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Whitefish Dunes State Park

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September 2015

Mushroom Program

September 12, 2015 @ 9:00am
Whitefish Dunes State Park, 3275 Clark Lake Rd
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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Charlotte Lukes will lead this program. Free. Park sticker required for entry. Meet at the Nature Center for an introductory talk before the group heads out to the trail.

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January 2016

Winter Candlelight Ski

January 30, 2016 @ 5:00pm - 8:00pm
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An event every year that begins at 5:00pm on day 30 of January, repeating indefinitely

Whitefish Dunes State Park, 3275 Clark Lake Rd
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States

Join the Friends of Whitefish Dunes State Park and enjoy this annual winter candlelight event. Separate trails available for skiers and hikers. The shelter features a warming fire along with hot beverages, popcorn and baked goods. Please leave your pet at home as they are not allowed on the ski trails or in the shelter building. Event is free but a state park vehicle sticker is required.

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June 2016

National Trails Day

June 4, 2016
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An event every year that begins at 12:00am on day first of June, repeating indefinitely

Whitefish Dunes State Park, 3275 Clark Lake Rd
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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Take part in the largest nationwide celebration of trails by hiking, paddling, biking or riding on a trail or lend a hand with construction and maintenance projects.

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September 2016

Guided Mushroom Hike

September 3, 2016 @ 9:30am - 11:30am
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One event on September 17, 2016 at 9:30am

Whitefish Dunes State Park, 3275 Clark Lake Rd
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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Charlotte Lukes leads a hike through the fascinating world of fungi. Free, but state park vehicle sticker required. Meet at the Nature Center.

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January 2017

Winter Candlelight Ski

January 28, 2017 @ 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Whitefish Dunes State Park, 3275 Clark Lake Rd
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States

Explore the park by candlelight on skis, snowshoes or hiking. Join the Friends of Whitefish Dunes for this special night event. Enjoy warming up at the shelter building with refreshments. Separate trails for skiing and snowshoe/hiking. Event is free but a state park vehicle sticker is required.

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April 2017

Whitefish Dunes Work Day

April 29, 2017 @ 9:00am - 3:00pm
Whitefish Dunes State Park, 3275 Clark Lake Rd
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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Celebrate Earth Day by helping get the park spruced up. Please call the park for more information. 920.823.2400

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May 2017

Birds of Whitefish Dunes

May 21, 2017 @ 9:00am - 11:00am
Whitefish Dunes State Park, 3275 Clark Lake Rd
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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A short presentation introduces you to birds and birding. Learn about essential birding items. Test what you learned with a walk in the park. Led by Bill and Sarah Krouse. Bring binoculars if you have them. Meet at the Nature Center. Free. Park vehicle sticker required.

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June 2017

National Trails Day

June 3, 2017
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An event every year that begins at 12:00am on day first of June, repeating indefinitely

Whitefish Dunes State Park, 3275 Clark Lake Rd
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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Take part in the largest nationwide celebration of trails by hiking, paddling, biking or riding on a trail or lend a hand with construction and maintenance projects.

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Free Fun Weekend

June 3, 2017 @ 12:00pm - 8:00pm
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One event on June 4, 2017 at 12:00pm

Whitefish Dunes State Park, 3275 Clark Lake Rd
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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Come and enjoy the beach or hike the trails. No state park sticker or trail passes required.

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Activities at the Park

June 4, 2017
Whitefish Dunes State Park, 3275 Clark Lake Rd
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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12pm-8pm. Free Fun Weekend. Come and enjoy the beach or hike the trails. No state park sticker or trail passes required. All Day. National Trails Day. Take part in the largest nationwide celebration of trails by hiking, paddling, biking or riding on a trail or lend a hand with construction and maintenance projects.

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Wildflowers of Whitefish Dunes

June 10, 2017 @ 10:00am - 12:00pm
Whitefish Dunes State Park, 3275 Clark Lake Rd
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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Observe and identify wildflowers blooming in the park. Led by Dale and Mary Goodner. Meet at the Nature Center. Free. Park sticker required.

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July 2017

Awesome Amphibians

July 13, 2017 @ 11:00am - 1:00pm
Whitefish Dunes State Park, 3275 Clark Lake Rd
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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Stop by to learn about what makes an amphibian unique, and what amphibians are in Wisconsin. Stay for a minute or as long as you’d like. Kids enjoy a frog craft to take home. Find the naturalist at the amphitheater. Free. Park vehicle sticker required.

