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Universe in the Park & Perseid Meteor Shower

Join astronomy students 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 on peak viewing night.  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 […]

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.  […]

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 […]

Nature Journaling

This is a drop-in program. Join park staff and try your hand at Nature journaling. This is an activity designed for everyone, no matter your skill level. Materials provided. Come with an open mind, an adventurous heart and a willingness to connect with nature!  What nature journaling is: A way to connect (or reconnect) with natureA […]

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). All programs are free, but a state […]

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.  […]

Star Gazing at the Dark Sky Park

**IMPORTANT: This event will be held on August 25 OR August 26 OR August 27, depending on weather conditions.** Join us at Wisconsin’s only designated dark sky park for a night of star gazing. There will be a telescope and other equipment set up with some of Door County’s best amateur astronomers on hand to […]

Mushroom Hike with Charlotte Lukes

Charlotte Lukes, Door County’s mushroom expert will lead us through the fascinating world of fungi. Charlotte has been studying wild mushrooms for over 40 years and she loves to share her knowledge through classes and programs throughout Door County. Meet at Lot 3. All programs are free, but a state park admission sticker is required […]

OutWiGo ‘Trails of Newport’ Hiking Challenge: Week 12

This Week's Hike Newport Trail5.0 milesMeet at Lot 2 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.  Hikes […]

OutWiGo ‘Trails of Newport’ Hiking Challenge: Week 13

This Week's Hike Europe Bay Trail7.0 milesMeet at Lot 3 at 9:00am Pot-luck Picnic following this final hike in the series!Bring a dish or dessert to shareAt the Picnic Area at Lot 3 As part of the Wisconsin DNR OutWiGo initiative, Newport SP Naturalist Beth Bartoli is leading a 13-week progressive hiking challenge covering every […]