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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 […]

Full Moon Hike

Join the park naturalist Beth Bartoli on this evening hike. We’ll let our eyes adjust to the moonlight and hike the 2 mile Monarch Trail, watching and listening for the sights and sounds of the night. If needed, bring a flashlight or head lamp with a red lens. Meet at Lot 1. In case of rain, program […]

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. Covid-19 Guidelines: Group sizes vary and may be limited to promote social […]

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 […]

Full Moon Hike

Join the park naturalist Beth Bartoli on this evening hike. We’ll let our eyes adjust to the moonlight and hike the 2 mile Monarch Trail, watching and listening for the sights and sounds of the night. If needed, bring a flashlight or head lamp with a red lens. Meet at Lot 1. In case of rain, program […]

Walk on the Wild Side

Join Park Naturalist Beth Bartoli and take to the woods in search of fall wildflowers, mushrooms, wild edibles, or anything else we might find. We'll hike the 1.25-mile Sugarbush Trail. Meet at Lot 4. Covid-19 Guidelines: Group sizes vary and may be limited to promote social distancing. Participants are encouraged to practice social distancing, frequent […]

Halloween Nature Hike

Where can you find Witches Caps, Dead Man's Fingers, Earth Tongues and Witches Butter? In the woods, of course! Join Park Naturalist Beth Bartoli and fungi expert Charlotte Lukes on a search for nature's Halloween treats. Meet at Lot 3 for a 1 mile hike. Covid-19 Guidelines: Group sizes vary and may be limited to […]

First Day Hike

Newport Wilderness Society is hosting a First Day Hike at Newport. We'll hike the Upland Trail, which is approximately 2 miles.  The hike itself should take a little over 1 hour and there will be a campfire afterwards near the shelter at parking lot #3. We will provide coffee and beverages, but don't feel bashful about […]

Candlelight Ski-Snowshoe-Hike 2022

Thirty-two years ago, Newport State Park began the candlelight ski tradition in Door County. The tradition will carry on again this year as a portion of trail will come alive by candlelight, guiding skiers, hikers and snowshoers into a glowing, magical winter wonderland. Newport Wilderness Society volunteers will place over 300 candles, guiding participants down […]

Every Day is Earth Day 2022

Newport Wilderness Society will be at the Every Day is Earth Day festival at Kress Pavilion in Egg Harbor on Saturday, April 23. Please stop by our booth to meet some of our volunteers and learn more about the work we do in support of Newport State Park. There are so many great events happening […]

Spring Work Day

We are planning our Spring Cleanup Day at Newport on Saturday, April 30th. We will work from 9am until noon, and then have lunch afterwards. Please join our Newport Volunteer email group: https://groups.io/g/NewportFriendsAndVolunteers if you would like details on this or any future volunteer projects at Newport State Park. Or email Volunteer Coordinator Mark Glasser.

Birding 101 & Hike with Bill and Sarah Krouse

Calling all birding enthusiasts! Join us as we take to the trails in search of migratory birds. Sarah and Bill, amateur ornithologists, will share their enthusiasm and wealth of knowledge in this easy paced hike. We will start at the Nature Center with some basics. We will explore forests, forest edges and meadows so come […]