Butterflies and Lemonade in the Prairie
Jul
29
7:00 pm19:00

Butterflies and Lemonade in the Prairie

Meet Amy Head and Friends at the north prairie kiosk for a brief talk about monarch butterflies: their life cycle, nutritional needs, migration habits and how humans can help them to thrive. Lemonade provided and supplies for an art project.

Aug
26
7:00 pm19:00

Archaeology in the New Glarus Area

Have you ever wondered who roamed the New Glarus Woods area before the Swiss settlers moved here and New Glarus was established? Come and listen to archaeologists Julia Meyers and Gregg Jamison talk about the prehistory of this area. After the presentation, Meyers and Jamison will show a few prehistoric artifacts.  Pottery-making project and flint-knapping demonstration.

 

State Park sticker required.

Sep
16
6:30 pm18:30

Spirits of the Night

  • New Glarus Woods State Park

Don't miss this fun and informative performance! The evening's entertainment will feature a zany cast of characters who live at the New Glarus Woods State Park.


Jul
15
4:30 pm16:30

Furbearers of Wisconsin

All furbearers are mammals, but not all mammals are furbearers.  Come learn about the habits and habitats of WIsconsin's 19 furbearers species, from fishers to muskrats. Presentation by Jamie Nack, Certified Wildlife Biologist.  There will be plenty of pelts, skulls and tracks to touch and explore, plus reading and art activities sponsored by the Green County Libraries.

Story time and other activities, 4:30-5:30

Bring your own picnic and eat before the speaker at 6:00

State Park sticker required.

Jun
3
Jun 4

Park Free Weekend

  • New Glarus Woods State Park

No state park sticker required this weekend! Come enjoy the park for free!

Feb
11
6:00 pm18:00

Cabin Fever Event

  • New Glarus Woods State Park

Make some tracks in the moonlight!

Snowshoe, hike, or cross country ski the New Glarus Woods State Park
Then enjoy a campfire, s'mores and hot chocolate!

Oct
8
6:00 pm18:00

Bonfire at the Woods

Come join us for a big campfire near the park shelter!

Candlelight night hike, s’mores, musicians around the fire

Oct
1
7:00 pm19:00

Universe in the Park

Lecture by the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Astronomy Department and opportunity for visitors to observe the night sky with telescopes. Check in at the ranger station for location and parking info. 

Sep
10
6:30 pm18:30

Spirits of the Night

Don’t miss this spirited performance, one of the favorite events for park visitors! Local actors play the roles of various animals who live in the Park. These creatures tell their stories; where they live, their favorite foods, what they do in the night, and their best jokes. There’s no need to be afraid of the dark! We’ll have a bonfire and lanterns. Performance will be at the playground.

Hot dogs, beverages available

Aug
27
6:00 pm18:00

Coyote & Fox Lecture

David Drake, Extension Wildlife Specialist/Professor
Dept. of Forest and Wildlife Ecology
UW-Madison

Slide presentation will take place in the park shelter

Mini-art project: make an origami fox

Jul
30
4:00 pm16:00

Prairie Picnic

Come join us for a picnic in our beautiful north prairie!

Carry your picnic along the Bison Trail and lay out your blanket near the bison sculpture. 

Marcie Hess will give an informal talk about prairie plants and prairie management at 4:30.

Short guided group walks to identify various prairie plants

Build a blue bird box for the prairie

Mini-art projects: draw a prairie plant or paint a picture of the bison or a butterfly

Lemonade provided  

Jul
16
7:30 pm19:30

Bat Lecture with Jennifer Redell, Conservation Biologist, WI Bat Program

Did you know that bat species make up nearly one quarter of the planet's mammal diversity? These superheroes of the night sky are responsible for worldwide pest control, seed dispersal, and pollination among other benefits. However the hibernating bats of N. America are rapidly disappearing from a fungal disease, white-nose syndrome (WNS), which has caused the most precipitous die-off in N. American wildlife in recorded history. Jennifer Redell, WDNR bat biologist, will teach about the importance of these amazing animals, unearth the mysteries of Wisconsin's bats, explain how WNS affects them and share what the WDNR Bat Program is doing in response. Jennifer will be accompanied by live bat ambassadors!

Hope to see you in the park shelter!

Jun
4
6:00 am06:00

Free Fun Weekend – No Entry Fees to WI State Parks All Weekend! – Plus Special FONGWSP Activities from 3PM to 6PM!

Free Fun Saturday at New Glarus Woods State Park
Saturday, June 4

Come to the New Glarus Woods State Park for the day. Hike the woods or prairies, bring a picnic, play at the playground, and help us welcome summer!

Enjoy Special Activities
3:00pm – 6:00pm
Park Shelter

  • Camping 101 — featuring the naughty raccoon
  • Pitch-a-tent activity
  • Build-a-campfire activity
  • Make a chlorophyll print (hammering plant materials on paper) 

Park entry is free Saturday, June 4.