Nordic Ski Club Of Milwaukee

All Events

Our current 4 month calendar

The Nordic Ski Club of Milwaukee welcomes newcomers and prospective members to any of our events.

To add an event, email details to nordicskiclub.mke@gmail.com.

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

    • Thursday, July 29, 2021
    • 7:00 PM (CDT)
    • Thursday, August 26, 2021
    • 9:00 PM (CDT)
    • Nixon Park, 175 E. Park Avenue, Hartland

    What Do Music, Fresh Air, and Camaraderie Have in Common?

    Answer: Live music at Hartland’s Nixon Park on Thursdays from 7-9 pm!

    Starting the end of May and continuing through mid-September, there will be live music playing at Nixon Park in Hartland. Every week there will be a different band. The music genre changes weekly. You can bring your own picnic or even a pizza! They do sell some food and drinks. So come on down, bring your lawn chair, possibly dancing shoes and join us. Look for us (pink flamingo) on the right side of the audience facing the stage (except for August 19). Questions, call Julie 262-468-8223.

    Please see the attached link to view further details. Nixon Park Concerts

    The Nordic Ski Club of Milwaukee (NSCM) will continue to practice social distancing and the use of face masks, as recommended by the CDC and Wisconsin authorities. Know that your participation in any event is at your own risk. Before attending any NSCM outing or event, please check with the event leader. Use good judgment and continue to keep us all safe.

    • Saturday, August 07, 2021
    • 9:30 AM (CDT)
    • Fireman’s Park, N7261 Main Street, Merton

    We’ll ride the trail from Fireman’s Park, (Merton Community Park) to Menomonee County Park, arguably the prettiest part of the Bugline. It’s a round trip of about 18 miles. For those interested, it can be lengthened as far as Menomonee Falls on the east or to North Lake in the town of Merton to the west. (Trail length from North Lake to Menomonee Falls is about 15.6 miles.) We’ll stop for restrooms at Menomonee Park.

    For those interested, we can stop for lunch in Sussex at Loca Latte after the ride.

    Fireman’s Park is on County VV and Ted Bies Blvd (N7261 Main Street, Merton 53056). From I-94, take Hwy 164 north to VV. Turn left (west) onto VV. Take VV west approximately 3.8 miles, where VV turns north (right turn) into the Village. Follow VV (Main St.) to Fireman’s Park, which will be on the left in about ½ mile.

    We will cancel the ride if there is rain. Call Bob and Kris Riedel at 262-549-1179 (home) or 262-366-6147 with questions.

    The Nordic Ski Club of Milwaukee (NSCM) will continue to practice social distancing and the use of face masks, as recommended by the CDC and Wisconsin authorities. Know that your participation in any event is at your own risk. Before attending any NSCM outing or event, please check with the event leader. Use good judgment and continue to keep us all safe.


    • Sunday, August 08, 2021
    • 10:00 AM (CDT)
    • Eagle Spring Lake

    Join the Glacier State Paddlers on Sunday, August 8 for an easy, social paddling trip.  This trip will start and end at the Eagle Springs Pub on Eagle Spring Lake west of Mukwonago, so no car shuttling will be needed.  The trip will begin at 10:00 am and will cross Eagle Spring Lake, traverse a marshy channel, and enter Lulu Lake.   We will take a lunch break on a nice sandy beach, so please bring along a bag lunch and beverage and wear your swimming suit for a dip in the lake.  After a nice break, we will return to our starting point where you can get refreshments at the pub.  Eagle Spring Lake is on Cty E southeast of Eagle, WI.  From I-43, take the Hwy 83 Mukwonago exit and follow it thru town a little over 1 mile to Cty LO.  Turn left on LO and go about 5 mi to Cty E.  Turn left and go a short distance to Eagle Springs Pub. 

    Call GSP trip leader Marge Brewer at 414-873-4565 to reserve a spot on the trip or for more information. Identify yourself as a Nordic Ski Club member.

    The Nordic Ski Club of Milwaukee (NSCM) will continue to practice social distancing and the use of face masks, as recommended by the CDC and Wisconsin authorities. Know that your participation in any event is at your own risk. Before attending any NSCM outing or event, please check with the event leader. Use good judgment and continue to keep us all safe.

    • Sunday, August 15, 2021
    • 9:30 AM (CDT)
    • South Shore Park Pavilion, Bayview

    What could be finer than a bicycle ride on the Oak Leaf Trail with cool Lake Michigan breezes, and a beer garden at the finish on a hot day in August? Read on…

    Join fellow Nordics on the upper level of the South Shore Park Pavilion (bathrooms & water available) in Milwaukee’s Bayview neighborhood on Sunday, August 15. Be ready to ride at 9:30. The approximate 30 mile route (can be shortened) is an “out and back” on a combination of Oak Leaf Trail and South Milwaukee/Oak Creek city streets. Cue sheets provided. After the ride, congregate for food, beverages, & conversation with fellow riders on the pavilion.

