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Peninsula State Park

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9462 Shore Rd
Fish Creek, WI 54212 United States
920.868.3258 http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/parks/name/peninsula/

November 2015

Trail Improvement Day

November 1, 2015 @ 10:00am - 4:00pm
Peninsula State Park, 9462 Shore Rd
Fish Creek, WI 54212 United States
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The Friends of Peninsula State Park will host a trail work day. All equipment to perform trail blowing, branch trimming, rock and root removal and hole filling will be provided. Food and beverages for volunteers at 4pm. RSVP to [email protected] or 920.421.1518. Check-in at Lot 5 on Highland Rd.

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Activities at Peninsula State Park

November 27, 2015
Peninsula State Park, 9462 Shore Rd
Fish Creek, WI 54212 United States
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10-11am. If Trees Could Talk. Meet at Park Headquarters. Experience a classic naturalist walk featuring stories of people who lived near the park entrance and tree identification. Less than one mile. 12-3pm. Leafy Art. Drop by anytime to create natural art. Activity takes about 15 minutes. Programs free but park sticker required.

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Activities at Peninsula State Park

November 28, 2015
Peninsula State Park, 9462 Shore Rd
Fish Creek, WI 54212 United States
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10-11am. Tracking Wildlife. Meet at Nature Center. Get outside to look for midden piles, scat, tracks and more. All welcome, but designed especially for adults with kids. 1-1:30pm. Meet the White-tailed Deer. Nature Center. Story and craft. Programs free but state park sticker required.

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December 2015

Park Programs

December 29, 2015
Peninsula State Park, 9462 Shore Rd
Fish Creek, WI 54212 United States
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10-10:45 am. Experience a classic nature walk featuring stories of people who lived near the park entrance: the Dyer sisters, Lettie Doolittle, the boy who watered horses, and the beekeeper. Identify Peninsula trees too. Less than one mile. Dress for the outdoors. Meet at Park Headquarters. 1-1:45 pm. Get outside to look for scat, tracks, and more. All welcome but especially designed for adults with kids. Dress for the outdoors. Optional craft follows. Meet at the Nature Center.

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Deer Programs

December 30, 2015
Peninsula State Park, 9462 Shore Rd
Fish Creek, WI 54212 United States
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Stop in anytime from 12-3 pm to walk a trail to see if Santa's reindeer have left tracks and signs in the snow. Learn about the deer family and find cool treasures to keep. Dress for the outdoors. Less than 1/2 a mile. Also, drop in from 12-3 pm to spend 10 minutes or more crafting cork deer, deer stick puppets, and more. Held at the Nature Center.

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January 2016

First Day Hike

January 1, 2016 @ 10:00am
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Peninsula State Park, 9462 Shore Rd
Fish Creek, WI 54212 United States
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Start the new year by getting outdoors with a family friendly trek led by Friends of Peninsula State Park. Meet at Weborg Shelter. About 1-3 miles, trail condition dependent. Warm up with a cup of cocoa in Weborg Shelter afterwards. Dress for the weather, children are welcome with adult supervision but pets are not allowed. Free, but state park vehicle sticker required.

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Park Programs

January 2, 2016
Peninsula State Park, 9462 Shore Rd
Fish Creek, WI 54212 United States
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11-11:45 am. Evergreen Walk. Tree ID and folklore with a focus on pines, spruces, and cedars. Less than one mile. Dress for the outdoors. Meet at the Nature Center. 1-1:30 pm. Enjoy stories about birds. Stay and craft a feeder from an ice-cream cone, seed, and suet to keep. Held at the Nature Center.

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Activities at Peninsula State Park

January 16, 2016
Peninsula State Park, 9462 Shore Rd
Fish Creek, WI 54212 United States
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10-10:45am. If Trees Could Talk nature walk. Less than one mile, dress for the outdoors, meet at Park Headquarters. 12-2pm. Drop-in Snowflake Craft at the Nature Center. Suitable for all ages, even grown-ups. Create a snowflake window decoration with glass and wooden beads, wire and 3-inch snowflake ornaments. About 15 minutes. Donations appreciated.

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Evergreen Walk on Hidden Bluff Trail

January 17, 2016 @ 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Peninsula State Park, 9462 Shore Rd
Fish Creek, WI 54212 United States
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Meet at Nature Center. Tree ID and folklore with a focus on pines, spruces and cedars. Less than one mile. Dress for the outdoors. If weather permits, bring snowshoes (not required).

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Park History Helpers

January 21, 2016 @ 10:00am - 12:00pm
Peninsula State Park, 9462 Shore Rd
Fish Creek, WI 54212 United States
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Park Headquarters. Join the park naturalist anytime to help sort and file park historical records and photographs.

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Meenahga Centennial Talk

January 23, 2016 @ 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Peninsula State Park, 9462 Shore Rd
Fish Creek, WI 54212 United States
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Nature Center. 2016 marks the hundredth year of the founding of a girls camp in Peninsula State Park (1916-1948). Join the park naturalist for an informal talk about camp life, see archival photos and camp yearbooks.

