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 7, and run through the end of October. Specific tour dates for May, June and July 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.

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 2022 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.

2022 Walk Schedule

Saturday, May 7
Sunday, May 8

Saturday, May 14
Sunday, May 15

Saturday, May 21
Sunday, May 22

Saturday, May 28
Sunday, May 29

Saturday, June 4
Sunday, June 5

Saturday, June 11
Sunday, June 12

Saturday, June 18
Sunday, June 19

Saturday, June 25
Sunday, June 26

Saturday, July 2
Sunday, July 3

Saturday, July 9
Sunday, July 10

Saturday, July 16
Sunday, July 17

Saturday, July 23

Saturday, July 30
Sunday, July 31

Saturday, August 6
Sunday, August 7

Saturday, August 13
Sunday, August 14

Saturday, August 20
Sunday, August 21

Saturday, August 27
Sunday, August 28

Saturday, September 3
Sunday, September 10

Saturday, September 10
Sunday, September 11

Saturday, September 17
Sunday, September 18

Saturday, September 24
Sunday, September 25

Saturday, October 1
Sunday, October 2

Saturday, October 8
Sunday, October 9

Saturday, October 15
Sunday, October 16

Saturday, October 22
Sunday, October 23

Saturday, October 29
Sunday, October 30