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2 candlelight hikes near Milwaukee


What better way to make the most of winter than by taking your kids on a candlelight hike? Here are two candlelight hikes happening in the next month. Do you know of any others? Let us know! Friends of Lapham Peak annual Candlelight Ski/HikeSaturday, January 28, 2017

6:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.

The Friends of Lapham Peak will host the annual Candlelight Ski/Hike at the Homestead Hollow Picnic Area. Ski, snowshoe or hike by candlelight on a 1-mile trail. Afterwards, enjoy a camp fire, large grill will be available for use, or enjoy hot cider, hot cocoa and treats in Trecker Lodge for the cost of a donation. All uses are welcome even if there is skiable snow. Without snow it will still be held as a hike.

Parking inside of the property is limited to approximately 450 vehicles. A 2017 Wisconsin State Park annual vehicle admission sticker or a $5 Special Event vehicle admission fee is required per car. In addition to the vehicle admission, a parking voucher is required for each vehicle that wishes to attend the event. Vouchers are free and available first come, first served. Limit one per person. P

ark staff encourages people wishing to participate in the candlelight hike to pick up a voucher at the Lapham Peak office prior to 6 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 27, 2017 in order to ensure access to the event. Carpooling is encouraged.

If you have any questions please visit the Friends of Lapham Peak website [exit DNR] or call the Lapham Peak Office at 262-646-3025.

*Candlelight skis/hikes are very popular events at DNR properties, with some attracting thousands of visitors on a given night. Given the recent publicity of these events through social media outlets and the department's responsibility to provide a safe recreational experience, access to these events may be restricted at times when parking capacity has been reached. Thank you for helping make these events a success.

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Urban Candlelight Snowshoe and Hike in Three Bridges ParkSaturday, February 25th5:30 PM to 8:30 PMMenomonee Valley 3700 W. Pierce Milwaukee, WI 53214 For everyone | Free - donations appreciated

Snowshoeing by candlelight, toasty warming shelters and warm refreshments await at Three Bridges Park’s first-ever Urban Candlelight Snowshoe & Hike! The Hank Aaron State Trail will be lit with over 200 candles to welcome and guide explorers through this beautiful urban oasis. This event will take place with or without snow (if there's no snow we'll hike). Co-hosted by many of the Center's partners in the Valley.

In conjunction with Menomonee Valley Partners and the Urban Candlelight Hike Event, Palermo's and Pizzeria 3301 will have a warming station complete with an all you can eat Pizza Dinner Buffet! No advance tickets necessary for dinner, just show up! Adults $10 pp (Ages 13 and up) Kids $6 pp (Ages 3-12) Little Kids Free w/ Adult Admission (Ages 2 and under) Pizza Dinner Buffet includes a variety of wood-fired pizzas, pizza classica, premium pizzas and garlic bread. There will also be beer, wine, soda and drink specials! Feel free to park in the Palermo's parking lot if you're attending the Candlelight Hike.

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