Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, Green Bay

Helpful Tips for Your Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary Visit

Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary is the perfect place to visit especially with younger children. If you’ve ever paid full admission to the zoo only to discover your children aren’t even remotely interested in looking at the animals, you might have regretted the whole adventure. Not to fear, a visit to...
Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, Green Bay

Feeding the Ducks

I remember feeding the ducks old bread as a kid. Nowadays thats kind of frowned upon. Many local parks have had issues with geese and have strict regulations not to feed the geese. So, where can you feed the ducks? Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary in Green Bay is the...

A Day at Heckrodt Nature Reserve

Have you ever been to Heckrodt Nature Reserve? This gem is right in town in Menasha and its FREE! The 76-acre urban nature reserve includes forested wetland, cattail marsh, open water, created prairie, open field, and upland forest habitats. We started our exploration in The Nature Center. Nature Center at Heckrodt...
Engaging with Nature

Engaging with Nature – Tips & Where to Explore

Being in nature creates a unique sense of wonder that indoor environments can’t compete with. There are a slew of benefits that exploring nature provides kids’ minds.  It can be noted that kids who play outside have sparked creativity and enhanced problem solving, increased stamina, practice mindfulness and are...
Camping

Reader Recommended Wisconsin Campgrounds

Have you braved the northwoods and gone camping? I've gone camping since I was young with my family and now we continue the tradition with our family. Getting up early, grilling out, watching the stars on the beach, s'mores... we can't wait! Check out these recommendations from our readers....
1000 Islands Environmental Center Kaukauna

1000 Islands Environmental Center, Kaukauna

1000 Islands Environmental Center, Kaukauna Snapshot Address:1000 Beaulieu Ct, Kaukauna, Wisconsin Bathrooms: yes  Admission: FREE More Info: www.1000islandsenvironmentalcenter.org Jodi’s Review Although this isn’t a playground, I thought I would include it in my Park Series reviews. My kids love going to 1000 Islands in Kaukauna. My boys are always sure to have some...
wisconsin waterfalls

Exploring Wisconsin Waterfalls

I love day trips. I also LOVE waterfalls and hiking. My kids do not enjoy road trips yet, especially ones where we are in the car for more than a few hours. Thankfully there are lots of great hiking and waterfall options within a two hour drive of Appleton....
Fox Valley Rocks

Fox Valley Rocks – Our Community Rocks!

A friend recently introduced me to a new trend in our area that involves rocks! Art meets ... scavenger hunt ... meets rock collecting. This fun treasure hunt is perfect for the whole family! Fox Valley Rocks! This simple idea sparks creativity and community and perhaps make someone someones...
geocaching

What is Geocaching? – Tips for Getting Started

What is geocaching? I am the type of person who gets tired of being indoors in the winter and try to find ways to get myself out of the house to enjoy the fresh air. Once I discovered geocaching, I am never at a...
Fish Spawning

Fish Spawning at C.D. “Buzz” Besadny Anadromous Fish Facility

Just a short drive away during the spring and fall months there is a great family adventure awaiting. In Kewaunee, about an hour away from the Fox Cities is the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources’ Besadny Anadromous Fisheries Facility (BAFF). Since 1996, fish spawning has been clearly visible from this...