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Favorite Bird Stories

January 30, 2016 @ 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Peninsula State Park, 9462 Shore Rd
Fish Creek, WI 54212 United States
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Nature Center. Enjoy favorite stories about our feathered friends. Stay and craft a feeder from an ice-cream cone, seed and suet to keep!

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February 2016

Candlelight Ski/Hike

February 6, 2016 @ 5:30pm - 8:00pm
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One event on February 3, 2018 at 5:30pm

Peninsula State Park, 9462 Shore Rd
Fish Creek, WI 54212 United States
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Ski or hike a one-mile loop with hundreds of lit candles lining the trail, bonfire and refreshments in the warming shelter. Park in Lot 5, off Highland Road. Free, donations accepted, vehicle admission sticker required.

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Nature Center Program

February 13, 2016 @ 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Peninsula State Park, 9462 Shore Rd
Fish Creek, WI 54212 United States
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"Peninsula Love" program. Find out which park animals are really looking for partners now and which ones are waiting for warmer weather; naturalist will highlight owls, porcupines and snapping turtle behavior. Join the Chickadee Club afterwards. Suitable for all ages.

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Tracking Near the Nature Center

February 20, 2016 @ 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Peninsula State Park, 9462 Shore Rd
Fish Creek, WI 54212 United States
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Meet at the Nature Center. Learn to distinguish between rabbit and squirrel tracks. See which way turkeys trotted. Dress for the outdoors. If weather permits, bring snowshoes (not required). Less than 1/2 mile.

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Nature Center Program

February 27, 2016 @ 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Peninsula State Park, 9462 Shore Rd
Fish Creek, WI 54212 United States
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"Wild About Woodpeckers," learn to identify at least five common woodpeckers and see how hammerheads are adapted for drilling. See evidence of the emerald ash borer by looking at trees visited by woodpeckers.

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March 2016

Early Spring Hike

March 26, 2016 @ 10:00am - 12:00pm
Peninsula State Park, 9462 Shore Rd
Fish Creek, WI 54212 United States
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Meet at Weborg shelter. Join the naturalist for a casual walk looking for signs of spring. Bring binoculars if you have them. Easy walking, though trails may be muddy. 1/2 mile. Free.

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April 2016

Hidden Bluff to Lone Pine Trail

April 8, 2016 @ 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Peninsula State Park, 9462 Shore Rd
Fish Creek, WI 54212 United States
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Meet at the Nature Center. Walk a less traveled path watching early blooming buffaloberry. Identify trees and learn a little park history. Counts as a Like to Hike activity. Moderate hiking, about 2.5 miles.

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Sentinel Trail to Eagle Panorama

April 15, 2016 @ 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Peninsula State Park, 9462 Shore Rd
Fish Creek, WI 54212 United States
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Meet at Eagle Tower. Tree ID followed by a breathtaking view of Horseshoe Island. Discover Peninsula's Civilian Conservation Corps history. Counts as a Like to Hike activity. Easy walking, about 1/2 mile.

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Celebrate Earth Day at Camp Meenahga

April 22, 2016 @ 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Peninsula State Park, 9462 Shore Rd
Fish Creek, WI 54212 United States
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Meet at Skyline parking lot on Shore Rd. See remnants of the historic site, learn about the women who founded Meenahga and taught girls to love the outdoors. Counts as a Like to Hike activity. Moderate walking, about 3/4 mile.

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May 2016

Warbler Watch

May 6, 2016 @ 8:00am - 9:00am
Peninsula State Park, 9462 Shore Rd
Fish Creek, WI 54212 United States
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Birds and wildfowers featured. Bring binoculars if you have. Easy walking. Meet at Weborg Shelter.

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Door County Half Marathon & Nicolet Bay 5k

May 7, 2016 @ 10:00am
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An event every year that begins at 10:00am on day first of May, repeating indefinitely

Peninsula State Park, 9462 Shore Rd
Fish Creek, WI 54212 United States

Named one of the Midwest’s best races by Competitor and Active.com, participants enjoy a closed, USATF-certified road course in Peninsula State Park. Post-race party with food, Door County Brewing Co. beer and live music. Registration Open Now!

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Mother’s Day Walk

May 8, 2016 @ 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Peninsula State Park, 9462 Shore Rd
Fish Creek, WI 54212 United States
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Discover the story of Camp Meenahga. Meet at Skyline parking lot on Shore Road.

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Walk with Walker

May 12, 2016 @ 8:45am
Peninsula State Park, 9462 Shore Rd
Fish Creek, WI 54212 United States
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Join Tonette Walker as she celebrates her 50th walk to promote health and fitness while showcasing Tourism and Wisconsin's beauty at Peninsula State Park. Meet at Nicolet Beach Parking Lot.

