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Outdoors Exploration Weekend in MKE

August; the “Sunday” of Summer. Kids are getting ready to go back to school, the busy Summer is slowing down, and it feels like Fall is right around the corner! While it may feel like Summer is coming to an end, there is still plenty of time to enjoy the beautiful weather and all of the outdoor activities that Milwaukee offers! Milwaukee is known for its concerts & festivals, but the options for outdoor adventure is just another reason why our city is a perfect travel destination! Get your paddles, hiking shoes and beach attire ready for a weekend of adventure! Check out some of these outdoor exploration ideas while planning your next trip to Milwaukee!

Urban Ecology Center

"The Urban Ecology Center fosters ecological understanding as inspiration for change, neighborhood by neighborhood."

Spend a day with the kids learning about wildlife & nature through various interactive events! Visit their website, to learn more!

Riverside Park

1500 E. Park Place Milwaukee, WI 53211

(414) 964 - 8505

Hours: Monday-Thursday: 9am - 7pm Friday-Saturday: 9am - 5pm Sunday: Noon - 5pm

Washington Park

1859 N. 40th Street Milwaukee, WI 53208

(414) 344-5460

Hours: Tuesday-Thursday: Noon - 7pm Friday: Noon - 6pm Saturday: 9am - 5pm Sunday & Monday: Closed

Menomonee Valley

3700 W. Pierce Street Milwaukee, WI 53215

(414) 431 - 2940

Hours: Tuesday-Thursday: Noon - 7pm Friday: Noon - 6pm Saturday: 9am - 5pm Sunday & Monday: Closed

McKinley Marina

The Summer fun never ends at the McKinely Marina! Whether you want to go boating, biking, or fly a kite with the kids, there is plenty of outdoor entertainment for all!

Visit to plan your next outdoor adventure near Lake Michigan!

Milwaukee County Parks HQ 9480 W Watertown Plank Rd, Wauwatosa, WI 53226

(414) 257-7275

HOURS - M-F: 8:30am-4:30pm

Veteran’s Park

Looking for a place to walk, run, or bike with beautiful views!? Veteran’s Park has the perfect trail that will take you along the Lakefront, near the Summerfest Grounds. (The early bird gets the worm! Set your alarm early enough and catch the breathtaking sunrise over Lake Michigan!) This is also a hot spot for all the fisherman! Visit to map out your run along the Lakefront.

River Kayaking

Get your paddles ready! Whether you prefer solo kayaking, tandem kayaking, paddle boarding, or canoeing, the Milwaukee Kayak Company has all of the equipment needed to enjoy a day on the water!

Check out rental & reservation info by visiting

(414) 301-2240

Bublr Bikes

Travel around the city by bike with a Bublr Bike! Locations all around the city make it convenient to get from Point A to Point B. Simply PAY, RIDE, RETURN & REPEAT until you can't pedal anymore! Visit to learn more and plan your bike route throughout Milwaukee!


(414) 931-1121

Bradford Beach

Get your bikini, beach ball & beer ready for Beach Day! Whether you’re looking for an activity like volleyball or just want to relax on the beach, Bradford Beach is the place to be!

Bradford Beach House

2400 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive

Milwaukee, WI 53211

(414) 344-8644

We provide complimentary shuttle service around Milwaukee for our guests & our concierge and staff members are happy to help you plan your adventures!

Enjoy your outdoor adventures throughout Milwaukee!

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