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It’s the Hank Aaron State Trail’s 20th anniversary - and you’re invited to the party!

This year we’re celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Hank Aaron State Trail with “20 ways to explore the Trail.”  Join the celebration by sharing your stories, photos, or favorite memories, or by simply getting out on the Trail – and maybe bringing along a friend. 

The Hank Aaron State Trail has come a long way since it was originally planned to become a state park in 1993. With the redevelopment of the Menomonee River Valley, a plan for a state park transformed into the Hank Aaron State Trail now used by more than 100,000 people each year.



Now : Entrance to Three Bridges Park from the Silver City Bridge and Valley Passage

Now: Entrance to Three Bridges Park from the Silver City Bridge and Valley Passage



Now : The Trail runs along the Menomonee River next to Miller Park

Now: The Trail runs along the Menomonee River next to Miller Park


20 ways to explore the Trail in 2019

make your mark


Support the historic landmark -
People of the Road

Five permanent sculptures will create a new landmark and powerful reminder connecting the landscape to its history. We need your help to make this public art a reality in 2019!


Become a Friend of the Trail

Friends are a diverse community who use and love the 14 scenic miles of the Hank Aaron State Trail. Friends’ support helps engage the community with outdoor events, environmental stewardship and restoration, history, art, and so much more!



Earth Day Clean Up
Saturday, April 27

Wisconsin Bike Week
June 2-8


Walk the Hank -
Harley & The Loop

Saturday, August 17


Doors Open Bike Tour - Soldier’s Home
Saturday, September 28
Time TBD


Friends of Hank Aaron State Trail Annual Meeting
Time & Date TBD


Explore on your own


Tour the Trail’s History

Walk or ride the trail and take a step - or ride - back in time! Sixteen signs along the Trail inform users about the the culture, history, and environment. Can you find them all in one day?!


Find the Art on the Trail

Art can be used to tell our story, honor our history, or explain an environmental concept in a creative and engaging way. Learn about art along the trail and visit it in person.


Walk or Bike to a Brewers Game

The Hank Aaron State Trail takes you right to the Brewers stadium - and there’s even a Bublr station in the Gantner lot.


Kayak along the Trail

There are multiple canoe/kayak launches along the Trail. This is one more way to enjoy the environmental restoration along the Trail

get social

Photo: Eddee Daniel

Photo: Eddee Daniel

Why do you love the Hank?

Share a photo of something you love along the trail on social media and tell us about why you love the Hank. Use #HAST20, #HankAaronStateTrail, and tag HankAaronStateTrail too so we can see where you're getting your outdoor fix and share with other lovers of the Trail!


Share your memories of the trail

With 20 years under its belt, the Trail has surely been an ingredient in many people’s memories. We’d love to hear your memories! Please share them here and upload a photo if you have one!

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