Public Programs

We offer many public programs throughout the year to enjoy the beauty of Upham Woods in all seasons! Programs are free, open to all.



Wisconsin River Paddle Day

Sponsored by a grant from Patagonia & Fontana Sports, encouraging people to get outdoors, and hosted by Upham Woods and WAEE.

Join us for a great day of paddling on the Wisconsin River. Opportunities for all skill levels of canoe and kayakers.

Click here for details on program options for the day

When:  Sunday, October 21st

Where:  Upham Woods

N194 County Road N

Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965

Who:  This day is open to the public

Cost:  FREE

Registration: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER! Registration is required for all skill level programs.






Community Leaders in Paddle Sport Education

Participate in a new opportunity to partner with Upham Woods. Interested residents will gain leadership skills in education around canoe and kayaking in Wisconsin Dells. Participate in paddle education programs at Upham Woods such as teaching paddle skill building with youth paddlers, leading stewardship outings, and contributing to citizen science programs in partnership with Upham Woods. Paddle with Upham Woods all season long. An orientation at Upham Woods is required to participate in the program. Note – Future orientation session may be scheduled based on need and availability of Upham Staff to lead the orientation.

*All programs/orientations are dependent on weather and river level conditions and are subject to change.
AGES: All Ages FEE: $20


Partnership Programs with City of Wisconsin Dells Parks & Recreation Department!

Upham Woods partners with the City of Wisconsin Dells Parks and Recreation Department to provide public programs for the Lake Delton/Wisconsin Dells community! Registration for partnership programs is available ONLINE through the City of Wisconsin Dells Park and Rec Event Registration website.
Upcoming partnership program offerings include:

Enjoy a paddle on the Wisconsin River with Upham Woods Outdoor Learning
Center. We will be canoeing from 4:30 – 6:00 pm for anyone who would like
to join. No canoeing experience is necessary as you will be educated on proper
paddling techniques in order to navigate the river. We will host three separate
dates. All ages welcome. Upham Woods provides all the equipment.
Register by: Sept. 6
AGES: Family program, youth must be 6 years or older
DATES: Mon; Sept 10, 17, and 24
TIME: 4:30 – 6:00 pm
LOCATION: Upham Woods Outdoor Learning Center
MIN/MAX: 5/20
FEE: $5 per person per day



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