Event Schedule


  • Date: Wed, 08/22/2018
    Time: 10:00 AM
    Admission: FREE
    Parking: On-site

    Please join First Lady Tonette Walker on Wednesday, August 22, 2018,  as she walks the Wolf River Trail in Shawano, Wisconsin.

    Participants will gather and park at Sturgeon Park located at 801 S. Water Street in Shawano.  Please meet by 9:45 AM.  The guided walk will span approximately one and a half miles, beginning and ending at Sturgeon Park.

    Sturgeon Park is one of Shawano's best locations to view the native lake sturgeon, which swim up the Wolf River during the warmer months of the year. The shallow Wolf River is a great place for visitors to spot these normally reclusive fish, and the river is very popular for canoeing and kayaking.

    Please be advised to wear or bring with you the following: good walking shoes, umbrellas, sunscreen, bug repellent, hat, layers or a jacket, camera, and water.

  • Date: Wed, 07/25/2018
    Time: 10:00 AM
    Admission: FREE
    Parking: On-site

    Please join First Lady Tonette Walker on Wednesday, August 1, 2018,  as she walks the Wisconsin River Trail in Boscobel, Wisconsin.

    Participants will gather and park at Wisconsin River Outings located at 715 Wisconsin Avenue, Boscobel, WI 53805.  Please meet by 9:45 AM.  The guided walk will span approximately one and a half miles, beginning and ending at Wisconsin River Outings.

    The Wisconsin River Trail is a four-phase project that will allow tourists to walk or bike along the Wisconsin River, viewing the natural habitat of eagle’s nests and turtle habitats as they travel. Later phases will eventually allow travelers to walk or bike over the river by bridge and complete a full 60-mile loop from Wauzeka back to Boscobel. The area boasts country and river scenery that allows for peaceful, one-of-a-kind views of nature.

    Please be advised to wear or bring with you the following: good walking shoes, umbrellas, sunscreen, bug repellent, hat, layers or a jacket, camera, and water.

  • Date: Wed, 07/25/2018
    Time: 9:30 AM
    Admission: FREE
    Parking: On-site

    Please join First Lady Tonette Walker on Wednesday, July 25, 2018,  as she walks the trails at Veterans Memorial Park in Muskego, Wisconsin.

    Participants will gather and park at Veterans Memorial Park located at W182S8175 Racine Avenue, Muskego, WI 53150.  Please meet by 9:30 AM.  The guided walk will span approximately one and a half miles, beginning and ending at the parking lot.

    Completed in 1998, this 1-acre park is located in the north-central portion of the city. The park has a 5-acre forested conservation area named "Betty's Woods" to memorialize Betty Czarapata who spearheaded invasive species management efforts here and throughout Muskego. These woods have an exceptional growth of spring ephemeral wildflowers and has endangered crow's foot sedge growing in a wooded wetland depression.  A boardwalk trail allows convenient viewing of these woods.

    Please be advised to wear or bring with you the following: good walking shoes, umbrellas, sunscreen, bug repellent, hat, layers or a jacket, camera, and water.

  • Date: Fri, 07/13/2018
    Time: 1:00 PM
    Admission: FREE
    Parking: On-site

    Please join First Lady Tonette Walker on Friday, July 13, 2018 as she tours the Stonefield Historic Site in Cassville, Wisconsin.

    Participants will gather and park at the Stonefield Historic Site located at 12195 Count Highway VV, Cassville, WI 53806. Please meet by 9:30 AM. The guided walk will span approximately one mile, beginning and ending at the Visitors Center.

    The 2,000-acre Stonefield Historic site is the former country estate of Nelson Dewey, Wisconsin’s first Governor. More than 30 buildings offer visitors a historic perspective of farm life in rural Wisconsin. In 1971, a new building raised on the foundations of Dewey’s original sheep barn opened as the State Agricultural Museum. Today it houses Wisconsin’s largest collection of farm tools, models and machinery detailing the state’s agricultural past.

    Please be advised to wear or bring with you the following: good walking shoes, umbrellas, sunscreen, bug repellent, hat, layers or a jacket, camera, and water.

  • Date: Wed, 06/20/2018
    Time: 9:30 AM
    Admission: FREE
    Parking: On-site

    Please join First Lady Tonette Walker on Wednesday, June 20, 2018  as she walks along the Namekagon River Nature Trail in Trego, Wisconsin.

    Participants will gather and park at the Namekagon River Visitor Center located atW5483 US Highway 63, Trego, WI 54888, and bus transportation will be provided to and from the Trailhead. Please meet by 9:30 AM. The guided walk will span approximately one and a half miles, beginning and ending at the Trailhead.

    On October 2, 1968, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act establishing a national system of river protection and the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway. The Namekagon River is a part of the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway and is a designated Wild and Scenic Riverway. This year is the 50th anniversary of that designation.

    Please be advised to wear or bring with you the following: good walking shoes, umbrellas, sunscreen, bug repellent, hat, layers or a jacket, camera, and water.

