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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

July 2022

Universe in the Park

July 22, 2022 @ 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, 2022 @ 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, 2022 @ 9:00am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Thursday, repeating until August 18, 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. 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

Trails of Newport Challenge Hikes

August 4, 2022 @ 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 Hotz Trail, a moderate 3 mile loop. Park at the end of Europe Bay Road, Hotz Memorial Town Park. Free. Park vehicle sticker required.

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Trees of Newport Hike

August 5, 2022 @ 9:00am
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One event on August 5, 2022 at 9:00am

One event on September 2, 2022 at 9:00am

One event on September 10, 2022 at 9:00am

One event on October 15, 2022 at 11:00am

Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Hike along Europe Bay Trail and learn about trees with Dr. Bill Scheckler. Meet at Lot 3. Free. Park vehicle sticker required.

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Meet the Monarchs

August 5, 2022 @ 1:00pm
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One event on August 5, 2022 at 1:00pm

One event on August 24, 2022 at 1:00pm

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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Drop-In Nature Scavenger Hunt

August 6, 2022 @ 11:00am - 1:00pm
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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This family-friendly scavenger hunt will get you out looking for treasures in the woods and along the beach. Complete the check off list and bring it back to park staff to talk about your finds and get a prize. Look for the table in the picnic area, Lot 3. Free. Park vehicle sticker required.

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Smokey Bear’s Birthday Bash

August 7, 2022 @ 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Park staff will be on hand to read the story of Smokey Bear and talk about fire safety. Enjoy some birthday cake and Smokey Bear giveaways. Held in the Visitors Center, Lot 1. Free. Park vehicle sticker required.

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Trails of Newport Challenge Hikes

August 11, 2022 @ 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 the south part of Europe Bay Trail, an easy 3.5 mile loop. Meet at Lot 3. Free. Park vehicle sticker required.

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Trails of Newport Challenge Hikes

August 18, 2022 @ 9:00am
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One event on September 1, 2022 at 9:00am

One event on September 8, 2022 at 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 (west), a moderately easy 4 mile loop. Meet at Lot 3. Free. Park vehicle sticker required.

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Herb Hike

August 19, 2022 @ 10:00am
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One event on July 15, 2022 at 10:00am

One event on August 19, 2022 at 10:00am

One event on September 16, 2022 at 10:00am

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

Learn about local herbs with Dave LaLuzerne. Meet at the Nature Center, Lot 1. Free. Park vehicle sticker required.

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Nature Journaling Drop-In Program

August 20, 2022 @ 11:00am - 1:00pm
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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A way for everyone to connect to nature, no matter your skill level. Materials provided. Meet in the picnic area, lot 3. Free. Park vehicle sticker required.

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Meet the Monarchs

August 24, 2022 @ 10:00am - 11:00am
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One event on August 5, 2022 at 1:00pm

One event on August 24, 2022 at 10:00am

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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Stargazing at the Dark Sky Park

August 25, 2022
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Use a telescope and other equipment with the help of Door County’s best amateur astronomers. All are welcome to bring their own telescopes, binoculars and chairs. Flashlights or headlamps with red lens cover is recommended. The date of the program will be decided as weather conditions are assessed. It may be held Aug 25, 26 or 27.  Check with the park office, or the Facebook page (Newport Wilderness Society) for updates. Park at Lot 3 and follow the marked path. Free.…

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Mushroom Hike

August 27, 2022 @ 10:00am
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One event on September 10, 2022 at 10:00am

One event on October 1, 2022 at 10:00am

Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Mushroom expert Charlotte Lukes will teach participants about fungi. Meet at Lot 3. Free. Park vehicle sticker required.

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September 2022

Trails of Newport Challenge Hikes

September 1, 2022 @ 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 Trail, an easy 5 mile loop. Park at Lot 2. Free. Park vehicle sticker required.

