Free August Events

South Trail Hike at Kinnickinnic State Park!

Saturday, August 14 at 9am sharp.
Meet at the gravel parking lot on 770th avenue off of County Road F.

Join the Naturalist at Kinnickinnic State Park and discover her favorite hiking trail. This 3 mile hike takes you through several different habitats and offers beautiful views of the St. Croix River. Along the way we can identify different species of flowers, trees, fungi, and if we’re lucky, wildlife!


Please dress for the weather and bring along, water, good hiking shoes, sunscreen, bug-spray, binoculars, a camera and a snack if you wish!

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Let's Talk Trees!

Saturday, August 21 at 10am.
Meet outside the Willow River Nature Center.

Trees are fascinating in so many ways. Join the naturalist on a 1½ mile hike and learn how to identify several different kinds of trees and discover how each one benefits us, the wildlife and the environment around us. 

Please dress for the weather and bring along, water, good hiking shoes, sunscreen, bug-spray, binoculars, a camera and a snack if you wish.

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Snake and Turtle Meet and Greet!

Saturday, August 21 at 2pm.
Meet at the Willow River Nature Center.

Come learn about two types of Wisconsin Reptiles and even meet live versions; Albert the Fox Snake and Morton, Susie and Shelly our Painted and False Map Turtles! We will go over the anatomy, characteristics and behavior of both snakes and turtles and talk about why they are so important for our environment and the ecosystems they live in!

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For more information on a certain event please call 715-386-9340 or email naturalist@willowkinnifriends.org

These programs are sponsored by the Friends of Willow River and Kinnickinnic State Park, Inc.