News from our favorite naturalist: Whitefish Dunes State Park’s Carolyn Rock


Early summer is here and that means more programming from Whitefish Dunes State Park’s Carolyn Rock. The park is just a 3.5 mile hike down the beach from Glidden Lodge. Sound enticing? We think so too!

Thursday July 31
Get Outdoors!
Join the Park Ranger to discover the many activities you can do at the park. Learn about the tools rangers use to protect the park and keep you safe. Meet at the amphitheater for this family friendly program.
2:00 p.m.

Friday August 1
All About Birds.
Come explore the world of birds. Discover their songs, what they eat, where to find them and much more. Drop by the amphitheater for this family friendly program.
1:00-2:00 p.m.
Friday August 8
Forgotten Fossils.
Come explore the rocky shoreline for signs of life from long ago.  Discover what life was like, the environment it lived in and the cool critters.  Meet at the amphitheater for this family friendly program.
10:00 a.m.
Saturday August 16
Candlelight Walk.
Join the Friends of Whitefish Dunes for a night of candlelight fun. Enjoy a hike along the shoreline and through the forested dunes. Refreshments available at the shelter building and great sales on Friends merchandise in the nature center.
7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Saturday August 23
Mushroom Foray.
Discover the variety of mushrooms that grow within the park. Join Charlotte Lukes to explore the major mushrooms groups. Learn how to field identify of mushrooms to their family groups. This program is for the serious and beginning mushroom enthusiast. Beginning in the nature center auditorium, follow Charlotte on a hike of discovery. Dress for the weather for this two hour program.
9:00-11:00 a.m.

Come enjoy our gorgeous beach in early summer!
Phone: 920-746-3900 or 1-866-454-3336. Or email us at
You’ll be happy you did!

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