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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Saturday, September  9th – Walk on the Wild Side:  Wildflowers, Wild Nuts, Berries and More 1:00 The park naturalist will lead this informative hike as we search the woods for wildflowers, beneficial plants, fruits or nuts. Meet at Lot 3.

Wednesday, September 13th – 9:00 The Trails of Newport Weekly Hike #2 – 9:00 – This weekly hike will take us out on the 2 mile Monarch Trail. We may see migrating monarchs as we hike this meadow trail. Meet at Lot 1.

Saturday, September 16thMushroom Hike with Charlotte Lukes 9:30-11:30 Join Door County’s mushroom expert as she leads us through the fascinating world of fungi. Charlotte has been studying wild mushrooms for over 40 years and she loves to share her knowledge through classes and programs throughout Door County. Meet in the Nature Center.

Saturday, September 16th – Night Photography Workshop and Shoot – 6:30 pm Want to take great photos of Newport’s dark sky? Join photographer Denny Moutray for this informative how-to session as he gives tips and tools for taking night sky photos. This is a hands on workshop is for all, but some knowledge of your equipment would be necessary. Bring your camera and a tripod, as we will stay and take photos of the night sky, particularly the Milky Way. Meet at the picnic area by Lot 3.

Wednesday, September 20th – 9:00 The Trails of Newport Weekly Hike #3 – 9:00 – This weekly hike will take us out on the 2 mile Sugarbush Trail. Meet at Lot 4 at the end of Newport Lane.

Saturday, September 23rd – Fall Findings – 10:00 Join the park naturalist on this hike and be on the lookout for the way things change as winter approaches. We’ll be looking at plants, trees, insects, and reptiles, anything that captures our eye. Meet at Lot 3.

Wednesday, September 27th – 9:00 The Trails of Newport Weekly Hike #4 – 9:00 This weekly hike will take us out on the 2 mile UplandTrail. Meet at 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.