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.

2019 Tour Schedule

MAY

Sunday | MAY 5

Saturday | MAY 11
Sunday | MAY 12

Saturday | MAY 18
Sunday | MAY 19

Saturday | MAY 25
Sunday | MAY 26

JUNE

Saturday | JUNE 1
Sunday | JUNE 2

Saturday | JUNE 8
Sunday | JUNE 9

Saturday | JUNE 15
Sunday | JUNE 16

Saturday | JUNE 22
Sunday | JUNE 23

Saturday | JUNE 29
Sunday | JUNE 30

JULY

Saturday | JULY 6
Sunday | JULY 7

Saturday | JULY 13
Sunday | JULY 14

Saturday | JULY 20
Sunday | JULY 21

Saturday | JULY 27
Sunday | JULY 28

AUGUST

Sunday | AUGUST 4

Saturday | AUGUST 10
Sunday | AUGUST 11

Saturday | AUGUST 17
Sunday | AUGUST 18

Saturday | AUGUST 24
Sunday | AUGUST 25

SEPTEMBER

Saturday | AUGUST 31
Sunday | SEPTEMBER 1

Saturday | SEPTEMBER 7
Sunday | SEPTEMBER 8

Saturday | SEPTEMBER 14
Sunday | SEPTEMBER 15

Saturday | SEPTEMBER 21
Sunday | SEPTEMBER 22

Saturday | SEPTEMBER 28
Sunday | SEPTEMBER 29

OCTOBER

Saturday | OCTOBER 5
Sunday | OCTOBER 6

Saturday | OCTOBER 12
Sunday | OCTOBER 13

Saturday | OCTOBER 19
Sunday | OCTOBER 20

Saturday | OCTOBER 26
Sunday | OCTOBER 27


Jens Jensen Visitor Center
12171 Garrett Bay Road
Ellison Bay