4 Quiet Milwaukee Spots for Reflection When Grieving


Life moves fast in a city like Milwaukee, but there are times it’s imperative to slow down and take a deep breath. The days, weeks, and months after losing someone you love is definitely one of those times. Our staff at Krause Funeral Homes knows firsthand how difficult and confusing the grieving process can be. And our daily work helping families plan funeralscremation arrangements, and burials definitely reinforces the complexities of life after loss.

Though it may be tempting to sweep painful feelings under the rug or simply return to life “as usual,” grief has a way of making itself known – sometimes when you least expect it. This is why we encourage families to take time to rest and reflect while adapting and adjusting to life without a loved one. Sure it may feel easier to throw yourself back into work, or distract yourself taking care of others. But there is so much to be said for spending time outside in a quiet place by yourself or with those who love you. This is something the “busy griever” may avoid. But in our many decades working in funeral care, we see again and again how important it is to sit with your thoughts – however sad, uncomfortable, or unpleasant they may be.

To give you the encouragement you may need, we’ve come up with a list of four of our favorite places to go in the Milwaukee area to get away from it all.

Oak Leaf Trail

The trail has many access points in Milwaukee, Brown Deer, and Oak Creek.

Hundreds of miles of paved trails meander in and around the city of Milwaukee, some along the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan.

Bay View Park

3120 S. Lake Dr., Bay View

A serene, quiet park – you can hear the sound of the waves – with panoramic views of Milwaukee and Lake Michigan, and trails that can be used year-round.

Shorewood Nature Preserve

3950 N Lake Dr., Shorewood

Just north of the city, this little escape boasts a series of trails leading to the lake, and is a perfect spot for birdwatching. It’s easy to drive right by the entrance, so keep an eye out for the sign.

Mitchell Park

9900 River Rd., Brookfield

Enjoy more than 400 acres featuring trails, paths and piers, perfect for nature enthusiasts or those looking to escape the city’s hustle and bustle.

We’re fortunate to live in a beautiful area overflowing with parks and trails, aren’t we? Take the time you need to step out of your daily life and grieve your loss in a quiet place. And remember we’re always here for you with information about local support groups, therapists, and resources. Krause Funeral Homes also sponsors, co-sponsors and participates in educational classes and events throughout the year. Visit our four locations anytime or reach out to us by phone. We’re available to help day or night.

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