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River Revitalization Foundation
2134 N Riverboat Rd, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53212
Come experience the heart of the Milwaukee River Greenway, one of the greatest urban natural areas in the country. From the Caesar's Park pedestrian bridge we will hike along the East Bank Trail north to Locust Street. This section of the tour is hard gravel and wheelchair accessible. After crossing the Locust Street Bridge we will walk back along the West Bank Trail, which is not accessible and may be muddy, depending on conditions. Points of interest include the Rotary Centennial Arboretum, Urban Ecology Center, Riverside Park and Gordon Park, with ruins from the period when it was a resort on the lake behind North Avenue dam. The views from Locust Street Bridge are a special highlight. The tour guides will p...rovide a wealth of knowledge about wildlife and the history and significance of the greenway. Sponsored by Preserve Our Parks and River Revitalization Foundation.
View some beautiful images and read more about this walk here: urbanwilderness-eddee.blogspot.com/2018/05/janes-walk-milwaukee-river-greenway-our.html.
The 2-mile tour will begin at the River Revitalization Foundation, 2134 N. Riverboat Rd., the former site of the North Ave. dam, and will end at the same location. There is street parking available.
Parts of the loop are not accessible for wheelchair or strollers, etc. The East Bank Trail is accessible. The West Bank Trail is not. There is a steep but paved path down to the West Bank Trail.
We will walk rain or shine — please dress for the conditions.
Eddee Daniel, photographer and writer, is the author of «Urban Wilderness: Exploring a Metropolitan Watershed» as well as a blog called Urban Wilderness. He serves on the board of Preserve Our Parks and the Friends of the Hank Aaron State Trail.
Vince Bushell is Project Manager for the River Revitalization Foundation, Milwaukee's urban land trust. He also is editor, publisher and contributing writer for Riverwest Currents, a monthly newspaper.