Get Outdoors! DNR Candlelight events, Cross country ski, Outdoor activity, Snowshoeing–February 4, 2017

 

GO Cross-country Skiing!

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Activities: Cross country ski, Educational Programs, Outdoor activity
Location: Richard Bong SRA

Bring your skis and join instructor John Meyer to learn about waxing and many other skiing tips. The diagonal stride technique will be taught and practiced. Please call to pre-register (262) 878-5601. Program is weather dependent. Meet at Shelter #1.

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Winterfest 2017

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Activities: Arts and Crafts, Cross country ski, Festivals, Outdoor activity, Snowshoeing
Location: Perrot SP

An afternoon of winter fun at the Nature Center. Activities will vary according to the weather and snow conditions: Horse-drawn rides; Dogsled Demonstration; Kicksled Demonstration; Cross-Country Skiing; Snowshoeing; Winter Crafts; Sledding. Sponsored by the Friends of Perrot. Vehicle Admission Sticker Required.

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Learn to Ski

Time: 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Activities: Cross country ski, Outdoor activity
Location: Brule River SF

Learn to Ski Day starts at 12:30 pm at the After Hours Ski Trail Trailhead. Free cross country ski lessons for both children and adults in both the classic and skate styles will be offered.

Ski rental equipment will be available until 3 p.m., but only for those who pre-register and are present to checkout equipment at noon. The cost for rental skis, boots, and poles is $5 for youths 12 and younger and $15 for others. Pre-register by 7 p.m. on February 2. Call Phil Anderson at 715-372-5004 or Bob Cragin, 218-348-5200. For each person renting ski equipment, provide name, whether classic or skate-style equipment is desired, shoe size, whether the shoe size is a child or adult size, and sex, age, and approximate weight and height. Please also leave your name and telephone number.

The afternoon of family fun is sponsored by the Brule Valley Ski Club, the Brule River State Forest, and the Brule Lions Club. The After Hours trailhead and parking lot are just south of Hwy. 2 on After Hours Rd., which is the first road west of the Brule River.

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Candlelit ski, snowshoe & walking trails

Time: 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Activities: Candlelight events, Hike, Night event, Outdoor activity, Snowshoeing
Location: Lake Wissota SP

At your leisure, enjoy the candlelit trails through woods and prairie. Campfires, hot chocolate and hot cider are available. Bring your own provisions and hot dogs to cook over the fire. Don't forget the marshmallows! Snowshoes available on a first-come, first served basis. This event is sponsored by the Friends of Lake Wissota State Park.

Candlelight skis/hikes are very popular events at DNR properties, with some attracting thousands of visitors on a given night. Given the recent publicity of these events through social media outlets and the department's responsibility to provide a safe recreational experience, access to these events may be restricted at times when parking capacity has been reached. Thank you for helping make these events a success.

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Candlelight Ski and Hike

Time: 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Activities: Candlelight events, Cross country ski, Hike, Outdoor activity
Location: Peninsula SP

Enjoy a 1-mile loop with hundreds of lit candles lining the trail. Following the ski or hike participants can enjoy a bonfire and cookies and cider in the warming shelter. Co-sponsored by the Friends of Peninsula State Park. Pets are not allowed at the event. Event will be cancelled if weather is severe.

Candlelight skis/hikes are very popular events at DNR properties, with some attracting thousands of visitors on a given night. Given the recent publicity of these events through social media outlets and the department's responsibility to provide a safe recreational experience, access to these events may be restricted at times when parking capacity has been reached. Thank you for helping make these events a success.

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Candlelight Ski/Hike

Time: 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Activities: Candlelight events, Cross country ski, Hike, Night event, Outdoor activity
Location: Kettle Moraine SF - Northern Unit

Cross-country ski or hike in the Kettle Moraine State Forest-Northern Unit by candlelight. At the bonfire join fellow hikers and skiers for hot drinks and snacks provided by the Friends of the Kettle Moraine. The trail is perfect for novice skiers with no steep hills or sharp turns. The Zillmer shelter building will be lit and heated. Meet at the Zillmer Trail Area (located off County Road SS between County Road G and Hwy 67 near New Prospect). Get Directions - Zillmer Trails. A winter stargazing event will also be held on Feb. 4 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Ice Age Visitor Center.

Candlelight skis/hikes are very popular events at DNR properties, with some attracting thousands of visitors on a given night. Given the recent publicity of these events through social media outlets and the department's responsibility to provide a safe recreational experience, access to these events may be restricted at times when parking capacity has been reached. Thank you for helping make these events a success.

