Docent Lead 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.

2017 Tour Schedule

MAY

Saturday | MAY 20
Sunday | MAY 21

Saturday | MAY 27
Sunday | MAY 28

JUNE

Saturday | JUNE 3
Sunday | JUNE 4

Saturday | JUNE 10
Sunday | JUNE 11

Saturday | JUNE 17
Sunday | JUNE 18

Saturday | JUNE 24
Sunday | JUNE 25

JULY

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

Tour Schedule for August, September & October will be announced in July. Stay tuned!


Jens Jensen Visitor Center
12171 Garrett Bay Road
Ellison Bay