10th Year for Peninsula’s Like to Hike

The 2011 Like to Hike Pin features the smallmouth bass.

Do you like to hike?

Challenge yourself – and get fit at the same time – by participating in Like to Hike.

Ask for a hiking log at Park Headquarters or the Nature Center. Complete five of the listed activities and purchase a 2011 pin for $3 (tax included). Hiking pins cost $6 for those who do not participate in the program.

Peninsula offers twenty miles of hiking trails and twenty miles of bike trails. Activity options include hiking Eagle Trail, spending 30 minutes fishing at the park (poles are available for free loan at the Nature Center), or biking Sunset Route. This year’s pin features the Smallmouth Bass.

The gravel bottom of Green Bay, Peninsula’s offshore waters, provides excellent habitat for crayfish, a favorite food of bass. Thus, anglers consider Green Bay the best Smallmouth Bass fishing in the Midwest. At Peninsula, watch for anglers in June when bass are spawning near Weborg Point.

For more information about Like to Hike, call Peninsula State Park Headquarters at 920-868-3258.