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Trees of Newport Hike

September 2, 2022 @ 9:00am
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One event on August 5, 2022 at 9:00am

One event on September 2, 2022 at 9:00am

One event on September 10, 2022 at 9:00am

One event on October 15, 2022 at 11:00am

Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Hike along Europe Bay Trail and learn about trees with Dr. Bill Scheckler. Meet at Lot 3. Free. Park vehicle sticker required.

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Newport Wilderness Days

September 3, 2022 @ 8:30am
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One event on September 4, 2022 at 11:00am

Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Featuring guided hikes, nature presentations, a campfire workshop and more. Friendsofnewport.org. Free. Park vehicle sticker required.

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Newport Wilderness Days

September 4, 2022 @ 11:00am
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One event on September 4, 2022 at 11:00am

Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Featuring guided hikes, nature presentations, a campfire workshop and more. Friendsofnewport.org. Free. Park vehicle sticker required.

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Trails of Newport Challenge Hikes

September 8, 2022 @ 9:00am
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Free

The final hike of the challenge with a potluck picnic at the end. The park will provide the main course and beverages. Bring a dish or dessert to pass. This week’s hike will be the Europe Bay Trail, a 7 mile loop. Park at Lot 3. Free. Park vehicle sticker required.

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Trees of Newport Hike

September 10, 2022 @ 9:00am
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One event on August 5, 2022 at 9:00am

One event on September 2, 2022 at 9:00am

One event on September 10, 2022 at 9:00am

One event on October 15, 2022 at 11:00am

Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Hike along Europe Bay Trail and learn about trees with Dr. Bill Scheckler. Meet at Lot 3. Free. Park vehicle sticker required.

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Mushroom Hike

September 10, 2022 @ 10:00am
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One event on September 10, 2022 at 10:00am

One event on October 1, 2022 at 10:00am

Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Mushroom expert Charlotte Lukes will teach participants about fungi. Meet at Lot 3. Free. Park vehicle sticker required.

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Herb Hike

September 16, 2022 @ 10:00am
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One event on June 8, 2023 at 10:00am

One event on July 13, 2023 at 10:00am

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

Learn about local herbs with Dave LaLuzerne. Meet at the Nature Center, Lot 1. Park vehicle sticker required.

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October 2022

Mushroom Hike

October 1, 2022 @ 10:00am
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One event on September 10, 2022 at 10:00am

One event on October 1, 2022 at 10:00am

Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Mushroom expert Charlotte Lukes will teach participants about fungi. Meet at Lot 3. Free. Park vehicle sticker required.

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Full Moon Hike

October 7, 2022 @ 8:00pm
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Hike the 1.75 mile Monarch Trail. Meet at the office building, Lot 1. Park vehicle sticker required. In case of rain, program will be cancelled.

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Full Moon Campfire

October 8, 2022 @ 5:30pm
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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With s'mores. Bring a chair. Held at the fire ring by the shelter building near Lot 3. Park vehicle sticker required. In case of rain, program will be cancelled.

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Fall Colors Hike

October 12, 2022 @ 10:00am
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Hike the Monarch Trail, an easy 1.75 mile loop. Meet at the office building, Lot 1. Park vehicle sticker required.

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Trees of Newport

October 15, 2022 @ 11:00am
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Learn about trees and  shrubs with horticulturist Tom Wolfe. Meet in the Nature Center, Lot 1. Park vehicle sticker required.

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Walk on the Wild Side Hike

October 21, 2022 @ 10:00am
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Look for fall wildflowers, mushrooms, wild edibles & more. Meet at Lot 4 to do the 1.25 mile Sugarbush Trail. Park vehicle sticker required.

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Halloween Nature Hike

October 28, 2022 @ 10:00am
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Find Witch's Caps, Dead Man’s Fingers, Earth Tongues & Witches Butter. Meet at the Lot 3 for a 1-mile hike. Park vehicle sticker required.

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January 2023

First Day Hike

January 1, 2023 @ 1:00pm
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Meet in parking lot 3. Bonfire & refreshments after a 1.2-mile walk. Park vehicle sticker required.

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February 2023

Candlelit Trail

February 11, 2023 @ 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Ski, hike or snowshoe a 1.2-mi trail.

