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NWS Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting of the Newport Wilderness Society will be held outdoors at the park Picnic Shelter on Saturday, July 31st at 9:00am. Coffee and baked treats will be provided by Kick Ash. Along with reports from members of NWS Board Executive Committee and park staff, new board members will be voted onto the board […]

OutWiGo ‘Trails of Newport’ Hiking Challenge: Week 9

This Week's Hike Europe Bay Trail (south section)3.4 milesMeet at Lot 3 at 9:00am As part of the Wisconsin DNR OutWiGo initiative, Newport SP Naturalist Beth Bartoli is leading a 13-week progressive hiking challenge covering every trail in the park.  OutWiGo encourages everyone to improve their overall health and wellness by getting out and active in […]

Monarch Madness

Join the Beth Bartoli, Newport's park naturalist, on a visit to the monarch nursery, seeing them at their various stages of growth. You will learn about their amazing life cycle and help release any monarchs that may be ready to go. Meet in the Nature Center (Lot 1). Covid-19 Guidelines: Group sizes vary and may […]

Trees of Newport Hike

Join Dr. Bill Scheckler, past president of Newport Wilderness Society, as he shares his knowledge of 30 plus years of hiking Newport’s 26 miles of trails. We will hike along Europe Bay Trail and learn about the trees that make Newport State Park what it is. Meet at Lot 3. Covid-19 Guidelines: Group sizes vary […]

Stargazing at the Dark Sky Park

Join us at Wisconsin’s only designated dark sky park for a night of star gazing. There will be telescopes and other equipment set up with some of Door County’s best amateur astronomers on hand to point out some highlights of the night sky. All are welcome to bring their own telescopes, binoculars, or other optics […]

OutWiGo ‘Trails of Newport’ Hiking Challenge: Week 10

This Week's Hike Newport/Ridge Trail (west)3.6 milesMeet at Lot 3 at 9:00am As part of the Wisconsin DNR OutWiGo initiative, Newport SP Naturalist Beth Bartoli is leading a 13-week progressive hiking challenge covering every trail in the park.  OutWiGo encourages everyone to improve their overall health and wellness by getting out and active in the outdoors.  […]

Universe in the Park & Perseid Meteor Shower

Join guest astronomers from UW-Madison for a PowerPoint presentation and a chance to view the night skies through a high-powered telescope. Stay and watch the Perseid meteor shower.  Newport State Park in Ellison Bay is the best place to view the spectacular Perseid meteor shower as it is Wisconsin’s only designated International Dark Sky Park.  Seating […]

Herb Hike

Dave LaLuzerne was born with a green spark in his heart. (Interestingly, his last name is the French word for alfalfa.) Nurtured through pharmacy school and many years as an herbal pharmacist in his own herb shop, he now finds his passion is educating people about the numerous and wondrous ways to use herbs for […]

Trees and Shrubs of Door County

Join arborist and horticulturist Tom Wolfe as he shares his vast knowledge about trees and shrubs. There will plenty of time for questions. Weather permitting, we may spend some time in the woods. Meet in the Nature Center, parking lot 1. Covid-19 Guidelines: Group sizes vary and may be limited to promote social distancing. Participants […]

OutWiGo ‘Trails of Newport’ Hiking Challenge: Week 11

This Week's Hike Rowleys Bay Trail4.0 milesMeet at Lot 1 at 9:00am As part of the Wisconsin DNR OutWiGo initiative, Newport SP Naturalist Beth Bartoli is leading a 13-week progressive hiking challenge covering every trail in the park.  OutWiGo encourages everyone to improve their overall health and wellness by getting out and active in the outdoors.  […]

Meet the Monarchs!

Join Newport Naturalist Beth Bartoli as she explains all about the Monarch Butterfly's amazing life cycle. See the active nursery and help release any Monarchs that may be ready to go. Meets in the Nature Center (Park in Lot 1). Covid-19 Guidelines: Group sizes vary and may be limited to promote social distancing. Participants are […]

Viewing at the Dark Sky Park: Conjunction of the Moon and Saturn

Witness these 2 celestial bodies as they share the same ascension. Conjunctions occur when two astronomical objects - such as planets, stars, moons, or the sun - align in the sky, creating an illusion that they are close together when in reality they are thousands of miles apart. You’ll have the opportunity to view through a telescope and […]