Newport State Park is Wisconsin’s only formally-designated wilderness state park, covering 2,373 acres and 11 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline directly east of the Mink River Estuary. The park was established in 1964 and has since received a lot of attention for its quiet solitude, annual Monarch Butterfly counts, and fantastic Perseid Meteor Shower viewings.
Historically, a small village was located there in the late 19th-century. Abandoned in the early 1900s, only a few small ruins of the old logging cabins can be found today.
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