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.
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. The landmark will honor and celebrate the thousands of workers who built the locomotives and rail cars made in Milwaukee that carried our name across the countryside. 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 popular outdoor events accessible to all, environmental stewardship and restoration, history, art, and so much more!
Wisconsin Bike Week
More info coming
Doors Open Bike Tour - Soldier’s Home
Saturday, September 28
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
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!
Enter the Photo Contest
Check back in May for more details!
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!