Activities / Events

Newport State Park Activities

Most  activities listed here are free.  If not, the cost will be shown in the listing. A vehicle admission sticker is required for any motorized vehicle entering a Wisconsin State Park. For more information, click on this link: Admission Fees to Wisconsin State Parks 

Some programs are weather related, so check with the park if you have any questions. 920-854-2500

FALL WORK DAY – Saturday, October 26th 8:30 am – 12:30 pm Lunch provided. Come one, come all. Help clean up for the Fall. See details below.

Saturday, October 12th – Mushroom Hike ………… HAS BEEN CANCELLED ——- Please come to one of our other programs

Saturday, October 12th – Full Moon Hike-8:00 pm Join the park naturalist on this night 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 will be cancelled.

Monday, October 14th – Trees of Door County 10:30 am Horticulture expert and arborist Tom Wolfe will share his knowledge about trees and shrubs of Door County. There will be plenty to learn and look at. Meets in the Nature Center, Lot 1.

Friday, October 18th – Walk on the Wild Side Fall Hike 10:00 am Join the park naturalist and take to the woods in search of fall wildflowers, mushrooms, wild edibles, or anything else we can find. Meet at Lot 1 to do the 2 mile Upland Trail.

Saturday, October 26th – Fall Work Day – 8:30 am – 12:30 pm   Please join us for our Fall Work Day. There are jobs for all skill levels and ages. The park provides the necessary tools, but items you might find helpful to bring along if you have them are: loppers, work gloves and hand saws. Meet at the shop/maintenance building. Lunch will be provided by the Newport Wilderness Society to enjoy with fellow volunteers. Lunch from Grasse’s Grille of Sister Bay will be served at 1:00 in the Nature Center. If you can come and enjoy the sharing, please contact Karen Studebaker to sign up –

Thursday, October 31st – Halloween Nature Hike – 10:00 am Where can you find Witches Caps, Dead Man’s Fingers, Earth Tongues and Witches Butter? In the woods, of course! Join the park naturalist along with Charlotte Lukes and search for nature’s Halloween treats. Meet at the Nature Center.


For more information on any of the above items, please call the park during normal business hours at 920-854-2500.