Cambridge Woods Neighborhood Walk (SOLD OUT)

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2904 N Cambridge Ave

Milwaukee, WI 53211

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Join us for a 1.5 mile level, paved walk of the Cambridge Woods neighborhood. We'll start with an overlook of the Milwaukee River and talk of the river's development. Skirting the wooded east bluff of the Milwaukee River, the tour will travel north up Cambridge Avenue, pausing to check out historic photos and some of the older homes in the neighborhood, including the famous Boat House. We'll cross over to the woods themselves for a quick look and talk about its preservation efforts. We'll also briefly walk down a bit of the Oak Leaf Trail next to the bluff and talk about its development from a old passenger and freight railroad line. Then it's a walk through the neighborhood enjoying its eclectic domestic architecture while commenting on early ethnic populations, the impact of UWM, the area's origins, and its development over the last 120 years. A highlight will include viewing the beautiful Arts and Crafts homes on Bartlett Avenue. Then onto the neighborhood's commercial hub along Oakland Avenue to hear about its historical changes over the last century. We'll end by returning to the start of the walk, pointing out historic photos of Riverside High School and Park and comments on the Urban Ecology Center.

Afterward, you can grab a bite to eat at one of the many local Oakland Avenue restaurants.

Meet at the corner of E. Locust St. and N. Cambridge Ave. (just E. of Milwaukee River). The closest address to that location is 2904 N Cambridge Ave.

We will walk in light rain, but not in a sustained downpour or thunderstorm. (In case of the latter, the walk will be rescheduled to Saturday, May 18.)

Your walk leader will be George Wagner, longtime resident of Cambridge Woods and originator of Doors Open Milwaukee.

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