Kettle Moraine State Forest – Northern Unit

The Kettle Moraine–Northern Unit is comprised of about 30,000 acres stretching 30 miles across Sheboygan, Fond du Lac, and Washington Counties. The forest is managed for multiple use, including recreation management, sustainable forest products, water quality and soil protection, terrestrial and aquatic wildlife, native biological diversity, and aesthetics.

PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES

 

Ice Age Trail Trekkers

July 10, 6:00-7:30 pm (Wednesday)

Meet at Mauthe Lake Recreation Area Entrance Station (located south of County Road SS near New Prospect)

Come for an unwinding 3.3-mile evening hike between Division Road and County Road GGG. A shuttle will be available between the starting and finishing spots.

 

Snapshot Wisconsin Evening Exploration

July 11, 6:30-8:00 pm (Thursday)

Ice Age Visitor Center (located off Hwy 67 half mile west of Dundee)

Snapshot Wisconsin is a volunteer-based wildlife monitoring project utilizing a statewide network of trail cameras. The project recently launched statewide and wants you to get involved by hosting a trail camera or identify photos. Christine Anhalt-Depies, Dept. of Natural Resources Research Scientist, will share what the project has already revealed about our state’s wildlife and how to get involved with the program. This program is most appropriate for people over the age of 12 years old.

 

Extreme Saturday Morning

July 13, 10:00-11:00 am (Saturday)

Picnic Shelters at Mauthe Lake Recreation Area (located off County Road GGG south of County Road SS near New Prospect) and Long Lake Recreation Area (located off Division Road north of County Road F near Dundee)

Calling all youth to come explore the extremes of nature by participating in the Wisconsin Explorers program! The program involves completing a required number of activities in one of three age appropriate books (ages 3-5; ages 6-8; and ages 9+) to earn a very cool patch. Get help from a naturalist who will work with youth on activities from one of the first four topic areas of the books.

 

Nature Recyclers Drop In at the Beach

July 13, 1:00-4:00 pm (Saturday)

Mauthe Lake Recreation Area Beach (located off County Road GGG south of County Road SS near New Prospect)

July 14, 12:00-3:00 pm (Sunday)

Long Lake Recreation Area South Beach (located off Division Road north of County Road F near Dundee)

Nature has been recycling for millions of years. Uncover what organisms help recycle all the dead stuff of nature. It’s sure to be a creepy crawly experience! Everyone is invited to drop in for a few minutes or more than an hour for some nature fun. Adults are encouraged to participate with their children.

 

Sky Hunting Raptors

Summer Saturday Evening Event

Sponsored by Friends of the Kettle Moraine

July 13, 7:00-8:30 pm (Saturday)

Ice Age Visitor Center (located off Hwy 67 half mile west of Dundee)

Jeannie Lord, Owner of Pine View Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, and several live birds of prey will share insights into the world of these amazing sky hunters. She will explain their unique adaptations, habitat needs, and threats to their survival.

This program is most appropriate for people over the age of 8 years old.

 

Ice Age Trail Trekkers

July 17, 7:00-8:30 am (Wednesday)

Meet at County Road S/Shelter 2 parking area (located southwest of County Road GGG near New Fane)

Join us for an invigorating 2.13-mile morning hike between County Road GGG and County Road S. A shuttle will be available between the starting and finishing spots.

 

Family Boot Camp

July 17, 6:00-7:00 pm (Wednesday)

Long Lake Recreation Area South Beach (located off Division Road north of County Road F near Dundee)

Bring the kids, co-workers, and friends for a workout of sports drills, light weights, jump rope, circuits, and interval training. For anyone over 10 years old and of any fitness level.

 

Rainy Day Rainbows Nature Storytime

July 19, 9:30-10:30 am (Friday)

Ice Age Visitor Center (located off Hwy 67 half mile west of Dundee)

Have you ever seen a rainbow and wondered how it got there? We’ll learn the colors of the rainbow and reveal how nature creates this beautiful arch of color. This hour of nature fun awaits 3 to 6 year olds with accompanying adults.

 

Extreme Saturday Morning

July 20, 10:00-11:00 am (Saturday)

Picnic Shelters at Mauthe Lake Recreation Area (located off County Road GGG south of County Road SS near New Prospect) and Long Lake Recreation Area (located off Division Road north of County Road F near Dundee)

Calling all youth to come explore the extremes of nature by participating in the Wisconsin Explorers program! The program involves completing a required number of activities in one of three age appropriate books (ages 3-5; ages 6-8; and ages 9+) to earn a very cool patch. Get help from a naturalist who will work with youth on activities from one of the first four topic areas of the books.

