Wild Winter Nights Candlelight Hike
February 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Make the most of winter in the parks!
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!
The self-guided hikes are .5 – 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.
Thursday, February 2, 2023
Retzer Nature Center & the Horwitz-DeRemer Planetarium
6 – 8:30 pm
S14W28167 Madison St., Waukesha
Presented by the Friends of Retzer Nature Center and the Friends of the Horwitz-DeRemer Planetarium
$5.00/person* – Registration is required by Noon on Feb. 1
*Free for Ages 2 & Under, Friends of Retzer Nature Center Members, and Friends of the 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
• Kid’s activities in the Community Room
• Planetarium Shows- “Stargazers of Africa.”
– Planetarium tickets are included in the admission price will be handed out for each showtime at check-in on a first-come, first-served basis (showtimes at 6:30, 7:00, 7:30 and 8:00 p.m.).
• Nature at Night Presentation (Ages 10+ • Limited capacity)
• Fun Family Night Activities (All ages • Limited capacity)
• Sorry, NO DOGS are allowed at Retzer Nature Center
Please note: Inclement weather date: Thurs., Feb. 9. Watch for updates on www.waukeshacounty.gov/parkalerts
Thursday, February 16, 2023
Fox Brook Park
6 – 8:30 pm
2925 N. Barker Rd., Brookfield
No registration necessary – Annual Park Membership or Daily Park Permit required for entry
• Self-guided hike around the lake by candlelight from 6 – 8:30 pm
• The Gift of Wings Grill will be selling hamburgers, hot dogs, brats, coffee, hot cocoa, and snacks
• Campfire on the beach
• Well-behaved dogs on a 6 ft. leash are welcome
Please note: Inclement weather date: Thurs., Feb. 23. Watch for updates on www.waukeshacounty.gov/parkalerts