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Kayak History Tours June 9th Menomonee River Valley Tour

Presented by Milwaukee County Historical Society and Milwaukee Kayak Company at Harbor Yards, Milwaukee WI

Jun 09 2022
Kayak History Tours June 9th Menomonee River Valley Tour

Archivist Steve Schaffer will guide us as we explore the landscape, industry, people, buildings, and bridges that have molded Milwaukee. Offered on all three Rivers, these tours are a fantastic time on the water for tourists and locals alike!

The Milwaukee County Historical Society is excited to again offer Kayak History Tours in collaboration with Milwaukee Kayak Company! Archivist Steve Schaffer will guide us as we explore the landscape, industry, people, buildings, and bridges that have molded Milwaukee. Offered on all three Rivers,

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ADMISSION INFO

COST: $40 per person; half will be donated back to the Milwaukee County Historical Society (MCHS)

Space is limited | pre-registration required.
If this trip needs to be canceled due to weather or river conditions, we will notify you by phone and/or email and you can rebook for a different date or receive a full refund, whatever works best for you.

COVID-19: We continue to take the COVID-19 pandemic very seriously and have existing policies and procedures in place for this season. If we feel that this tour needs to be canceled due the pandemic, we will notify you in advance and refund your ticket. If you need to cancel for any reason, please let us know in advance (thanks!) so we can release your reservation and issue you a refund. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.

WHAT TO EXPECT: We will paddle as a group. We will make stops along the way, and will stay in our kayaks the entire 2 hours while paddling. If we need to stop and get out for some reason, we can figure that out along the way.

We will turn around as time permits and do not have any planned stops on the way back to our dock. We will paddle back as a group and can chat along the way back – but we just paddle back as a group.

WHAT TO BRING:

You!
Water bottle filled with water
Sunscreen
Small coolers okay
Dress for the weather – consider bringing a windbreaker (do not wear jeans or heavy cotton)
Camera
ID
Towel to sit on (optional)
Paddle or biking gloves (optional)
Mask

WHAT WE WILL PROVIDE:

Single person kayak (or tandem, canoe, paddleboard)
Saturday morning tours meeting and launching from Schlitz Park offers single person kayaks only
Life jacket
Paddle
Dry-bag (limited supply available)
Water, snacks and sunscreen are always on-hand
Safe and fun atmosphere

WHAT TO WEAR:

Lightweight clothing (do not wear jeans or heavy cotton)
Sandals, flips or shoes with a thin sole
Rain jacket/windbreaker
Sunglasses and/or hat

Contact: (414) 301-2240

Email: info@milwaukeekayak.com

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INDIVIDUAL DATES & TIMES*

Additional time info:

Thursday, June 9th
5:30pm-8pm
Menomonee River Valley Tour
*launching from MKC main location

Friday, June 24th
9am-12:30pm
Downtown Milwaukee River Tour
*launching from MKC main location

Saturday, July 2nd
9am-11:30am
Downtown Milwaukee River Tour
*launching from MKC @ Schlitz Park location
*single kayak rentals only available at this location

Thursday, July 21st
5:30pm-8pm
Harbor & KK River Tour
*launching from MKC main location

Friday, August 5th
9am-11:30am
Downtown Milwaukee River Tour
*launching from MKC main location

Saturday, August 13th
9am-11:30am
Downtown Milwaukee River Tour
*launching from MKC @ Schlitz Park location
*single kayak rentals only available at this location

Tuesday, August 30th
5:30pm-8pm
Downtown Milwaukee River Tour
*launching from MKC main location

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.

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LOCATION

Harbor Yards

318 SOUTH Water Street, Milwaukee, WI 53204
(Neighborhood: Harbor District)

Price Range

Price Range: $20-$50

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