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Hiking & Nature
This blog post is brought to you in partnership with the Mequon Nature Preserve. Together, we are dedicated to promoting outdoor education and fun for families in southeastern Wisconsin. If you’re looking for a place to immerse yourself in the beauty of Wisconsin’s great outdoors, look no further than the Mequon Nature Preserve (MNP). Mequon...
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A little fresh air and exercise goes a long way for everyone in the family. We rounded up 25 of the best hiking destinations around Milwaukee, many of which are located inside state parks or local nature centers. All of these destinations have trails easy enough to bring the kids along, and beautiful enough to...
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You asked, and we answered! Many of our readers are looking for stroller-friendly hikes in the Milwaukee area, and we found seven that fit the bill. All of these hikes have smooth, paved trails that are perfect for an easy hike with your little one. Want more ideas? Check out all 25 gorgeous hikes around...
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Sometimes we all need an escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life to connect with nature. Luckily, there’s no need to travel far to have an outdoor adventure with your kids! The Milwaukee area is blessed with a variety of nature centers that provide a perfect opportunity to explore the great outdoors while having...
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Retzer Nature Center
Just a short 30-minute drive from Milwaukee is a beautiful nature center with a renovated nature space just for kids. The Discovery Trail at Retzer Nature Center in Waukesha has been revitalized thanks to contributions from the Waukesha Rotary Club Foundation, the Friends of Retzer Nature Center, and funding from Community Development Block grants. It’s one...
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Ready for a little adventure right in our own backyard? In today’s post, we’re uncovering three enchanting labyrinths that offer a perfect blend of tranquility, natural beauty, and a hint of mystery. Ideal for families seeking a peaceful escape or a unique outdoor experience, each of these labyrinths has its own charm and story. Alice’s...
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archway at Milwaukee Rotary Centennial Arboretum in Riverside Park near Urban Ecology Center Milwaukee Wisconsin
It’s Springtime in Milwaukee, which means there’s plenty of sunshine, mud, and temperatures that are perfect for hiking. But hiking with kids can be a challenge, especially if you aren’t sure how long they can last on their little legs, or if you have a stroller in tow. We rounded up some Springtime hikes that...
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If you’re anything like us, you’ve been feeling cooped up all winter long. The walls of our home have started to close in, and we’re itching to get outside and enjoy the fresh air and sunshine. But with young kids in tow, finding hikes that will be appropriate for them can be a challenge. Luckily,...
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If your family loves to hike, the Milwaukee area is filled with easy options that all ages can enjoy. We rounded up an epic list of easy hikes for kids around Milwaukee. The Urban Ecology Center at Riverside Park is an absolute gem amid its urban surroundings. You can spend an entire day here with...
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As parents, we all know that getting our kids outside and active is important for their physical and mental health. Outdoor activities like hiking can help children develop a love of nature, boost their confidence and self-esteem, and provide an opportunity for family bonding. However, finding hiking trails that are suitable for kids of different...
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