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Warbler Watch

May 13, 2016 @ 8:00am - 9:00am
Peninsula State Park, 9462 Shore Rd
Fish Creek, WI 54212 United States
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Birds and wildflowers featured. Bring binoculars if you have them. Easy walking. Meet at Weborg Shelter.

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Eagle Trail Hike

May 14, 2016 @ 10:00am - 12:00pm
Peninsula State Park, 9462 Shore Rd
Fish Creek, WI 54212 United States
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Hike Peninsula's most spectacular trail to see 150-foot bluffs, trilliums and learn park history. About two miles, difficult hiking with several slippery spots. Bring a water bottle for a rest stop along the way. Meet at Eagle Tower.

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Warbler Watch

May 20, 2016 @ 8:00am - 9:00am
Peninsula State Park, 9462 Shore Rd
Fish Creek, WI 54212 United States
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Park at Weborg day use lot just past campground. Bring binoculars if you have them. Easy walking. Meet at Weborg Shelter.

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Guided Hike

May 21, 2016 @ 10:00am - 11:30am
Peninsula State Park, 9462 Shore Rd
Fish Creek, WI 54212 United States
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Hemlock trail. Meet at Weborg Shelter. Park in Weborg day use lot. Two miles, moderate hiking. Bring a water bottle for rest stop.

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Sensational Shorebirds

May 27, 2016 @ 11:00am - 12:00pm
Peninsula State Park, 9462 Shore Rd
Fish Creek, WI 54212 United States
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Nature Center. Learn unique features of shorebirds and identify different gulls. Decorate a shorebird for your camp table.

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Smokey Bear Patrol

May 27, 2016 @ 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Peninsula State Park, 9462 Shore Rd
Fish Creek, WI 54212 United States
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Smokey Bear will be welcoming visitors at various park hot spots.

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The True Story of Smokey Bear

May 29, 2016 @ 10:30am - 12:00pm
Peninsula State Park, 9462 Shore Rd
Fish Creek, WI 54212 United States
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Nature Center. Listen to the story of a little cub rescued from a fire in New Mexico. Color an iron-ion transfer, while supplies last. T-shirts and transfers provided or bring your own. Donations appreciated ($3 value).

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Discover Camp Meenahga!

May 29, 2016 @ 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Peninsula State Park, 9462 Shore Rd
Fish Creek, WI 54212 United States
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Meet at Skyline parking lot. Girls camp founder, Alice Orr Clark will be your guide to the former camp site. Stick around to pull garlic mustard and receive a cool eco-charm.

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Tennison Trees

May 29, 2016 @ 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Peninsula State Park, 9462 Shore Rd
Fish Creek, WI 54212 United States
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Drop in to meet the Emerald Ash Borer. Learn how it is impacting the forest and find out why some trees are being thinned.

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Birds & Wildflowers

May 30, 2016 @ 8:30am - 9:30am
Peninsula State Park, 9462 Shore Rd
Fish Creek, WI 54212 United States
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Meet at Weborg Shelter. Park at Weborg day lot just past the campground. Classic nature walk with the park naturalist. Bring binoculars if you have them. Easy walking. Stick around to pull garlic mustard and receive a cool eco-charm.

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Scavenger Hunt

May 30, 2016 @ 10:00am - 1:30pm
Peninsula State Park, 9462 Shore Rd
Fish Creek, WI 54212 United States
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Drop by nature center to try an on-your-own scavenger hunt. Free posters for kids!

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More than a Nature Center

May 31, 2016 @ 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Peninsula State Park, 9462 Shore Rd
Fish Creek, WI 54212 United States
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Park trivia, tree and flower identification are features on this short, easy walk.

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June 2016

Activities at Peninsula State Park

June 4, 2016
Peninsula State Park, 9462 Shore Rd
Fish Creek, WI 54212 United States
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11-11:45am. Lief the Lumberjack. Nature Center. Meet Leif the Lumberjack and discover a bit of Wisconsin & Peninsula forest history, identify trees and receive a free tree ID booklet (one per family). 2-2:45pm. Wildflower Walk at Tennison Bay. Meet at Tennison Campground playground. Join the park naturalist for an easy stroll identifying Peninsula wildflowers and learn to identify poison ivy. Less than 1/2 mile.

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Activities at Peninsula State Park

June 5, 2016
Peninsula State Park, 9462 Shore Rd
Fish Creek, WI 54212 United States
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8:30-9:30am. Morning at Weborg Marsh. Meet at Weborg Shelter, park at Weborg day use lot just past the campground. Classic nature walk with the park naturalist. Bring binoculars if you have them. Easy walking. All Day. Mystery Critter. Stop by the Nature Center any time during open hours to see if you can identify a mystery critter. Prizes for kids.

