Spring 2019 Candlelight Hike Festival

"Schmeeckle Builders"

Sponsored by the Friends of Schmeeckle Reserve

Friday, May 3
7:00 to 9:30 p.m.

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.

Candlelight Hike Sponsors

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

For more information, please contact us.