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April 2023

The Big Plant

April 26, 2023 @ 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Volunteer to plant trees.

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Arbor Day Tree Talk

April 29, 2023 @ 1:00pm
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Learn about trees & shrubs with horticulturist Tim Wolfe. Meet in lot 3. Park vehicle sticker required.

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May 2023

Signs of Spring Hike

May 18, 2023 @ 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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1-mile guided hike. Meet in Lot 1. Park vehicle sticker required.

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Bluebird Trail Program

May 19, 2023 @ 10:30am
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Learn about birds with Charlotte Lukes. Meet in the Nature Center, Lot 1. Park vehicle sticker required.

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Wildflower Hike

May 23, 2023 @ 10:30am
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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1-mile guided hike. Meet at Lot 1. Park vehicle sticker required.

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Challenge Hikes

May 24, 2023 @ 9:00am - 10:00am
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One event on May 31, 2023 at 9:00am

Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Hike every trail in Newport State Park during this guided hike series. This week, hike the Sugarbush Trail, an easy 1.5-mile hike. Meet at Lot 4. Park vehicle sticker required.

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Wildflower Hike

May 26, 2023 @ 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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1.5-mile hike along the Sugar Bush Trail. Meet at Lot 4. Park vehicle sticker required.

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“Trees & Shrubs of Door County”

May 27, 2023 @ 10:30am - 12:30pm
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Horticulturist Tom Wolfe shares his knowledge about trees and shrubs. Meet in the Nature Center, Lot 1. Park vehicle sticker required.

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Challenge Hikes

May 31, 2023 @ 9:00am - 10:00am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Wednesday, repeating until August 30, 2023

Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Hike every trail in Newport State Park during this guided hike series. This week’s hike will be Newport Trail, an easy 4.5 mile hike. Meet at Lot 2. Park vehicle sticker required.

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June 2023

“Let’s Go See” Program

June 1, 2023 @ 10:00am - 11:30am
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One event on June 29, 2023 at 10:00am

Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Meet at Lot 1 to learn about the dwarf lake iris, then hike to observe the flowers. Park vehicle sticker required.

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Bat Programs

June 2, 2023
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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10am. Learn about Wisconsin bats. 8:15-9:45pm. Participate in the Great Wisconsin Bat Count. Rain date: June 3. Both events meet in the Nature Center, Lot 1. Park vehicle sticker required.

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Challenge Hikes

June 7, 2023 @ 9:00am - 10:00am
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Hike every trail in Newport State Park during this guided hike series. This week’s hike will be Monarch Trail, a 1.75-mile hike. Meet at Lot 1. Park vehicle sticker required.

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Herb Hike

June 8, 2023 @ 10:00am
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One event on June 8, 2023 at 10:00am

One event on July 13, 2023 at 10:00am

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

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National Get Outdoors Day

June 10, 2023 @ 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Eco scavenger hunt, geology bingo, refreshments, prizes & more all-ages activities. Stations in the Nature Center & Lot 3. Park vehicle sticker required.

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“In Search of Wildflowers” Hike

June 13, 2023 @ 10:30am
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Easy 1-mile wildflower hike. Meet at Lot 1. Park vehicle sticker required.

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Challenge Hikes

June 14, 2023 @ 9:00am - 10:00am
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Hike every trail in Newport State Park during this guided hike series. This week’s hike will be Upland Trail, a moderate 2 mile hike. Meet at Lot 1. Park vehicle sticker required.

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Nature Journalling

June 15, 2023 @ 1:00pm
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One event on July 25, 2023 at 10:00am

Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Connect with nature by writing or drawing. Meet at the Nature Center, Lot 1. Park vehicle sticker required.

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Stargazing Night

June 16, 2023 @ 9:30pm
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Learn about summer constellations with local astronomy enthusiasts. Park at Lot 3 & follow the marked path. Park vehicle sticker required. May be held June 16, 17 or 18 based on weather; check the Newport Wilderness Society Facebook Page for updates. Program cancelled if conditions are poor.

