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A fleet of kayaks in Lincoln Park

Photo Essay: Peddle to Paddle in Lincoln Park

August 2, 2021  |  Topics: Events

By Eddee Daniel

The Milwaukee River in Lincoln Park was crowded with kayaks (and one canoe) on Saturday thanks to an event called “Peddle to Paddle.” Many of the paddlers had never been in a kayak before and many had never been to the Greenway. The event was organized by Nearby Nature MKE and cosponsored by Red Bike & Green MKE, Milwaukee Water Commons, and Northwest Side CDC. For a change, I didn’t paddle myself. But I trotted along the riverbank as the fleet circumnavigated the island in Lincoln Park and I offer you these images–along with a couple that my friend Steve Bell took with his drone.

Peddle to Paddle panorama!
Photo by Steve Bell.
The Peddle to Paddlers were not the only kayakers on the river. Here is a passerby with two furry passengers.
Photo by Steve Bell.

Eddee Daniel is a board member of Preserve Our Parks and is currently serving as Artist in Residence in the Milwaukee River Greenway for River Revitalization Foundation. Steve Bell is a freelance photographer at Eyeonmke.