By Cynthia Germain
Peninsula State Park is one of the busiest parks in the state so it is no surprise that they received a Gold Seal award from the Friends of Wisconsin State Parks. The park boasts a number of recreational activities including camping, hiking, swimming and biking over the three seasons and has over 1 million visitors annually. Brian Markowski, Park Superintendent, is pleased the Peninsula State Park has been honored by the Friends of Wisconsin State Parks with the 2017 Gold Seal Award for Best State Park System Property for a Short Hike with Children. Markowski notes that contributors to the effort, including the Friends of Peninsula State Park,will be attending the annual awards banquet to be held on November 4th at Heritage Hill State Historical Park in Green Bay.
The Peninsula State Park also includes its partners, the Northern Sky Theater, Peninsula Golf Course and the Eagle Bluff Lighthouse, which offer additional recreational opportunities for visitors. Now that the fall colors fade, park staff will begin to prepare for winter and other outdoor activities such as snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling.