Door County’s Favorite Naturalist: Carolyn Rock announces late winter events at Whitefish Dunes

Door County's favorite naturalist Carolyn Rock and a Door County beach in winter

Door County’s Whitefish Dunes State Park’s Carolyn Rock has published the February and March events page and we at Glidden Lodge are eager to share it! The park is just a 3.5 mile hike from our beachfront resort and we think this is a great way to get some fresh air during our late winter months. Ready for an outdoor adventure? Here goes:

Whitefish Dunes State Park Naturalist Events

Saturday, February 21
Discover Snowshoeing.
Learn to “float on snow” and be active this winter. Follow the naturalist on a fun exploration hike. Bring your own snowshoe or borrow from the park’s limited supply. Instructions provided. Dress for the weather.
Meet at the Nature Center. 9 a.m.

Winter Hike.
Get out and explore nature on snowshoes. Hike in search of animal tracks and other clues to uncover the secret lives of animals at the park and in your yard. Bring your own snowshoe or borrow from the park’s limited supply. Instructions provided. Dress for the weather.
Meet at the Nature Center. 1 p.m.

Saturday, February 28
Discover Snowshoeing.
Learn to “float on snow” and be active this winter. Follow the naturalist on a fun exploration hike. Bring your own snowshoe or borrow from the park’s limited supply. Instructions provided. Dress for the weather.
Meet at the Nature Center. 9 a.m.

Winter Crafts: Bark Pendent.
Take a closer look at bark. Learn to identify different trees, understand how bark grows and discover cool tree facts. Create a pendent to take home. Dress for the weather a portion of the program will be outdoors.
Meet at the Nature Center.  1 p.m.

Sunday, March 1
Dunes in Winter.
Snowshoe into the forested dunes to explore dinosaurs, flying porcupines, and ancient history. This hike is short in distance but is vertically challenging. Limited snowshoes available for participants. Join the naturalist for this special treat to hike within the dunes. Snowshoes/winter boots and walking sticks are recommended.
Begins at the Nature Center. 1:30 p.m.

Saturday. March 7
Discover Snowshoeing.
Learn to “float on snow” and be active this winter. Follow the naturalist on a fun exploration hike. Bring your own snowshoe or borrow from the park’s limited supply. Instructions provided. Dress for the weather.
Meet at the Nature Center. 9 a.m.

Winter Hike. Get out and explore nature on snowshoes. Hike in search of animal tracks and other clues to uncover the secret lives of animals at the park and in your yard. Bring your own snowshoe or borrow from the park’s limited supply. Instructions provided. Dress for the weather.
Meet at the Nature Center. 1 p.m.

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Door County’s Favorite Naturalist: Carolyn Rock announces January’s events at Whitefish Dunes

Door County's favorite naturalist Carolyn Rock and a Door County beach in winter

Door County’s Whitefish Dunes State Park’s Carolyn Rock has just announced her schedule of January 2015 events and we at Glidden Lodge are eager to share them! The park is just a 3.5 mile hike from our beachfront resort and we think this is a great way to get some fresh air during our winter months. Ready for an outdoor adventure? Here goes:

Thursday, January 1
First Day Hike
Winter Detectives. Hike in search of animal tracks and other clues to uncover the secret lives of animals at the park and in your yard. Join the naturalist for a short hike then warm with hot beverage.
Meet at the Nature Center
9:00 a.m.

First Day Hike
Winter Wears. Get out and celebrate the New Year with a special hike and program. Join the naturalist for a short hike then warm by the shelter building fire with hot beverage.
Meet at the Nature Center.
2:00 p.m.

Saturday, January 3
Discover Snowshoeing
Learn to “float on snow” and be active this winter. Follow the naturalist on a fun exploration hike. Bring your own snowshoe or borrow from the park’s limited supply. Instructions provided. Dress for the weather. Meet at the Nature Center. 9:00 a.m.
Winter Hike. Get out and explore nature on snowshoes. Hike in search of animal tracks and other clues to uncover the secret lives of animals at the park and in your yard. Bring your own snowshoe or borrow from the park’s limited supply. Instructions provided. Dress for the weather.
Meet at the Nature Center.
1:00 p.m.

Saturday, January 10
Discover Snowshoeing.
Learn to “float on snow” and be active this winter. Follow the naturalist on a fun exploration hike. Bring your own snowshoe or borrow from the park’s limited supply. Instructions provided. Dress for the weather.
Meet at the Nature Center.
9:00 a.m.

What Nature wears in Winter?
We put on layers to keep us warm and safe thought winter but what does Mother Nature put on? Find out on this interactive hike to explore the winterizing of nature. Bring your own snowshoe or borrow from the park’s limited supply. Instructions provided. Dress for the weather.
Meet at the Nature Center.
2:00 p.m.

Sunday, January 11
Winter Hike.
Get out and explore nature on snowshoes. Hike in search of animal tracks and other clues to uncover the secret lives of animals at the park and in your yard. Bring your own snowshoe or borrow from the park’s limited supply. Instructions provided. Dress for the weather.
Meet at the Nature Center.
1:00 p.m.

Saturday, January 17
Discover Snowshoeing.
Learn to “float on snow” and be active this winter. Follow the naturalist on a fun exploration hike. Bring your own snowshoe or borrow from the park’s limited supply. Instructions provided. Dress for the weather.
Meet at the Nature Center.
9:00 a.m.

Dunes in Winter.
Snowshoe into the forested dunes to explore dinosaurs, flying porcupines, and ancient history. This hike is short in distance but is vertically challenging. Limited snowshoes available for participants. Join the naturalist for this special treat to hike within the dunes. Snowshoes/winter boots and walking sticks are recommended.
Begins at the Nature Center.
1:30 p.m.

Sunday, January 18
Quiet Side Bird Exploration.
Join amateur birders Bill and Sarah Krouse for a morning of winter lakeshore birding. Begin at Whitefish Dunes to learn the basics of winter bird watching (with refreshments) then carpool to various hot birding spots (Cave Point, Jacksonport, Baileys Harbor…). The group will travel northward before returning to the park. Depending on current birding information, travels may take the group to different sites than listed. Dress warmly, bring water and snack. Trip may include a stop for lunch if birding provides to be extremely successful.
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Saturday, January 24
Discover Snowshoeing.
Learn to “float on snow” and be active this winter. Follow the naturalist on a fun exploration hike. Bring your own snowshoe or borrow from the park’s limited supply. Instructions provided. Dress for the weather.
Meet at the Nature Center.
9:00 a.m.

Winter Crafts: Bird Feeders.
Bring those birds racing to your backyard! Explore the differences between bird feeders and seed types. Make a simple bird feeder.
Drop by the Nature Center Auditorium.
1:00-3:00 p.m.

Sunday, January 25
Winter Hike.
Get out and explore nature on snowshoes. Hike in search of animal tracks and other clues to uncover the secret lives of animals at the park and in your yard. Bring your own snowshoe or borrow from the park’s limited supply. Instructions provided. Dress for the weather.
Meet at the Nature Center.
1:00 p.m.

Saturday, January 31
Discover Snowshoeing.
Learn to “float on snow” and be active this winter. Follow the naturalist on a fun exploration hike. Bring your own snowshoe or borrow from the park’s limited supply. Instructions provided. Dress for the weather.
Meet at the Nature Center.
1:00 p.m.

Winter Candlelight Event.
Join the Friends of Whitefish Dunes for a night of candlelight fun. Ski, hike or snowshoe candle-lite trails at the park. Ski among the forested dunes for 1.5 miles. Hike or snowshoe a 1.5 mile loop. Warm up in the shelter building with hot beverage and fresh popcorn. Visit the nature center for delicious baked goods, new exhibits or purchase a book. Limited number of snowshoes will be available (first-come-first serve basis). Free Event but a state vehicle sticker is required. Purchase your 2015 annual sticker which is good for all state parks, forests and recreation areas within Wisconsin.
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

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Happy Thanksgiving from our Door County Beach!

