News from our favorite naturalist: Whitefish Dunes State Park’s Carolyn Rock

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Early summer is here and that means more programming from Whitefish Dunes State Park’s Carolyn Rock. The park is just a 3.5 mile hike down the beach from Glidden Lodge. Sound enticing? We think so too!

Friday June 13
Spring along the Shore.
Take a stroll to discover ancient life and geologic history among blooming flowers.  Search the rocky shore for hidden treasures.  We will be walking on uneven ground.  Dress for the weather; meet at the nature center for this rough terrain walk.
10:00 a.m.

What about the Forest?
Take a walk into the recent harvested areas of the park to understand beech bark disease. Learn about the American beech tree and how to identify signs of BBD infection. Dress for the weather; meet at the nature center for this longer program.
2:00 p.m.

Saturday June 14
Finding Fossils.
Explore the rocks to discover stories of the past.  Meet at the amphitheater for this exploration.
10:00 a.m.

Walk on the Wildside.
Explore the changing forest and discover its treasures.  Meet at the amphitheater for this relaxing hike of discovery.
2:00 p.m.

Thursday June 19
Wandering of Wildflowers.
Discover the beauty within wildflowers. Learn their names, how to identify them and where to find these delicate beauties. Take a stroll with the naturalist. Dress for the weather and meet at the nature center.
2:00 p.m.

Friday June 20
Shoreline Stroll.
Explore the changing shoreline and discover treasures the waves have left behind.  Meet at the amphitheater for this relaxing hike of discovery.
10:00 a.m.

Buzzing About Bees.
Drop by the amphitheater to discover the amazing world of bees.  Learn how important bees are and make a bee to take home.
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Saturday June 21
Dune Discovery.
Explore how dunes are formed and create a dune yourself.  Meet at the amphitheater for this relaxing sandy hike.
10:00 a.m.

Flower Power.
Drop by the amphitheater for this petaled program full of color.  Explore flower parts and create a flower of your own design.
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Come enjoy our gorgeous beach in early summer!
Phone: 920-746-3900 or 1-866-454-3336. Or email us at frontdesk@gliddenlodge.com.
You’ll be happy you did!

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