Peninsula State Park Launches its 17th Annual Like to Hike Program
Peninsula State Park is launching its 17th annual Like to Hike program with an easy mile-and-a-half hike on April 8, 2 – 3 pm. The hike begins at the Nicolet Beach Shelter. The shelter faces Nicolet Bay, once called Shanty Bay for the fishing and camping shanties that once lined the shore. Participants will walk through a wooded campground to the boat launch, then back around through a mixed evergreen woods, watching for spring migrants like flickers. Other past sightings in April include brown creepers and kinglets. Sandhill cranes have already returned to the park. Be ready to identify a few trees, too, and bring binoculars if you have them. This program is free and open to the public but a state park vehicle sticker is required. All ages are welcome.
The Like to Hike program encourages silent sports like hiking and paddling which promote healthy recreation and resource appreciation. Custom pins are available to anyone for $6. Those who complete five or more activities can purchase a pin for just $3. Pins are only available at Peninsula State Park. The 2017 Like to Hike pin features the black-capped chickadee perched on a white pine branch. For more information call the Nature Center at 920.854.5976 or email [email protected]