Visit our Door County Beach

On these busy days before Thanksgiving, we want to say “thank you” to all our guests who have paid us a visit at our Lake Michigan beach. Thanks for making Glidden Lodge one of Door County’s favorite destinations year after year.

Please keep in that we would love to share our Door County beach with you this winter when Door County is still breathtakingly beautiful and our room rates are too! Get in the mood for a winter visit by checking out our Door County Beach in Winter eBook.

And if you’re still looking for a last minute Thanksgiving getaway, contact us. We have a few options remaining.

Enjoy our gorgeous beach this winter!
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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News from our favorite naturalist: Whitefish Dunes State Park’s Carolyn Rock

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Whitefish Dunes State Park’s Carolyn Rock has just announced her schedule of winter events and we at Glidden Lodge are so very excited!The park is just a 3.5 mile hike from our beachfront resort and we think this is a great way to get some fresh air during our winter months. Ready for a hike?

Here goes:

Saturday, September 6
Mushroom Foray.
Discover the variety of mushrooms that grow within the park. Join Charlotte Lukes to explore the major mushrooms groups. Learn how to field identify of mushrooms to their family groups. This program is for the serious and beginning mushroom enthusiast. Beginning in the nature center auditorium, follow Charlotte on a hike of discovery. Dress for the weather for this two hour program/hike.
9:00-11:00 a.m.

Saturday, December 6
Winter Crafts: Bird Feeders.
Bring those birds racing to your backyard! Explore the differences between bird feeders and seed types. Make a simple bird feeder.
Drop by the Nature Center Auditorium. 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Hooting for Owls.
We’re lucky to have two owl species nesting at the park. Discover how their unique adaptations help them survive before we take a short hike in search of them. Dress for the weather.
Meet at the Nature Center. 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 13
Winter Crafts: Bark Pendent.
Take a closer look at bark. Learn to identify different trees, understand how bark grows and discover cool tree facts. Create a pendent to take home. Dress for the weather a portion of the program will be outdoors.
Meet at the Nature Center. 10:00 a.m.

What does Nature wear in Winter?
We put on layers to keep us warm and safe thought winter but what does Mother Nature put on? Find out on this interactive hike to explore the winterizing of nature.
Meet at the Nature Center. 2:00 p.m.

Thursday, January 1
First Day Hike – Winter Detectives.
Hike in search of animal tracks and other clues to uncover the secret lives of animals at the park and in your yard. Join the naturalist for a short hike then warm with hot beverage.
Meet at the Nature Center. 9:00 a.m.

First Day Hike – Winter Wears.
Get out and celebrate the New Year with a special hike and program. Join the naturalist for a short hike then warm by the shelter building fire with hot beverage.
Meet at the Nature Center. 2:00 p.m.

Saturday, January 3
Discover Snowshoeing.
Learn to “float on snow” and be active this winter. Follow the naturalist on a fun exploration hike. Bring your own snowshoe or borrow from the park’s limited supply. Instructions provided. Dress for the weather.
Meet at the Nature Center. 9:00 a.m.

Winter Hike.
Get out and explore nature on snowshoes. Hike in search of animal tracks and other clues to uncover the secret lives of animals at the park and in your yard. Bring your own snowshoe or borrow from the park’s limited supply. Instructions provided. Dress for the weather.
Meet at the Nature Center. 1:00 p.m.

Saturday, January 10
Discover Snowshoeing.
Learn to “float on snow” and be active this winter. Follow the naturalist on a fun exploration hike. Bring your own snowshoe or borrow from the park’s limited supply. Instructions provided. Dress for the weather.
Meet at the Nature Center. 9:00 a.m.

What does Nature wear in Winter?
We put on layers to keep us warm and safe thought winter but what does Mother Nature put on? Find out on this interactive hike to explore the winterizing of nature. Bring your own snowshoe or borrow from the park’s limited supply. Instructions provided. Dress for the weather.
Meet at the Nature Center. 2:00 p.m.

