Fish, hike, and ride for free with DNR's 'Fun Free Weekend' June 2 and 3

Fish, hike, and ride for free with DNR's 'Fun Free Weekend' June 2 and 3
Posted at 11:48 AM, May 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-17 13:27:32-04

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources' 'Free Fun Weekend' is June 2 and 3.

Residents and visitors will have access to free fishing, free hiking and biking on state trails, free admission to state parks, and free rides on public ATV trails.

DNR Secretary Dan Meyer said, "Free Fun Weekend is a great time to get outside and try something you've never done before, or introduce a family member or friend to something you've always enjoyed."

On Saturday the Friends of the Pike Lake Unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest will hold Discovery Day. This day is full of activities in archery, t-shirt painting, kayak demos, and more. The event takes place from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. At the end of the festivities, there will be a grand opening ceremony and dedication of the new outdoor amphitheater.

The Friends of Willow River and Kinnickinnic State Parks will hold Art Along the Willow on Sunday at Willow River State Park. This will feature more than 40 art and craft vendors and other activities from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Free Fun Weekend is a great way to participate in the OutWiGo initiative,  which encourages Wisconsites to get outdoors and be active.

For more information on the participating parks and other deals, click HERE.