a full-day integral bike trek at Point Beach State Forest
Dates of Point Beach Rawley Point-Mariners trails bike treks:
- Saturday 8 May 2021 hike
- future treks TBA
Point Beach State Forest is located on the shore of Lake Michigan just north of Two Rivers, Wisconsin.
Here are some links to more information about this unique Wisconsin natural area and these particular treks.
Download the registration forms and equipment list in particular.
>> Wisconsin DNR web page for Point Beach State Forest
>> map of Point Beach State Forest and trails (PDF)
>> map of the Mariner Trail
>> equipment list for integral bicycle treks (PDF)
>> registration form for 8 May 2021 bike trek (PDF)
Point Beach State Forest is a 2,903-acre (1,175 ha) Wisconsin state forest near Two Rivers,
Wisconsin in Manitowoc County. The forest is located along 6 miles (9.7 km) of the Lake Michigan coast and
features sand beach, dunes formations, birch-poplar forest, cedar woods, and finally oak forest in very
quick succession from the water's edge. Along with hike and bike trails within the boundaries of the state forest,
a segment of the Ice Age Trail runs through the entire length of the park. Point Beach State Forest was established in 1938.
The Point Beach Ridges, a National Natural Landmark, are located within the forest.
Mariners Trail is a paved trail along the Lake Michigan shoreline connecting Two Rivers and Manitowoc. North of Two Rivers the trail
continues on Rawley Point bike trail into Point Beach State Forest.
We will begin at the main parking lot at the entrance to the Point Beach State Forest. From there we will bike South along the
Rawley Point bike trail, and continue on the Mariner Trail along the Lake Michigan shoreline to the marina in Manitowoc, where we will
pause for lunch and some mid-day journal work. After lunch, we will return to one of the picnic areas at Point Beach State Forest
for supper. There are restrooms at either end of the trail.
On registration, each participant will receive "before you go" materials including trek information, map(s),
and journal work to do before the day of the trek. At the site, participants will receive a metal water bottle,
journal notebook and pencil, hand sanitizer and wipes, and a disposable facemask (all yours to keep). We'll provide
a bag lunch and cooked supper as well. See the registration form above for a complete description. The writing exercises are drawn
from a number of proven approaches, all with the intention of facilitating your awakening. This Integral Trek will work your body,
calm your mind, and lift your spirit!