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  • Small Town Fun in Boscobel

    What a lovely day in Boscobel! Wisconsin River Outings was kind enough to host the start of our walk along the Wisconsin River Trail. We had a great turnout! The River Trail is really beautiful, and it’s a nice easy walk for people of all ages.

    Wed, 08/01/2018

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  • Summer Sun in Muskego

    It was another hot, beautiful, summer day in Muskego! We started our Walk with Walker in Veterans Memorial Park. I was so excited to see so many children out enjoying the park. We were met by Muskego Mayor Kathy Chiaverotti, who welcomed us to her lovely city.

    We headed down the boardwalk to Betty’s Woods, a beautiful 5-acre forested area on the west and south sides of the park. Did you know that the southern half of the park is a conservation area? It’s full of colorful wildflowers and endangered grasses!

    We walked through the park to the old Muskego Settlement, near where DandiLion Park used to be. They still have the sign from the old Tail Spin roller coaster!

    Thu, 07/26/2018

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  • Enjoying Wisconsin's History in Cassville

    What a beautiful day in Cassville! I’m so glad the heat and humidity didn’t stop anyone from joining us at the Stonefield Historic Site!

    We started our walk in the Visitors Center, where we learned that Stonefield was originally the estate of Nelson Dewey, Wisconsin’s first governor. The site is full of amazing historic buildings, and the Agricultural Museum stands on the foundations of the old sheep barn! We were joined for our walk around the site by Girl Scout Troop 7445 and the wonderful Stonefield staff from the Wisconsin Historic Society. It was a treat to meet fellow Mercy High School alumna Jane Bernhardt – she graduated in 1941 but still loves to stay active!

    Fri, 07/13/2018

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  • A Visit to Wisconsin's Own National Park

    We were so lucky to have a break from the spring rain for a beautiful walk along the Namekagon River in Trego! The Namekagon River Trail is part of the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway, which is a national park right here in Wisconsin! This year is the 50th anniversary of the founding of the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway, and I was honored to present a proclamation to Riverway Superintendent Julie Galonska proclaiming today to be 50th Anniversary of the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway Day in Wisconsin.

    Wed, 06/20/2018

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  • A Lovely Afternoon in River Falls

    What a beautiful day to kick off our first Walk with Walker of 2018! The weather in River Falls was warm with a light breeze and just the right amount of sun. Thankfully the rain held off until after our walk! The White Kinnickinnic Pathway in River Falls is a beautiful stroll along the river. Thanks to a new grant, the city has been able to expand the pathway with even more trails for the community to enjoy! We loved the scenic views of the river and a quaint stroll through downtown River Falls to round out our walk. I had so much fun talking with nurses from the local hospital and a group of homeschool students who came out to join us!

    Tue, 05/08/2018

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  • Crisp Fall Weather in Cable

    We kicked off the 61st walk, our last of 2017, in Cable, WI. Despite the crisp fall weather on Tuesday, we started with a pontoon boat ride on Lake Namakagon. Our boat captain, Henry Rieckhoff, gave us a smooth and picturesque ride to Garmisch, USA for dinner. We enjoyed Brandy Old Fashions and a wonderful German dinner with the Wisconsin Tourism Council. I had time to talk with eight wonderful women who have been meeting once a year since college. Cable was their destination this year!

    Thu, 10/05/2017

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  • Light Rain in Presque Isle

    It was a little rainy today, but that doesn’t discourage us from walking, and it didn’t discourage anyone from joining us for a beautiful walk in Presque Isle! We had a delightful 1.5 mile walk around the lakes and along the Presque Isle River. During the walk, Cathy Logan Weber, the Town Supervisor, pointed out the wide variety of local flora and fauna. The local American Legion was kind enough to join us, and they showed us the beautiful new Veterans Memorial that will be completed this fall! 

    After our walk, we had a delicious lunch at Skyview Lodge. The whole area around Presque Isle is so beautiful and natural! I’m so glad the light rain didn’t put a damper on our day – Presque Isle is a great tourist destination!

    Wed, 08/30/2017

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  • Many Friendly Faces in New Holstein

    Our 59th Walk took place in New Holstein at Kiwanis Park. I was greeted by many friendly faces and the American Legion upon my arrival. Before we started out our short walk through the Kiwanis Prairie, the American Legion posted the colors and everyone participated in a Walk with Walker group picture. During the walk, I was able to visit and see the stunning Butterfly and Bur Oak gardens. I learned that the prairie and gardens are maintained by LuAnn Buechel, who is a Prairie Naturalist, along with Master Gardeners and volunteers in the community.

    Following the walk, we had a wonderful lunch at the Altona Supper Club.

    When we were finished with our lunch, we continued our tour of New Holstein.

    Fri, 07/28/2017

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  • A Warm Welcome in Platteville

    Platteville gave us a warm welcome for our 58th Walk with Walker despite the weather. Intrepid folks that they are, everyone wore rain suits and brought umbrellas as we gathered at the Platteville Chamber of Commerce office. After a quick photo we began the walk. 

    Wed, 06/28/2017

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  • Pleasant Port Washington

    What a great way to start Walk with Walker in 2017!  We had a wonderful time in Port Washington, taking in historic sites, commemorating our veterans, and even had a special guest – my husband, Scott, the Governor of the State of Wisconsin!  Port Washington has so much to offer tourists, especially in the warm summer months right off the cost of beautiful Lake Michigan.

     

    Tue, 05/09/2017

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