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Activities at the Park

July 14, 2017
Whitefish Dunes State Park, 3275 Clark Lake Rd
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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11am-2pm. 50th Anniversary Celebration. Music, food, short program, cake, artists including Lynn Gilchrist, Barbara Shakal, and Mac Schueppert. Music provided by Last Man Standing. Rain or shine. Free. Park sticker required. 2-4pm. Skull Detectives. Look for clues to identify who left behind these skulls. Stay for a minute or as long as you’d like. Meet the Naturalist by the Amphitheater. Free. Park sticker required.

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Activities at the Park

July 15, 2017
Whitefish Dunes State Park, 3275 Clark Lake Rd
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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10:30am-12pm. Trees of Whitefish Dunes. Identify and learn about trees during a walk in the park. Led by Don Gustafson. Free. Park sticker required. 2-3pm. Forestry in Whitefish Dunes. Take a 1/4 mile walk to learn about the history of forestry, and how the practice has changed over the years. Meet at the Red Pine Trail. Free. Park sticker required.

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Meet the Pileated Woodpecker

July 18, 2017 @ 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Whitefish Dunes State Park, 3275 Clark Lake Rd
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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Drop by for a minute, or as long as you like, and learn what makes this bird unique and how to recognize where it has been. Meet the park naturalist at the amphitheater. Free. Park vehicle sticker required.

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Slithery Snakes

July 19, 2017 @ 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Whitefish Dunes State Park, 3275 Clark Lake Rd
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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Slither over to learn about snakes in Wisconsin. Stay for a minute, or as long as you like. Meet at the amphitheater. Free. Park vehicle sticker required.

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Buzzy Bees

July 26, 2017 @ 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Whitefish Dunes State Park, 3275 Clark Lake Rd
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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Stay for a minute or as long as you’d like to hear about the important role bees have in our world. Kids enjoy a bee craft to take home. Meet the naturalist at the amphitheater. Free. Park vehicle sticker required.

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Activities at the Park

July 27, 2017
Whitefish Dunes State Park, 3275 Clark Lake Rd
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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10am-12pm. Insects of Whitefish Dunes. Search for insects in the park. Weather and environment will determine what can be found. Led by Dick Smythe. Meet at the Nature Center. Free. Park sticker required. 1pm. Habitat Hunters. Learn what makes up a habitat, and what habitats exist in the park, while hiking along with a park naturalist. Hike is approx. 2 miles; bring water and dress for the weather. Meet at the Nature Center. Free. Park sticker required.

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Tracks and Traces

July 30, 2017 @ 1:00pm
Whitefish Dunes State Park, 3275 Clark Lake Rd
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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Join the naturalist for a short talk followed by a half mile hike learning about and looking for traces of the animals that live here. Kids get a chance to start on their Wisconsin Explorer Guides. Program to last approx. 1 hour. Meet at the amphitheater. Free. Park vehicle sticker required.

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August 2017

Mammal Mania Drop In

August 3, 2017 @ 12:00pm - 2:00pm
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One event on August 26, 2017 at 12:00pm

Whitefish Dunes State Park, 3275 Clark Lake Rd
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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Stop by to see the naturalist for a hands-on learning experience about the mammals that live in Wisconsin. Meet at the Nature Center. Free. Park vehicle sticker required.

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Fossil Frenzy

August 8, 2017 @ 12:00pm
Whitefish Dunes State Park, 3275 Clark Lake Rd
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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Discuss the geologic history of Whitefish Dunes and head down to the beach to look for remains of the ancient past. Meet at the amphitheater. Free. Park vehicle sticker required.

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Dune Plants

August 9, 2017 @ 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Whitefish Dunes State Park, 3275 Clark Lake Rd
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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Stop by to learn about the unique and threatened plants that call Whitefish Dunes their home. Meet at the Nature Center. Free. Park vehicle sticker required.

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Activities at the Park

August 12, 2017
Whitefish Dunes State Park, 3275 Clark Lake Rd
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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11am. Plants of the Dunes Hike. The naturalist leads a hike roughly 2 miles long, identifying the unique plants in Whitefish Dunes. Meet at the Nature Center. Free. Park vehicle sticker required. 2-4pm. Slithery Snakes Drop In. Slither over to learn about snakes in Wisconsin. Meet at the amphitheater. Free. Park vehicle sticker required.

