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Waukesha/Milwaukee County Chapter: Wee Walkers – Cottonwood Wayside to North Shore Dr.

May 13, 2023 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Young boy under evergreen looking at pinecones


Hartland became Wisconsin’s first Ice Age Trail Community in 2015, and this walking club was formed to bring people–both adults and “Wee Walkers”–together to enjoy the trail, community, and each other. Start the New Year right by getting your kids out of the house and onto the Ice Age Trail with the Hartland Walking Club’s “Wee Walkers” program–monthly hikes designed especially for tykes! They’d love to have you join them for a walk!

The Walk:

Hartland Walking Club’s “Wee Walkers” invite you and your kids to continue their 2023 series. This year, they are on a mission to hike the ENTIRE Hartland Segment of the Ice Age Trail–out AND back!! They started at Centennial park in January and will head south each month in 2023 until the full segment has been! Anyone who accomplishes this goal with us will earn a free “Hartland Segment” pin! Starting at the Maple Wayside, hikers will head south to the Cottonwood Wayside for an out and back hike on the Ice Age Trail. This hike will move at a “toddler’s pace,” as they stop to explore and enjoy the surroundings along the way. Check their Facebook page for updates.


This month, their out-and-back hike will total approximately 1.5 miles. They will trek from Cottonwood Wayside to North Shore Dr. and back. This section of trail is stroller-friendly. Please dress for the weather and consider bringing water and snacks. If conditions are unsafe we will cancel.

Walks are led by 5-year-old Simon, 3-year-old Ophelia, 1-year-old Rhea, and their mom, Christina, an Ice Age Trail volunteer (and kid at heart). All ages are welcome; kids must be accompanied by an adult. Well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcome.

Christina Callies and the Hartland Recreation Department organized this hike. Register in advance (ensure that you receive notification in the event this hike is postponed or canceled) or simply show up at Cottonwood Wayside. There is no fee for this activity.


Meet at the parking lot at the Cottonwood Wayside. You will find Christina and her kids layering up by their car.

Contact Information:

Email comments or questions to your hike leader, Christina.


Cristina Callies
Hartland Walking Club
Hartland Recreation Dept.


Cottonwood Wayside
Hartland Ice Age Marsh, Cottonwood Ave
Hartland, WI 53029 United States
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