Our Event Calendar
There’s always something to do in Green Lake! Whether you’re looking for a scenic bike trail or kayak launching point, these helpful maps highlight Green Lake’s favorite natural areas and the roads that will take you there!
Discover the splendors of Green Lake in the winter with a moonlight walk with the Green Team on Saturday, February 16 from 6:30-8:30 PM. Candles illuminate the way as participants make their way across the ice to Sugar Island.
Following a short hike, participants can warm up and chat with friends and neighbors in front of a roaring bonfire, while sipping hot chocolate. Hot chocolate will be provided by the Green Team, but please be sure to bring along your own cup or thermos. Make the experience complete by bringing along your own sandwiches, s’ mores, or hot dogs to cook over the fire.
A nearly full moon and a candlelit trail will provide light, but participants might want to bring a flashlight for additional light while walking. Please note that the walk to and from Sugar Island is about half a mile. Have snowshoes? Want to bring a sled for children? Bring them along!
Stay up to date on these event details by checking out the Events Calendar of the Green Lake Association at www.greenlakeassociation.com.
GEAR TO BRING
Bring a cup or thermos for hot chocolate, and a flashlight for hiking. Feel free to bring snowshoes, though they are not required. Sleds are also welcome.
Parking will be at Sunset County Park along CTH A in Green Lake, located next to the Green Lake Sailing School. From there, cross CTH A onto the frozen Silver Creek Inlet and follow the candlelit luminaries that form a walking path. Volunteers will also be there to help guide participants. The walk is conducted at each individual’s leisure.
This event is weather dependent. In the event that conditions are unsuitable for the event, the event will be rescheduled. Please visit our Event Calendar for the latest updates.
Golden Sands RC&D Council, Inc. and Wisconsin Farmers Union are presenting educational workshops for farmers. Topics include grazing and profitability, business management, EQIP and other cost-sharing opportunities.
This program is intended for farmers interested in planning and preparing for the future of their business in the context of current challenging economic conditions.
This program is partially funded by the UW-Center for Dairy Profitability and the UW-Extension FARM Team.
Tap into Sweetness: Maple Syrup Tour
March TBD (dates are weather dependent, approximately mid-March to early April, 10:00 – 11:30 AM)
As temperatures begin to warm, maple sap starts flowing! Experience the process of making maple syrup in the woods with the Green Team. Led by the Roeper Family, this annual process includes tapping Sugar Maple trees for sap collection, then boiling the sap into syrup right in the middle of the woods. Taste test dark and light maple syrups and other maple syrup treats!
This is a popular event that fills up quickly. The event is free, but space is limited and reservations are required. Reserve your spot by calling the Green Lake Association Office M-F, 9 AM-5 PM at (920) 294-6480.
GEAR TO BRING
Participants should wear boots suited for mud or snow and crossing a small stream. The weather can vary in March, so be sure to dress warmly and bring plenty of layers.
As temperatures begin to warm, maple sap starts flowing! Experience the process of making maple syrup with the Green Team. Led by the Roeper Family, this annual process includes tapping Sugar Maple trees for sap collection, then boiling the sap into syrup.
Visitors can stop by anytime between 10:30-3
There will be two guided tours. One around 11:00 and the other at 2:00.
The boiling will take place next to the house W907 Scott Hill Road. Very accessible to anyone with mobility issues. Even if visitors choose to forgo the hike in the woods, there will still be plenty to see. If for some reason the event has to be canceled due to bad weather unfortunately there will be no rain date.
PARKING: No parking on the lawn. There should be plenty of parking along the edge of the driveway and on the blacktop.
GEAR TO BRING: Participants should wear boots suited for mud or snow and crossing a small stream. Be sure to dress warmly as weather can vary this time of year!
Celebrate Earth Day a couple days early by joining the Green Team as they improve natural areas for our communities to enjoy. This year, the team is pulling invasive buckthorn plants at the Tichora Conservancy (previously Camp Grow).
