Nordic Ski Club Of Milwaukee

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Our current 4 month calendar

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The Nordic Ski Club will occasionally list events sponsored by other organizations. The Club and these other organizations are separate and distinct. The Club provides information without compensation about other events solely as a service to members or guests who may be interested in such outings. The Club has no control or voice in managing these events.  Members and guests should exercise their own judgment and participate in these events cautiously and at their own risk.

Upcoming events

    • Sunday, July 21, 2019
    • 1:00 PM
    • Sugar Island Road off Cty P, south of I-94

    Join Glacier State Paddlers for canoeing on the Bark River from Lower Nemahbin Lake to Genesee Lake Rd on Sunday, July 21. The trip will begin with a 1:00 pm launch starting at Sugar Island Road off Cty P. This is an easy, scenic trip on a surprisingly clear “close to town” river. Cool off along the way with a swim in Crooked Lake. After we take out at Genesee Lake Rd, we will head to Cushing Memorial Park west of Delafield for a cookout. Bring your own entrée, drinks, and a dish to pass. Grills will be provided.

    Call GSP trip leader Marge at 414-873-4565 to reserve a spot on the trip and to get trip details. Identify yourself as a Nordic Ski Club member. Canoe rental cost is $5.00 per person. Money should be paid directly to Marge at the launch site. There is no fee if you have your own canoe or kayak.

    • Wednesday, July 24, 2019
    • 6:00 PM
    • Kiwanis Boat Landing; 2135 N Riverboat Rd; Milwaukee, WI

    Enjoy a summer evening with a twilight paddle on the Milwaukee River. Join other Nordics and Glacier State Paddlers members Wednesday evening on July 24 starting at 6:00 pm and ending at dusk.  We’ll paddle the Milwaukee River through downtown Milwaukee and will end near twilight, so please bring a flashlight. Launch site is the Kiwanis Boat Landing at 2135 N Riverboat Rd - on river side of street with street parking. Come 15 minutes before the 6:00 launch to help get canoes and kayaks into the water.

    Let GSP trip leader Debbie Luetzow know you are attending by calling or texting her at 414-333-0064 or emailing her at Identify yourself as a Nordic Ski Club member.  If you need to rent a canoe, you MUST call Bill Ross at 414-332-1889. Canoe rental cost is an estimated cost of $3.00 per person for this trip.  Money should be paid directly to Bill.  There is no fee if you have your own canoe or kayak.

    • Friday, July 26, 2019
    • 5:30 PM
    • 8831 North Root River Parkway; Greendale, WI

    WHERE:  Whitnall Park Beer Garden
                  8831 North Root River Parkway
                  Greendale, WI

    WHAT: Outdoor games and Beer night at

               Whitnall Park Beer Garden         
               Beer Garden Phone: (414) 514-9744

    WHEN:  July 26, 5:30 pm
                -open until 10 pm, ( last orders at 9 pm)


    What better way to spend a Friday night, then to  picnic with your Nordic buddies while engaging in a  serious game of croquet, bean bag toss, or life-size Jenga. If these games aren't up your alley, you can bring your own.

    Whitnall Park Beer Garden is a permanent beer garden in scenic Whitnall Park, with 24 tap handles serving up craft beers from local breweries including Good City, City Lights, MKE Brewing, New Glarus and Third Space.

    Bring your own glassware to get refill rates.

    Drinking beer is optional, but having fun is strongly encouraged. They do offer some food choices, however, you can bring your own picnic dinner. For more information please look at  the following website:        

    Questions: call Julie 262-567-4531

    • Saturday, July 27, 2019
    • 3:00 PM
    • I-94 College Ave. Southwest Park and Ride

    This year’s trip to Ravinia will happen on Saturday, July 27 when we will hear the Chicago Symphony Orchestra perform a tribute to Leonard Bernstein. Concert participants include conductor Marin Alsop, pianist Andre Watts who first performed on Bernstein’s Young Peoples Concerts many years ago and, as narrator, Jamie Bernstein, Lenny’s daughter.
    The gates open at 5:00 with the performance beginning at 7:30. We will meet at 3:00 at the I-94 College Ave. Southwest Park and Ride. From there we will carpool to Highland Park, Illinois where we can park in the free lots and take the shuttle (also free) to Ravinia. Lawn seat tickets are purchased at Ravinia. Ticket prices are $15 with those over 65 able to purchase tickets for $12. The discounted tickets must be purchased at the main ticket office, not at a kiosk.