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Activities at Peninsula State Park

June 11, 2016
Peninsula State Park, 9462 Shore Rd
Fish Creek, WI 54212 United States
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10-11am. Hooray for Hummingbirds. Nature Center. Story and facts will be followed by the chance to create and keep your own hummingbird feeder from recycled materials. 8:30-9:30pm. Bay Watch. Welcker’s Shelter. Learn about white-nose syndrome, a deadly disease that may wipe out 95% of Peninsula’s cave dwelling bats. See if any bats have returned to the Welcker’s maternity colony.

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Activities at Peninsula State Park

June 12, 2016
Peninsula State Park, 9462 Shore Rd
Fish Creek, WI 54212 United States
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9-9:45am. Hidden Bluff Trail. Nature Center. Flower and fern identification along a 1/2 mile section of Hidden Bluff Trail. Learn about Peninsula’s geologic history. All Day. Peninsula Map Art for Kids. Drop by the Nature Center any time during open hours to decorate poster-sized maps of your favorite park, Peninsula. On-your-own art activity takes about twenty minutes.

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Activities at Peninsula State Park

June 13, 2016
Peninsula State Park, 9462 Shore Rd
Fish Creek, WI 54212 United States
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7pm-8pm. 100 Years for Camp Meenahga. Learn about Camp Meenahga. Best suited for adults and youth age 10 and up. At the Nature Center. Campfire at 8pm.

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Reptile & Amphibian Hunt

June 14, 2016 @ 10:30am - 1:00pm
Peninsula State Park, 9462 Shore Rd
Fish Creek, WI 54212 United States
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Drop by the Nature Center to meet Peninsula critters. Catch & release frogs, toads & salamanders in the nearby woods with "how to" tips from the naturalist. prizes for those who bring a critter to the Nature Center.

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Scavenger Hunt

June 15, 2016 @ 10:00am - 1:00pm
Peninsula State Park, 9462 Shore Rd
Fish Creek, WI 54212 United States
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Drop by the Nature Center for an on-your-own scavenger hunt. Prizes. Takes about 20 minutes.

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Activities at Peninsula State Park

June 16, 2016
Peninsula State Park, 9462 Shore Rd
Fish Creek, WI 54212 United States
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10am-12pm. Eagle Trail Hike. Meet at Eagle Tower. Bring a water bottle. Two miles. Difficult hiking with slippery spots. 8pm-9pm. Night Howls and Prowls. Meet at Nature Center. Join naturalist for a program to learn about Wisconsin's nocturnal hunters. All ages welcome. Flashlights recommended.

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Tweet-tastic Art

June 17, 2016 @ 10:00am - 11:00am
Peninsula State Park, 9462 Shore Rd
Fish Creek, WI 54212 United States
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Nature Center. Learn how to use binoculars, identify three Peninsula birds and create a decorative bird knick-knack to keep. Donations appreciated.

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Activities at Peninsula State Park

June 18, 2016
Peninsula State Park, 9462 Shore Rd
Fish Creek, WI 54212 United States
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8am-8:45am. Blossoms & Boughs. Meet at Park Headquarters. Park at Fish Creek Lot. See Solomon Seal, Sarsaparilla and perhaps a lady's slipper orchid. Identify poison ivy. Bring binoculars if you have them. 1/4 mile, easy walking. 11am-11:45am. Leif the Lumberjack. Nature center. Meet Leif, a zany woodsman. Identify trees and learn forest history. Free tree ID booklets. All day. Peninsula Map Art for Kids. Drop by the Nature Center to decorate poster-sized maps of the park. On-your-own-activity takes about 20…

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Campfire Songs & Stories

June 20, 2016 @ 8:00pm - 9:00pm
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One event on July 11, 2016 at 8:00pm

One event on July 25, 2016 at 8:00pm

One event on August 1, 2016 at 8:00pm

One event on August 15, 2016 at 8:00pm

Peninsula State Park, 9462 Shore Rd
Fish Creek, WI 54212 United States
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Led by local favorites Charles Dickson & Don Makuen. At the White Cedar Nature Center. Free but state park vehicle sticker required.

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Guided Hike

June 21, 2016 @ 10:00am - 10:45am
Peninsula State Park, 9462 Shore Rd
Fish Creek, WI 54212 United States
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Eagle Tower to Eagle Panorama. Meet at Eagle Tower.

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Activities at Peninsula State Park

June 22, 2016
Peninsula State Park, 9462 Shore Rd
Fish Creek, WI 54212 United States
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10am-noon. Fawn-tastic Fiesta. Drop by the Nature Center. See brand new colorful signs along a 1/2 mile forest trail. Try family discovery activities. Play deer-themed games and create art and more.

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Activities at Peninsula State Park

June 23, 2016 @ 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Peninsula State Park, 9462 Shore Rd
Fish Creek, WI 54212 United States
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BatSpeak. Meet at Welcker's Shelter. Learn about echolocation, why bats are important nocturnal hunters and how white-nose syndrome is threatening bats. Stay to see bats fly from their day time roost to feast on mosquitos.

