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Newport State Park

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475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
920.854.2500 http://www.dnr.wi.gov/topic/parks/name/Newport

June 2022

Monarch Monitoring Project Demo

June 25 @ 11:00am - 1:00pm
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An event every day that begins at 11:00am, repeating until June 26, 2022

Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Volunteers will be on hand to demonstrate the process of monarch monitoring and to answer questions. There will be plenty of handouts and milkweed seeds to take for planting. Meet at the Visitor's Center, lot 1. Free, park vehicle sticker required.

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Monarch Monitoring Project Demo

June 26 @ 11:00am - 1:00pm
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An event every day that begins at 11:00am, repeating until June 26, 2022

Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Volunteers will be on hand to demonstrate the process of monarch monitoring and to answer questions. There will be plenty of handouts and milkweed seeds to take for planting. Meet at the Visitor's Center, lot 1. Free, park vehicle sticker required.

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Stargazing

June 28 @ 9:30pm
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One event on June 29, 2022 at 9:30pm

One event on June 30, 2022 at 9:30pm

Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Free

Stargaze with Door County’s best amateur astronomers, who will bring telescopes and point out highlights. All are welcome to bring their own equipment, chairs and blankets. Use flashlights and headlamps with a red lens/light. Weather dependent, check the park Facebook page for updates. Park at Lot 3 and follow the marked path. Free. Park vehicle sticker required.

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Stargazing

June 29 @ 9:30pm
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One event on June 29, 2022 at 9:30pm

One event on June 30, 2022 at 9:30pm

Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Free

Stargaze with Door County’s best amateur astronomers, who will bring telescopes and point out highlights. All are welcome to bring their own equipment, chairs and blankets. Use flashlights and headlamps with a red lens/light. Weather dependent, check the park Facebook page for updates. Park at Lot 3 and follow the marked path. Free. Park vehicle sticker required.

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Trails of Newport Challenge Hikes

June 30 @ 9:00am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Thursday, repeating until July 28, 2022

Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Free

Join the park naturalist on this weekly hike. When we are done, we’ll have hiked every trail in Newport State Park. Hiking Monarch Trail, 1.75 mile loop. Meet at Lot 1. Free. Park vehicle sticker required.

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Stargazing

June 30 @ 9:30pm
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One event on June 29, 2022 at 9:30pm

One event on June 30, 2022 at 9:30pm

Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Free

Stargaze with Door County’s best amateur astronomers, who will bring telescopes and point out highlights. All are welcome to bring their own equipment, chairs and blankets. Use flashlights and headlamps with a red lens/light. Weather dependent, check the park Facebook page for updates. Park at Lot 3 and follow the marked path. Free. Park vehicle sticker required.

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July 2022

Float Your Boat

July 2 @ 11:00am - 1:00pm
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Build a boat that will float and hold the most mass. Learn how "laker" ships transport loads of iron ore through the shipping lanes of Door County. Drop-in program. Look for the table set up in the picnic area. Lot 3. Free. Park vehicle sticker required.

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Trails of Newport Challenge Hikes

July 7 @ 9:00am
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Free

Join the park naturalist on this weekly hike. When we are done, we’ll have hiked every trail in Newport State Park. This week’s hike will be Upland Trail, a moderate 2 mile loop. Meet at Lot 1 by the office. Free. Park vehicle sticker required.

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Trails of Newport Challenge Hikes

July 14 @ 9:00am
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Free

Join the park naturalist on this weekly hike. When we are done, we’ll have hiked every trail in Newport State Park. This week’s hike will be Sand Cove/Duck Bay Trail, a moderate 2.5 mile loop. Meet at Lot 3. Free. Park vehicle sticker required.

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Herb Hike

July 15 @ 10:00am
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One event on July 15, 2022 at 10:00am

Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Hike and learn about local herbs with herbalist Dave LaLuzerne. Meet at the Nature Center, Lot 1. Free. Park vehicle sticker required.

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State Wide Bat Count

July 15 @ 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Help our state bats by participating in this Citizen Science program. Our hibernating bats are in great danger of being wiped out because of white-nose syndrome (WNS). No experience is necessary, just a willingness to help. Meet at the Nature Center, Lot 1. Free. Park vehicle sticker required. Rain date: July 16.

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Let’s Talk Fossils

July 16 @ 11:00am - 1:00pm
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Discover what fossils are, how they're formed & what they look like at Newport. Take part in a self-paced fossil scavenger hunt. Look for the table set up in the picnic area, Lot 3. Free, park vehicle sticker required.

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Meet the Monarchs

July 20 @ 10:00am - 11:00am
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Join the park naturalist as she discusses monarchs' life cycle. See the active nursery and help release any monarchs that may be ready to go. Meets in the Nature Center. Free. Park vehicle sticker required.

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Trails of Newport Challenge Hikes

July 21 @ 9:00am
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Free

Join the park naturalist on this weekly hike. When we are done, we’ll have hiked every trail in Newport State Park. This week’s hike will be Lynd Point Trail, a moderate 2.5 mile loop. Meet at Lot 3. Free. Park vehicle sticker required.

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Universe in the Park

July 22 @ 8:30pm
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Join guest astronomers from UW-Madison for a PowerPoint presentation and a chance to view the night skies through a high-powered telescope. No seating provided. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and flashlights or headlamps with a red lens (protects night vision). Meet at shelter building near Lot 3. Free. State park sticker required.

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Find Your Way in the Night Sky

July 23 @ 11:00am - 1:00pm
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Learn where the stars and constellations track throughout the year. Make and learn to read your own star map to take home. Look for the table set up in the picnic area, Lot 3. Free. Park vehicle sticker required.

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Trails of Newport Challenge Hikes

July 28 @ 9:00am
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Free

Join the park naturalist on this weekly hike. When we are done, we’ll have hiked every trail in Newport State Park. This week’s hike will be Newport/Ridge Trail, a moderately easy 3.2 mile loop. Meet at Lot 3. Free. Park vehicle sticker required.

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August 2022

Universe in the Park and Perseid Meteor Shower

August 12 @ 8:30pm
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An event every year that begins at 8:30pm on of August, repeating indefinitely

Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Join guest astronomers from UW-Madison for a PowerPoint presentation and a chance to view the night skies through a high powered telescope. Be sure to bring a lawn chair or blanket, flash lights or headlamps with a red lens (protects night vision). Meet at Lot 3, follow path to shelter building. Free. Park vehicle sticker required.

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August 2023

Universe in the Park and Perseid Meteor Shower

August 12, 2023 @ 8:30pm
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An event every year that begins at 8:30pm on of August, repeating indefinitely

Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Join guest astronomers from UW-Madison for a PowerPoint presentation and a chance to view the night skies through a high powered telescope. Be sure to bring a lawn chair or blanket, flash lights or headlamps with a red lens (protects night vision). Meet at Lot 3, follow path to shelter building. Free. Park vehicle sticker required.

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