 

Mid-day Meanderings

July 20, 11:30 am-12:30 pm (Saturday)

Zillmer Trails (located off County Road SS between County Road G and Hwy 67 near New Prospect)

Traverse a loop trail of the Zillmer trail with a naturalist to learn about the flowers, trees, and geology of the Northern Unit. This program is best for adults and family with children older than 5 years old.

 

“Tree”mendous Trees Drop In at the Beach

July 20, 1:00-4:00 pm (Saturday)

Mauthe Lake Recreation Area Beach (located off County Road GGG south of County Road SS near New Prospect)

July 21, 12:00-3:00 pm (Sunday)

Long Lake Recreation Area South Beach (located off Division Road north of County Road F near Dundee)

Stop in to find out how the “tree”mendous trees touch almost all parts of our lives. Everyone is invited to drop in for a few minutes or more than an hour for some nature fun. Adults are encouraged to participate with their children.

 

Whooo’s Awake? Owl Prowl

Summer Saturday Evening Event

Sponsored by Friends of the Kettle Moraine

July 20, 8:00-9:30 pm (Saturday)

Mauthe Lake Recreation Area Picnic Shelter (located off County Road GGG south of County Road SS near New Prospect)

Find out from the Forest Naturalist what owls call Wisconsin home and their preferred habitats. Then head out in the night to call and listen for resident owls of the Northern Unit. This program is most appropriate for people over the age of 8 years old.

 

Ice Age Trail Trekkers

July 24, 6:00-7:30 pm (Wednesday)

Meet at County Road S/Shelter 2 parking area (located southwest of County Road GGG near New Fane)

Join us for an unwinding 2.13-mile evening hike between County Road GGG and County Road S. A shuttle will be available between the starting and finishing spots.

 

Urban Wild Canine Project Evening Exploration

July 25, 7:00-8:30 pm (Thursday)

Ice Age Visitor Center (located off Hwy 67 half mile west of Dundee)

Join David Drake, Extension Wildlife Specialist/Professor at UW-Madison, as he reveals what a UW-Madison research project has discovered about the relationships between red foxes and coyotes in an urban area. Plus, Dr. Drake will share information on the methods used to catch, radio collar, and track these animals. This program is most appropriate for people over the age of 12 years old.

 

Get Outdoors! Go. . . Learn to Kayak

July 27 (Saturday)

9:30 am-12:00 pm OR 1:00-3:30 pm

Mauthe Lake Recreation Area Boat Launch (located off County Road GGG south of County Road SS near New Prospect)

This is the perfect program for people who have never kayaked and would like to learn. Join experienced instructors to learn the tricks and fun of flat water kayaking. We will kayak around Mauthe Lake and up the Milwaukee River. No experience is necessary. The program is for people at least 10 years old. In the event of threatening weather, the program will be rescheduled. To register, call (920) 533-8322 by July 25. A $25 deposit must be paid at registration, which will be refunded at the workshop.

 

Extreme Saturday Morning

July 27, 10:00-11:00 am (Saturday)

Picnic Shelters at Mauthe Lake Recreation Area (located off County Road GGG south of County Road SS near New Prospect) and Long Lake Recreation Area (located off Division Road north of County Road F near Dundee)

Calling all youth to come explore the extremes of nature by participating in the Wisconsin Explorers program! The program involves completing a required number of activities in one of three age appropriate books (ages 3-5; ages 6-8; and ages 9+) to earn a very cool patch. Get help from a naturalist who will work with youth on activities from one of the first four topic areas of the books.

 

Get Outdoors! Go. . . Learn Outdoor Cooking

July 27, 1:00-4:00 pm (Saturday)

Mauthe Lake Recreation Area Beach (located off County Road GGG south of County Road SS near New Prospect)

July 28, 12:00-3:00 pm (Sunday)

Long Lake Recreation Area North Beach (located off Division Road north of County Road F near Dundee)

Brush up on your outdoor cooking skills or learn a new technique. The naturalists will be baking cakes, toasting pudgy pies, and whipping up some other tasty treats. You’ll be surprised at how easy cooking in the outdoors can be. We’ll also cover fire building/safety. Everyone is invited to drop in for a few minutes or more than an hour for some nature fun. Adults are encouraged to participate with their children.

