Get Outdoors! Wisconsin

Governor Thompson State Park,

    Candlelight Event
 Crivitz, (715) 757-3979 or e-mail - Candlelight Ski and Hike. Enjoy luminaries set out to light a 1-mile loop trail groomed for both diagonal striding and skate skiing as it weaves through the woods. Non-skiers are welcome to hike on another 1-mile candlelit trail with scenic views of Woods Lake. Hikers and pets are not allowed on the the ski trail, but are welcome on the hiking trail. Warming fires and hot chocolate are available at the shelter building. Vehicle park admission sticker is required and can be purchased at the park office. Meet at the Woods Lake Picnic Area Shelter. Event is weather permitting. 6-9 p.m.

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Get Outdoors! Wisconsin
The Wisconsin State Park System has a new initiative aimed at getting children and families to spend more time outdoors with nature. It's fun, and it's good for you! "Get Outdoors! Wisconsin" addresses a growing problem, what author Richard Louv terms “nature deficit disorder:”
  • Kids today spend an average of 6.5 hours per day with television, computers and video games.
  • In fact, a child is six times more likely to play a video game than to ride a bike.
  • Childhood obesity rates for children ages 6-11 have risen four-fold since 1971.