Our Favorite Spring Spots in Milwaukee


Let the springtime thaw begin! While it wasn’t our coldest or snowiest winter here in Milwaukee, Brookfield, and New Berlin, if you’re feeling anything like our Krause Funeral Homes care team, you are ready to head outside without the hassle of hats, scarves, and mittens. Of course, even springtime weather is unpredictable, but we can carry with us the confidence that warmer days are on their way.

In the meantime, we want to share our favorite Milwaukee-area springtime spots with you. Whether you’re looking to walk, bike, or simply spend time outside in the fresh air, these destinations will motivate you to get out there and enjoy our beautiful city.

  1. Visit Milwaukee’s many murals. Cities across the country are looking more colorful lately thanks to a burgeoning mural scene – and Milwaukee is no exception. Public art not only promotes local talent and tells stories about the area, but also engages the community and brings neighborhoods together. Check out the Milwaukee Mural Map to put together a self-guided tour.
  2. Explore the Boerner Botanical Gardens. Located in Hales Corners, these formal gardens offer 40 acres featuring a dozen themed gardens, all blooming at different times of the year. There’s also a gift shop open year-round with unique items from local artists and crafters.
  3. Hike Wehr Nature Center. Boasting over five miles of maintained trails in Franklin, including the ½-mile Family Friendly Trail, Wehr Nature Center’s acreage leads you through wetlands, lowland forests, and along the base of a prairie.
  4. Enjoy the Lynden Sculpture Garden. With more than 50 monumental sculptures set on 40 acres, the Lynden Sculpture Garden in River Hills uniquely blends art and nature. There aren’t any paths, so wear boots to enjoy one of Milwaukee’s most peaceful hidden gems.
  5. Watch wildlife at Havenwoods State Forest. As Wisconsin’s only urban state forest, the 237 acres of grasslands, woods, and wetlands includes miles of trails, four ponds, and a 120-foot bridge. If you’re looking for a space to bring your dog, the 2.5-mile Pet Trail is mostly paved limestone and begins at the parking lot.

Do you have any other favorite springtime destinations we should visit? We would love to read about them in the comments below. As always, remember that our Krause Funeral Homes team is here for our Milwaukee neighbors, ready to assist you. If you have questions about our services, reach out anytime.

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