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Activities at Peninsula State Park

June 24, 2016
Peninsula State Park, 9462 Shore Rd
Fish Creek, WI 54212 United States
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10am-noon. Scavenger Hunt. Stop by the Nature Center for an on-your-own hunt, takes about 20 minutes.

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Activities at Peninsula State Park

June 25, 2016
Peninsula State Park, 9462 Shore Rd
Fish Creek, WI 54212 United States
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9am. Morning at Weborg Marsh. Meet at Weborg Shelter. Park at Weborg day use lot. Enjoy a casual stroll with a naturalist. Bring binoculars if you have them. 11am-1pm. Naturalist at the Beach. The naturalist will be at the beach with an assortment of furs & skulls. Drop by to learn about Peninsula critters.

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Activities at Peninsula State Park

June 26, 2016
Peninsula State Park, 9462 Shore Rd
Fish Creek, WI 54212 United States
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11-11:30am. Cool coyotes. Nature Center. Hear a coyote story, see a coyote skull & pelt and decorate a mini coyote pinata.

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Wild About Wolves

June 28, 2016 @ 11:00am - 11:45am
Peninsula State Park, 9462 Shore Rd
Fish Creek, WI 54212 United States
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Discover how wolves communicate, ways to distinguish a wolf from a coyote and if wolves live here. Program features a taxidermy wolf & kids' art. Nature Center.

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Bird Encounter

June 29, 2016 @ 10:00am - 11:00am
Peninsula State Park, 9462 Shore Rd
Fish Creek, WI 54212 United States
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Open Door Bird Sanctuary is bringing feathered friends and teaching why they are amazing. Free and open to the public, but a state park vehicle sticker is required.

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Activities at Peninsula State Park

June 30, 2016
Peninsula State Park, 9462 Shore Rd
Fish Creek, WI 54212 United States
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2-2:45pm. Flowers in the Meadow. Discover facts and folklore of common meadow flowers at this naturalist-led walk. Easy walking, short distance. Nature Center. 8-9pm. Night Howls & Prowls. Join the naturalist to learn about Wisconsin's nocturnal hunters. Try animal calls. All ages welcome Flashlights recommended. Nature Center.

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July 2016

Activities at Peninsula State Park

July 1, 2016
Peninsula State Park, 9462 Shore Rd
Fish Creek, WI 54212 United States
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1o-12pm. Scavenger Hunt. Drop by the Nature Center for an on-your-own scavenger hunt that takes about 20 minutes. 8:30pm. Stargazing talk with UW-Madison Astronomy students followed by stargazing with a high-powered telescope. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Free, but state park sticker required.

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Activities at Peninsula State Park

July 2, 2016
Peninsula State Park, 9462 Shore Rd
Fish Creek, WI 54212 United States
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10-11am. Eagle Tower Bingo and Banners. Learn about park towers by playing BINGO. Stick around to paint a cloth banner to hang at your campsite. Nature Center. Naturalist at the Beach. The park naturalist will be roving the beach, answering questions and sharing nature facts.

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Activities at Peninsula State Park

July 3, 2016
Peninsula State Park, 9462 Shore Rd
Fish Creek, WI 54212 United States
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10:30-11:30am. Gettysburg Address & Flag Raising - Plus Smokey Bear. Welcome Charles Dickson who will recite President Lincoln's Gettysburg Address. Afterwards, meet America's fire-fighting bear and color an iron-on transfer. T-shirts available while supplies last, or supply your own. 2-2:45pm. Eagle Tower to Eagle Panorama. Discover history of the Peninsula's two towers while strolling a forest trail. Meet at Eagle Tower.

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Discovering Camp Meenahga

July 5, 2016 @ 10:00am - 11:00am
Peninsula State Park, 9462 Shore Rd
Fish Creek, WI 54212 United States
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Meet Mrs. Clark, founder of the girls camp that operated in Peninsula from 1016-1948. See foundations and signs of the past. Meet at Skyline parking lot on Shore Road.

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Activities at Peninsula State Park

July 6, 2016
Peninsula State Park, 9462 Shore Rd
Fish Creek, WI 54212 United States
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Mystery Critter. Drop by the Nature Center any time for this 15-minute on-your-own activity. Follow clues around the Nature Center to determine the identity of a mystery critter. 3-4pm. Let's Meet the Robin. Drop by the Nature Center to learn about Wisconsin's state bird. Create a robin-in-the-nest decoration for your camp table, activity takes about 20 minutes. While supplies last. 7-8pm. Batty for the Peninsula. Learn about Wisconsin's only flying mammal by enjoying a 20 minute PowerPoint. Kids can stick…

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Wild About Wolves

July 8, 2016 @ 11:00am - 11:45am
Peninsula State Park, 9462 Shore Rd
Fish Creek, WI 54212 United States
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Discover how wolves communicate, how to tell the difference between a wolf and a coyote and find out if they live here. Program features a taxidermy wolf and an art project. Nature Center.