Sunday, January 11
Winter Hike.
Get out and explore nature on snowshoes. Hike in search of animal tracks and other clues to uncover the secret lives of animals at the park and in your yard. Bring your own snowshoe or borrow from the park’s limited supply. Instructions provided. Dress for the weather.
Meet at the Nature Center. 1:00 p.m.

Saturday, January 17
Discover Snowshoeing.
Learn to “float on snow” and be active this winter. Follow the naturalist on a fun exploration hike. Bring your own snowshoe or borrow from the park’s limited supply. Instructions provided. Dress for the weather.
Meet at the Nature Center. 9:00 a.m.

Dunes in Winter.
Snowshoe into the forested dunes to explore dinosaurs, flying porcupines, and ancient history. This hike is short in distance but is vertically challenging. Limited snowshoes available for participants. Join the naturalist for this special treat to hike within the dunes. Snowshoes/winter boots and walking sticks are recommended.
Begins at the Nature Center. 1:30 p.m.

Saturday, January 24
Discover Snowshoeing.
Learn to “float on snow” and be active this winter. Follow the naturalist on a fun exploration hike. Bring your own snowshoe or borrow from the park’s limited supply. Instructions provided. Dress for the weather.
Meet at the Nature Center. 9:00 a.m.

Winter Crafts: Bird Feeders.
Bring those birds racing to your backyard! Explore the differences between bird feeders and seed types. Make a simple bird feeder.
Drop by the Nature Center Auditorium. 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Sunday, January 25
Winter Hike.
Get out and explore nature on snowshoes. Hike in search of animal tracks and other clues to uncover the secret lives of animals at the park and in your yard. Bring your own snowshoe or borrow from the park’s limited supply. Instructions provided. Dress for the weather.
Meet at the Nature Center. 1:00 p.m.

Saturday, January 31
Discover Snowshoeing.
Learn to “float on snow” and be active this winter. Follow the naturalist on a fun exploration hike. Bring your own snowshoe or borrow from the park’s limited supply. Instructions provided. Dress for the weather.
Meet at the Nature Center. 1:00 p.m.

Winter Candlelight Event.
Join the Friends of Whitefish Dunes for a night of candlelight fun. Ski, hike or snowshoe candle-lite trails at the park. Ski among the forested dunes for 1.5 miles. Hike or snowshoe a 1.5 mile loop. Warm up in the shelter building with hot beverage and fresh popcorn. Visit the nature center for delicious baked goods, new exhibits or purchase a book. Limited number of snowshoes will be available (first-come-first serve basis). Free Event but a state vehicle sticker is required. Purchase your 2015 annual sticker which is good for all state parks, forests and recreation areas within Wisconsin.
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, February 7
Discover Snowshoeing.
Learn to “float on snow” and be active this winter. Follow the naturalist on a fun exploration hike. Bring your own snowshoe or borrow from the park’s limited supply. Instructions provided. Dress for the weather.
Meet at the Nature Center. 9:00 a.m.

Winter Hike.
Get out and explore nature on snowshoes. Hike in search of animal tracks and other clues to uncover the secret lives of animals at the park and in your yard. Bring your own snowshoe or borrow from the park’s limited supply. Instructions provided. Dress for the weather.
Meet at the Nature Center. 1:00 p.m.

Saturday, February 14
Discover Snowshoeing.
Learn to “float on snow” and be active this winter. Follow the naturalist on a fun exploration hike. Bring your own snowshoe or borrow from the park’s limited supply. Instructions provided. Dress for the weather.
Meet at the Nature Center. 9:00 a.m.

Dunes in Winter.
Snowshoe into the forested dunes to explore dinosaurs, flying porcupines, and ancient history. This hike is short in distance but is vertically challenging. Limited snowshoes available for participants. Join the naturalist for this special treat to hike within the dunes. Snowshoes/winter boots and walking sticks are recommended.
Begins at the Nature Center. 1:30 p.m.

