Wilderness Days Are Back at Newport Sept. 4-5

Newport State Park will host Newport Wilderness Days Sept. 4-5. This event began in 1992 as a way for the members of Newport Wilderness Society ( to showcase the park.

On Sept. 4, participate in coffee on the beach, 8:30 am; “History of Newport: Out of Wilderness into Wilderness,” 9:30 am; a Signs of Autumn naturalist-led hike, 11:30 am; and a bug walk, 2 pm.

Day two, Sept. 5, will feature the Story in the Rocks geology hike, 12-2 pm; “Trees and Shrubs of Door County,” 1 pm; and “History of Days Gone By: Newport’s Founder, Peter Knudsen,” 2 pm.

Group sizes will vary and may be limited to promote social distancing. Participants are encouraged to socially distance, wash hands frequently and wear a face covering if social distancing cannot be maintained. All programs are free, but a state-park admission sticker is required on all vehicles.


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