Spring Candlelight Hike Festival

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  • Walk trails lit by torches through the spring woods. Character programs and other family-friendly events will take place throughout the evening.
    Copies of our event map will be available at all event entrances. A suggested donation of $2/person or $5/family helps fund future programs and events sponsored by the Friends.

    A special thank you to the following 2019 sponsors:   
        Friends of Schmeeckle Reserve
        Active Portage County (logistical support)
        Toppers Pizza (donation)

    Character Programs: 7:30 and 8:30 p.m.
    Two different programs at the new Pankowski Friends Amphitheater
        -Virtual Schmeeckle: Can the animals help two kids find the resources they need to escape a virtual Schmeeckle? (Minecraft-themed)
        -Master Builder Beaver: What happens to Schmeeckle after a clever beaver builds his masterwork?

    Other Events All Evening:
        Free Craft Zone and fork-lifting snacks
        Passport stations to hone building skills
        Construction-inspired gifts (in the Browse Shop)
        Tour the new Pankowski Friends Amphitheater

Spring Candlelight Hike Festival