KETTLE MORAINE NORTH – The Kettle Moraine State Forest Northern Unit offers a bounty of natural beauty all year long, but there is no better time to enjoy the Kettles than late September.
Here are some great opportunities to enjoy nature as we transition from summer to fall:
Trail Trekkers, Wednesday, Sept. 15, 6-7:45 p.m.
Enjoy a 3-mile walk along the Zillmer Trails. Hikers will meet at the Ice Age Visitor Center, N2875 Hwy 67 in Campbellsport (one half mile west of Dundee). Drinking water, good footwear and insect repellant are recommended.
Soaring Hawks Nature Storytime, Friday, Sept. 17, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Learn about hawks with this fun and educational program for 3-6 year olds and accompanying adults. Ice Age Visitor Center (see above for address)
Secret Lives of Trees Exploring Nature Program, Saturday, Sept. 18, 10-11:30 a.m.
This fun and educational program will uncover the secrets of trees, from what animals live in them to how they change colors in the fall. Ice Age Visitor Center (see above for address)
Trail Trekkers, Wednesday, Sept. 22, 6-7:45 p.m.
Unwind with a 1.8 or 3-mile hike on the Zillmer Green or Red Loop Trails. Hikers will meet at the Zillmer Trailhead Parking Lot, W833 County Road SS in Campbellsport (between Hwy 67 and County Road G near New Prospect). Drinking water, good footwear and insect repellant are recommended.
Ask the Naturalist, Saturday, Sept. 25 and Sunday, Sept. 26, 12-3 p.m.
Before or after hiking the Parnell Trail or climbing the iconic 60-foot Parnell Tower, ask a naturalist about the glacial geology, natural communities, trees and wildlife that define the Kettle Moraine. Parnell Tower, W7876 County Road U in Plymouth (between Hwy 67 and County Road A)
Trail Trekkers, Wednesday, Sept. 29, 6-7:45 p.m.
Enjoy a relaxing 2-mile walk around Mauthe Lake on the Tamarack Trail. Meet at the Mauthe Lake Recreation Area Beach, N1490 County Road GGG in Campbellsport (south of County Road SS near New Prospect). Drinking water, good footwear and insect repellant are recommended.