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Activities at the Park

August 16, 2017
Whitefish Dunes State Park, 3275 Clark Lake Rd
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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10am-12pm. Indian Tales and Trails. Listen to a Native American story of how the Earth began. Hike trails used for thousands of years. Visit archeological indoor and outdoor exhibits that help explain past habitation at the park. Led by Mike Madden. Meet at the Nature Center. Free. Park sticker required. 12-2pm. Monarch Madness. Drop in for a story and craft to learn about the monarch and its crazy journey. Story will be told each 1/2 hour. The craft is available…

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Activities at the Park

August 20, 2017
Whitefish Dunes State Park, 3275 Clark Lake Rd
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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11am. Fur Trade in the Door Peninsula. Learn about the history of fur trade in Door County. Then accompany the naturalist on a short hike. Program to last approximately one hour. Meet in the auditorium. Free. Park vehicle sticker required. 2-4pm. Invasion. There are plants and insects in our park that don’t belong. Stop by the naturalist and learn who they are and how you can help. Meet in the amphitheater. Free. Park vehicle sticker required.

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Habitat Hunters

August 24, 2017 @ 2:00pm
Whitefish Dunes State Park, 3275 Clark Lake Rd
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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Take a hike with the park naturalist and learn what makes up a habitat and what habitats exist in the park. Hike is approximately two miles. Bring water and dress for the weather. Meet at the Nature Center. Free. Park vehicle sticker required.

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Hummingbirds

August 25, 2017 @ 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Whitefish Dunes State Park, 3275 Clark Lake Rd
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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Stop by the amphitheater and learn about these small but mighty birds. Free. Park vehicle sticker required.

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Eco Scavenger Hunt

August 27, 2017 @ 11:00am
Whitefish Dunes State Park, 3275 Clark Lake Rd
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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Meet the naturalist and go on a scavenger hunt in the park. Hunt should take 15-20 minutes. Prizes for participation. Meet at the amphitheater. Free. Park vehicle sticker required.

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September 2017

Mushrooms of Whitefish Dunes

September 2, 2017 @ 9:30am - 11:30am
Whitefish Dunes State Park, 3275 Clark Lake Rd
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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Get a short introduction to mushrooms and then go out on the trails to see what can be found. Led by Charlotte Lukes. Meet at the Nature Center. Free. Park sticker required.

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January 2018

Winter Candlelight Ski

January 27, 2018 @ 5:00pm - 8:00pm
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An event every year that begins at 5:00pm on day 27 of January, repeating indefinitely

Whitefish Dunes State Park, 3275 Clark Lake Rd
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States

Join the Friends of Whitefish Dunes State Park and enjoy this annual winter candlelight event. Separate trails available for skiers and hikers. The shelter features a warming fire along with hot beverages, popcorn and baked goods. Please leave your pet at home as they are not allowed on the ski trails or in the shelter building. Event is free but a state park vehicle sticker is required.

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June 2018

National Trails Day

June 2, 2018
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An event every year that begins at 12:00am on day first of June, repeating indefinitely

Whitefish Dunes State Park, 3275 Clark Lake Rd
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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Take part in the largest nationwide celebration of trails by hiking, paddling, biking or riding on a trail or lend a hand with construction and maintenance projects.

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Activities at the Park

June 17, 2018
Whitefish Dunes State Park, 3275 Clark Lake Rd
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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11am-1pm. All About Amphibians. Can you correctly identify all of Wisconsin’s frogs? Stop by the amphitheater to learn all about frogs and some of Wisconsin’s other amphibians and create your own frog too. Free. Park vehicle sticker required. 2-3pm. Catchable Critters Hike. Join the Park Naturalist on a hike to find frogs, salamanders, and more. Nets, magnifying glasses, and containers provided. Closed toed shoes, bug spray, and a water bottle recommended. All creatures are released where found. Meet at the amphitheater…

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Hike to Old Baldy

June 21, 2018 @ 10:00am
Whitefish Dunes State Park, 3275 Clark Lake Rd
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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Join the Park Naturalist on this 1.5 mile one way trip to Wisconsin’s tallest sand dune. Discuss some of the history, geology, and plants along the way. Meet at the amphitheater outside the Nature Center. Sturdy shoes and a water bottle recommended. Free. Park vehicle sticker required.

