Are you ready for HKE MKE THIS Sunday, October 9?! 

Please check in at the registration table located inside the Riverside Park building. 

Ten minutes prior to your wave time (12pm, 12:30pm, 1pm or 1:30pm), we will gather behind the Riverside Park building for a brief welcome and send off. 

Join us after (or before) your hike for food & fun! Local vendors will have food available for purchase, free activities to do and fun things to learn. All activities run 12:00-4:00pm unless otherwise noted on the map (below). 

  • What to Wear: Please dress for the weather; layering is a good option for this hike. Closed toed shoes appropriate for hiking and rock climbing are best. 
  • What To Bring: A reusable water bottle and an appetite! Water refill stations will be available at the rest stop and finish line. We also have food vendors and free treats for you.  
  • Who Should Attend: This is a family-friendly event with lots of amazing activities for kids and adults! Due to the size and family friendly nature of the event, we ask everyone to keep their four-legged friends at home. But, you can meet some adoptable animals at the Gordon Park stop! 
  • What to Expect: The walking route material varies - from paved paths and wooden bridges to woodchips and small rocks. A sturdier stroller will be easier to push than a small umbrella stroller. 

Urban Ecology Center Land and Water Acknowledgement

We acknowledge that the land and waterways we steward, learn from, and love near Michigami* (commonly referred to as Lake Michigan) are the traditional lands of Indigenous peoples including the Potawatomi, Menominee, and Ho-Chunk. Past, present, and future caretakers of these lands and waters include the Ojibwe, Peoria, Sauk and Fox, Oneida, Mohican, Brothertown, and other Indigenous peoples.

As we celebrate and connect people to these natural spaces and species, acknowledging the complex past and present traumas and triumphs is a step toward healing and a more just future.