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Blue Mound State Park Candlelight Ski/Hike/Snowshoe

Time: 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Activities: Candlelight events, Cross country ski, Food, Hike, Night event, Outdoor activity, Snowshoeing
Location: Blue Mound SP

Spend a night with family and friends at Blue Mound State Park with a candlelight ski, hike, and snowshoe event hosted by the Friends of Blue Mound State Park. A 1- and 2-mile candlelit wooded loop will be available to ski, and a separate 3/4-mile candlelight wooded trail for hikers, snowshoers, and leashed pets. Warm up with free hot drinks inside the heated Friends Shelter, and enjoy some hot food, baked goods and commemorative shirts for sale. Enjoy the bonfire and free marshmallows for roasting. Guided hikes through the illuminated woods with the parks Naturalist will be held at 6 and 7 p.m. The only cost for this fun filled family event is a daily or annual park sticker, which may be purchased upon entry to the park.

Candlelight skis/hikes are very popular events at DNR properties, with some attracting thousands of visitors on a given night. Given the recent publicity of these events through social media outlets and the department's responsibility to provide a safe recreational experience, access to these events may be restricted at times when parking capacity has been reached. Thank you for helping make these events a success.

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Candlelight Ski, Hike, and Snowshoe

Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Activities: Candlelight events, Hike, Night event, Snowshoeing
Location: Mirror Lake SP

Join us for our annual winter hiking, skiing, and snowshoeing event. There will be bonfires, hot chocolate and hot cider and of course, sweet treats all for a good will donation.

Candlelight skis/hikes are very popular events at DNR properties, with some attracting thousands of visitors on a given night. Given the recent publicity of these events through social media outlets and the department's responsibility to provide a safe recreational experience, access to these events may be restricted at times when parking capacity has been reached. Thank you for helping make these events a success.

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Candlelight Hike

Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Activities: Candlelight events, Hike, Night event
Location: Big Foot Beach SP

The Friends of Big Foot Beach State Park are presenting a candlelight hike at the park shelter. There will be a naturalist program starting at 6 p.m. under the shelter. So come and enjoy an evening hike, then warm yourself by the bonfire while enjoying hot chocolate, apple cider and s'mores. Fun for all ages! A daily or annual park admission sticker will be required to enter the park.

Candlelight skis/hikes are very popular events at DNR properties, with some attracting thousands of visitors on a given night. Given the recent publicity of these events through social media outlets and the department's responsibility to provide a safe recreational experience, access to these events may be restricted at times when parking capacity has been reached. Thank you for helping make these events a success.

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Twenty-fifth Annual Flambeau River State Forest Candlelight Ski

Time: 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Activities: Candlelight events, Cross country ski, Hike, Night event, Outdoor activity
Location: Flambeau River SF

Cross-country skiing at night by candlelight will be offered for the twenty-fifth year at the Flambeau River State Forest at the Flambeau Hills Trailhead. A 1.8 kilometer loop of trail will be groomed, tracked and lit with more than 600 candles. The trail is for skiers or hikers and winds through the heart of the forest. The trail is wide enough for diagonal striders and skate skiers. Hiking and snowshoeing are also permitted during this event. Picnic tables and a large barbecue grill will be available near the trail head for persons who wish to cook their food, and hot dogs, chili & spiced tea will be provided. Large warming fires will also be built and maintained throughout the night. This as a casual family-type outing for families and friends to spend the evening together. The candles should provide a luminescent atmosphere for all to enjoy. Starting at 5 p.m. all day-use fees at the trailhead will be waived. The Flambeau Hills Trailhead is located on County Highway "W" 21 miles west of Phillips and 15 miles east of Winter. Note: This event will take place regardless of snow conditions. If there is no snow, take a candlelight walk.

Candlelight skis/hikes are very popular events at DNR properties, with some attracting thousands of visitors on a given night. Given the recent publicity of these events through social media outlets and the department's responsibility to provide a safe recreational experience, access to these events may be restricted at times when parking capacity has been reached. Thank you for helping make these events a success.

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Celestial Stroll

Time: 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Activities: Astronomy, Hike, Night event, Outdoor activity, Snowshoeing
Location: Devil's Lake SP

Join us for a moonlit walk through the forest searching for nocturnal animals. We'll even stop to check on of the park's critter cams to see who's been moving around at night when no one is around. We'll even do a bit of star gazing if the sky is clear. Please wear proper footwear and clothing for the outdoors on a winter's night. We'll hike the Johnson Moraine Trail for about a 1.5-mile hike. If we have snow, bring your snowshoes - we'll have a limited number of pairs to loan. Meet at the Steinke Basin Parking Lot.