Historic Interpretive Hikes

The 79-year history, folklore and landscape of The Clearing Folk School are the subject of free, interpretive hikes to the historic campus and buildings, led by our volunteer docents on select Saturdays and Sundays through October. The two-hour hiking tours begin at 1 pm at the Jens Jensen Visitor Center, 12171 Garrett Bay Road, Ellison Bay. No pre-registration is necessary. The terrain is rugged in places, and sturdy walking shoes are highly recommended.

Visitors are welcomed every day to the Jens Jensen Visitor Center Bookstore and Gift Shop Monday through Friday 8 am – 4 pm, plus Saturday and Sunday through October from noon – 4 pm. In addition, the public may visit The Clearing’s historic campus area of the property on Saturday and Sunday only (May – October) from noon to 4 pm. (Stop in to the Visitor Center for a self-guided tour map.) As a reminder, the historic campus area of the property is closed to visitors Monday through Friday for the privacy of our students during our resident retreat classes through October. For more information and a calendar of the docent-led hikes, visit or call 920.854.4088