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Shelter Programs

June 23, 2018
Whitefish Dunes State Park, 3275 Clark Lake Rd
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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11am-1pm. Native Shelters. Drop by the Native American village exhibit on the red trail to learn more about the homes and shelters that native people used both here in the park and across the country. 2pm. Survival Shelters. The park naturalist teaches you about the principles of maintaining body temperature as well as how to build a solid shelter. Meet at the amphitheater. Sturdy shoes, pants, bug spray, and a flashlight or headlamp recommended. Free. Park vehicle sticker required.

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Hike to Clark Lake

June 28, 2018 @ 1:00pm
Whitefish Dunes State Park, 3275 Clark Lake Rd
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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Join the park naturalist on this 1.2 mile round trip hike to the beach at the end of the Clark Lake Spur. Jump in the water and to see if you can catch any critters along the way. Close toed shoes, bug spray, a water bottle and swimwear recommended. Meet at the amphitheater. Free. Park vehicle sticker required.

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All About Fire

June 29, 2018
Whitefish Dunes State Park, 3275 Clark Lake Rd
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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12-2pm. Primitive Fire Demo. See the park naturalist demonstrate how native peoples once created fire using hand drill and bow drill techniques. Held inside the Nature Center in case of rain. Held at the shoreline area across from the campground shelter. Free. Park vehicle sticker required. 3-4pm. To Build a Fire. Learn how and where to gather dry materials, how to set up a fire, and start one using various methods. A hands-on workshop that involves hiking and working with fire. Meet at the…

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July 2018

The Water that Surrounds Us

July 1, 2018 @ 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Whitefish Dunes State Park, 3275 Clark Lake Rd
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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Learn about the Great Lakes and interact with a watershed model at this drop in program at the Amphitheater outside the Nature Center. Free. Park vehicle sticker required.

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Wisconsin Furbearers

July 2, 2018 @ 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Whitefish Dunes State Park, 3275 Clark Lake Rd
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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Stop by the shoreline area across from the campground shelter to learn more about the mammals that live in our State Parks. In case of rain, held in the Nature Center. Free. Park vehicle sticker required.

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Activities at the Park

July 7, 2018
Whitefish Dunes State Park, 3275 Clark Lake Rd
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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11am-1pm. Tree ID. Drop by the Amphitheater area outside of the Nature Center to learn how to identify some of the trees in our park as well as some fun facts about what trees give us. Free. Park vehicle sticker required. 2-3pm. Meet a Tree Hike. The park naturalist will help answer your questions and teach you some tips and tricks on how to identify different trees. 1.5 mile loop. Sturdy shoes and a water bottle recommended. Free. Park vehicle sticker required.

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Fish of Wisconsin

July 10, 2018 @ 11:00am - 1:00pm
Whitefish Dunes State Park, 3275 Clark Lake Rd
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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Stop by the amphitheater to learn all about the fish of Wisconsin. Visitors can create their own fish, see how they size up to the fish of the Great Lakes and test their fish identification skills. Drop-in program. Free. Park vehicle sticker required.

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Hike the Dunes

July 13, 2018 @ 10:00am
Whitefish Dunes State Park, 3275 Clark Lake Rd
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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Join the park naturalist on this 1.5 mile one way hike to Old Baldy, the tallest sand dune in WI. Meet at the Amphitheater outside the Nature Center rain or shine. Sturdy shoes and a water bottle recommended. Free. Park vehicle sticker required.

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The Water that Surrounds Us

July 15, 2018 @ 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Whitefish Dunes State Park, 3275 Clark Lake Rd
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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Learn about the Great Lakes and interact with a cool watershed model at this drop-in program at the Amphitheater outside the Nature Center. Free. Park vehicle sticker required.

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Native Games

July 16, 2018 @ 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Whitefish Dunes State Park, 3275 Clark Lake Rd
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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Stop by the Native American village exhibit on the red trail on your way to the beach to learn more about some of the games that native people would have historically played. Free. Park vehicle sticker required.

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All About Fire

July 19, 2018
Whitefish Dunes State Park, 3275 Clark Lake Rd
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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11am-1pm. Primitive Fire Demo. Stop by the Native American village exhibit on the red trail to see the Park Naturalist demonstrate how native peoples once created fire using hand drill and bow drill techniques. Held inside the Nature Center if raining. Free. Park vehicle sticker required. 2-3pm. To Build a Fire. Learn how and where to gather dry materials, how to set up a fire, and start one using various methods. Hands-on workshop involving hiking & working with fire. Meet at…

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Wisconsin Furbearers

July 24, 2018 @ 11:00am - 1:00pm
Whitefish Dunes State Park, 3275 Clark Lake Rd
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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Stop by the Native American village exhibit on the red trail to learn more about the mammals that live in our State Parks. Feel their pelts and stay for as long or little as you like. Held in the Nature Center if raining. Free. Park vehicle sticker required.

