New Meetup: America's Little Switzerland- New Glarus State Park, Wisconsin

From: Jenn
Sent on: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 9:20 AM
Announcing a new Meetup for NW Burbs Camping and Adventure Meetup Group!
(RSVP Opens on 5/27 at noon)

What: America's Little Switzerland- New Glarus State Park, Wisconsin

When: Friday, July 9,[masked]:00 PM

Price: $20.00 per person

New Glarus Woods State Park
W5446 County Highway NN
New Glarus, WI 53574

In the heart of Green Country lies Little Switzerland- New Glarus State Park, Wisconsin

New Glarus Woods is a 431-acre state park offering camping, hiking, picnicking and snowshoeing. The park also offers direct access to The Sugar River State Trail, a 23-mile, 265-acre, State Trail surfaced with compressed limestone screenings, for bicycling, hiking, snowmobiling and, in some areas, hunting. Take advantage of the many opportunities for recreation or relaxation in the area.

This weekend will be jammed pack with stuff to do:
*Come and explore Cave of the Mounds in Blue Mounds. The most beautiful cave in Wisconsin and the upper Midwest. A guided tour of the Cave takes you past a varied collection of colorful stalactites, stalagmites, columns and other formations. The main cavern began forming over a million years ago as acidic water dissolved the limestone bedrock far below the surface.
*Old Fashioned Maxwell Street Days in New Glarus. Bargain hunters won't want to miss this event! Downtown shops will fill the sidewalks with a wide range of merchandise at special prices. Garage sales throughout the community will offer treasures needing a new home.
*Monticello's Yearly Community Celebration. Homecoming Festival in Monticello. One lake to fish;two trails to hike or bike; three cheese factories offering tastes of award winning Muenster, Brick, and Emmentaler; and four seasons of floral splendor at Montesian Gardens. Live music, homemade pie, fireworks, and much more.

Trip Description:
This trip is planned for two nights from Friday, July 9th through Sunday, July 11th.

Please note that the group campground sites are considered rustic and do no have shower facilities on-site. I will be bringing a portable shower and battery operated shower pump. In addition, friendly pets are allowed at the group campsites. This reservation is for 20 people and is a pre-pay event using Amazon Payments.

Group Site 51
New Glarus Woods State Park
P.O.BOX 805
New Glarus WI 53574

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
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New Glarus Woods State Park is located 1.5 miles south of New Glarus on Hwy 69. Turn onto Cty Hwy NN, and the ranger station is the first building on the right

The cost per person for this event will be $20. Your fee includes:
- Group site fees
- Dinner on Friday, and Saturday and breakfast on Saturday, and Sunday
- Firewood for the weekend
- Miscellaneous cups, cooking fuel, etc...

This event is pre-pay for you to be able to RSVP YES. If your plans change and you need to cancel, you must request a refund NO LATER THAN THURSDAY, JULY 1st 7:00 PM to receive a full refund. If you cancel after this time or are a no-show, you will lose your entire payment.

Please note that the automatic Waitlist does not work for pre-pay events, so if the event is full please just RSVP ?No? and put the date and time you left the RSVP in the "comments".

Food Arrangements:
Everyone should bring their own food for all lunches and snacks. All breakfasts and dinners are included in your fee. Complete details on meals will be sent to the group prior to the event. If you have any meal suggestions, you can email them to me. Please feel free to bring any side dishes, condiments, etc you would like to eat with meals. Although it is not required, if you are planning to bring something to share with the group, you may indicate this in your RSVP to minimize duplication. Also indicate in your RSVP if you are a vegetarian or have any food allergies so I can plan accordingly. ALL beverages - alcohol and non-alcohol - is BYOB.
You are responsible for your dinner ware. (Plates and Utensils)

Parking and Wisconsin State Park Vehicle Permits:
We can have only 15 cars at this group site. I highly suggest carpooling, although there is nearby overflow parking. If you are willing to carpool, please use the "comment" field in the RSVP and indicate where you are leaving from and how many you can take along in your car.

In addition, a Wisconsin State Parks Vehicle Permit is required per vehicle. Stickers must be purchased upon arrival or prior to entering the park. This fee is in addition to the camping fee. Permit prices: Wisconsin Resident Annual $25; Non-resident Annual $35; Resident Daily $7; Non-resident Daily $10.

Miscellaneous Reminders:
- Friendly Pets Allowed on this camping trip
- This is an adult only event. Please no children/teens.
- You are responsible for your Dinner ware (plates and utensils). Dollar store, Target, REI, Walmart for under $5 you can obtain what you need.

I will be emailing final details about the group site, directions, and breakfast/dinner menu options the Monday before the event. In the meantime, please feel free to e-mail me with any questions.

- Jennifer :-)

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