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Monarch Monitoring

June 20, 2023 @ 10:00am - 12:00pm
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Citizen science program. Meet at the Nature Center, Lot 1. Park vehicle sticker required.

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Challenge Hikes

June 21, 2023 @ 9:00am - 10:00am
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Hike every trail in Newport State Park during this guided hike series. This week’s hike will be Sand Cove/Duck Bay Trail, a moderate 2.5 mile loop. Meet at Lot 3. Park vehicle sticker required.

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Protecting Pollinators

June 22, 2023 @ 10:00am - 11:30am
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Learn about pollinator gardens & make an insect hotel. Meet at the Nature Center, Lot 1. Park vehicle sticker required.

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“Insects Bug Me”

June 23, 2023 @ 10:30am
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Learn about bugs with Charlotte Lukes. Park vehicle sticker required.

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Challenge Hikes

June 28, 2023 @ 9:00am - 10:00am
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Hike every trail in Newport State Park during this guided hike series. This week’s hike will be Lynd Point, a moderate 2.5 mile loop. Meet at Lot 3. Park vehicle sticker required.

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“Let’s Go See” Program

June 29, 2023 @ 10:00am - 11:30am
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Meet at Lot 1 to learn about the showy lady slipper orchid, then hike to observe the flowers. Park vehicle sticker required.

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Trees & Shrubs of Door County

June 30, 2023 @ 10:30am - 12:00pm
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Learn about tree anatomy, invasive species & more. Meet at Lot 1. Park vehicle sticker required.

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July 2023

Let’s Talk Fossils

July 1, 2023 @ 10:00am - 11:00am
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Learn what fossils are & how they form. Drop-in program. Look for the table set up in the picnic area, Lot 3. Park vehicle sticker required.

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Fun at Newport

July 5, 2023
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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9am. "Challenge Hikes." Hike every trail in Newport State Park during this guided hike series. This week’s hike will be Newport/Ridge Trail, a moderate 3-mile loop. 10am. "Trees of Newport," a guided hike along the Europe bay Trail. For both events, meet at Lot 3. Park vehicle sticker required.

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Navigation Skills 101

July 6, 2023 @ 10:00am
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Learn how to read a map, how to use a compass & more. Meet at the Nature Center. Park vehicle sticker required.

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Meet the Monarchs

July 7, 2023 @ 1:00pm
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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See the active nursery & learn about a butterfly's life cycle. Meet in the Nature Center. Park vehicle sticker required.

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Challenge Hikes

July 12, 2023 @ 9:00am
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Hike every trail in Newport State Park during this guided hike series. This week’s hike will be Hotz Trail, a moderate 3-mile loop. Park at the end Europe Bay Road, Hotz Memorial Town Park.

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Fun at Newport

July 13, 2023
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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10am. Herb Hike. Learn about local herbs with Dave LaLuzerne. 1pm. "Wings of the Night Bat" program. Learn about a bat's life cycle & threats challenging the bat population. For both events, meet at the Nature Center, Lot 1. Park vehicle sticker required.

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Fun at Newport

July 14, 2023
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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1pm. Open Door Bird Sanctuary meet & greet. 8:15-9:30pm. State-wide bat count. Training provided. Rain date July 15. For both events, meet at the Nature Center, Lot 1. Park vehicle sticker required.

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Universe in the Park

July 16, 2023 @ 8:30pm
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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See the night skies through a high-powered telescope. Bring seat & flashlights/headlamps with a red lens. Meet at shelter building near Lot 3. Park sticker required.

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Challenge Hikes

July 19, 2023 @ 9:00am
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Hike every trail in Newport State Park during this guided hike series. This week’s hike will be the south part of Europe Bay Trail, an easy 3.5 mile loop. Meet at Lot 3. Park vehicle sticker required.

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Tree ID Hike

July 20, 2023 @ 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Learn about tree identification & life cycles during this easy 1.25-mile loop. Meet at Lot 4. Park vehicle sticker required.

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Summer Fields Guided Hike

July 22, 2023 @ 10:00am
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Learn how the meadow has evolved. Meet at Lot 1. Park vehicle sticker required.