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What Lives in a Wetland?

July 25, 2018 @ 11:00am - 1:00pm
Whitefish Dunes State Park, 3275 Clark Lake Rd
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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Learn about the important role that wetlands play in our ecosystem and create a frog craft to take home with you. Stop by the Amphitheater area outside the Nature Center to see some of the critters that call our wetland home. Held in the Nature Center if raining. Free. Park vehicle sticker required.

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Activities at the Park

July 28, 2018
Whitefish Dunes State Park, 3275 Clark Lake Rd
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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10am. Hike a Sand Dune. Join the park naturalist on this 1.5 mile one way hike to Old Baldy, the tallest sand dune in WI. Talk about dunes, shipwrecks, native history, and plants as we make our way there. Meet at the amphitheater rain or shine. Sturdy shoes and a water bottle recommended. Free. Park vehicle sticker required. 1-3pm. Watersheds. Learn about the Great Lakes and interact with a cool watershed model at this drop-in program at the Amphitheater outside the Nature…

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August 2018

Hike to Whitefish Bay Creek

August 2, 2018 @ 10:00am
Whitefish Dunes State Park, 3275 Clark Lake Rd
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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Join the Park Naturalist on this 1.5 mile round trip hike from the Red Pine Parking Lot. Talk about shipwrecks, plants, and native history. Sturdy walking shoes and water recommended. Free. Park vehicle sticker required.

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All About Fire

August 4, 2018
Whitefish Dunes State Park, 3275 Clark Lake Rd
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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11am-1pm. Primitive Fire Demo. Stop by the Native American village exhibit on the red trail to see the Park Naturalist demonstrate how native peoples once created fire. Inside Nature Center if raining. Free. Park vehicle sticker required. 2-3pm. To Build a Fire. Learn how and where to gather dry materials, how to set up a fire, and start one using various methods. A hands-on workshop involving hiking to gather materials and working with fire. Meet at the Amphitheater. Free. Park vehicle sticker…

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Shakespeare in the Park

August 5, 2018
Whitefish Dunes State Park, 3275 Clark Lake Rd
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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"Twelfth Night." Seven-person Shakespearean comedy and educational workshops (1pm), with a performance (2:30pm). Free, accessible, and fun for the whole family.

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Hazards of WI Woodlands

August 9, 2018 @ 11:00am - 1:00pm
Whitefish Dunes State Park, 3275 Clark Lake Rd
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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Drop by the Native American exhibit off of the Red Trail to learn how to identify some of the plants and critters you probably don’t want to run into while you’re enjoying your time in the great outdoors. Free. Park vehicle sticker required.

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Sand Dune Hike

August 10, 2018 @ 10:00am
Whitefish Dunes State Park, 3275 Clark Lake Rd
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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Join the park naturalist on this 1.5 mile one way hike to Old Baldy, the tallest sand dune in WI. Talking about dunes, shipwrecks, native history, and plants. Meet at the amphitheater rain or shine. Sturdy shoes and a water bottle recommended. Free. Park vehicle sticker required.

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Bats of Wisconsin

August 12, 2018 @ 11:00am - 1:00pm
Whitefish Dunes State Park, 3275 Clark Lake Rd
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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Join the Park Naturalist at the Amphitheater to learn more about WI bats and create your own origami bat. Drop in program, stay for as long or little as you like. Free. Park vehicle sticker required.

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Black Loop Trail Hike

August 15, 2018 @ 10:00am - 12:00pm
Whitefish Dunes State Park, 3275 Clark Lake Rd
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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Join the Park Naturalist on this 2.5 mile trail. Talk about dunes, sea caves, shipwrecks, native history, and plants. Meet at the Amphitheater rain or shine. Sturdy shoes and a water bottle recommended. Free. Park vehicle sticker required.

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Candlelight Beach Walk

August 18, 2018 @ 7:30pm - 9:30pm
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An event every year that begins at 7:30pm on day third of August, repeating indefinitely

Whitefish Dunes State Park, 3275 Clark Lake Rd
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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Join the Friends of Whitefish Dunes for a night of candlelight fun. Enjoy a hike along the shoreline and through the forested dunes. Refreshments available at the shelter building and great sales on Friends merchandise in the nature center. Free. Park sticker required.

