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Sunset Kayak Tour

  • Milwaukee Kayak Company 318 South Water Street Milwaukee, WI, 53204 United States (map)

In 1999, visionary partners came together to create Menomonee Valley Partners, a public/private partnership with a mission of revitalizing the Menomonee River Valley for the benefit of the greater Milwaukee community. Twenty years later, the Menomonee River Valley is vibrant and thriving with a national reputation as a model for economic development and environmental sustainability.

To celebrate 20 years of transformation, Menomonee Valley Partners & Milwaukee Kayak Company are partnering to create a paddling experience to explore the Menomonee River and its canals. We will learn about its history and how this area was vital to Milwaukee’s growth, the unique projects that made it a national model of environmental sustainability, and the exciting developments in the works! A member from Menomonee Valley Partners will lead our trip along with staff from Milwaukee Kayak Company. These trips are safe, fun and educational. We will paddle upriver as far as time allows before turning around and paddling back to our dock.

Space is limited, pre-registration is required.

Cost: $35 per person; $15 will be donated back to Menomonee Valley Partners


  • 5:00-5:15pm: Please arrive to Milwaukee Kayak Company before or at 5:15pm

  • 5:15-5:45pm: Introduction, instruction and fitting

  • 5:45pm: Launch from our dock

  • 7:45/8pm: Arrive back to Milwaukee Kayak Company dock

What to bring:

  • You!

  • Water bottle filled with water

  • Small coolers okay

  • Dress for the weather – consider bringing a windbreaker (do not wear jeans or heavy cotton)

  • Camera

  • ID

  • A headlamp or two (we have extras)

What we’ll provide:

  • Kayak

  • Life jacket

  • Paddle

  • Dry-bag (we have a limited supply available)

  • Water, snacks and sunscreen are always on-hand if you forget yours

  • Safe and fun atmosphere

  • Staff from Menomonee Valley Partners and Milwaukee Kayak Company will paddle with the group.

What to wear:

  • Lightweight clothing (do not wear jeans or heavy cotton)

  • Sandals, flips or shoes with a thin sole

  • Rain jacket/windbreaker

  • Sunglasses and/or hat

What to expect:

We will paddle as a group. We will launch together, paddle upriver as time allows, and then paddle back to our dock. These trips are safe, fun and educational. Staff from Menomonee Valley Partners and Milwaukee Kayak Company will paddle with the group.

Upon arrival:

  • We will check you in.

  • We will outfit you with the proper kayak, life jacket, and paddle.

  • We will go over introductions, information, and rules of the river.

  • Life jackets must be worn at all times when you’re near or on the river.


Please contact Beth at Milwaukee Kayak Company, (414) 301-2240,

This event is part of 2019 Valley Week, presented by Potawatomi Hotel & Casino. Valley Week is an annual event celebrating Milwaukee's Menomonee River Valley: what is made here, who works here, all there is to do here, and the great jobs and careers here.

You are invited to explore and experience the Valley at 13 events in just one week. From the Ultimate Beer Run 3.7K, happy hour river cruise, job fair, and so much more, Valley Week showcases some not-to-be-missed unique Valley experiences!

Proceeds from the events support Menomonee Valley Partners, a nonprofit organization formed in 1999 to revitalize the Menomonee River Valley.

Thank you to Valley Week's sponsors for making Valley Week possible and for their support of the Menomonee River Valley! We rely on our neighborhood businesses and their involvement to continue the positive trajectory of our neighborhood.

Earlier Event: September 23
Valley Week Bags Tournament
Later Event: September 24
Valley Job Fair