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

February 2019

Saturday, February 9, 2019 – 29th Annual Candlelight Ski/Hike/Snowshoe Event 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm For this traditional event in its 29th year, the trail will come alive with candlelight guiding the skiers, hikers and showshoers into a magical winter wonderland. There will be over 300 candles to guide you down a 1.2 mile wooded trail section. The terrain of the trail is flat, suited for novices as well as more experienced participants.

You may want to bring a small flashlight or headlamp for before and after your trail adventure. The event will start at Parking Lot 3 and be open from 5:30 pm until 8:30 pm. The candlelit trail will end at the picnic shelter where there will be an outdoor fire, plus fireplace fire and refreshments (hot cocoa and cookies) inside the shelter. Grills will be available if you want to bring your picnic supper fixings or just want to roast marshmallows or s’mores. The event is free, but a Wisconsin State Park vehicle sticker is required for your car.

For more information or current conditions, contact Newport State Park at 920-854-2500.  If you are interested in volunteering for the event, please call the park office prior to the event.

The candlelight ski/hike/snowshoe event will be held with or without adequate skiing snow. Only extreme cold temperatures or unsafe trail conditions will cancel the event.


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