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Hank Aaron State Trail

The Trail

 
 
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By Devon Polzar, 2019
1. Hank Aaron State Trail Marker
Inscription.  The seven-mile Hank Aaron State Trail begins at the Lake Michigan shore, continues along the course of the Menomonee River, and connects at its west end to Milwaukee County's Oak Leaf Trail at Doyne Park. The Trail provides a link from Lake Michigan to various trails across southern Wisconsin proceeding west to the Mississippi River.

The development of the Trail contributes to the restoration, protection, and enhancement of the natural, scenic, historical, and cultural resources of the Menomonee River corridor while providing the public with recreational opportunities and access to the river.

The preservation of this important environmental corridor aids in the restoration of fish and wildlife habitat and the rehabilitation of urban waterways. Region-wide trail linkages also offer a viable alternative to motorized transportation, therefore assisting in improving air and water quality.

Partners involved in the development of the trail from its inception include city, county, state and federal governments, area businesses, the regional planning commission, neighborhood and environmental organizations, and representatives from

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By Devon Polzar, 2019
2. Hank Aaron State Trail Marker
local historical groups.

In October 1999, the White House Millennium Council in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy designated the Hank Aaron State Trail as a Millennium Legacy Trail. Legacy Trails represent the essence and spirit of each of the fifty states. The Hank Aaron State Trail was selected as Wisconsin's representative because of its respectful celebration of the past, its connection to the community, and its far reaching vision for the future.
 
Erected 2000 by Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
 
Location. 43° 1.67′ N, 87° 57.954′ W. Marker is in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in Milwaukee County. The marker is located near the walkway to Miller Park from the east parking lot. The marker is on the east side of the Menomonee River. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Brewers Way, Milwaukee WI 53214, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hank Aaron (here, next to this marker); Hank Aaron - Changing Times (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Hank Aaron - Changing Times (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Hank Aaron - Changing Times (about 700 feet away); Milwaukee Braves, 1953-1965

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By Devon Polzar, 2019
3. Trail Map
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Donald Eugene Conley (approx. 0.2 miles away); Andy Pafko (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bob Uecker (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Milwaukee.
 
Categories. Parks & Recreational AreasSports
 
Hank Aaron image. Click for full size.
By Devon Polzar, 2019
4. Hank Aaron
Entrance to Miller Park image. Click for full size.
By Devon Polzar, 2019
5. Entrance to Miller Park
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 28, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 22, 2019, by Devon Polzar of Port Washington, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 52 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 22, 2019, by Devon Polzar of Port Washington, Wisconsin. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.
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