Peninsula’s March Nature Programs


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

Saturday March 3 Nature Center open 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Lead to Read: Star Stories 11 – 11:30 a.m. Nature Center. Winter night skies are a-twinkle. Find out about stars and constellations through a read-aloud activity featuring Zoo in the Sky. Make a glittery paper swan to keep.

Sunday March 4 Nature Center open 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Saturday March 10 Nature Center open 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Lead to Read: Star Stories See March 3 program description. Up and Around the Nipissing Shore 2 – 3 p.m. Meet at the Nature Center, then hike along a 5,000-year-old shoreline. Discover Peninsula geology, tree lore on a route that includes part of Hemlock Road. Counts as a Like to Hike activity. About one mile.

LUCK 0’ THE IRISH DAY – MARCH 17

  • Nature Center open 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Legend of the Wild Swans 11 – 11:30 a.m. Nature Center. Can Colleen break the spell that keeps her brothers swans by day but boys by night? Find out in this Celtic folk tale, then learn about Wisconsin swans. Continue with the Irish theme hiking the meadow walk to look for “snakes,” banished from Ireland.
  • St. Paddy’s Campfire 12 Noon – 1 p.m. Nature Center. Cook up some traditional Irish Colcannon (Bubble & Squeak) using pudgy pie irons. Food, pie irons provided. Donations appreciated. If there is rain, the campfire will be canceled.