Waukesha County

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Make the most of winter in the parks!

Come explore the winding trails and quiet woods of the Waukesha County Parks by candlelight on a self-guided hike. 
Join us for one or more fun nights in February with your friends and family!

Thursday, February 10, 2022 - Fox River Park

Fox River Park
W264S4500 River Rd., Waukesha at the Family Picnic Area near Entrance
6 - 8:30 p.m.

Free self-guided hike by candlelight through the woods and fields of the park!
Park admission fee or annual sticker required for entry, no registration necessary.

The Gift of Wings Grill will be selling hamburgers, hot dogs, brats, coffee, hot cocoa, and snacks (while supplies last) at the campfire! 
Well-behaved dogs on a 6 ft. leash are welcome. 

Thursday, February 17, 2022 - Retzer Nature Center

Retzer Nature Center and Horwitz-DeRemer Planetarium
- Presented by the Friends of Retzer Nature Center & the Friends of the Horwitz-DeRemer Planetarium
S14W28167 Madison St., Waukesha at the Environmental Learning Center
6 - 8:30 p.m.

$5.00/person - Registration required by February 15
*Free for Ages 2 & Under, Friends of Retzer Nature Center Members and Friends of Horwitz-DeRemer Planetarium Members.

Self-guided hike by candlelight. (Snowshoes will be available if conditions allow.) 
Mama D’s Coffee will be selling warm beverages and sweet treats in the Community Room.
PLUS, lots of family fun throughout the night!
• Kid’s activities in the Community Room & Planetarium Shows
• Owls of Wisconsin Presentation for Adults (Limited capacity)
• Guided Children’s Night Hike (Limited capacity)
Sorry, NO DOGS are allowed at Retzer Nature Center.

Click here to register.

Thursday, February 24, 2022 - Fox Brook Park

Fox Brook Park
2925 N. Barker Rd., Brookfield at the Beach House
6 - 8:30 p.m.

Free self-guided hike by candlelight around the pond!
Park admission fee or annual sticker required for entry, no registration necessary.

The Gift of Wings Grill will be selling hamburgers, hot dogs, brats, coffee, hot cocoa, and snacks (while supplies last) at the campfire! 
Well-behaved dogs on a 6 ft. leash are welcome. 

All the self-guided hikes are approximately 1 mile in length. Trails are mostly paved and will be cleared of snow as conditions allow. Please note that some areas may have snow packed down. Be sure to dress for weather conditions. If severe weather is forecasted, the website will be updated and registered participants will be notified by email if canceled.

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