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2017 FALL FESTIVALS AND EVENTS AT WISCONSIN STATE PARK SYSTEM PROPERTIES

Contact(s): Paul Holtan, DNR office of Communications, 608-267-7517
September 26, 2017

[EDITOR'S ADVISORY: This news release has been updated to add an event Oct. 8 at Pattison State Park, Oct. 20 at Governor Nelson State Park, Oct. 21 at Copper Falls State Park and Nov. 4 at Kettle Moraine South.]

MADISON - From fall color hikes, runs and bicycle rides, to releasing small sturgeon, pumpkin carving and Halloween activities, visitors to Wisconsin State Park System properties have multiple opportunities to enjoy fall in Wisconsin. More than 20 fall festivals and events are planned at properties over the next month.

Fall color festivals begin this weekend at Wisconsin State Park System properties. Copper Falls will be holding
Fall color festivals begin this weekend at Wisconsin State Park System properties. Copper Falls will be holding "Art in the Park" with hikes on the parks Doughbou's Waterfall Trail.
Photo Credit: DNR

"Fall is one of the best seasons of the year to get out and enjoy our state parks, forests, trails and recreation areas," said Wisconsin State Parks Director Ben Bergey. "The combination of the heavily forested areas and the great vistas make our parks and forests key destinations for fall color viewing. And thanks to our many friends groups and partnerships with other organizations, our properties are able to offer a wide variety of fall activities."

Festival events kick off Sept. 30 with fall color bike rides at the John Muir Trails in the Southern Unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest, SturgeonFest at Milwaukee's Lakeshore State Park--where people have an opportunity to release a live young sturgeon--and Fall Color Weekend at Governor Thompson State Park. Events then run each weekend through the end of October. For a complete list of events, search the Department of Natural Resources website, dnr.wi.gov, for keywords "Get Outdoors." To find fall festival events, click on the checkbox for "festivals" under the "Type" button.

Hayrides are a popular feature at the MacKenzie Fall Festival.
Hayrides are a popular feature at the MacKenzie Fall Festival.
Photo Credit: DNR
Last Revised: Tuesday, September 26, 2017




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