Docent Led Walks

Saturdays & Sundays | May – October
1 – 3 PM | Jens Jensen Visitor Center

The Clearing Folk School is once again pleased to offer free, docent-led walks covering the 88-year history, folklore and landscape of the school and its 128-acre property. These interpretive walking tours will visit the historic campus area of the property, which is on the National and State Historic Registers, led by our volunteer docents. The approximate two-hour walks begin at 1:00 p.m. on many Saturdays and Sundays starting in early May and running through the end of October. Specific tour dates are listed below. August through October dates will be announced in July.

No pre-registration is necessary. Tours begin at 1:00 p.m. from The Clearing’s Jens Jensen Visitor Center, located at 12171 Garrett Bay Road, Ellison Bay, where maps are also available for self-guided tours during weekend Open House hours (noon-4). The trail terrain is rugged in places, and sturdy walking shoes are highly recommended.

Visitors are welcome to the Jens Jensen Visitor Center Bookstore and Gift Shop Monday through Friday 8-4, plus Saturday and Sunday noon-4. In addition, Open House hours for the historic campus area of the property are every Saturday and Sunday (May through October) from noon to 4pm. We welcome the public to visit this campus area of the property only during these weekend Open House hours as this campus area of the property is kept private (no visitors) for retreat students Monday through Friday, May through October.

2024 Walk Schedule

We walked a lot of walks in 2023! We enjoyed sharing The Clearing with you, and look forward to another great season of walking and exploration in 2024. See you on the trail next May!

Sunday, May 7

Saturday, May 13
Sunday, May 14

Saturday, May 20
Sunday, May 21

Saturday, May 27
Sunday, May 28

Saturday, June 3
Sunday, June 4

Saturday, June 10
Sunday, June 11

Saturday, June 17
Sunday, June 18

Saturday, June 24
Sunday, June 25

Saturday, July 1
Sunday, July 2

Saturday, July 8
Sunday, July 9

Saturday, July 15
Sunday, July 16

Saturday, July 22
Sunday, July 23

Saturday, July 29
Sunday, July 30

Saturday, August 5
Sunday, August 6

Saturday, August 12
Sunday, August 13

Saturday, August 19
Sunday, August 20

Saturday, August 26
Sunday, August 27

Saturday, September 2
Sunday, September 3

Saturday, September 9
Sunday, September 10

Saturday, September 16
Sunday, September 17

Saturday, September 23
Sunday, September 24

Saturday, September 30
Sunday, October 1

Saturday, October 7
Sunday, October 8

Saturday, October 14
Sunday, October 15

Saturday, October 21
Sunday, October 22

Saturday, October 28
Sunday, October 29