 

Our Native Pollinators

Summer Saturday Evening Event

Sponsored by Friends of the Kettle Moraine

July 27, 6:30-8:00 pm (Saturday)

Ice Age Visitor Center (located off Hwy 67 half mile west of Dundee)

Native pollinators from bees to butterflies are an amazingly diverse and vital group of organisms. Join Thelma Heidel-Baker, Insect Conservation Specialist, as she covers pollinator biology and what that means for protecting these insects. Hear about the issues surrounding pollinators as well as ways you can create habitat for them in your own backyard. Learn a bit more about some special Wisconsin pollinators that need our help, like the endangered rusty patched bumble bee. This program is most appropriate for people over the age of 8 years old.

 

Beautiful Butterflies Nature Storytime

August 2, 9:30-10:30 am (Friday)

Ice Age Visitor Center (located off Hwy 67 half mile west of Dundee)

You are invited to join our play as we act out the fascinating life cycle of butterflies. Afterwards, we’ll head outside in search of these beautiful insects. This hour of nature fun awaits 3 to 6 year olds with accompanying adults.

 

Step into the Night Hike

August 2, 8:00-9:30 pm (Friday)

Long Lake Recreation Area Picnic Shelter (located off Division Road north of County Road F near Dundee)

As the sun sets and the light fades from the sky, the day animals retire and a new group of animals awakens. Bring your bug spray and sense of adventure as we explore the darkness for night lights. This night hike is best for families/groups with children at least 5 years old.

 

Extreme Saturday Morning

August 3, 10:00-11:00 am (Saturday)

Picnic Shelters at Mauthe Lake Recreation Area (located off County Road GGG south of County Road SS near New Prospect) and Long Lake Recreation Area (located off Division Road north of County Road F near Dundee)

Calling all youth to come explore the extremes of nature by participating in the Wisconsin Explorers program! The program involves completing a required number of activities in one of three age appropriate books (ages 3-5; ages 6-8; and ages 9+) to earn a very cool patch. Get help from a naturalist who will work with youth on activities from one of the first four topic areas of the books.

 

Nature Sensations

August 3, 11:30 am-12:30 pm for youth or 1:00-2:00 pm for adults (Saturday)

Long Lake Recreation Area South Beach (located off Division Road north of County Road F near Dundee)

Join us as we use all our senses to decipher the extremes of nature by participating in the Wisconsin Explorers program! This program involves completing a required number of engaging nature activities in one of three age appropriate books (ages 3-5, ages 6-8, and ages 9+) to earn a very cool patch. This hour of discovery is geared towards special needs youth with accompanying adults starting at 11:30 am and for special needs adults with chaperones beginning at 1:00 pm.

 

Amazing Amphibians and Radical Reptiles Drop In at the Beach

August 3, 1:00-4:00 pm (Saturday)

Mauthe Lake Recreation Area Beach (located off County Road GGG south of County Road SS near New Prospect)

Many snakes, turtles, frogs, toads, and salamanders make Wisconsin their homes. Meet several of these marvelous creatures up close and learn about their unique adaptations. Everyone is invited to drop in for a few minutes or more than an hour. Adults are encouraged to participate with their children.

 

Duo Lives of Amphibians

Summer Saturday Evening Event

Sponsored by Friends of the Kettle Moraine

August 3, 7:00-8:30 pm (Saturday)

Ice Age Visitor Center (located off Hwy 67 half mile west of Dundee)

Wisconsin amphibians are a truly remarkable group of animals splitting their lives between the water and the land. With Randy Hetzel, Naturalist, discover the intriguing life cycle of frogs, toads, and salamanders and what hazards they face. You will have an opportunity to meet many live animals. This program is most appropriate for people over 8 years old.

 

Learn to Fish Rodeo

August 4, 12:00-3:00 pm (Sunday)

Mauthe Lake Recreation Area Fishing Pier (located off County Road GGG south of County Road SS near New Prospect)

Let the fishing fun begin! The rodeo includes Backyard Bass Casting, Fill the Tackle Box, Fishing Regulations Quiz, Avoiding Hazards, Knots Tie-up, What’s that Fish? and Baiting your Hook. After completing the rodeo, experienced anglers on the fishing pier will help hone your newly acquired skills. Special surprises and prizes await all who participate. Bring your own gear or fishing gear will be provided for those who need it. People 16 years old and older need a fishing license to fish.

