Springtime in Milwaukee: 5 Great Ways to Get Outdoors

We can all agree: This winter was a doozy. Most of our team here at Krause Funeral Homes grew up in Milwaukee, Brookfield, or New Berlin, but even we were thrown by the extreme snow and cold these past few months. We have good news though: The first day of spring has come and gone and warmth and sunshine are on their way! Won’t it be nice to head outside without searching for dry mittens, hats, and snow pants?

To celebrate the end of one wild winter, we’ve put together a list of outdoor activities you can enjoy in and around the Milwaukee area. The days of being stuck indoors and feeling stir crazy are over. Now put on your rain boots and get out there!

Paddle on. We’re fortunate to live in an area with water at every turn. From Lake Michigan to the Milwaukee River, Menomonee River, and KK River, there are any number of ways to have an adventure on the water. This spring, why not try kayaking, an activity the whole family can enjoy? Rent a kayak for a few hours – a tandem kayak is another fun option – and see the city from a whole new vantage point.

Kite flying is not just for kids. It may have been years since you’ve flown a kite, but our windy weather makes for perfect conditions. You might be surprised how much you enjoy watching your kite take flight, and with parks and grassy fields at every turn in Milwaukee, you’re all set for an afternoon of fun. If you’re in the mood to relax in the sun, grab a cup of coffee and head down to the lakefront to watch kite experts (and maybe a few novices) in action.

Explore a nature center. During winter, it’s easy to get into your routine and hunker down at home. But now’s the time to discover areas in the city you’ve never visited. Nature centers abound in Southeast Wisconsin, providing unique beauty and interesting programs. Check out the Wehr Nature Center in Franklin, Retzer Nature Center in Waukesha, or Hawthorn Glen on 60t St. in Milwaukee.

Go on a sculpture tour. Our city is chock full of public art that’s freely accessible outdoors. This includes bronze and limestone statues and monuments, many from the late 1800s and early 1900s. A quick Internet search will bring up lists of sculptures you can view in locations you might not expect, like the Wisconsin Humane Society. Don’t forget to mark your calendars for Sculpture Milwaukee, featuring works from master artists, beginning June 7th.

Cheer on the Brew Crew – and the Milkmen! Going to Brewers games is a must for many Milwaukeeans, and now we have another team to cheer on. The Milwaukee Milkmen are having their inaugural season at The Rock Sports Complex in Franklin this year. Pro baseball that’s “udderly” different? Take us out to the ball game!

No matter the season, we want our Milwaukee neighbors to know we’re here for you. Life is filled with good times, but there are difficulties too. Whether you have questions about our services, are thinking about preplanning your own arrangements, or could use grief resources for yourself or a friend, contact us anytime.

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