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Write On, Door County curates and maintains the Poetry Trail at Newport State Park. Up to 18 poems are displayed on 10 permanent stanchions along the Rowleys Bay and Monarch trails. Available year-round, exhibits change quarterly. The works of local writers, Wisconsin poets, and others are displayed. Contributors include school children, published poets, and the poet laureates of Door County and Wisconsin.
The Poetry Trail can be accessed via the Welcome Center parking lot. The trail wanders through a wooded area and out into open land. The ten stanchions along the path along people an opportunity to experience poetry within the beauty of nature. The trail began in 2010 as a joint project of local poetry groups and the Newport Wilderness Society. Since 2016, the trail has become a program of Write On. Poetry exhibits are scheduled to change quarterly. Newport State Park is located on County NP, east of Highway 42, near Gills Rock. A state park vehicle sticker is required for admission.
Currently on exhibit through September 8: Water Lines, poetry by members of four of Door County’s active poetry groups on the theme of water. This exhibit is part of the Celebrate Water Initiative.
If you would like to volunteer to assist with the Poetry Trail, please contact Jerod Santek by emailing email@example.com or by calling 920-868-1457.