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Nature Journalling

July 25, 2023 @ 10:00am
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Connect with nature by writing or drawing. Meet in the picnic area, Lot 3. Park vehicle sticker required.

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Challenge Hikes

July 26, 2023 @ 9:00am
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Hike every trail in Newport State Park during this guided hike series. This week’s hike will be Newport/Ridge Trail (west), a moderate 2.5 mile loop. Meet at Lot 3. Park vehicle sticker required.

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“Trees of Newport” Hike

July 26, 2023 @ 10:00am
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Learn about the past & present of Newport's trees during a guided hike along the Europe bay Trail. Meet at Lot 3. Park vehicle sticker required.

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Let’s Go See: Poison Ivy

July 28, 2023 @ 10:00am
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Learn to identify & avoid poison ivy. Meet at Lot 3 by the gate. Park vehicle sticker required.

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Full Moon Guided Hike

July 29, 2023 @ 8:30pm
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Hike the 1.75-mile Monarch Trail. Meet at the office building, Lot 1. Park vehicle sticker required. Program canceled in case of rain.

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August 2023

Challenge Hikes

August 2, 2023 @ 9:00am - 10:00am
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Hike every trail in Newport State Park during this guided hike series. This week’s hike will be Rowleys Bay Trail, an easy 4 mile hike. Meet at Lot 1. Park vehicle sticker required.

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Monarch Madness

August 3, 2023 @ 1:00pm
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Join the park naturalist and visit the monarch nursery. Learn about their amazing life cycle and help release any monarchs that may be ready to go. Meet in the Nature Center. Free. Vehicle sticker required.

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Challenge Hikes

August 9, 2023 @ 9:00am - 10:00am
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Hike every trail in Newport State Park during this guided hike series. This week’s hike will be Newport Trail, an easy 4.5 mile hike. Meet at Lot 2. Park vehicle sticker required.

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Herb Hike

August 10, 2023 @ 10:00am
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Walk with Dave LaLuzerne and explore herbs for our health and well-being in our local environment. Meet at Nature Center, Lot 1. Park Sticker required.

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Smokey Bear’s Birthday Bash

August 11, 2023 @ 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Celebrate Smokey the Bear's 79th Birthday! Learn about Smokey the Bear with activities, prizes and cupcakes. Family friendly programs include Trail First Aid at 1pm and Campfire Safety at 3pm. Held in the Nature Center, Lot 1. Park Sticker Required.

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Nature Journaling

August 15, 2023 @ 10:00am
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Join park staff and try your hand at Nature Journaling. All ages and skill levels welcome. Meet at the picnic area, Lot 3. Park Sticker required.

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Activities at Newport

August 16, 2023
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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9am. Challenge Hike. Hike every trail in Newport State Park during this guided hike series. This week’s hike will be Europe Bay Trail, an 7 mile hike. Meet at Lot 3. Park Sticker Required. 10am. Wonderful Forests of Newport. Hike with Dr. Bill Scheckler along Europe Bay Trail and learn about what makes Newport State Park special. Meet at Lot 3. Park Sticker Required.

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Stargazing at the Dark Sky Park

August 17, 2023 - August 19, 2023
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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9 pm. Use a telescope and other equipment with the help of Door County’s best amateur astronomers. All are welcome to bring their own telescopes, binoculars and chairs. Flashlights or headlamps with red lens cover is recommended. The date of the program will be decided as weather conditions are assessed. Check with the park office for updates. Park at Lot 3 and follow the marked path. Free. Park vehicle sticker required.

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Live Bird Meet and Greet

August 18, 2023 @ 1:00pm
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Open Door Bird Sanctuary staff will be on hand with some of their resident birds for you to see up close. Meets in Nature Center. Lot 1. Park Sticker Required.

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Let’s Go See; Plants on the Edge

August 23, 2023 @ 10:00am
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Join the park naturalist and explore the old shorelines in Newport. Meet in Lot 2. Park Sticker Required.

