By Kent Berkley
Peninsula State Park will host a series of events during the holidays for those craving outdoor time. On Wednesday, December 27th there will be a snowshoe adventure that departs from the Nature Center and ends at the Black Ash Swamp. On Friday the 29th, visitors are invited to attend a twilight campfire followed by star stories and star gazing. Visitors are invited to celebrate the New Year by participating in First Day Hike, a national event that showcases state parks and fosters healthy outdoor lifestyles. Steve Strucely, Business Manager of Friends of Peninsula State Park, says the First Day Hike will offer several exits along the trail in order to accommodate the needs of persons and families that want to go longer or shorter distances.
Those wanting to participate in the snowshoe hike should bring their own snowshoes. Participants in the First Day Hike should arrive at Weborg Shelter by 10:00 and are encouraged to bring water, field guides, and binoculars.