In honor of OnMilwaukee's Lake Week this week, I decided to commune with Lake Michigan the best way I know how these days: I went for a run.
Watch some Brew City boats brighten up the night at the Milwaukee Venetian Boat Parade, as the event - featuring vibrant vessels dressed up in lights and more - sets sail on Saturday, Aug. 19, in the McKinley Marina for the first time.
For some people, this weather isn't cold. Cold is running into a freezing body of water - maybe wearing a costume, maybe wearing just a swimsuit - submerging themselves in completely and then racing back out again with a brand new layer of icicles. Some might call that insanity. For the past 15 years, however, Special Olympics Wisconsin has called it the Polar Plunge.
Pitch's Express sells sandwiches, cocktails, ice cream, boating supplies and souvenirs in a unique building comfortably tucked into McKinley Marina.
Here's an introduction to some of the best places to angle in the Brew City area, along with info about tackle shops and fishing charters. In fact, it's almost everything you need to get started fishing Lake Michigan and other area waterways.
I paddle boated a couple of times on the McKinley Marina lagoon in the summertime, but today I wondered why I can't skate on it in winter. Any idea?
County Executive Scott Walked has suggested putting parking meters at popular Lakefront attractions with the hope of closing a growing budget gap. What do you think, Milwaukee? Here's your chance to voice your opinion.
County Executive Scott Walker has suggested putting parking meters at popular Lakefront spots like Bradford Beach, Veterans Park and McKinley Marina in an effort to help close a growing budget gap. But, considering how well the LUKE meters have worked at times -- including this week's issue with daylight savings tme -- is it really a good idea?
With a zillion dining options blocks from my office, I don't do it as much as I used to, but today's sunshine inspired me to revive an old East Side lunch tradition of mine: take-out from Koppa's and a solitary lunch at Back Bay Park.
On my way to the Milwaukee Art Museum yesterday I decided to take a quick detour through Veteran's Park, just to see if I've been missing anything and I was amazed by all the cars parked along the park drive.
If you're itching to get out on the lake, here are a few ways to do it, including boat rentals, cruises, charters and more!