 

Ice Age Trail Trekkers

August 7, 7:00-8:30 am (Wednesday)

Meet at County Road S/Shelter 2 parking area (located southwest of County Road GGG near New Fane)

Come for an energizing 2.94-mile morning hike between County Road S and Kettle Moraine Drive. A shuttle will be available between the starting and finishing spots.

 

Sunset Yoga

August 7, 6:00-7:00 pm (Wednesday)

Mauthe Lake Recreation Area Beach (located off County Road GGG south of County Road SS near New Prospect)

Through this intro class, all levels will find benefit; beginners have an opportunity to absorb the new elements, and the more advanced have time to go deeper into a practice. Bring a yoga mat if you have one. An engaging experience for those over 10 years old.

 

Prairie Remnants of the Past

Evening Exploration

August 8, 6:30-8:00 pm (Thursday)

Greenbush Kettle Parking Lot (located off Kettle Moraine Drive between Hwy 67 and County Road T near Greenbush)

The vast majority of southern Wisconsin was once covered by prairies and oak savannas. Today less than one percent of these original ecosystems still exists. With Jackie Scharfenberg, Forest Naturalist, experience a piece of Wisconsin’s past and gain an understanding of plants and animals of these treeless communities. This exploration is for people over the age of 12 years.

 

Extreme Saturday Morning

August 10, 10:00-11:00 am (Saturday)

Picnic Shelters at Mauthe Lake Recreation Area (located off County Road GGG south of County Road SS near New Prospect) and Long Lake Recreation Area (located off Division Road north of County Road F near Dundee)

Calling all youth to come explore the extremes of nature by participating in the Wisconsin Explorers program! The program involves completing a required number of activities in one of three age appropriate books (ages 3-5; ages 6-8; and ages 9+) to earn a very cool patch. Get help from a naturalist who will work with youth on activities from one of the first four topic areas of the books.

 

Nature Recyclers Drop In at the Beach

August 10, 1:00-4:00 pm (Saturday)

Long Lake Recreation Area South Beach (located off Division Road north of County Road F near Dundee)

August 11, 12:00-3:00 pm (Sunday)

Mauthe Lake Recreation Area Beach (located off County Road GGG south of County Road SS near New Prospect)

Nature has been recycling for millions of years. Uncover what organisms help recycle all the dead stuff of nature. It’s sure to be a creepy crawly experience! Everyone is invited to drop in for a few minutes or more than an hour for some nature fun. Adults are encouraged to participate with their children.

 

Whoopers and Sandhills: Wisconsin’s Cranes

Summer Saturday Evening Event

Sponsored by Friends of the Kettle Moraine

August 10, 6:30-8:00 pm (Saturday)

Ice Age Visitor Center (located off Hwy 67 half mile west of Dundee)

Whooping and sandhill cranes both call Wisconsin home. The whooping crane is one the most endangered cranes of the world while sandhills the most abundant. Join the International Crane Foundation staff to learn about their fascinating life histories and specific habitat requirements, how people can help them to survive, and how they compare to the other 13 crane species found throughout the world. This program is most appropriate for people over the age of 8 years old.

 

Ice Age Trail Trekkers

August 14, 6:00-7:30 pm (Wednesday)

Meet at County Road S/Shelter 2 parking area (located southwest of County Road GGG near New Fane)

Come for a refreshing 2.94-mile evening hike between County Road S and Kettle Moraine Drive. A shuttle will be available between the starting and finishing spots.

 

Turtle Magic Nature Storytime

August 16, 9:30-10:30 am (Friday)

Ice Age Visitor Center (located off Hwy 67 half mile west of Dundee)

Now you see them, now you don’t! Turtles have a lot of tricks up their shells. Come uncover their amazing adaptations for yourself. This hour of nature fun awaits 3 to 6 year olds with accompanying adults.

 

Extreme Saturday Morning

August 17, 10:00-11:00 am (Saturday)

Picnic Shelters at Mauthe Lake Recreation Area (located off County Road GGG south of County Road SS near New Prospect) and Long Lake Recreation Area (located off Division Road north of County Road F near Dundee)

Calling all youth to come explore the extremes of nature by participating in the Wisconsin Explorers program! The program involves completing a required number of activities in one of three age appropriate books (ages 3-5; ages 6-8; and ages 9+) to earn a very cool patch. Get help from a naturalist who will work with youth on activities from one of the first four topic areas of the books.