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Mushroom Foray

August 25, 2023 @ 10:00am
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Learn about mushrooms during a walk with Charlotte Lukes. Meet at Lot 1. Park vehicle sticker required.

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Stories of the Full Moon Campfire

August 30, 2023 @ 8:00pm
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Join park staff around the campfire and share stories of the Full Sturgeon Moon. Bring your own chair. Park in lot 3. Follow black top path to the shelter. Park Sticker Required.

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September 2023

Newport State Park Wilderness Day Activities

September 2, 2023
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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8:30am. Coffee on the Beach. Donated by Carol Ash. Meet at picnic area in lot 3. 10am. Mushroom Foray with Charlotte Lukes. Meet at lot 3. 11am. Forest past and present tour. Meet naturalist to take you ling the Upland loop. Moderate 2mi hike. Meet at lot 1. 2pm. Story of Trees. Join arborist to identify several common trees. 1/2 mile walk. Meet at Sugarbush Trail at lot 4. State park sticker required for all activities.

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Newport State Park Wilderness Day Activities

September 3, 2023
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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8:30am. Yoga on the Beach. Yoga and guided meditation. Bring a yoga mat and blanket or beach towel. Meet at lot 3. 10am. Fern Trail Sneak Peak. Guided tour of the new construction of the Fern Trail. Meet at lot 3. 1pm. History of Newport. Learn about the history of the area, up to our present day dark sky park status. Meet at lot 1. 2pm. Wilderness Style: Campfire building and Dutch Oven cooking. Kid Friendly. Meet at lot 3.…

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Herb Hike

September 15, 2023 @ 10:00am
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Learn how the plants that flourish in this climate can help your health. Meet at lot 1. Park sticker required.

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Mushroom Foray

September 23, 2023 @ 10:00am
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Learn about mushrooms during a walk with Charlotte Lukes. Meet at Lot 3. Park vehicle sticker required.

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Full Moon Hike

September 29, 2023 @ 8:00pm
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Join park staff for a night hike. Meet at lot 1. Park sticker required.

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October 2023

The Story of the Trees in Autumn

October 5, 2023 @ 1:00pm
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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1/2 mile with Donna Danielson to learn about the life cycles of the trees in the park. Meet at the Sugarbush Trail. Lot 4. Park Sticker required.

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Activities at Newport State Park

October 13, 2023
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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10am. Learn about mushrooms during a walk with Charlotte Lukes. Park vehicle sticker required. 1pm. Horticulture expert and arborist Tom Wolfe shares knowledge about the trees in the area. Meet at Lot 3. Park Sticker required.

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Walk on the Wild Side Hike

October 20, 2023 @ 10:00am
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Join park naturalist in search of fall wildflowers, mushrooms, and wild edibles. Meet at the Sugarbush Trail. Lot 4. Park Sticker required.

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Full Moon Hike

October 27, 2023 @ 7:00pm
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Join park staff for a night hike. Meet at lot 1. Park sticker required.

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Halloween Mushroom Foray

October 31, 2023 @ 10:00am
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Learn about mushrooms during a Halloween-themed walk with Charlotte Lukes. Park vehicle sticker required.

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November 2023

Writing Nature

November 18, 2023 @ 11:00am
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Free workshop on writing about the world around you. Registration required at at writeondoorcounty.org.

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December 2023

Open House

December 16, 2023 @ 10:00am - 2:00pm
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Park office will be open and full of cheer! Cookies and Cider provided.

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January 2024

First Day Hike

January 1 @ 1:00pm
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Hike Fern Trail (1.2 mi) to start the new year. Meet at lot 3. Bonfire and refreshments after hike. Park pass required.

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February 2024

Candlelit Trail

February 10 @ 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Ski, hike or snowshoe a 1.2-mi trail. State Park pass required.

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April 2024

Solar Eclipse Viewing

April 8 @ 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP
Ellison Bay, WI 54210 United States
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Special viewing glasses available to safely view the eclipse. Bring your own chair. Free. Meet at Lot 3. State Park sticker required.

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