. Valid State Park sticker required.

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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

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Weekly Nature Walk

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Activities: Nature study, Outdoor activity, Wildlife study
Location: Horicon Marsh Education Center

These relaxed, guided walks will explore marsh flora and fauna while taking in the stunning views on the marsh. Length and difficulty will depend upon participants. Meeting location will vary; check website/Facebook for updates.

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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, December 20, 2019

Forever Green Nature Storytime

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

Forever green are the evergreens. Join us as we investigate these truly remarkable trees. This hour of nature fun awaits 3 to 6 year olds with accompanying adults. 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

Friday, December 20, 2019

Winter Solstice Night Hike

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

Gather around the fire as we share some traditions of the longest night of the year. Afterwards we will travel through the dark woods to discover what animals are awake and braving the cold of a winter night. This program is best for families with children more than 6 years old. Location: Zillmer Trail Shelter (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

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Winter Wonderland: Animal Homes

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Activities: Arts and Crafts, Nature study, Wildlife study
Location: Willow River SP

Come learn about animals that battle through the gruesome Wisconsin winters and see what kind of homes they construct to stay cozy. Get creative and make your own edible winter wonderland home out of fun winter/Christmas themed ingredients!

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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, December 22, 2019

Scuppernong Springs Stargazing with Snowshoes

Time: 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Activities: Astronomy, Hike, Night event, Outdoor activity, Snowshoeing
Location: Kettle Moraine SF - Southern Unit
Location Map: Map of event location

Winter is the best time to go stargazing! Bring flashlights - we will hike/snowshoe through the dark trails to the hilltop to map the stars. With enough snow, we will break out the snowshoes - we are providing a limited number of snowshoes free to use. Children's sizes are included. This 1.5-mile trail has moderate hills. Meet at the Scuppernong Springs parking lot- S59 W36630 Cty Rd ZZ, Dousman 53118. State Park Sticker required.

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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

Saturday, December 28, 2019

Winter Geocaching

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Activities: Drop-in Program, Geocache, Hike, Outdoor activity
Location: Willow River SP

Get outside despite the cold weather and enjoy this fun treasure hunting activity! Bring items with you to place into hidden geocaches that you find, and you can take an item in return! Warm up with hot chocolate and a snack afterwards at the Nature Center. We will supply the GPS units or you can download the free geocaching app on your smartphone!

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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, December 29, 2019

Ice Age Trail Hike/Snowshoe

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Activities: Hike, Outdoor activity, Snowshoeing
Location: Kettle Moraine SF - Southern Unit
Location Map: Map of event location

Explore the frozen prairies along the Ice Age trail. With enough snow, we will break out the snowshoes - we are providing a limited number of snowshoes free to use. Children's sizes are included. 1.5 Miles, easy hills. Meet at Forest Headquarters - S91 W39091 State Hwy 59 Eagle, WI 53119.

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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

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