Docent Led Walks

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


The fabled history, folklore and landscape of The Clearing Folk School are the subject of free interpretive hiking tours through the campus and historic buildings, led by our volunteer docents. The two-hour hiking tours begin at 1:00 p.m. at the Jens Jensen Visitor Center, 12171 Garrett Bay Road, Ellison Bay.

The Clearing Folk School was established in 1935 by renowned landscape architect and conservationist, Jens Jensen after first purchasing the original farmstead property in 1919. The Clearing is listed on both the National and State Registers of Historic Places. It continues to provide classes and workshops in the folk school tradition focusing on the arts and fine crafts, humanities and natural sciences. Visitors will also have an opportunity to browse The Clearing Bookstore and Gift Shop. For more information, contact The Clearing at (920) 854-4088 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Hiking tours are free and open to the public, and last approximately 2 hours. Sturdy walking shoes are recommended as terrain is rugged in places.

2018 Tour Schedule

MAY

Saturday | MAY 5*
Sunday | MAY 6*
*Weather Permitting. Please call to confirm.

Saturday | MAY 12*
Sunday | MAY 13*
*Weather Permitting. Please call to confirm.

Saturday | MAY 19
Sunday | MAY 20

Saturday | MAY 26
Sunday | MAY 27

JUNE

Saturday | JUNE 2
Sunday | JUNE 3

Saturday | JUNE 9
Sunday | JUNE 10

Saturday | JUNE 16
Sunday | JUNE 17

Saturday | JUNE 23
Sunday | JUNE 24

JULY

Saturday | JUNE 30
Sunday | JULY 1

Saturday | JULY 7
Sunday | JULY 8

Saturday | JULY 14
Sunday | JULY 15

Saturday | JULY 21
Sunday | JULY 22

Saturday | JULY 28
Sunday | JULY 29

AUGUST

Saturday | AUGUST 4
Sunday | AUGUST 5

Saturday | AUGUST 11
Sunday | AUGUST 12

Saturday | AUGUST 18
Sunday | AUGUST 19

Saturday | AUGUST 25
Sunday | AUGUST 26

SEPTEMBER

Saturday | SEPTEMBER 1
Sunday | SEPTEMBER 9

Saturday | SEPTEMBER 15
Sunday | SEPTEMBER 16

Saturday | SEPTEMBER 22
Sunday | SEPTEMBER 23

Saturday | SEPTEMBER 29
Sunday | SEPTEMBER 30

OCTOBER

Saturday | OCTOBER 6
Sunday | OCTOBER 7

Saturday | OCTOBER 13
Sunday | OCTOBER 14

Sunday | OCTOBER 21

Saturday | OCTOBER 27
Sunday | OCTOBER 28


Jens Jensen Visitor Center
12171 Garrett Bay Road
Ellison Bay