Hear Eagle Tower, Nature Center Updates at Peninsula State Park’s First Day Hike

On January 1, Peninsula State Park will sponsor a First Day Hike, offering visitors the opportunity to start the year off with a family friendly trek led by Park Naturalist Kathleen Harris and the Friends of Peninsula State Park.

After hearing five-minute updates about Eagle Tower and the Nature Center addition, join Peninsula Park’s Naturalist Kathleen Harris for a brisk wellness walk. This classic nature walk features people who once lived near the park entrance: the Dyer sisters, Lettie Doolittle, the boy who watered horses, the beekeeper and the Carlson boys. Learn to ID a few trees, too.

Depending on weather and trail conditions, Peninsula’s First Day Hike will last 20-60 minutes and the length between one and three miles. Afterwards, visitors can enjoy a cup of hot cocoa inside Weborg Shelter. Dress for the weather.

Children are welcome, with adult supervision, but pets are not allowed. Meet at Weborg Shelter at 10 am on Jan. 1. Participants are advised to bring a water bottle, binoculars, field guides, and to dress for the weather, with hiking boots or snowshoes. A state park vehicle sticker is required. This is a great time to purchase a 2017 Wisconsin State Park Sticker for the upcoming season.

The First Day Hike is part of a national effort used to showcase Wisconsin State Parks as critical places for connecting people to nature and promoting year-round recreation.

For more information or a notice of cancellation, call 920.868.3258 or visit

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