Wellness opportunities in Wisconsin are abundant.
Enjoying physical activities on Wisconsin’s many waterways is not to be missed. It’s another wonderful and fun way to enhance your wellness with fresh air, sunshine, exercise, and absorbing the beauty of the surroundings. The adventure of exploring these rivers, streams, and lakes is a thrill that washes away stress. Invite your family and the benefits are multiplied!
I love canoeing and kayaking and advocate it as a wonderful choice for outdoor physical fitness. Some of Wisconsin’s cities and towns hold unappreciated paddling opportunities. My favorite urban place to do it is the Milwaukee harbor. “Milwaukee” is derived from a Native American word meaning “meeting of the waters”. The harbor is where three rivers meet, all very paddle worthy and the cleanest they’ve been in over 100 years. You’ll pass within view of Milwaukee’s unique sites including the largest 4 sided clock in the world, The new Harley Davidson Museum, The world renowned Calatrava designed art museum, the historic Pabst, Miller, and Schlitz breweries, and many other vestiges of the city’s storied past.
Don’t miss out on visiting the one and only Bronze Fonz (Remember Fonzie on the TV show called Happy Days set in Milwaukee?). The life size statue is on the east side of the Wells St bridge where it crosses the Milwaukee River. Rumor has it that pinching his buttock brings good luck! LOL!
And stretch your legs by taking a walk on Milwaukee’s splendid 2 mile long River Walk trail bordering both banks.
Dining establishments flourish within steps of the river banks with outdoor seating. My favorite is the Milwaukee Ale House, just south of the St. Paul Ave bridge on the east side of the Milwaukee River. They have a fantastic view of a rare and historic rotating railroad bridge that is still working. Go easy on yourself with their nutritious yet delicious Island Salmon salad, but then indulge by quenching your thirst with their crisp and golden Solomon Juneau Extra Pale Ale home-brew. Named after Milwaukee’s first mayor.
So, what’s your excuse? Make plans now to enjoy the unique God-given features of your state or town.
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