Free January Events

Winter Scavenger Hunt!

Saturday, January 9 from 1-3pm. Meet at Willow River Nature Center. 

Avoid getting cooped up inside and join us at the park for a winter-themed scavenger hunt! Search for items and answer riddles outside in the winter wonderland, then come back and collect a participation prize. This event is free to attend but vehicle admission into the park is required. The program is limited to 50 persons on a first come, first served basis.  Participants must maintain social distance of at least 6 feet from others. Masks or facial coverings are recommended.

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Who's Hibernating?!

Saturday, January 16 1-2pm. Meet at the Willow River Nature Center. 

 

Some animals have the luxury of skipping the harsh winter weather by snoozing away in cozy dens and other homes. Come and learn about these sleepy animals that practice different forms of hibernation. Play a trivia game called “who’s Hibernating” along the Hidden Ponds trail and see how well you know Wisconsin Hibernators. 
This event is free to attend but vehicle admission into the park is required. The program is limited to 50 persons on a first come, first served basis.  Participants must maintain social distance of at least 6 feet from others. Masks or facial coverings are recommended.

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Learn to Snowshoe at Kinnickinnic State Park.

Sunday, January 17 Drop in anytime from 1-3pm. Meet at the parking lot right before the maintenance building.

Join the Friends group at Kinnickinnic State Park and learn to snowshoe! We'll provide basic instruction on how to snowshoe and then send you off to explore the park's snowshoe trails! This event costs $5 (cash or credit accepted) and vehicle admission into the park is required.

The program is limited to 50 persons on a first come, first served basis. We have a limited number of snowshoes that will be available to use. Feel free to bring your own pair along if you have them! Participants must maintain social distance of at least 6 feet from others. Masks or facial coverings are recommended when in close proximity.

Questions?
Send an email to: wrsnowshoe@gmail.com
Call or text: (715) 869-3695

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Learn to Snowshoe at Willow River State Park!

Saturday, January 23 drop in anytime from 1-3pm. Meet at the Nature Center. 

 

Join the Friends group at Willow River State Park and learn to snowshoe! We'll provide basic instruction on how to snowshoe and then send you off to explore the park's snowshoe trails! This event costs $5 (cash or credit accepted) and vehicle admission into the park is required.

The program is limited to 50 persons on a first come, first served basis. We have a limited number of snowshoes that will be available to use. Feel free to bring your own pair along if you have them. Participants must maintain social distance of at least 6 feet from others. Masks or facial coverings are recommended when in close proximity.

Questions?
Send an email to: wrsnowshoe@gmail.com
Call or text: (715) 869-3695

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Snow Day At Willow River State Park!

Saturday, January 30 from 1-3PM. Meet at the sledding hill near the Nature Center.

Get outside and celebrate the cold and snow! Hit the sledding hill, explore the natural playground, go on a winter scavenger hunt, or even paint the snow! We will have a small number of sleds available to use but feel free to bring your own along. This event is free to attend but vehicle admission into the park is required. The program is limited to 50 persons on a first come, first served basis.  Participants must maintain social distance of at least 6 feet from others. Masks or facial coverings are recommended.

Children Sledding in Snow

All events are FREE to attend (unless otherwise noted) but park admission is required. 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.

 

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