Annual Candlight Ski

Thank you to everyone that helped make the Candlelight ski/hike at Peninsula successful! The event came at the end of an already busy day at the park – close to $4000 in revenue was collected – and evening visitors also entered the park to watch fireworks from the Fish Creek […]

First Day Hike 2014

22 hikers participated in the First Day Hike at Peninsula State Park on January 1, 2014. A total of 46.2 miles were hiked in 9 degree weather! A warm fire in Weborg Shelter, hot cocoa and cookies were provided by the Friends of Peninsula State Park. Friends board member Nick […]

Door County Fall 50

It was a cold and windy Door County Fall 50 on Saturday, but a good time was had by all! Here are some photos taken of the runners at Nicolet Beach. Friends of Peninsula State Park volunteered by staffing an aid station for the runners.

2013 Spooktacular Hike

An estimated 1500 visitors attended the October 12th Spooktacular Hike at Peninsula State Park! Visitors were treated to costumed characters along a mile-long candlelit trail, campfire stories, cookies, marshmallows, and cider, crafts, a fire safety play at American Folklore Theatre, and meet-and-greets with Smokey Bear and Sparky the fire dog. […]

2013 Annual Meeting

Beautiful Weborg Point in Peninsula State Park was the setting for the annual meeting of the Friends of Peninsula State Park, on Saturday August 24, at 11:30 AM. A picnic potluck was followed by a short business meeting, which included a report from Park Superintendent Kelli Bruns. Jerry Leiterman, the […]

A Day with Ron Preston

Ron Preston, San Carolos Apache and Headman Dancer at Gathering of Nations, presented his first dance in full regalia, complete with colorful ribbons and loud bells on Saturday, July 20th. Park visitors saw several of his sacred artifacts and learned their meanings. After Ron’s performance, visitors learned traditional uses of […]

2013 Candlelight Ski

At last, the Norse gods were on our side this winter and granted us the conditions for a true Nordic experience – great snow and deep cold! Advanced forecasts predicted wind chills of – 30 degrees for the evening of February 2nd. The day before the event, we debated cancellation out […]

Whitetails Unlimited Funds Deer Exclosure Cage Repairs at Peninsula State Park

In 1992, three deer exclosure cages were constructed in Peninsula State Park. Exclosure cages are designed as an experimental “control” that prevents deer from browsing vegetation. This helps biologists make comparisons between landscapes. Peninsula’s exclosure cages were in need of repairs, and the need become critical following tree damage to […]