• Richard Bong State Recreation Area
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Richard Bong State Recreation Area program: Waterfowl Watch

November 2, 2013

(262) 878-5600

Hours:

9 – 10 a.m.

Drop in to visit the naturalist at the Observation Platform to witness and identify a parade of migrant waterfowl as well as other birds. 

  • Pringle Nature Center
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Pringle Nature Center Event: Fall Fun Fest

September 20, 2014

(262) 857-8008

Hours:

11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Come celebrate fall at Pringle! There’ll be hayrides, kid’s crafts, food, green vendors and more! Free admission; prices vary with activity.

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Pringle Nature Center Event: Perseids Meteor Shower Viewing

August 10, 2014

(262) 857-8008

Hours:

9:30 – 11 p.m.

Come watch the night sky for the Perseids. There will be a short presentation before heading out to watch the show. $5 general public. Please RSVP by August 9.

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Pringle Nature Center Event: Guided Snowshoe Hike

December 28, 2013

(262) 857-8008

Hours:

1 p.m.

Join a naturalist on a guided walk through Bristol Woods. If there isn’t enough snow, the gathered group will just go on a hike. $5 general public. Please RSVP by December 28.

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Richard Bong State Recreation program: Crane Watch

October 19, 2013

(262) 878-5600

Hours:

5 - 6 p.m.

Drop in to visit Tom Lajiness to watch for cranes as they come in to roost for the evening in the wildlife refuge.  Meet at the Observation Platform. Vehicle admission sticker: $7 per day, Wisconsin residents / $10 non-residents. Annual sticker also available. 

  • Hawthorn Hollow Nature Sanctuary and Arboretum
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Pike River Benefit Concert Series

June 27, 2014, July 25, 2014, August 8, 2014

The Pike River Benefit Concert Series is Hawthorn Hollow’s annual summer fundraising event. Come enjoy an evening of live music at Hawthorn Hollow’s outdoor amphitheater nestled along the Pike River.

  • Prairie Springs Park and Lake Andrea
  • RecPlex
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RecPlex Family 5K Walk/Run

May 10, 2014 and July 19, 2014

Enjoy a 5K race along the shores of Lake Andrea. Registration cost includes a goodie bag along with an event t-shirt and post-race refreshments. Registration is open to men, women and children of all ages.

  • Prairie Springs Park and Lake Andrea
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Pleasant Prairie Mud Run

September 13, 2014

(262) 925-6742

Hours:

Events begin at 9 a.m.

The Pleasant Prairie Mud Run is a down and dirty 5K trail run with obstacles. Also featuring: Pleasant Prairie Lil Mudder and Pleasant Prairie Mud Run Jr.

  • Richard Bong State Recreation Area
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Richard Bong State Recreation Area program: Wolf Lake Trail Run/Walk

September 28, 2014

(262) 878-5600

Hours:

8:30 - 9:30 a.m.: Packet pick-up. The run/hike begins at 10 a.m.

Enjoy a beautiful 3.8-mile fall hike or run around Wolf Lake and benefit the park at the same time. All pre-registrants receive a long-sleeved t-shirt. There will be door prizes, music and refreshments. Great for families too!

  • Wolf Lake at Richard Bong State Recreation Area
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Summer Free Fishing Weekend

June 7, 2014 – June 8, 2014
(888) 936-7463

Free Fishing Weekend events provide great opportunities for people of all ages to give fishing a try. Fish anywhere in Wisconsin without a license or trout stamp on Free Fishing Weekend.