 

Mid-day Meanderings

August 17, 11:30 am-12:30 pm (Saturday)

Summit Nature Trail at Long Lake Recreation Area (located off Division Road north of County Road F near Dundee)

Climb the Summit Nature Trail with a naturalist to learn about the flowers, trees, and geology of the Northern Unit. This program is best for adults and family with children older than 5 years old.

 

Get Outdoors! Go. . . Learn Archery

August 17, 1:00-4:00 pm (Saturday)

Mauthe Lake Recreation Area (located off County Road GGG south of County Road SS near New Prospect)

What do Robin Hood, Katniss Everdeen, and Hawkeye have in common? Bows and arrows! Try your hand at shooting a bow and arrow and acquire the basic skills of archery. Everyone is invited to drop in for a few minutes or more than an hour. Adults are encouraged to participate with their children. Rain date: Sunday, August 18, 12:00-3:00 pm

 

Milkweed, Monarchs, and Mexico

Summer Saturday Evening Event

Sponsored by Friends of the Kettle Moraine

August 17, 6:30-8:00 pm (Saturday)

Ice Age Visitor Center (located off Hwy 67 half mile west of Dundee)

Find out from the Forest Naturalist the connection between monarch butterflies, milkweeds, and Mexico. Discover ways you can help these magnificent butterflies survive. This program is most appropriate for people over the age of 8 years old.

 

Water Wonders Drop In at the Beach

August 18, 12:00-3:00 pm (Sunday)

Long Lake Recreation Area South Beach (located off Division Road north of County Road F near Dundee)

Dive into the wonders of water. Become a scientist as you try several wild and wet experiments to discover the amazing properties of water. Figure out how plants and animals use these properties to survive. Everyone is invited to drop in for a few minutes or more than an hour for some nature fun. Adults are encouraged to participate with their children.

 

Ice Age Trail Trekkers

August 21, 7:00-8:30 am (Wednesday)

Meet at Ice Age Trail Hwy 28 parking lot (located off Hwy 28 west of Kettle Moraine Drive near Kewaskum)

Join us for a brisk 2.79-mile morning hike between Kettle Moraine Drive and Hwy 28. A shuttle will be available between the starting and finishing spots.

 

Cardio Kickboxing in the Forest

August 21, 6:00-7:00 pm (Wednesday)

Long Lake Recreation Area Picnic Shelter (located off Division Road north of County Road F near Dundee)

Practice your boxing punches and martial arts kicks to an aerobic pace. This class will get your heart pumping and your mind working with fun and effective moves. For anyone over 10 years old.

 

Shocking Fish Tales

Evening Exploration

August 22, 6:30-8:00 pm (Thursday)

Mauthe Lake Recreation Area Picnic Shelter (located off County Road GGG south of County Road SS near New Prospect)

Addie Dutton, Dept. of Natural Resources Fisheries Biologist, will share the status of the Northern Unit’s fish populations and about the tools, from boom and backpack shockers to fyke nets and fish tags, that fishery biologists use in their jobs. Come see first-hand how these tools are used to assess a lake’s fish diversity and health. This exploration is for people over the age of 12 years.

 

Extreme Saturday Morning

August 24, 10:00-11:00 am (Saturday)

Picnic Shelters at Mauthe Lake Recreation Area (located off County Road GGG south of County Road SS near New Prospect) and Long Lake Recreation Area (located off Division Road north of County Road F near Dundee)

Calling all youth to come explore the extremes of nature by participating in the Wisconsin Explorers program! The program involves completing a required number of activities in one of three age appropriate books (ages 3-5; ages 6-8; and ages 9+) to earn a very cool patch. Get help from a naturalist who will work with youth on activities from one of the first four topic areas of the books.

 

Sssssnakes Drop In at the Beach

August 24, 1:00-4:00 pm (Saturday)

Long Lake Recreation Area South Beach (located off Division Road north of County Road F near Dundee)

August 25, 12:00-3:00 pm (Sunday)

Mauthe Lake Recreation Area Beach (located off County Road GGG south of County Road SS near New Prospect)

Slithering across the ground with their tongues flicking, snakes arouse our curiosity or sometimes our fears. Uncover some truly astonishing facts about these legless reptiles and the habitats where they live to gain an appreciation of their role in nature. Everyone is invited to drop in for a few minutes or more than an hour for some nature fun. Adults are encouraged to participate with their children.

