Off The Beaten Path: Exploring Wild Door County
September 29 - October 5
Spend an autumn week exploring Door County’s extraordinary natural beauty. You’ll visit and explore well-known places, including Toft Point and Newport State Park, along with some of Door County’s hidden treasures.
Paul will lead hikes in a variety of habitats, including hardwood and boreal forests, wetlands, beaches and along the Niagara Escarpment. You’ll learn about the plants and animals in these habitats and gain a new appreciation for the unique geology and natural history that makes Door County so interesting, diverse and beautiful. There will be easy to moderate hiking each day, up to about five miles. Some hikes include areas of uneven or difficult terrain, so good footwear is a must. Rain gear is also helpful, since most class time will be spent outdoors. A daypack, binoculars, camera, refillable water bottle, walking stick and field guides are also useful.
Paul Regnier is a professional naturalist and travel planner who lives and breathes Door County. His love for travel, birding, natural history and cultural history takes him to natural areas around the world and is the foundation of his livelihood. He owns and is lead naturalist for Door County Nature and Travel and Door County Tours, businesses that specialize in customized group travel, environmental education and natural areas consulting and management. Paul earned bachelor and master of science degrees in natural resources from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. He is past Chairperson of the Door County Visitor Bureau and was, for 15 years, the Director/Naturalist of the Ridges Sanctuary in Baileys Harbor, Wisconsin.
Car pooling is required for this class.
Paul will contact students prior to class.
Level: All Levels
Pricing (per person):
$1045 Dorm Room Package*
$1145 Two-Person Room Package*
$1705 Single-Person Room Package* (limited availability)
$615 Commuter Package** (limited availability)
*package includes tuition, lodging & 16 meals **package includes tuition & 7 meals