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Oconomowoc Pre-Convention Walk


Dates 6/26/2021 - 7/3/2021
City / State Oconomowoc, WI
Event Name Oconomowoc Pre-Convention Walk
Event Type Seasonal Walk
Event ID 2021 Y2794
Distance - Trail Ratings 10K or 5K 1A
Description From the 1870s into the 1930s Oconomowoc was known as the "Newport of the West" as wealthy Midwesterners, primarily from Milwaukee and Chicago, built palatial summer homes on these lakeshores and arrived by train every summer. Although that elegant lifestyle has changed and some of the homes razed or converted into yerar-round homes, the beauty which attracted these summer residents still remains. In addition to passing many of these homes, the walk includes the historic Oconomowoc Depot, the magnificent Veteran's Memorial Park, several lovely parks, and the site of the world premiere of MGM's "Wizard of Oz".

Strollers: Yes  Wheelchairs: No  Pets: Yes  Restrooms: Yew

Special Programs Little Free Libraries
Rockin' Around the Clock
Walking the USA A-Z
Walking with America's Veterans
Start Times 8:00am - 12noon, finish by 3pm on June 27. Walk's primary date is June 27. Later walkers check with any convention Start Point information table.
Location Oconomowoc Community Center
Start Point / Driving Directions 220 W Wisconsin Ave.
Oconomowoc, WI 53066 N43.11190 W88.50163

Follow I-94 between Madison & Milwaukee, turn NORTH at EXIT 282, follow Summit Ave for about 3 1/3 miles. Turn RIGHT at Main St for 2 blocks, then LEFT on West Wisconsin Ave to Start Point on your LEFT.
Awards & Fees Pre-registration available at

All walkers $3
Host Club Madison Area Volkssport Association
Contact Don Suloff
Email Contact