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Oconomowoc Historic Walking Tour

  • Sunday, September 22, 2019
  • 1:00 PM

From the 1870s to the 1930s, Oconomowoc was known as the "Newport of the West." The city's lakeshore was ringed with the palatial summer homes of wealthy families from Milwaukee, Chicago and St. Louis. Many of those homes and other buildings survive and are noted in a self-guided walking tour around beautiful Fowler Lake.

Join other Nordics on Sunday, September 22nd on this scenic walk. A descriptive brochure will be provided, however, none of the buildings or homes are open to the public. The walk around Fowler lake is approximately 2 miles on sidewalks. Afterwards we will dine at the final stop on the tour, Maxim’s Family Restaurant in the historic Oconomowoc Depot. Two trains rumbled by when I dined on a Sunday afternoon this past July.

Meet downtown at 1:00 pm in the parking lot behind city hall/police station at 174 E. Wisconsin Ave. The city hall tower stands out above downtown.

Alternatively, plan to carpool from Watertown Plank Park and Ride, US 45 exit 40, leaving at 12:15 pm SHARP. Meet at the bus shelter.

If you plan to carpool, you MUST RSVP to the trip leader by Saturday night, September 21st. Trip leader, Dennis Drake. 
414-481-0967; 414-218-5053 (cell).

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