Most of the Inn at Wawanissee Point’s guests enjoy spending time at Devil’s Lake State Park in Baraboo, Wis., five minutes west of us. Hiking and birding along the Park’s 29 miles of wooded, rocky and prairie trials are favorites. You can also rent kayaks and canoes to paddle the lake, or a try a rowboat. Fishing is good along the shore or by craft.
June’s last weekend offers many events. June 27–30, 2013: a guided kayak tour, crane presentation, fish fry, Saturday evening dance, music by the shore on Sunday and more. See details below.
We’ve also had the pleasure of meeting a new rock climbing guide who is eager to have you join him. Nick Wilkes owns and operates Devil’s Lake Climbing Guides, a climbing guide-service certified by the Professional Climbing Guides Institute.
Nick grew up in Wisconsin, then traveled and worked around the country while earning his master’s degree in field science and biology education. After operating a robust guiding service in Utah’s desert for six years, he’s come home to raise a family and help people of all skill levels enjoy the best rock climbing in the upper Midwest at Devil’s Lake State Park. Whether a beginner or an advanced climber, Nick and his staff have much knowledge to share to keep you safe and help you sharpen your skills. They tailor classes to your needs and provide equipment. Call Nick at 608-556-1135 or visit www.devilslakeclimbingguides.com. Prepare to be exhilarated.
Purchase a state park vehicle admission sticker for a day or buy an annual pass as you enter the north and south shores of the Park.
We are the only bed and breakfast adjacent Devil’s Lake State Park.
Reserve a guest room soon. Summer weekends are filling fast.
Call us at 608-355-9899 to book your room or click on the Check Availability box at the top of this page.
June 27: Historic Walking Tour, Baraboo, 10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. Stroll through Baraboo’s historic downtown, following the Ringling Brothers footsteps. Meet at the Coffee Bean Connection, 701 Oak Street. $7.00/person. Call 608-963-2821 with questions.
June 27: Mat’s Walking Tour of Baraboo 5:30 p.m., one-hour guided tour about Baraboo’s history. Meet at the Coffee Bean Connection, 701 Oak Street, Baraboo. $5.00/person. Call 608-963-2821 with questions.
June 27: Kayak Tour at Devil’s Lake State Park, Baraboo, 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. A 90-minute guided tour to paddle Devil’s Lake exploring for birds, fish, mammals, geology and history. Tour begins at the park’s north shore, five minutes west of the Inn. The first half hour is to gather and learn how to use kayaks. Space is limited and prior registration is encouraged. Kayak rental $25. To register contact the Chateau (North Shore Concessions) at 608-356-3381.
June 27: Baraboo’s Concerts On The Square, 7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m., Thursday nights through Aug. 29, 2013. Madisalsa Latin Jazz Band performs. Rain site is the Al. Ringling Theatre. Bring lawn chairs.
June 27: Haunted Downtown Baraboo Walking Tour, 8:30 p.m., one-hour guided walking tour of Baraboo to learn about the spirits roaming the downtown, $7.
June 28: Friday Night Fish Fry at Devil’s Lake State Park, 5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m., at the north shore Chateau by Baraboo’s Elite Catering. $10 per person for two pieces of fish and one piece of chicken with three side dishes. Dine inside or outside. Fridays June 7–August 30.
June 28: Cranes Of The World at Devil’s Lake State Park, Baraboo, 7:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. Meet scientists from the International Crane Foundation who will be roosting at the north shore’s north lights campground amphitheater, five minutes west of the Inn. Discover the science behind saving endangered species; touch crane feathers, bones, and eggs; take the Craniac challenge and learn about the 15 crane species of the world.
June 29: Historic Walking Tour, Baraboo, 10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. Details above.
June 29: Big Band Dance In The Park at Devil’s Lake Sate Park’s north shore Chateau, Baraboo, 7:30 p.m.–10:30 p.m. Dance to the big-band sounds of The Hal Edwards Orchestra in Wisconsin’s most romantic dance pavilion. Tickets: $10.00.
June 29: Bizarre Baraboo at Devil’s Lake State Park, Baraboo, 8:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m. Meet at the north shore’s north lights campground amphitheater. Chad Lewis, a paranormal researcher and author for Unexplained Research LLC, will share strange folklore of Devil’s Lake that he’s been uncovering, including bizarre sightings and happenings in the Baraboo area.
June 30: Music In The Park at Devil’s Lake Sate Park, Baraboo, 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. A free concert by Swing Crew along the north shore sponsored by the Friends of Devil’s Lake State Park. An interactive, acoustic band that plays a wide variety and offers lots of fun.