“Stars, Strolls, & S’mores” events taking place across the area this summer

“Stars, Strolls, & S’mores” events taking place across the area this summer


NORFOLK AREA - The Norfolk area is full of opportunities to explore the nature of Nebraska.  The Nebraska Game & Parks Commission, the Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources District, and the Norfolk Area Visitors Bureau want to help you discover your area trails, lakes, and wild places while highlighting the unique opportunities nighttime offers with our FREE Moon Walk event, “Stars, Strolls & S’mores.”


Traci Jeffrey, Director of the Norfolk Area Visitors Bureau, said, “The purpose of the moon walk is to provide a family-oriented activity that introduces the cultural and natural history of our area trails and lakes.”


The Moon Walks will be held on Wednesday evenings close to the full moon and begin at 7:30 p.m. Most Moon Walks last for 1-2 hours.  Participants will walk an average of 1 mile round trip. Each Moon Walk starts with a short introduction of that evening’s program, followed by a hike to a designated area where we enjoy presentations.  Presenters are experts in their field and are from our local community. The evening wraps up with FREE s’mores!


The first event will be held on Wednesday, May 30th at the Wood Duck Wildlife Management Area in Stanton County.  Presentations include a wild herb walk, frogs and toads of Nebraska, and night photography.


The second “moon walk” will be Wednesday, June 27th at Maskenthine Lake Recreation Area in Stanton County.  Presentations include native plants for native pollinators, fireflies, and star gazing.


The final night will be Wednesday, July 25th at the Cowboy Trail trailhead at Ta-Ha-Zouka Park in Norfolk.  Presentations include owls of Nebraska, geocaching, and kayaking.


Jeffrey added, “Since the events take place close to home, we encourage everyone to join us and bring a friend.”


Visit our websites for more information and a brochure:




Julie M. Wragge

Information & Education Specialist

Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources District

P.O. Box 1204

Norfolk, NE  68702-1204

Office - 402-371-7313

Fax -    402-371-0653

Cell -    402-640-5063

jwragge [at]