    Ride leader: Jane Stoltz (414-378-1691, 1jmstoltz@gmail.com)

    The Nordic Ski Club of Milwaukee (NSCM) will continue to practice social distancing and the use of face masks, as recommended by the CDC and Wisconsin authorities. Know that your participation in any event is at your own risk. Before attending any NSCM outing or event, please check with the event leader. Use good judgment and continue to keep us all safe.


    • Wednesday, August 18, 2021
    • 6:30 PM (CDT)
    • Kiwanis Boat Landing at 2135 N. Riverboat Rd, Milwaukee

    Enjoy a summer evening with a twilight paddle on the Milwaukee River. Join other Nordics and Glacier State Paddlers members Wednesday evening on August 18 starting at 6:00 pm and ending at dusk, so please bring a flashlight. We’ll paddle the Milwaukee River through downtown Milwaukee. 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. Identify yourself as a Nordic Ski Club member.

    The Nordic Ski Club of Milwaukee (NSCM) will continue to practice social distancing and the use of face masks, as recommended by the CDC and Wisconsin authorities. Know that your participation in any event is at your own risk. Before attending any NSCM outing or event, please check with the event leader. Use good judgment and continue to keep us all safe.


    • Sunday, August 22, 2021
    • 10:00 AM (CDT)
    • Riverside Park just south of St. Cloud

    Join the Glacier State Paddlers canoeing on the Sheboygan River from St. Cloud to the start of the Sheboygan marsh. This will be a pleasant 5-mile trip that should take 2 to 3 hours. The trip starts at Riverside Park just south of St. Cloud on Main St (Cty G). Take Hwy 23 west from Hwy 57 or I-43 to Cty G and then north to Riverside Park. If coming from the west, take Hwy 45 to Hwy 67 and then straight on Cty G to Riverside Park.

    We will meet at 10:00 am and shuttle vehicles from the start before beginning the trip. Please bring a beverage for the trip and gloves to protect your hands. Call GSP trip leader Lynn Pagenkop at 414-540-1161 to reserve a spot on the trip and to get additional trip details. Identify yourself as a Nordic Ski Club member.

    The Nordic Ski Club of Milwaukee (NSCM) will continue to practice social distancing and the use of face masks, as recommended by the CDC and Wisconsin authorities. Know that your participation in any event is at your own risk. Before attending any NSCM outing or event, please check with the event leader. Use good judgment and continue to keep us all safe.


    • Sunday, August 29, 2021
    • 10:00 AM (CDT)
    • Hwy Q at the bridge over the Oconomowoc River, Monches

     Join the Glacier State Paddlers on Sunday, August 29 for an easy, social paddling trip. This trip will start and end on Hwy Q at the bridge over the Oconomowoc River just east of the town of Monches, so no car shuttling will be needed. The trip will begin at 10:00 am and will follow the Oconomowoc River for several miles until it reaches Lowes Lake, part of the Kettle Moraine State Forest. The trip is 6 miles round trip with a possible very easy portage. Bring a lunch to enjoy in your boat or take out at the small picnic area on the lake.

    Contact Marge Brewer at 414-873-4565 to reserve a spot on the trip for the paddle and for more information. Identify yourself as a Nordic Ski Club member.

    The Nordic Ski Club of Milwaukee (NSCM) will continue to practice social distancing and the use of face masks, as recommended by the CDC and Wisconsin authorities. Know that your participation in any event is at your own risk. Before attending any NSCM outing or event, please check with the event leader. Use good judgment and continue to keep us all safe.

    • Friday, September 03, 2021
    • 3:00 PM (CDT)
    • Monday, September 06, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • Lake Wissota State Park near Chippewa Falls

    Join us for a 4-day camping trip over Labor Day weekend at Lake Wissota State Park near Chippewa Falls. It is about a 4-hour drive from Milwaukee. Our group site, number 2, has a large covered picnic shelter with electricity and vault toilets. We will have access to shower facilities and modern bathrooms in the family campground. The Park has hiking and mountain bike trails and a beach on Lake Wissota. Several nice paved biking trails are near the park including the Old Abe State Trail and Chippewa River State Trail (state trail pass is required). There are dining opportunities in Chippewa Falls and nearby Eau Claire. You may want to do a Leinenkugel’s Brewery tour in Chippewa Falls. Campfires will be held nightly, but do not bring firewood from home. Our traditional group potluck dinner will take place on Saturday night, so bring your favorite dish to pass.

    The trip cost for the entire weekend is $16 (non-members $18). Please make checks payable to NSCM and mail to Paul Keber; 2000 Cobblestone Ct; Waukesha, WI 53188. Also include your email address where I can send a trip letter shortly before the trip. Only 20 spots are available, so don’t delay! A Wisconsin State Park admission sticker is required for your vehicle.

    Contact Paul at 262-547-4827 or pkeber@milwpc.com for more information. Check out the following link for more park information: Lake Wissota Wisconsin State Park System | Wisconsin DNR.

    The Nordic Ski Club of Milwaukee (NSCM) will continue to practice social distancing and the use of face masks, as recommended by the CDC and Wisconsin authorities. Know that your participation in any event is at your own risk. Before attending any NSCM outing or event, please check with the event leader. Use good judgment and continue to keep us all safe.



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