2022 Summer Program


Class #25

Off The Beaten Path: Exploring Door County's Wild Places In Spring

Paul Regnier

June 5 - June 11, 2022

instructor imageSpend a spring week exploring Door County’s extraordinary beauty. Along with a naturalist guide, you’ll visit well-known places, including Toft Point State Natural Area and Newport State Park, along with some of Door County’s hidden natural 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 flowering and non-flowering plants and flying and terrestrial animals in these habitats, and hopefully gain a new appreciation for the unique geology and natural history that makes Door County so fascinating. 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. Most of the 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 his master of science and bachelor of science degrees in natural resources from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. He is past Chairperson of the Door County Visitor Bureau (Destination Door County) and was, for 15 years, the Director/Naturalist of the Ridges Sanctuary in Baileys Harbor, Wisconsin.

Car pooling is required for this class.
A letter from Paul, including the week’s schedule, will be sent prior to class.

Level: All levels
Web: www.doorcountytours.com

Pricing (per person):
$1180 Dorm Room Package*
$1280 Two-Person Room Package*
$1920 Single-Person Room Package* (limited availability)
$675 Commuter Package** (limited availability)

*package includes tuition, lodging & 16 meals
**package includes tuition & 7 meals


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