Spend a family-friendly morning learning about the Menomonee River, fish you can find here, and techniques that could lead you to the big one. This event occurs around the annual fall salmon run and we could see dozens of salmon swimming upstream to spawn. Come cast a line with us!
This bike tour will go through areas of great significance in the city’s history. This easy ride with frequent stops will focus on the history and changes in the Menomonee Valley, Native American uses, impacts of the Milwaukee Road Shops, and the Milwaukee Soldiers Home, built for returning Civil War veterans and still serving veterans today.
Parking and starting location: Public lot immediately west of the Mitchell Park Domes off of 27th Street, north of National Avenue.
Bring your own bike, helmet, and water. There is no cost for this tour.
The salmon run in the Menomonee River from late September to early October. Join the anglers in the river or view the salmon run from Three Bridges Park west to Miller Park. View the salmon from the riverbank or from the 33rd Court Bridge or Valley Passage Bridge in Three Bridges Park.
A great way to both support and enjoy the Trail! Beautiful scenery along the mostly flat course starts/ends near Miller Park and winds through the Menomonee River Valley. Arguably, one of Milwaukee's best events all summer long! Live music, burgers hot off the grill, root beer floats and refreshments, and prizes for age groups, teams and every 44th finisher!
Race proceeds support all major initiatives of The Friends of Hank Aaron State Trail, including:
The Hank Aaron State Trail goes through areas rich with history, little known facts, and innovative creations. Join Trail Manager, Melissa Cook for a pleasant walk and story sharing in a new location each month during the summer.
The Summit Players present their 2018 season: a brand-new production of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night will visit 17 different Wisconsin State Parks this summer. We are pleased to welcome this fabulous production once again in Three Bridges Park along the Hank Aaron state Trail near 33rd Ct (south side of the river). Come and enjoy Shakespeare in this beautiful natural setting!
Fishing for steelhead, also known as rainbow trout, can be one of the most exciting of Wisconsin’s many angling opportunities - and some the best time for steelhead fishing or viewing the steelhead run arrives around April. Great viewing locations along the Hank Aaron State Trail are from Three Bridges Park west to Miller Park, either from the riverbank or from one of the bridges in Three Bridges Park.
Bundle up and experience an exciting winter adventure!
For the second year in a row, hardy northerners will cure their cabin fever at this winter Urban Candlelight Hike in Three Bridges Park. There will be over 2 miles of the Hank Aaron State Trail lit with candlelight, campfires, marshmallow roasting, hot chocolate, and more!