 

Tom Pease Family Concert

August 24, 6:30-8:15 pm (Saturday)

Mauthe Lake Recreation Area Picnic Shelter (located off County Road GGG south of County Road SS near New Prospect)

Tom Pease is a one-of-a-kind performer for all ages. He is sure to get your toes tapping, your mouth singing, and your funny bone laughing. This is an outdoor concert, so remember to bring your blankets and lawn chairs. In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be held at the Ice Age Visitor Center (located off Hwy 67 half mile west of Dundee). This evening of music is for all ages.

 

Ice Age Trail Trekkers

August 28, 6:00-7:30 pm (Wednesday)

Meet at Ice Age Trail Hwy 28 parking lot (located off Hwy 28 west of Kettle Moraine Drive near Kewaskum)

Join us for a revitalizing 2.79-mile evening hike between Kettle Moraine Drive and Hwy 28. A shuttle will be available between the starting and finishing spots.

 

Step into the Night Hike

August 30, 8:00-9:30 pm (Friday)

Zillmer Trails (located off County Road SS between County Road G and Hwy 67 near New Prospect)

As the sun sets and the light fades from the sky, the day animals retire and a new group of animals awakens. Bring your bug spray and sense of adventure as we explore the darkness for nocturnal insects. This night hike is best for families/groups with children at least 5 years old.

 

Extreme Saturday Morning

August 31, 10:00-11:00 am (Saturday)

Picnic Shelters at Mauthe Lake Recreation Area (located off County Road GGG south of County Road SS near New Prospect) and Long Lake Recreation Area (located off Division Road north of County Road F near Dundee)

Calling all youth to come explore the extremes of nature by participating in the Wisconsin Explorers program! The program involves completing a required number of activities in one of three age appropriate books (ages 3-5; ages 6-8; and ages 9+) to earn a very cool patch. Get help from a naturalist who will work with youth on activities from one of the first four topic areas of the books.

 

Birds of Prey Drop In at the Beach

August 31, 1:00-4:00 pm (Saturday)

Mauthe Lake Recreation Area Beach (located off County Road GGG south of County Road SS near New Prospect)

September 1, 12:00-3:00 pm (Sunday)

Long Lake Recreation Area South Beach (located off Division Road north of County Road F near Dundee)

We marvel at hawks, owls, eagles, and falcons soaring overhead. Find out what adaptations make these birds such efficient sky hunters. Everyone is invited to drop in for a few minutes or more than an hour for some nature fun. Adults are encouraged to participate with their children.

 

The Universe from Your Backyard

Summer Saturday Evening Event

Sponsored by Friends of the Kettle Moraine

August 31, 7:30-8:30 pm (Saturday)

Ice Age Visitor Center (located off Hwy 67 half mile west of Dundee)

Presenter:

The universe contains so much more than the naked eye can see, but celestial journeys are possible even from your own backyard. Jeff Setzer, Member of Northern Cross Foundation, will enlighten folks about what’s “out there” and how you can see it for yourself without spending a fortune. This program is best for anyone more than 8 years old.

 

Summer Star Gazing

Summer Saturday Evening Event

Sponsored by Friends of the Kettle Moraine

August 31, 8:45-11:00 pm (Saturday)

Ice Age Visitor Center (located off Hwy 67 half mile west of Dundee)

Look through a telescope or binoculars to bring into focus the wonders of the night sky. With the help of experienced night sky observers from the Northern Cross Science Foundation, spy distant planets, dumb-bell nebulas, globular clusters, and so much more. The program will be held only if the skies are clear. This program is best for anyone more than 8 years old. Drop in any time and stay as long as you like.

 

Ice Age Trail Trekkers

September 4, 7:00-8:30 am (Wednesday)

Meet at Ice Age Trail/Shelter 1 parking lot (located off County Road H on the north side of the road east of Milwaukee River near Kewaskum)

Come for a stimulating 1.95-mile morning hike between Hwy 28 and County Road H. A shuttle will be available between the starting and finishing spots.

 

Yoga on the Trail

September 4, 6:00-7:00 pm (Wednesday)

Ice Age Visitor Center (located off Hwy 67 half mile west of Dundee)

Through this intro class, all levels will find benefit; beginners have an opportunity to absorb the new elements, and the more advanced have time to go deeper into a practice. Bring a yoga mat if you have one. An engaging experience for those over 10 years old.