    You may bring food and drink, including alcohol into the park. You might consider bringing food to share with the group. You can also purchase food and beverages at Ravinia. Bring chairs, tables, blankets, whatever makes you comfortable. You can rent tables and chairs while at the concert. It is ok to bring all of these items on the shuttle; everybody else is doing the same thing. Remember that you will go through security before entering the park. Also, please remember to contribute to your driver’s gas expense or consider being a driver too. If you are interested in going, please call Cindy at (414) 336-8695 to let her know you are coming.

    • Sunday, July 28, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • 5595 County Road Z, West Bend, WI

    This year we’ll be back at Big Cedar Lake and able to do a variety of fun activities. The beach house has a full kitchen with water, sink, stove, and a refrigerator to store items. It has indoor bathrooms. There is a large table to set group food.  Attached to the house is a large covered deck with picnic tables.

    There is a beach for swimming with a shallow sandy area. A new access drive from the parking area to the boat slips should be finished. You can drive your vehicle down to the beach level and drop off your kayaks and canoes to launch. There are trails to hike on the campus. Or you can lounge on the lawn by the beach house or bring games to play. Bring sunscreen, mosquito repellent, and your favorite lawn game if you wish.
    We’ll be eating around 1 pm. There are 2 grills available for our use. Please bring a dish to share and your own meat to grill. Charcoal, ice, and table service (plates, napkins, cups, and plastic utensils) will be provided.
    Directions to Cedar Community and the Beach House
    Address: 5595 County Road Z, West Bend, WI 53095
    From Milwaukee, take Highway 41 north to the Highway 41/45 split. Follow 41 north to Highway 144 North for about 0.3 miles. Turn right onto County NN. Follow for about 4 miles. Go straight onto Highway Z and then left onto Home Drive, which will lead in to Cedar Community. Take the campus road to the left past the main nursing home building. Turn right onto Lake Drive (will be marked with a special sign) and take this road down the hill and follow the signs to parking (open grassy area). There will be a short walk from the parking area to the Beach House. The Lake drive entrance has a new gate, it may auto lock at 2:00pm. If you arrive after 2:00pm and the gate is locked please call my cell phone number and I can come and let you in.
    You can email or call and let me know if you’re coming and what dish you’ll be bringing to share, or just show up.  Email is home number is 262-226-8351, cell is 262-303-1656 Hope to see you there, Joe Neidinger.

    • Friday, August 30, 2019
    • 3:00 PM
    • Monday, September 02, 2019
    • 3:00 PM
    • Governor Dodge State Park, north of Dodgeville on Highway 23

    Plan to join us for the annual Labor Day camping trip at Governor Dodge State Park. This 5,350 acre park near Dodgeville (on Highway 23, about 50 miles west of Madison) has so much to offer with almost 40 miles of hiking trails, two lakes for swimming and kayaking, boat/canoe rental, mountain biking, and easy access to the Military Ridge State Trail for biking. The hills and valleys of the driftless area in Southwestern Wisconsin are very scenic for road biking. Spring Green and Mineral Point are nearby tourism options. Plan to camp for all three nights or just one or two. Vehicles must have an annual WI state park sticker or daily pass.

    We’ll be in site C of the Hickory Ridge group campsite with a short walk to shower facilities near group site B. Enjoy nightly campfires and the traditional Saturday night potluck at 6 p.m. Trip cost is only $14 per person (non-members $15.50). Please make checks payable to NSCM and mail to Mary Mueller, 4862 N. Shoreland Ave., Milwaukee, WI, 53217.  Also send your email address for the trip letter in late August along with name and phone number of an emergency contact not on the trip.

    Plan to join us for end of summer fun in one of Wisconsin’s most popular state parks. Nordics are also welcome to just come and play for the day or come to the potluck with a dish to pass and your own tableware. Please let us know you are planning to attend.

    Contact Mary Mueller at 414-477-5710 or for more information. Check out for park information.

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