Sunday, February 15
Discover Snowshoeing.
Drop by to learn to “float on snow” and be active this winter. Follow the naturalist on a fun exploration hike. Bring your own snowshoe or borrow from the park’s limited supply. Instructions provided. Dress for the weather.
Meet at the Nature Center. 1:00 p.m.

Saturday, February 21
Discover Snowshoeing.
Learn to “float on snow” and be active this winter. Follow the naturalist on a fun exploration hike. Bring your own snowshoe or borrow from the park’s limited supply. Instructions provided. Dress for the weather.
Meet at the Nature Center. 9:00 a.m.

Winter Hike.
Get out and explore nature on snowshoes. Hike in search of animal tracks and other clues to uncover the secret lives of animals at the park and in your yard. Bring your own snowshoe or borrow from the park’s limited supply. Instructions provided. Dress for the weather.
Meet at the Nature Center. 1:00 p.m.

Saturday, February 28
Discover Snowshoeing.
Learn to “float on snow” and be active this winter. Follow the naturalist on a fun exploration hike. Bring your own snowshoe or borrow from the park’s limited supply. Instructions provided. Dress for the weather.
Meet at the Nature Center. 9:00 a.m.

Winter Crafts: Bark Pendent.
Take a closer look at bark. Learn to identify different trees, understand how bark grows and discover cool tree facts. Create a pendent to take home. Dress for the weather a portion of the program will be outdoors.
Meet at the Nature Center.  10:00 a.m.

Sunday, March 1
Dunes in Winter.
Snowshoe into the forested dunes to explore dinosaurs, flying porcupines, and ancient history. This hike is short in distance but is vertically challenging. Limited snowshoes available for participants. Join the naturalist for this special treat to hike within the dunes. Snowshoes/winter boots and walking sticks are recommended.
Begins at the Nature Center. 1:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 7
Discover Snowshoeing.
Learn to “float on snow” and be active this winter. Follow the naturalist on a fun exploration hike. Bring your own snowshoe or borrow from the park’s limited supply. Instructions provided. Dress for the weather.
Meet at the Nature Center. 9:00 a.m.

Winter Hike.
Get out and explore nature on snowshoes. Hike in search of animal tracks and other clues to uncover the secret lives of animals at the park and in your yard. Bring your own snowshoe or borrow from the park’s limited supply. Instructions provided. Dress for the weather.
Meet at the Nature Center. 1:00 p.m.

Come enjoy our gorgeous beach this winter!
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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From Glidden Lodge Beach Resort: Let our beach change your life

We at Glidden Lodge Beach Resort understand why people fall in love with beaches. Beaches are at once beautiful and majestic. Walking on a beach can refresh one’s soul, heal one’s heart and inspire playfulness despite one’s age.

Our resort is located on a majestic beach and we want to share it with you.

Every suite at Glidden Lodge Beach Resort faces our Lake Michigan beachfront. That means maximum inspiration any time of year. Check out our luxury suites and contact us today. It’s time you discover our majestic beach.

Contact us for a beachfront getaway.
Phone: 920-746-3900 or 1-866-454-3336. Or email us at frontdesk@gliddenlodge.com.

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Life can be stressful: Come stay at our Lake Michigan beach

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“Looking out over the lake, I felt enveloped in the most peaceful, loving utopia.”
Laurie Kahn

As the Door County landscape begins to lean into fall, the waters of our Lake Michigan beach seem to take on an urgency. The roilng whitecaps. The cold dark hues of the surf. The migration of birds, flying low over the water, sites set on warmer climes. There is a comforting rhythm to life at our four-season beach and we want to share it with you.

Isn’t it time you “felt enveloped in the most peaceful, loving utopia?”

Our Lake Michigan Beach awaits you.

Check out our four-season beach for yourself. Download our eBooks here.

Then contact us for a beachfront getaway.
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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