 

The Chirping Choir Nature Storytime

September 6, 9:30-10:30 am (Friday)

Ice Age Visitor Center (located off Hwy 67 half mile west of Dundee)

Who are the members of this evening choir? Listen and learn about crickets and their noisy relatives. This hour of nature fun awaits 3 to 6 year olds with accompanying adults.

 

Eight Legs and Silk Exploring Nature Program

September 7, 10:00-11:30 am (Saturday)

Ice Age Visitor Center (located off Hwy 67 half mile west of Dundee)

Spiders are found in almost every environment on earth. Untangle cool facts about these silk spinners. This program is best for families/groups with children between the ages of 6 and 12 years.

 

Ice Age Trail Trekkers

September 11, 6:00-7:30 pm (Wednesday)

Meet at Ice Age Trail/Shelter 1 parking lot (located off County Road H on the north side of the road east of Milwaukee River near Kewaskum)

Come for a lovely 1.95-mile evening hike between Hwy 28 and County Road H. A shuttle will be available between the starting and finishing spots.

 

Solving the Mysteries of Hibernation

An Evening with Nature Program

September 12, 7:00-8:30 pm (Thursday)

Ice Age Visitor Center (located off Hwy 67 half mile west of Dundee)

Many animals spend the winter hibernating to avoid the season’s hardships. Join Hannah V. Carey, Ph.D.  Professor of Comparative Biosciences and Director of Biotron ,as she explains the mysteries of hibernation and the new discoveries made by scientists. She will share how these findings may benefit humans. This program is most appropriate for people over the age of 10 years old.

 

Women’s Day in the Outdoors

September 14, 9:30 am-3:30 pm (Saturday)

Mauthe Lake Recreation Area Picnic Shelter (located off County Road GGG south of County Road G near New Prospect)

Through hands-on activities, gain basic outdoor skills from knot tying and fire building to tent pitching, outdoor cooking, and more. Learn from experienced women how to become comfortable spending time enjoying the great outdoors. Register by calling (920) 533-8322 by September 11.

 

Ice Age Trail Trekkers

September 18, 7:00-8:30 am (Wednesday)

Meet at Ice Age Trail County Road H parking lot (located off County Road H on the south side of the road west of Milwaukee River near Kewaskum)

Join us for a beautiful about 2-mile fall morning hike between County Road H and Eisenbaun Trail where it crosses Hwy 45. A shuttle will be available between the start and finishing spots.

 

Trail Run Zillmer

September 18, 6:00-7:00 pm (Wednesday)

Zillmer Trail Area (located off County Road SS between County Road G and Hwy 67 near New Prospect)

Join an experienced trail-runner for a run on the 2-mile Green Loop. Proper warm-up and cool-down exercises demonstrated. For anyone over 10 years old.

 

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Legs! Nature Storytime

September 20, 9:30-10:30 am (Friday)

Ice Age Visitor Center (located off Hwy 67 half mile west of Dundee)

What has eight legs? Spiders of course! Discover some fascinating facts about these silk-spinning insect-eaters. This hour of nature fun awaits 3 to 6 year olds with accompanying adults.

 

Predator vs Prey Exploring Nature Program

September 21, 10:00-11:30 am (Saturday)

Ice Age Visitor Center (located off Hwy 67 half mile west of Dundee)

Who will win – the predators or the prey? Explore what adaptations each possess that help them survive. This program is best for families/groups with children between the ages of 6 and 12 years.

 

Ice Age Trail Trekkers

September 25, 6:00-7:30 pm (Wednesday)

Meet at Ice Age Trail County Road H parking lot (located off County Road H on the south side of the road west of Milwaukee River Kewaskum)

Join us for a casual about 2-mile fall evening hike between County Road H and Eisenbaun Trail where it crosses Hwy 45. A shuttle will be available between the start and finishing spots.

 

Tree Houses for Wildlife

September 28, 10:00 am-2:00 pm (Saturday)

September 29, 11:00 am-2:00 pm (Sunday)

Ice Age Visitor Center (located off Hwy 67 half mile west of Dundee)

Trees provide homes to many different animals. Find out what animals live in the leaves, branches, trunks, bark, and roots of forest and city trees. Everyone is invited to drop in for a few minutes or more than an hour for some nature fun. Adults are encouraged to participate with their children.

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