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Bradford Beach releases revised rules

Published June 14, 2019

Today, the Milwaukee County Parks - on behalf of Bradford Beach - posted its new, finals rules after an early draft of the rules got leaked to the Internet and concerned some Milwaukeeans.

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Bradford Beach clarifies controversial beach rules

Published June 13, 2019

This week on the swiftly whirling planet of local social media includes myriad posts about the new rules at Bradford Beach. Some folks are irate with aspects of the beach law, claiming it's too harsh and written to discourage low-income people from coming to the beachfront.

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Indiana Dunes offer a new perspective on a familiar friend

Published July 26, 2018

You've been to Bradford Beach, you've walked the dunes at Kohler-Andrae, you've camped at Harrington Beach and you've done Door County to death, but you still want a Lake Michigan outdoor adventure? Why not head south and check out the beautiful Indiana Dunes?

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Grant Park Beach is one of the best-kept secrets of the Milwaukee summer

Published July 19, 2018

Unless you live in or near South Milwaukee, the beach at Grant Park just might be the best-kept secret of summer. There you'll find a pavilion with Ferch's Beachside Grill, volleyball courts, a children's play set and one of the best beaches around, with powdery sand and glistening blue water.

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9 reasons to go to Bradford Beach this weekend

Published June 15, 2018

Thanks to Milwaukee County Parks, Milwaukee has a beach that attracts tourists and locals alike. It's free to use, clean (for the most part) and has some great amenities. Here are nine reasons to take a trip to Bradford Beach this weekend.

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12 things to do at Bradford Beach

Published Aug. 20, 2016

On a summer day full of sunshine, what better way to spend it then heading out to one of Milwaukee's gems, Bradford Beach. Even though it is just a beach, there is still plenty of things to do there. In fact, we've listed 12 simple ones right here.

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5 views from Lakeshore State Park

Published Aug. 9, 2016

With 22 acres of trails, picnic spots and gorgeous rocky beaches, Lakeshore State Park is certainly a winner. And that's not even including the incredible scenic views it offers of the city surrounding it. Here are just a few of its beautiful panoramas.

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19 thoughts that struck me while exploring Doctor's Park

Published July 23, 2016

In the name of enjoying summer and taking advantage of the expansive county park a mere half mile from her home, Laura Harvey decided to conduct an in-depth exploration of Doctor's Park so that all those who visit may enjoy it as much as she did.

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Does the Itsy belong on you?

Published May 7, 2014

The back cover of "Bring on Summer - Swim 2014" edition of the Victori'as Secret catalog brought on a whole new inner dialog for Lindsay Garric.

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Hawai'i with the kids: A Toy Tips guide

Published May 25, 2013

Oahu is the third largest of the Hawaiian Islands and by far the one with the most to do for families with children. On a recent visit with my two children, our goal was to soak in some Vitamin D and enjoy the beauty of the island, skyscrapers of Waikiki, the ocean and all the sites that we could visit over nine days.

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Bradford Beach opens May 22

Published May 5, 2010

Summer on Milwaukee's lakefront officially opens on May 22 with the re-opening of Bradford Beach. Several new events also are on tap for 2010.

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Wisconsin beach guide

Published Dec. 21, 2007

Grab your towel and sunscreen. It's time to hit the beach. The beaches in Milwaukee are open for the summer and there are lots of other great swimming holes to visit all around the state.

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MIAD students start semester with sand sculpture

Published Aug. 25, 2006

Aesthetically celebrating their new surroundings, 200 freshmen at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design (MIAD) will transform Atwater Beach into an art gallery of refined sculpture.

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Nude beaches crack the sunbathing norm

Published June 9, 2004

Like yoga and veggie burgers, "nudist colonies" aren't just for hippies anymore. Milwaukee's Paradise Beach attracted thousands of bathers until it closed in 1993, and Mazo Beach near Madison is still popular.