WHAT TO DO: The work will involve pulling small buckthorn seedlings from areas where larger buckthorn was removed last fall.
WHERE TO GO: Meet at Tichora Conservancy (Camp Grow) (east end of Oakwood Beach Road) at 9:00 AM. Drive in until you see other cars — probably just past the old dining hall. Coffee, drinks and snacks will be provided.
WHAT TO WEAR: Rubber boots or old shoes you don’t mind getting dirty. You should also plan to wear work gloves or gardening gloves. Be sure to dress for the weather.
Start your day early with the Green Team and discover the sights and sounds of Green Lake’s birds. Birder Tom Schultz will share bird watching tips, and the group will look for resident and migrant species that utilize these woods and stream side habitats. Participants will walk the trails through this 40+ acre Conservancy Partnership property located along the Silver Creek Inlet and several dug channels.
Note: This event is part of the Green Lake Bird Festival, with additional festival activities taking place at Town Square immediately after this bird hike.
GEAR TO BRING
Be sure to bring your binoculars for better views and bird guides for reference.
Participants can park in the parking lot off of Lakeview Drive (south of Sunnyside Road). Please contact Tom Schultz for more information at (920) 960-1796.
Stream Bugs and Monitoring at Dakin Creek
Ever wonder what classifies a stream as healthy or unhealthy? Or what impact our streams have on larger bodies of water like Big Green Lake? Join the Green Team on this stream tour and use your detective skills to discover the answers for yourself through a hands-on exploration fit for all ages!
Learn about stream health through a sampling session with Tom Wagner on Dakin Creek. This tour will include an exploration of the creepy crawly critters that live in streams and tell us a thing or two about stream health.
GEAR TO BRING:
Participants should wear hip waders or knee-high boots if planning to go in stream. Otherwise, wear sturdy hiking shoes.
Participants should park on Maug Road, near the intersection of Skunk Hollow Road, on the east side of Green Lake.
Paddle and Hike at Tichora
Saturday, June 9, 8:30-10:30 AM
Acquired in 2018 by the Green Lake Conservancy, this 40 acre parcel of undeveloped land was formerly operated as Camp Grow. Located along Green Lake’s unspoiled south shore in Dickinson Bay, it also borders Spring Lake to create a riparian habitat for a large diversity of wildlife. An exceptionally scenic property with sandstone cliffs, shallow caves and towering trees, Tichora features hiking and other allowable uses under the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Grant program.
This leisurely tour is good for all skill leveled paddlers and hikers. Go your own pace, race your friends and meet other Green Lake nature enthusiasts on this tour of Tichora.
GEAR TO BRING:
Bring your kayaks/canoes, equipment, life vests, drinks, and good walking shoes.
PARKING AND LAUNCH SITE:
The event will start and end at Spring Valley County Park located at the east end of Spring Lake. To get to the launch site turn north from CO K onto Lakeview RD. Once on Lakeview Rd in a short distance you will turn left at the Spring Valley Park sign onto Spring Lake Rd. The park and launch site are located at the end of Spring Lake Rd.
This event is weather dependent. In the event that conditions are unsuitable for the event, the event will be rescheduled. Please check back for the latest updates.
Mitchell Glen Tour (Two tour times available)
Saturday, June 29, 8:00-10:00 AM or 10:00-12:00 PM
Explore Mitchell Glen for the first time or revisit this popular Green Lake Conservancy Partnership Property with the Green Team. Local biologist and educator, Tom Eddy, will lead participants down to the glen that features 12.2 acres of maple-basswood climax forest, unique geological formations, outstanding biodiversity, and spring-fed waters flowing into Green Lake.
This tour includes walking about 80 steep, steps into and out of the ravine. Space is very limited and reservations are required by calling the Green Lake Sanitary District at (920) 295-4488. Please call if you need to cancel to make room for others to attend. Participants will enjoy a short bus ride to Mitchell’s Glen. Meeting info will be given upon reservation.