Outdoor Fun and Fellowship

Nancy Brown-Koeller

We're O.F.F.! Outdoor Fun and Fellowship is an opportunity for us to meet and get to know one another at First Congregational while enjoying the abundance of nature centers, parks, trails and natural resources we have been blessed with in the Fox Cities area. These outings all take place within one hour of Appleton, and there are activities of various types and skill levels.


All fees are paid upon arrival. Outings are weather dependent. Other conditions can change as well, so we need to know in advance if you’re coming and where you plan to meet. You may let us know you’re coming by signing up in the Narthex (email required) or by contacting Nancy Brown-Koeller.

Guided Sunset Canoe Trip in the Navarino Wildlife Refuge

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 (Rain date June 1, 2017)

Sunset over calm water.Naturalist-guided sunset canoe trip on the Pike’s Peak and McDonald flowages in the Navarino Wildlife Refuge.

Sign up by Sunday, May 29, 2017 (please indicate where you will meet.)
Meeting time and place: Meet to caravan or carpool at 5:15 PM in the Northland Mall parking lot, west side of McDonald’s, or at 6:00 PM at the Navarino Nature Center.
Rating: Easy. Quiet water. Must be able to paddle for two hours.
Age range: All ages; children must be accompanied by an adult.
Equipment required: None. Canoes, PFDs and paddles provided, although you may bring your own if you prefer.
Fee: $10 per person if our group has nine people or more; $15 each for six to eight people. (No trip if we have fewer than six participants.)

Summer Solstice Hike at High Cliff State Park

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

We’ll follow the Red Bird Trail after seeing if we can finds signs from the last glacier. Beautiful views of Lake Winnebago from the upper trails.

Sign up by Monday, June 19, 2017.
Meeting time and place: Meet at 6:00 PM at the church to car pool/caravan or at 6:30 PM at the "store" parking lot in the park.
Rating: Easy to moderate. Must be able to walk 2 hours on uneven ground.
Age range: All ages; children need to be accompanied by an adult.
Equipment required: Walking shoes that can get muddy.
Fee: State park sticker or daily entrance fee.

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