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Activities at Peninsula State Park

July 9, 2016
Peninsula State Park, 9462 Shore Rd
Fish Creek, WI 54212 United States
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10:30-11:30am. Sven's Treasure Hunt. See an old treasure map recently discovered then walk the newly spruced up White Cedar Nature Trail to see if you can spy a bit of treasure to keep. While supplies last. Nature Center. 8-9pm. Night Howls and Prowls. Meet at Nature Center. Join the naturalist for a fun program to learn about nocturnal hunters. All ages welcome. Flashlights recommended.

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Eagle Tower News

July 10, 2016
Peninsula State Park, 9462 Shore Rd
Fish Creek, WI 54212 United States
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9-9:30am. Meet at Nicolet Beach Shelter. The Park naturalist will share current news about Eagle Tower. Tree plantation thinning and Nature Center addition progress will be highlighted too. Stick around and play a game of Tower Trivia Bingo too.

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Campfire Songs & Stories

July 11, 2016
Peninsula State Park, 9462 Shore Rd
Fish Creek, WI 54212 United States
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10am-12pm. Scavenger Hunt. Drop by the Nature Center for an on-your-own scavenger hunt. Takes about 20 minutes. Prizes. 2-2:30pm. Flowers in the Meadow. Nature Center. Take a break from the beach to discover facts and folklore of common meadow flowers. Easy walking. 8-9pm. Campfire. Led by local favorites Charles Dickson & Don Makuen. At the White Cedar Nature Center. Free but state park vehicle sticker required.

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100th Anniversary Party

July 12, 2016 @ 10:00am - 12:00pm
Peninsula State Park, 9462 Shore Rd
Fish Creek, WI 54212 United States
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Celebrate the centennial of the founding of the girls' Camp Meenahga. Drop by the Nature Center any time to sample a favorite camp dessert, earn a Pine Tree award for good posture, and play Meenahga themed games. Party favors while supplies last. Free and open to the public, but park vehicle sticker required.

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Activities at Peninsula State Park

July 13, 2016
Peninsula State Park, 9462 Shore Rd
Fish Creek, WI 54212 United States
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2-3pm. BINGO at the Beach. The naturalist will be at Nicolet Beach playing a fast-paced game of Tower Bingo. Learn Peninsula tower facts at this custom game, suitable for all ages. Prizes. Meet at the Nature Center if there's rain. 8:30-9:30pm. BatSpeak. Meet at Welcker's Shelter. Learn about echolocation, why bats are important nocturnal hunters, and how white-nose syndrome is threatening most of Wisconsin's bats. Stay to see bats fly from their day time roost to feast on mosquitos.

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Activities at Peninsula State Park

July 16, 2016 @ 10:00am - 2:00pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until July 18, 2016

Peninsula State Park, 9462 Shore Rd
Fish Creek, WI 54212 United States
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Fur trade re-enactor Gary Marciniak at the White Cedar Nature Center. See historic tools, authentic beadwork, and more. Kids can craft a wampum bracelet to keep.

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Stories Under the Stars

July 21, 2016
Peninsula State Park, 9462 Shore Rd
Fish Creek, WI 54212 United States
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Listen to children's books read aloud. The stories, campfire and marshmallows are provided. Bring a blanket or chairs. Program begins at dusk at Welcker's Point. Free, but a state park pass is required.

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Fishing Clinic

July 24, 2016
Peninsula State Park, 9462 Shore Rd
Fish Creek, WI 54212 United States
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10:15am. Registration opens. 10:45am. Fishing clinic begins. Fishing basics, casting with a pro, angler crafts, door prizes. Free. State park vehicle sticker required. At Nicolet Beach until noon.

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Activities at Peninsula State Park

July 26, 2016
Peninsula State Park, 9462 Shore Rd
Fish Creek, WI 54212 United States
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1-1:45pm. Leif the Lumberjack. Meet the zany woodsman Leif at the Nature Center. Discover a bit of Wisconsin and Peninsula forest history, learn to identify trees. Free tree ID booklets.

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Activities at Peninsula State Park

July 27, 2016
Peninsula State Park, 9462 Shore Rd
Fish Creek, WI 54212 United States
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10:30-11am. Nature Stories with Joyce. Nature Center. Designed especially for young children, this program features stories about favorite Peninsula animals.

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Activities at Peninsula State Park

July 29, 2016
Peninsula State Park, 9462 Shore Rd
Fish Creek, WI 54212 United States
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10am-2pm. Mystery Critter. Drop by the Nature Center any time for this 15 minute on-your-own activity. Follow clues to identify a mystery critter. Prizes for kids.

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Activities at Peninsula State Park

July 30, 2016
Peninsula State Park, 9462 Shore Rd
Fish Creek, WI 54212 United States
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10am-12pm. Scavenger Hunt. Drop by the Nature Center for an on-your-own scavenger hunt. Prizes.

