Peninsula Park Calendar of Events through 4/13


Programs are free and open to the public, but a state park vehicle sticker is required.

Saturday March 24 Nature Center open 9 a.m. – 12 Noon.
Nelson’s Point to Weborg 1 – 2 p.m. Park at Nelson’s Point. We’ll scan the shore for migrating waterfowl, investigate a less-traveled birding spot, and learn park history along the way. About one mile. Bring binoculars if you have them.
 
Saturday March 31 Nature Center closed.
 
Thursday April 5 Nipissing Shore Hike 1 – 2 p.m. Meet at Nature Center. Discover Peninsula geology on 1.5 mile walk along an ancient shoreline dating back 5,000 years. Tree identification, too. Counts towards Like to Hike. Rolling terrain.
 
Friday April 6 Nature Center open 1 – 4 p.m.
 
Saturday April 7 Nature Center open 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Woodsy Egg Hunt 11 – 11:30 a.m. Nature Center. Learn about eggs and nests then venture into the woods to see if “somebunny” left a few for you to keep. This program is nature-based and designed for children ages ten and younger. Older kids are invited to join the fun and help hide the eggs.
 
Thursday April 12 Skyline Trail 1 – 2:30 p.m. Meet at Skyline parking lot on Shore Road. Venture past the site of Camp Meenahga (1916 – 48), then through a beech-maple woods. Enjoy a sweeping vista of Green Bay islands. Watch for kinglets, robins and deer tracks on the return trail. About two miles. Counts towards Like to Hike.
 
Friday April 13 Bat Monitoring Workshop 7 – 8:30 p.m. Meet at Park Headquarters to learn how to use an “anabat” to identify and monitor Door County bat populations. Dress for the field – we’ll hike Weborg Shore then visit the Peninsula “shop” area (not usually open to the public) to see if bats have returned to a summer roosting site. This workshop is open to the public, especially those willing to monitor a Door County site once or twice this season. Contact Naturalist Kathleen Harris at 920-854-5976 or email kathleen.harris@wisconsin.gov.