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 
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Friday, May 18th – Spring Wildflower ID 10:00. Take to the woods with park naturalists to learn all about spring wildflowers. Identification tips, facts and folklore will be discussed along the way. Meet at Lot 1.

Saturday, May 19th – Birding 101 & Hike with Bill and Sarah Krouse – 7 am. Calling all birding enthusiasts! Join us as we take to the trails in search of spring migrants. 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 refreshments and birding basics. We will explore forests, forest edges and meadows so come prepared. Bring binoculars and field guides if you have them. We also have some you can use. All experience levels are welcome to attend. Meets at the Nature Center, Lot 1.

Wednesday, May 23rd – Citizen Science Expo! 2:00 Join the park naturalist to learn about several Citizen Science opportunities you can participate in at Newport. Get information about the three projects going on at the park this summer: Bluebird box monitoring, bat house monitoring and the Monarch Larva Monitoring Project. Time commitments are flexible and can be as much or as little as you want. Come find out more! Meets in the Nature Center.

Friday, May 25th – Spring Wildflower ID 1:00. Take to the woods with park naturalists to learn all about spring wildflowers. Identification tips, facts and folklore will be discussed along the way. Meet at Lot 1.

Saturday, May 26th – Herb ID Hike 10:00 This informative hike will be led by herbal pharmacist Dave LaLuzerne. Identification and uses will be discussed. Meet at the Nature Center, Lot 1.

Sunday, May 27th – Trees and Shrubs of Door County – 11:00. Horticulture expert and arborist Tom Wolfe will share his vast knowledge about trees and shrubs of Door County. There will be plenty to learn and look at. Meet at the Nature Center, Lot 1.

Sunday, May 27th – Birds and Wildflowers of Door County by Charlotte Lukes – 1:30. A special presentation by Charlotte Lukes; naturalist, conservationist, and steward of all things that makes Door County what it is. She will share many beautiful nature photographs taken by Charlotte and her late husband, Roy Lukes. This is one not to be missed. Meet in the Visitor’s Center.

Wednesday, May 30th – Bluebird Monitoring 10:00. Join the park naturalist to observe and learn about monitoring bluebird nesting boxes. The Eastern Bluebird is a longtime symbol of happiness, good health and hope in North America. After years of declining numbers, hear about their amazing success story.  This will be done weekly during nesting season. Meet at the Nature Center, Lot 1.

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