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 hikes covering the 86-year history, folklore and landscape of the school and its 128-acre property. These interpretive hiking 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 hikes begin at 1:00 p.m. on many Saturdays and Sundays starting Saturday, May 1, and run through the end of October. Specific tour dates for May, June and July are listed below and at www.theclearing.org under the Events tab. 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.

If you are experiencing any of the symptoms related to COVID-19 infection, please stay home. Social distancing is expected as much as possible. Masks are required in all indoor spaces; disposable masks will be available, if needed. A hand sanitizer station is available at the Jensen Center. These items are subject to change; however, we anticipate this being the norm for the 2021 season.

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.


2021 Schedule*

Saturday May 1

Saturday May 8
Sunday May 9

Saturday May 15
Sunday May 16

Saturday May 22
Sunday May 23

Saturday May 29
Sunday May 30

Saturday June 5
Sunday June 6

Saturday June 12
Sunday June 13

Saturday June 19
Sunday June 20

Saturday June 26
Sunday June 27

Saturday July 3
Sunday July 4

Saturday July 10
Sunday July 11

Saturday July 17
Sunday July 18

Saturday July 24
Saturday July 31

*August-October walks will be announced in early July.