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Activities at the Park

August 23, 2018
Whitefish Dunes State Park, 3275 Clark Lake Rd
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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11am-1pm. WI Furbearers. Stop by the Native American village exhibit on the red trail to learn more about the mammals that live in our State Parks. Feel their pelts and stay for as long or little as you like. Held in the Nature Center if raining. Free. Park vehicle sticker required. 2-3:30pm. Un-Nature Trail. Come hike a 0.25 mile portion of the green trail with a twist. Keep an eye out for unnatural items to check off your list along the…

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Activities at the Park

August 24, 2018
Whitefish Dunes State Park, 3275 Clark Lake Rd
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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10-11:30am. Hike to Whitefish Bay Creek. Join the Park Naturalist on this 1.5 mile round trip hike. Talk about shipwrecks, plants, and native history. Sturdy walking shoes and a water bottle recommended. Meet at the Red Pine Parking lot. Free. Park vehicle sticker required. 1-2:30pm. WI Furbearers. Stop by the Native American village exhibit on the red trail to learn more about the mammals that live in the State Parks. Feel their pelts and stay for as long or little as…

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Primitive Fire Demo

August 26, 2018 @ 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Whitefish Dunes State Park, 3275 Clark Lake Rd
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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Stop by the Native American village exhibit on the red trail to see the Park Naturalist demonstrate how native peoples once created fire. Held in Nature Center if raining. Free. Park vehicle sticker required.

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September 2018

Activities at the Park

September 2, 2018
Whitefish Dunes State Park, 3275 Clark Lake Rd
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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10am-12pm. Sand Dune Hike. Join the park naturalist on this 1.5 mile one way hike to Old Baldy, the tallest sand dune in WI. Talking about dunes, shipwrecks, native history, and plants. Meet at the amphitheater rain or shine. Sturdy shoes and a water bottle recommended. Free. Park vehicle sticker required. 1-2:30pm. The Waters that Surround Us. Learn about the Great Lakes and interact with a cool watershed model at this drop-in program at the Amphitheater. Free. Park vehicle sticker required.

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June 2019

National Trails Day

June 1
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An event every year that begins at 12:00am on day first of June, repeating indefinitely

Whitefish Dunes State Park, 3275 Clark Lake Rd
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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Take part in the largest nationwide celebration of trails by hiking, paddling, biking or riding on a trail or lend a hand with construction and maintenance projects.

Find out more »

August 2019

Candlelight Beach Walk

August 17 @ 7:30pm - 9:30pm
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An event every year that begins at 7:30pm on day third of August, repeating indefinitely

Whitefish Dunes State Park, 3275 Clark Lake Rd
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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Join the Friends of Whitefish Dunes for a night of candlelight fun. Enjoy a hike along the shoreline and through the forested dunes. Refreshments available at the shelter building and great sales on Friends merchandise in the nature center. Free. Park sticker required.

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January 2020

Winter Candlelight Ski

January 30, 2020 @ 5:00pm - 8:00pm
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An event every year that begins at 5:00pm on day 30 of January, repeating indefinitely

Whitefish Dunes State Park, 3275 Clark Lake Rd
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States

Join the Friends of Whitefish Dunes State Park and enjoy this annual winter candlelight event. Separate trails available for skiers and hikers. The shelter features a warming fire along with hot beverages, popcorn and baked goods. Please leave your pet at home as they are not allowed on the ski trails or in the shelter building. Event is free but a state park vehicle sticker is required.

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June 2020

National Trails Day

June 6, 2020
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An event every year that begins at 12:00am on day first of June, repeating indefinitely

Whitefish Dunes State Park, 3275 Clark Lake Rd
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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Take part in the largest nationwide celebration of trails by hiking, paddling, biking or riding on a trail or lend a hand with construction and maintenance projects.

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August 2020

Candlelight Beach Walk

August 15, 2020 @ 7:30pm - 9:30pm
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An event every year that begins at 7:30pm on day third of August, repeating indefinitely

Whitefish Dunes State Park, 3275 Clark Lake Rd
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 United States
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Join the Friends of Whitefish Dunes for a night of candlelight fun. Enjoy a hike along the shoreline and through the forested dunes. Refreshments available at the shelter building and great sales on Friends merchandise in the nature center. Free. Park sticker required.

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