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Activities at Peninsula State Park

July 31, 2016
Peninsula State Park, 9462 Shore Rd
Fish Creek, WI 54212 United States
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1-1:30pm. Timeline of Trees. Nature Center. Enjoy a short walk along the White Cedar Trail while learning mythological and cultural stories of trees found in the park.

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August 2016

Activities at Peninsula State Park

August 1, 2016
Peninsula State Park, 9462 Shore Rd
Fish Creek, WI 54212 United States
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10am-12pm. Eagle Trail Hike. Meet at Eagle Tower. Learn about bluff ecology, park history, and identify trees. Difficult walking. Two miles. Pack a water bottle. 2-3pm. Outdoor Skills. Test your survival skills at the Nature Center and learn how to make an effective survival shelter and build a fire without matches. 8-9pm. Campfire. Led by local favorites Charles Dickson & Don Makuen. At the White Cedar Nature Center. Free but state park vehicle sticker required.

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Celebrating Historic Camp Meenahga

August 2, 2016 @ 10:00am - 1:00pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until August 3, 2016

Peninsula State Park, 9462 Shore Rd
Fish Creek, WI 54212 United States
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Learn about the girls' camp, see a 1932 Woody station wagon and meet the men restoring it, greet the camp founder, earn a pine tree award, create art projects and enjoy light refreshments. Look for the white and blue tent at Eagle Terrace. Event cancelled if weather is severe.

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Stories Under the Stars

August 4, 2016 @ 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Peninsula State Park, 9462 Shore Rd
Fish Creek, WI 54212 United States
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Program begins at dusk at Welcker's Point. Listen to children's books read aloud. The stories, campfire and marshmallows are provided. Bring a blanket or chairs. Free, but a state park pass is required.

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Activities at Peninsula State Park

August 5, 2016
Peninsula State Park, 9462 Shore Rd
Fish Creek, WI 54212 United States
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10am-12pm. Eye Spy Nature Hunt. Drop by the Nature Center any time for this on-your-own treasure hunt, and create your own Eye Spy bottle to keep. Takes about 20 minutes.

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Activities at Peninsula State Park

August 6, 2016
Peninsula State Park, 9462 Shore Rd
Fish Creek, WI 54212 United States
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9-9:30am. Mapping Peninsula. Meet at Nicolet Shelter Building. Program will feature the people and events behind names like Weborg, Game Farm Hill, and Sven's Bluff. Free Peninsula history checklists for participants. Geared for adults and older youth. 11-11:45am. Butterfly Magic. Stories, songs and science about our favorite pollinators. In the Nature Center.

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Activities at Peninsula State Park

August 7, 2016
Peninsula State Park, 9462 Shore Rd
Fish Creek, WI 54212 United States
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9-9:45am. Life on the Ledge. Meet at the Nature Center, stroll Hidden Bluff Trail to learn about the plants and bluffs of Peninsula State Park. Easy walking, about 1/2 mile. 10:30am-1pm. Open Art in the Nature Center. An assortment of art projects will be available.

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Activities at Peninsula State Park

August 8, 2016
Peninsula State Park, 9462 Shore Rd
Fish Creek, WI 54212 United States
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11-11:30am. Tower BINGO. Play a fast-paced game of BINGO while learning about the park's two towers. Prizes. In the Nature Center.

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Activities at Peninsula State Park

August 9, 2016
Peninsula State Park, 9462 Shore Rd
Fish Creek, WI 54212 United States
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10-11am. Bug Woman. Welcome DNR Forest Entomologist, Linda Williams at the Nature Center. Sweep a meadow, then create a six-legged critter to keep.

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Activities at Peninsula State Park

August 10, 2016
Peninsula State Park, 9462 Shore Rd
Fish Creek, WI 54212 United States
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10am-12pm. Wacky Wednesday. Something wacky is going on at the Nature Center. Walk the Wisconsin UnNature Trail to see if you can find items that don't belong. Try 'Whose Poop?' to earn a scatologist certificate. Madam Bomba is visiting from Madagascar, telling silly "fortunes" using animal playing cards. Earn an extra prize for wearing your shirt backwards.

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Activities at Peninsula State Park

August 11, 2016
Peninsula State Park, 9462 Shore Rd
Fish Creek, WI 54212 United States
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10-11am. Jessy Thorp at Blossomburg Cemetery. Meet at Blossomburg Cemetery on Mengelberg Lane. 6:30-8pm. Meet the Masked Bandit. Drop by the Tennison playground to learn about the critter that excels at opening coolers. Kids can color a paper raccoon hat to keep.

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Activities at Peninsula State Park

August 12, 2016
Peninsula State Park, 9462 Shore Rd
Fish Creek, WI 54212 United States
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10:30-11am. Animal Stories with Joyce. Nature Center. Designed for young children, this program features stories and rhymes about favorite park critters.

