Mill Pond Spillway

Mill Pond Spillway - Angle View

Last stop on my short weekend trip is just south of Grant Park on the Oak Creek Parkway at a small man-made “waterfall” (spillway) called Mill Pond Spillway. Not much fanfare at this location – only one small historical sign entitled “Millstones from Fowle Mill” detailing how the millpond was created to power the grist … Read more

Foo Fighters @ Fiserv Forum

Foo Fighters - Concrete and Gold Tour

Friends of mine scored tickets for the Foo Fighters latest Concrete and Gold tour in Milwaukee at the new Fiserv Forum.  Gotta say I didn’t expect to see such an impressive show – nearly 3 hours long and one of the best light displays I’ve ever seen.  Setlist can be seen here. Don’t forget to … Read more

Estabrook Falls

Estabrook Falls on the Milwaukee River

Estabrook Falls is another easy access waterfall in Southeastern Wisconsin.  Located in the Milwaukee suburb of Shorewood, you can find these falls by walking down a short stairway near the Estabrook Beer Garden. The Milwaukee River is very wide here and there is no chance to get better views without swimming or a drone.  Hard … Read more

Menomonee Falls

Menomonee Falls waterfall

Another short detour near home and bagged another 2 waterfalls for my checklist.  This time it was Menomonee Falls just northwest of Milwaukee.  Starting at the far north end is Mill Pond Park which contains a spillway that was crafted to appear like a natural waterfall and is visible from the street. Directly south across … Read more