Passport to the Outdoors Program encourages you to stay active and enjoy the beauty of Wisconsin.

Posted on 05/03/21

Wisconsin has an abundance of natural beauty. With nearly 61,000 acres of State Parks, along with miles and miles of walking trails and parks across the state, there are plenty of options for Wisconsinites to get outside and stay active while staying safe.

AARP Wisconsin is excited to offer Passport to the Outdoors – a program spanning from May 31 through September 6 that is designed to highlight Wisconsin’s many outdoor spaces and encourage people to get out and enjoy them.

Registrants for the program receive a link to our online check-in form. Just fill out the simple form each time you visit a State Park, and be entered to win prizes from AARP Wisconsin!

Plus, everyone who registers for the challenge, regardless of how many visits they make, will receive a welcome package and be automatically entered for a chance to win a 2022 Annual WI State Parks Pass prize pack! (Rules Apply. Welcome package will be shipped after initial registration. All other rewards will be shipped in a single package at the conclusion of the challenge (September 2021)).

To participate, REGISTER HERE TODAY!

If you reside in one of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities listed below, you also have an opportunity to also check in at local parks and walking trails.  

  • Greendale
  • La Crosse 
  • Madison 
  • Milwaukee County  
  • Oshkosh 
  • Shorewood 
  • Sheboygan 
  • Wausau 

Throughout the program’s duration, we will be offering a series of presentations to inform and inspire members to be active outdoors. Presentation schedule and registration links are below. Be sure to check back in this space as we confirm more presentations.

Bicycling Safely When You Are 50+
Presented by Wisconsin Bike Fed
Wednesday, May 26th, 2021
6:30 - 7:30 pm CT
Learn more and Register here.

If you’re participating in the Passport to the Outdoors, be sure to tag your photos with #AARPWI so we can see all the great places you’re visiting!

If you have any questions about this program, feel free to contact us at

Wondering if there are state parks and trails near you? Chances are, the answer is yes! Visit the DNR’s website to find a park.

Happy trails!

This story is provided by AARP Wisconsin. Visit the AARP Wisconsin page for more news, events, and programs affecting retirement, health care, and more.

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