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Paddle Milwaukee River

Build a connection with the great outdoors right here in Milwaukee! These foundational nature-based outdoor programs bring neighborhood green spaces to life with hands-on explorations for curious minds! Take on a new challenge with nature on your side as you paddle down the Milwaukee River, bike through the Hank Aaron State Trail, or Hike the Oakleaf Trail. Our Adventures are designed to foster team-building while learning a new outdoor skill to take with you.

Whether you are...

  • A teacher or instructor looking to get your students out for outdoor education through a fun and active field trip
  • An after-school, summer, church, or youth group wanting to have a new experience such as an obstacle course or canoe trip
  • A scout leader seeking to give your troops more variety
  • An athletic team looking for a unique workout, while still having fun and exploring our natural environment
  • An organization or business interested in setting up team building with your coworkers

...our Group Experiences have something for you!


Connect your group with the community and our environment by teaching new skills, building trust and more!
Every trail leads to a new discovery- from mindfulness to animal tracking, our guided discoveries vary by season.
  • Youth Groups
  • Scout Groups
  • School Groups
  • Teams
  • Staff Outings
  • Team Building
  • Community Groups
  • Our Group Experiences can be custom-designed depending on your need.  These programs teach new skills, build trust, create a sense of empowerment and positive mental and physical attitude, and connect your group with the community and our environment.


    Contact us at (414) 626-8571 and schedule your adventure today! 

    Please note: details are subject to change. Register by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or contacting our Community Programs Department at least 6 weeks in advance.

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    Looking for an exciting and unique way to explore the urban outdoors? Our programs offer the perfect blend of paddling, biking, hiking and rock climbing, giving you the chance to explore the city in a whole new way. Whether you're an experienced outdoor enthusiast or a beginner looking to try something new, our urban adventures are the perfect way to experience the city like never before.

    View by activity:  Paddling | Biking| Hiking| Rock Climbing



    Take it Outside Day – Canoeing

    Learn and practice the basics of canoeing with your friends and family! Join us at Riverside Park where we’ll be ready with the equipment you’ll need for this adventure.

    For everyone


    Saturday, October 7 | 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. | Riverside Park Learn More


    Paint & Hike - Fall Foliage & Colors

    Take the fall colors from prairie to canvas in Three Bridges Park. After a one-mile hike, we’ll set up our individual canvasses outdoors and paint the features of the park that catch the eye. Canvasses, brushes, and paints included.

    For adults & teens

    Program Cost: $20 (adults) / $15 (teens) | Price Break: $15 (adults) / $12 (teens)

    Thursday, October 19 | 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. | Menomonee Valley   Register


    Take it Outside Day - Biking
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    Learn the basics of biking at Menomonee Valley! Bring your family and friends, dress for the weather, pack a snack, and enjoy the outdoors. You can bring your own bike or use one of ours. Our bikes fit folks who are 4’ 10” to 6’ 5” tall.

    Saturday, September 30 | 11 - 2 p.m. | Menomonee Valley

    Free for everyone!

    Rock Climbing

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    On Belay! Outdoor Rock Climbing

    Rock climbing does your body and your mind good! Get some fresh air as you challenge yourself to climb to new heights on our three-story open-air rock wall. Make it to the top and see the city from a whole new perspective! Ages 6 and older can climb. All experience levels are welcome. Helmets and harnesses provided by the UEC

    For everyone

    Program Cost: $15 (adults) / $15 (child) | Price Break: $10 (adults) / $10 (child)

    Friday, November 3 | 4 - 6 p.m. | Riverside Park   Register

    Interested in booking your own private session? Reach out to the Community Programs Manager to discuss scheduling options and opportunities! 

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