  • Date: Tue, 05/08/2018
    Time: 9:30 AM
    Admission: FREE
    Parking: On-site

    Please join First Lady Tonette Walker on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 as she walks along the newly-completed White Kinnickinnic Pathway in River Falls, Wisconsin.

    Participants will gather and park at the River Falls Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau located at 215 West Maple Street, River Falls, 54022.  Please meet by 9:30 AM.  The guided walk will span approximately one and a half miles, beginning and ending at the Chamber of Commerce.

    Newly expanded thanks to a major grant from the Department of Tourism, the White Kinnickinnic Pathway Park is located to the west of the downtown district. The park runs along the west bank of the Kinnickinnic River from the Winter Street Bridge to Maple Street. Some of the main attractions of the park include a lookout deck onto Lake George, picnic tables, paved trails, lighting and natural landscaping of mostly trees and some grassy areas. The north end of the park is connected to Heritage Park, Veterans Park, the Riverwalk and the downtown district. 

    Please be advised to wear or bring with you the following: good walking shoes, umbrellas, sunscreen, bug repellent, hat, layers or a jacket, camera, and water.

  • Date: Fri, 07/28/2017
    Time: 9:30 AM
    Admission: FREE
    Parking: On-Site

    Please join First Lady Tonette Walker on Friday, July 28, 2017 as she walks along the Restored Prairie through Kiwanis Park in the just under 170-year-old New Holstein, Wisconsin.

    Participants will gather and park at the Kiwanis Park Community Center located at 1725 Silvermoon Lane, New Holstein, WI 53061.  Please meet by 9:30 AM.  The guided walk will span approximately two miles, beginning and ending at the Community Center. ​

    The Kiwanis park was established in 1957 and covers over 50 acres. The meandering Jordan River runs the length of this park along with a one acre, man-made pond in the center called Lagenfeld Pond. The park includes baseball fields, lighted basketball courts, lighted tennis courts, horseshoe courts, shuffle board courts, a sand volleyball court, a lighted ice skating rink, 18 holes of Frisbee golf, and numerous soccer fields.

    Please be advised to wear or bring with you the following: good walking shoes, umbrellas, sunscreen, bug repellent, hat, layers or a jacket, camera, and water.

  • Date: Wed, 06/28/2017
    Time: 9:00 AM
    Admission: FREE
    Parking: On-Site
    Please join First Lady Tonette Walker on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 as she walks along the meandering Roundtree Branch stream through the Rountree Branch Trail in historical Platteville, Wisconsin.
     

    Participants will gather and park at the Platteville Regional Chamber Office and Travel Wisconsin Welcome Center located at 275 W Business Hwy 151, Platteville, WI 53818.  Please meet by 9:00 AM.  The guided walk will span approximately two miles, beginning at Patrick's Place, Rountree Trail and continuing along the trail to Katie's Garden. ​

    The largest community in Grant County,charming  Platteville offers a historic Main Street with surrounding farms and a university. Katie's Garden, the end destination of this walk, is full of color throughout the season, and houses a gazebo as its focal point.

    Please be advised to wear or bring with you the following: good walking shoes, umbrellas, sunscreen, bug repellent, hat, layers or a jacket, camera, and water.

  • Date: Tue, 05/09/2017
    Time: 9:00 AM
    Admission: FREE
    Parking: On-Site
    Please join First Lady Tonette Walker on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 as she walks along the beautiful Lake Michigan shoreline through Veteran's Memorial Park in scenic Port Washington, Wisconsin.
     

    Participants will gather and park at the Veteran's Memorial Park Band Shell located at 410 N. Lake Street, Port Washington, WI.  Please meet by 9:00 AM.  The guided walk will span approximately two miles, beginning at the Band Shell and continuing along the through Veteran's Memorial Park. ​

    A charming shoreline town, Port Washington offers a historic downtown with gorgeous views of Lake Michigan.  This walk will highlight Veteran's Memorial Park featuring a replica pillar of the WWII Memorial in Washington, D.C..

    Please be advised to wear or bring with you the following: good walking shoes, umbrellas, sunscreen, bug repellent, hat, layers or a jacket, camera, and water. 

  • Date: Tue, 10/11/2016
    Time: 9:30 AM
    Admission: FREE
    Parking: On-Site
    Please join First Lady Tonette Walker on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 as she walks along the Awassa Trail located in scenic St. Germain​, Wisconsin.
     

    Participants will gather and park at the Northland Pines/St. Germain Elementary School located at 8234 Highway 70, St. Germain, WI.  Please meet by 9:30 AM.  The guided walk will span approximately two miles, beginning at the Elementary School and continuing along the Awassa Trail. ​

    An easy trail, the Awassa Trail offers a system of shaded trails taht meander through strands of mature pines, oaks, maples, and a rich understory of balsam fir.  The hiking paths are flat and designed for pleasurable nature walking. 

    Please be advised to wear or bring with you the following: good walking shoes, umbrellas, sunscreen, bug repellent, hat, layers or a jacket, camera, and water. 

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