Friends of Harrington Beach

Ozaukee Treasures Network Spring Conference

The Friends want to let you know about OTN's Spring Conference on April 5, 2018.  Please go to their website link to find out more information.  OTN

Time for Winter Slush

Walking at Harrington can be a challenge this time of year.  We've had a lot of rain but the temps are still cold enough not to completely melt the snow.  That equals slush!  If you take it slow and watch your step, you can hear the waves crashing with a slushy sound off the beach.  The chickadees and nuthatches will come to the bird seed in your hand.  Keep your eyes open for flashes of red as the cardinals are in the bird mix too.  They like sunflower seeds.

And you can smell spring close on the heels of this wintry mix. Harrington Beach is fine for all senses any time of the year.  Slushy late winter is no exception.

The regularly scheduled board meeting for this Thursday, February 22 is cancelled.  The next meeting open to the public is March 22.

Bring your umbrella and a friend and enjoy the park!

Winter at Harrington Beach

Winter at Harrington Beach sounds like a great movie title.  Can you see the warming fire in the Ansay Welcome Center as well as the roaring fire in the fire pit out back, groups of chatty family and friends walking Quarry Trail, cold fingers warmed by a cup of steaming cocoa, rosy-cheeked children?  Maybe this isn't a heart-pounding action adventure but a heart warming reunion drama.  And some characters can't talk; deer, racoons, chickadees, and a silent red-tailed hawk in flight.  Be on the look out for snowy owls.

And did you check out the beach?  Ice volcano formations along with ice shelving.  Just be very cautious walking on the ice shelving as they are better viewed from a distance.  It looks like we have had someone out to cross country ski along the shuttle road but the snow fall has been at a minimum.  Remember, skiers to the right and walkers to the left on the road.  

The Friends of Harrington Beach extend a wish for a happy and prosperous New Year 2018 with many fun visits to our beautiful Wisconsin State Parks!

Is Autumn Here Yet?

Remember vacation car trips as a kid?  The constant question from the back seat was, "Are we there yet?"  Autumn is coming soon and with it our Fall Harvest Hike on Saturday, October 21, 2017 starting at 6pm.  You are in for a yummy soup supper, tiki torch lit hike, music from 6:30-8:30pm by String-Along band and some other surprises.  

As we prepare for winter, snow and cold, the fun doesn't stop at Harrington Beach.  Once the snow flies, a trail is established for cross-country skiers to the right on the shuttle road.  All walkers, snow shoers should stay to the left on the plowed area.  Check out our Events tab to keep up to date with winter hikes at Harrington.

The Friends also maintains a FaceBook page at FriendsofHarrington.  Up-to-date information is posted on that page.  Please like and follow our page and consider becoming a part of our Friends base by joining the Friends for $25 a year, or lifetime membership.  If you want to volunteer, there are so many areas.  Call the office (262-285-3015) for more information or to get in touch with a board member.  We also have an email - .  We would love hearing from you.  

Thank you for supporting our beautiful park!

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Upcoming Events

26Apr
04/26/2018 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friends Annual Meeting
28Apr
04/28/2018 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Earth Work Play Day
24May
05/24/2018 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friends Board Meeting