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Activities at Peninsula State Park

August 13, 2016
Peninsula State Park, 9462 Shore Rd
Fish Creek, WI 54212 United States
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9-11am. Hemlock Trail. Meet at Weborg Shelter, park at Weborg day use lot. Hike one of Peninsula's most diverse trails. Two miles, moderate hiking. 10am-12pm. Scavenger Hunt. Drop by the Nature Center to try this fifteen minute, on-your-own activity. Prizes. 7:30-8:15pm. Beautiful Bats. DNR Biologist Jennifer Redell will be at the Nature Center with live fruit bats. Participants will have the option of going to the maternity colony at Welcker's Shelter to see bats emerge from their daytime roost to feed…

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Stargazing in the Park

August 14, 2016 @ 8:30pm
Peninsula State Park, 9462 Shore Rd
Fish Creek, WI 54212 United States
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Meet at Nicolet Beach. See stellar images from outer space during an illustrated talk. Then look through a high-powered telescope and watch for "falling stars" of the Perseids Meteor Shower. Bring a lawn chair or blanket, and insect repellent.

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Activities at Peninsula State Park

August 15, 2016
Peninsula State Park, 9462 Shore Rd
Fish Creek, WI 54212 United States
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11-11:45am. Leaf Banners. Learn about photosynthesis. Identify at least three trees by leaf shape. Kids can craft banners to hang at camp sites. Nature Center. 8-9pm. Campfire Songs and Stories. Led by local favorites Charles Dickson & Don Makuen. At the White Cedar Nature Center. Free but state park vehicle sticker required.

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Activities at Peninsula State Park

August 16, 2016
Peninsula State Park, 9462 Shore Rd
Fish Creek, WI 54212 United States
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11am-12pm. Three Cheers for Birds. Learn about bird preservation history, try using binoculars, create feather art, identify several Peninsula birds. Nature Center.

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Activities at Peninsula State Park

August 17, 2016
Peninsula State Park, 9462 Shore Rd
Fish Creek, WI 54212 United States
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11-11:30am. Tower BINGO. Play a fast-paced game of BINGO while learning about Peninsula's two towers. Prizes. In the Nature Center.

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Scavenger Hunt

August 20, 2016 @ 11:00am - 1:00pm
Peninsula State Park, 9462 Shore Rd
Fish Creek, WI 54212 United States
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Drop by the Nature Center to try this fifteen minute, on your own activity. Prizes.

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Tower BINGO

August 22, 2016 @ 11:00am - 11:30am
Peninsula State Park, 9462 Shore Rd
Fish Creek, WI 54212 United States
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Play a fast-paced game of BINGO while learning about Peninsula's two towers. Prizes. In the Nature Center.

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Bat Watch

August 23, 2016 @ 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Peninsula State Park, 9462 Shore Rd
Fish Creek, WI 54212 United States
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Meet at Welcker's Shelter. Learn about White-nose Syndrome and it's affects on Wisconsin's bat population. See bats fly from their day time roost to feast on mosquitoes.

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Eagle Trail Hike

August 24, 2016 @ 10:00am - 12:00pm
Peninsula State Park, 9462 Shore Rd
Fish Creek, WI 54212 United States
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Meet at Eagle Tower. Difficult hiking, about two miles. Bring water for a rest stop along the way.

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September 2016

Scavenger Hunt

September 10, 2016 @ 10:00am - 3:00pm
Peninsula State Park, 9462 Shore Rd
Fish Creek, WI 54212 United States
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Drop by the Nature Center to try this fifteen minute on-your-own activity. Prizes.

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Hemlock Trail Hike

September 16, 2016 @ 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Peninsula State Park, 9462 Shore Rd
Fish Creek, WI 54212 United States
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Meet at Weborg Shelter. Park at Weborg day use lot. About two miles. Moderate hiking.

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Activities at Peninsula State Park

September 17, 2016
Peninsula State Park, 9462 Shore Rd
Fish Creek, WI 54212 United States
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10am-10:45am. BINGO. Nicolet Beach Shelter. Join the park naturalist for this favorite game that features Peninsula's two towers. In the Nature Center if it rains. 1-2pm. Naturalist at Eagle Panorama. Drop by to identify Green Bay islands and more from this beautiful overlook.

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November 2016

Walk to Chief Kahquados’ Grave

November 25, 2016 @ 10:00am - 11:00am
Peninsula State Park, 9462 Shore Rd
Fish Creek, WI 54212 United States
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Discover the history of Simon Kahquados, a chief of the Potawatomi Nation who is buried at Peninsula. See the memorial pole which depicts history through the lens of twentieth century people. Dress for the weather. Less than a half mile. Meet at the clubhouse parking lot.

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Nutty for Peninsula

November 26, 2016 @ 11:00am - 12:00pm
Peninsula State Park, 9462 Shore Rd
Fish Creek, WI 54212 United States
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Join the naturalist on a half mile walk along the White Cedar Trail. Learn to tell the difference between maple and oak trees, discover where the old toboggan run was, then have the option of creating acorn bells and leafy critters inside. Suitable for kids and adults. Dress for the weather. Meet at the Nature Center.

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