Urban exploring

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8 of Milwaukee's best picnic spots

Published Aug. 16, 2019

The sun is out, the weather is nice and you're hungry ... sounds like it's picnic time. So we've scouted the East Side of Milwaukee for some of the city's best spots to pack a basket, lay down a blanket and grab a bite to eat.

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100 things for kids to do in Milwaukee

Published June 12, 2018

This list features fun stuff in and around Milwaukee for kids of all ages. From smelling the roses at Boerner Botanical Gardens to visiting Old World Wisconsin, this list is chock full of suggestions to keep your little ones entertained all year long.

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9 reasons to bounce into Bounce

Published July 22, 2017

Bay View's Bounce Milwaukee is as much of a grown-up destination as it is a kid zone. Adults can jump, slide, laser, climb, box, play video games, sumo wrestle and more, in between drinking beers or cocktails and eating healthy (or not healthy) food.

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12 things you'll find on the Hank Aaron State Trail

Published Nov. 8, 2016

The Hank Aaron State Trail is 12 miles of continuously connected bike and walking trails - some are on the street - that connects the lakefront with Milwaukee's West Side. I rode the section of the trail and here is some of what I found along the way.

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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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Eat, drink and learn with Milwaukee Food & City Tours

Published Aug. 19, 2016

Recently, as part our Urban Exploring series that's underway this summer, OnMilwaukee went on a Milwaukee Food & City Tours in the Third Ward with host Karen Featherstone. The experience was filling for both the mind and stomach.

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Relax or rip it at Tosa Skatepark

Published Aug. 12, 2016

Last year, Tosa Skateboarders United launched Tosa Skatepark, an open space at Hart Park where anyone can skate or bike in a fun and safe environment. We decided to drop by and check out what the skatepark has to offer.

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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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The "tiny doors" are back in Humboldt Park

Published Aug. 3, 2016

In 2013, "tiny doors" were installed at the base of trees in Bay View's Humboldt Park. Shortly after, they were vandalized. Today, OnMilwaukee placed seven tiny doors in the park - go find 'em before they're gone.

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There's more to the Milwaukee County Zoo than meets the eye

Published Aug. 2, 2016

There's nothing like kids to get you out to the zoo. Since the little ones arrived, I've come to know the Milwaukee County Zoo intimately. But on a recent visit, I learned that there was plenty I hadn't yet seen or experienced at the zoo.

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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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Kosciuszko Park offers South Side serenity

Published July 22, 2016

Every time we visit "Kosy" we wonder why we don't stop by more. It's peaceful, accessible and a great way to take a quick break from the city bustle and take in some serenity for five minutes, 10 minutes or more.

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People you'll meet on Oak Leaf Trail

Published July 20, 2016

Once partly old railroad rights of way, Milwaukee's 118-mile paved Oak Leaf Trail winds throughout the county and is used everyday by people of all sorts - whether to commute, to get exercise or just to have fun.