Event Schedule


  • 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. 

  • Date: Tue, 09/20/2016
    Time: 2:45 PM
    Admission: FREE
    Parking: On-Site

    Please join First Lady Tonette Walker on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 as she walks through the Ben Bikin’ Park and then through historic downtown Sparta​, Wisconsin.

    Participants will gather and park at the Ben Bikin' Statue & Information Center at the Southeast corner of Highway 16 & Water Street in Sparta, WI.  Please meet by 2:45 PM.  The guided walk will span approximately two miles, beginning at Ben Bikin’ Park and continuing through downtown Sparta. ​

    Sparta, the Bicycling Capital of America, is home to nationally known bike trails, including the first "rails-to-trails" bike route in the United States.  Sparta is located at the center of 101 miles of connected State Bike Trails and at the end of the famous Elroy-Sparta Bike Trail.  

    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, 08/16/2016
    Time: 9:30 AM
    Admission: FREE
    Parking: On-Site

    Please join First Lady Tonette Walker on Tuesday August 16, 2016 as she walks the historical Beckman Mill Park in Beloit, Wisconsin.

    Participants will gather and park at Beckman Mill, 11600 South County Road H, Beloit, WI. Please meet by 9:15 AM.  The walking route will span a loop of the historical Beckman Mill area as well as a walk through the Thomas G. Kautz Nature trail which includes a savanna trail, an accessible boardwalk through native wetlands and a forested hiking trail in the northern reaches of the park. There will also be a tour of the Beckman Mill.

    This beautiful 52 acre park consists of sprawling lawns, a popular fishing pond, sawmill display, and the highlight of the park; the Beckman-Howe Mill, a fully restored grist mill.

    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: Thu, 07/07/2016
    Time: 9:30 AM
    Admission: FREE
    Parking: On-Site

    Please join First Lady Tonette Walker on Thursday July 7, 2016 as she walks the historic Elkhart Lake area in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.

    Participants will gather and park at The Osthoff Resort, 101 Osthoff Ave, Elkhart Lake, WI. Please meet by 9:15am.  The walking route will span a 2-mile loop of the historic Elkhart Lake area including a walk through The Village of Elkhart Lake to Vollrath Park, and then proceeding back to the Osthoff Resort.

    Elkhart Lake combines pristine lakefront views of one of the deepest and cleanest lakes in Wisconsin with historic small-town charm. The area offers unparalleled natural beauty, being located in the middle of Kettle Moraine State Forest.

    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: Thu, 06/09/2016
    Time: 10:30 AM
    Admission: FREE
    Parking: On-Site

    Please join First Lady Tonette Walker on Thursday June 9th, 2016 as she walks the River Ridge Trail at Swan Park in Waupaca, Wisconsin.

    Participants will gather and park at the Concession Pavilion, 909 Brainerd Drive, Swan Park, Waupaca, WI. Please meet by 10:15am.  The walking route will span a 1.4 mile loop of Waupaca’s River Ridge Trail at Swan Park and will include a trail section known as the “Story Walk,” which promotes literacy and physical fitness as a part of a “No Child Left Inside” initiative.

    Considered the jewel of Waupaca’s park system, Swan Park offers a large playground, skate board park, ball diamonds, restrooms, concession stands, sledding hill, amphitheater, ice rink and basketball courts. The River Ridge Trail highlights the natural Wisconsin woodland with a mix of dense hardwoods, pines and the shade loving wild flowers.

    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: Thu, 05/12/2016
    Time: 9:00am
    Admission: FREE
    Parking: On-Site
    Please join First Lady Tonette Walker on Thursday May 12, 2016 as she walks Peninsula State Park in Door County, Wisconsin. 
     

    Participants will gather and park at Nicolet Beach parking lot, 10170 Shore Rd, Peninsula State Park, Fish Creek, WI. Please meet by 8:45am.  Complimentary trolley ride from the Nicolet Beach parking lot to the start of the walk at Eagle Bluff Lighthouse provided by Door County Trolley.   

    Considered Wisconsin's most complete park, Peninsula offers 468 campsites, three group camps, a summer theater, an 18-hole golf course, sand beach, bike trails, a lighthouse and eight miles of Door County shoreline. The rollicking waves skip towards Peninsula's sky high bluffs which are part of the Niagara Escarpment.

    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: Thu, 10/22/2015
    Time: 10:15am
    Admission: FREE
    Parking: On-site

    Please join First Lady Tonette Walker on Thursday October 22nd, 2015 as she walks the Superior Municipal Forest in Superior, Wisconsin. 

    Participants will gather and park at the Superior Municipal Forest at 3120 North 28th Street in Superior, WI  54880.​ Please meet at 10:15a.m. to begin the walk. We will walk an approximate 2-mile guided loop through the Municipal Forest, which is the third largest forest within a city in the nation. 

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

    (Location subject to change)

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