Well I had been looking forward to walking in Door County since even before Walk with Walker became an official initiative, and I certainly was not disappointed!
We began the visit to Door County with a walk in Whitefish Dunes State Park, and I was thrilled to be joined by Scott for this walk! He was in the area for an event earlier in the day, and he made time to come and join me. Everyone was happy to have him there, especially me!
I always tell people that Walk with Walker takes place in rain or shine, and we certainly proved ourselves with this rainy adventure to Rock Island!
After a hot and humid, but sunny day at Whitefish Dunes State Park, we woke up on Thursday morning to clouds, rain, and a wet, chilly breeze for our walk on Rock Island State Park. We hopped aboard the Washington Island Ferry at the Northport Pier and rode it through “Death’s Door” to Washington Island where the adorable “Cherry Train” picked up our group to transport us across the island. We made a few stops along the way, including a stop at the Danish Mill Bakery for coffee, and an impressive Scandinavian style church that was built entirely by people from the island, using only wood and materials from the island itself!
As Secretary Stephanie Klett said today, when we were planning these Walk with Walker events, we had days exactly like today in mind! It was a clear and sunny 75-degrees, and a perfect day to be outside enjoying the beauty of Lake Geneva and the Shoreline Path around Geneva Lake!
A good-sized group of walkers completed a 2.5-mile stretch of the full 21-mile trail before boarding the “Dutchess,” courtesy of Gage Marine and Lake Geneva Cruise Line, for a 40-minute guided tour of the lake and the homes that surround it. “Captain Hawk” shared all kinds of fascinating history with us about the famous “mail-boat,” former mansion owners, and all of the effort it took to run some of those homes.
Thu, 06/14/2012Read More
Even though the day started out a little chilly and overcast, it ended up being a beautiful day for a walk along the La Crosse River State Trail! We gathered at a shelter in Myrick Hixon EcoPark, a wonderful non-profit that works in partnership with the La Crosse Parks and Recreation Department. The park provides and promotes environmental protection and awareness through education, entertainment, events, and exploration of hundreds of miles of hiking trails. It’s really a great place that offers lots of family-friendly fun.
Wed, 05/30/2012Read More
I am always amazed at how much fun it is to get out and see Wisconsin! It was another great walk at Cave of the Mounds this week. It really is amazing we have so many different types of nature, scenery, and landmarks in this beautiful state. Both the rolling hills above the cave, and, the cave itself, were really very beautiful.
Thu, 04/19/2012Read More
After nearly a month of steadily sunny and pleasant temperatures, today we got a reality check with a dose of typical March weather! Even though it was rainy and cold, it was great to see the green grass and budding trees, and know that spring is definitely in the air.
Fri, 03/30/2012Read More
I was on the road again this week and with the weather continuing to be absolutely gorgeous, I stopped on the return trip to get out and enjoy the scenery! This time, my friend and I found ourselves at the cutest little park in the City of Manitowoc.
Wed, 03/21/2012Read More
Since today had to be one of the most beautiful March days I’ve ever seen, my “First Friend” and I couldn’t help but get out of the car on our way back from an event up north to enjoy some sunshine!
Wed, 03/14/2012Read More
Thanks so much to everyone who stopped by the Walk with Walker booth at the Tourism Conference! As was announced at the booth, 2012 walks are planned! Please see below for areas of the state Walk with Walker will visit each month. Specific dates, times, and locations will be finalized in the weeks and months leading up to each walk. It’s going to be a great year of walking, and I look forward to seeing you on the trail!
2012 Walk Locations:
Wed, 03/07/2012Read More
Since many people have been asking if the dates and locations have been selected for the next round of walks, I wanted to let you all know that the planning process is coming along nicely, and we should have the next several dates and locations finalized within the coming week or two. Please check back again very soon for an exciting lineup of walk locations for 2012!
Tue, 01/31/2012Read More