2022 Explore Northern Iron County Backyard Adventure Month

Corrigan's Lookout, an overlook in Iron Belt, Wisconsin.

Photo credit: Diane Schmidtke took this photo of Corrigan’s Lookout while participating in the 2021 Explore Northern Iron County Backyard Adventure Month.

Explore Northern Iron County Backyard Adventure Month, September 2022

The 3rd annual Explore Northern Iron County Backyard Adventure Month, planned in partnership with NICER, is taking place throughout the month of September, 2022. Everyone is welcome to participate in the adventure, which includes:

  • 18 UNIQUE, NATURAL & HISTORIC LOCATIONS

  • 2 PRIZE BASKETS (YOUTH AND ADULT)

  • PHOTO CONTEST (WIN A 16″ X 20″ PHOTO CANVAS)

  • FAMILY FRIENDLY FUN

Participants are encouraged to visit as many locations as they can during the month of September for a chance to collect points and a chance to win some really cool prizes. What a great way to not only learn about the unique, natural, and historic locations that Northern Iron County has to offer, but to also get active and enjoy the fall season!

Participants are encouraged to keep track of their adventures using a checklist found in the 2022 Explore Northern Iron County Backyard Adventure Month booklet. In order to qualify for prizes, participants are required to submit completed checklists via email to benicer@nicer715.com by Saturday, October 1, 2022. There is also a chance to earn extra adventure points for anyone wanting to complete a variety of tasks. Just remember, you must share photos of each completed task in order to receive the extra points.

New this year…participants will have the option to share their favorite photo for a chance to win a 16″ x 20″ canvas print! The only criteria? The photo must include one of the 18 locations visited while participating in this adventure. Feel free to get as creative as you’d like! The NICER board of directors and Extension Iron County staff will be voting to determine who will win the canvas.

If you would like to participate in the Explore Northern Iron County Backyard Adventure Month, please download and print a booklet below. Booklets can also be picked up at the Extension Iron County office. Please call 715-561-2695, Monday-Friday between 8:00 – 4:00 pm, if you would like to have one mailed.

For rules, an interactive map, list of sponsors, and other details about this event, visit: www.nicer715.com. If you have any other questions, feel free to call Extension Iron County Office Manager, Rebecca Holm at 715-561-2695, rebecca.holm@wisc.edu or email NICER at benicer@nicer715.com.

Click the link below to download/print a booklet or print an extra checklist page for one of your family members.

2022 Explore Northern Iron County Backyard Adventure Month Booklet.pdf 2022 Explore Northern Iron County Backyard Adventure Month Checklist.pdf
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