Run to Witch's House in Fox Point

A visit to the "Witch's House" has been rite of passage for Milwaukeans for the over 60 years -- especially northshore teens on first dates.  :)  A recent Journal news story reported that the house and it's collection of large gargoyle statues in the front yard overlooking Lake Michigan will be moved from it's location on Beach Drive in Fox Point to a new location later this summer.  Since it is so close to our Saturday long run route, it is fitting that we do a run along the beach of Lake Michigan to see the Witch's House at dusk.  Hopefully it will be a cool foggy evening!

The run will start at Doctor's Park and proceed along the beach for 2.5 miles. This will be a trail type run.  The beach is firm along the shore but there are occasional obstacles -- drift wood, flotsam, jetsam, small streams, rock piles, and breakwater walls -- that we'll have to navigate.  Nothing tough if you've ever done a 50k with Arun. 

The 2.5 mile run back to Doctor's Park will be along Lake Drive. After, if there is interest, we can go out for pizza at the Calderone Club and tell stories of teenage rites of passage from our own home towns. 

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  • Balaji

    Patrick, do you know if it would be Ok to bring my dog along?

    April 30

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sorry for the delay in answering.....

      May 1

    • Balaji

      No problem! Didn't leave work until 7:00 so would not have been able to make it. I've always wanted to see that house since I've heard people talk. Oh well.

      May 1

  • A former member
    A former member

    5min l8

    May 1

  • A former member
    A former member

    Me too :( going to try- but don't wait!!

    May 1

  • A former member
    A former member

    Got caught at work--won't be able to make it :-(

    May 1

  • A former member
    A former member

    Weatherbug says NO RAIN at run time. :) (But a little drizzle would certainly add to the mood.) Don't forget pizza after at Calderone Club - 8001 N Port Washington Rd. We have a table for 20 reserved. Meet in the parking lot at Doctor's Park at 7:00. If you get lost, call my cell at[masked]-6423. See you soon!

    1 · May 1

  • A former member
    A former member

    Bringing the kids unless it rains

    April 26, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I think they'll both make the run out, not sure about the return trip.

      April 29

    • A former member
      A former member

      Probably will have mine run too. I thought I would be sore from races but I'm doing ok

      April 30

  • Balaji

    Can I bring my furry kid?

    April 27, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    If anyone wants to bring their kids, I can watch them. Likely won't run so I will bring my kids and explore while you all run.

    April 24, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Wish I could make this - have heard of the Witches House, but have never actually seen it. Have fun!

    April 23, 2014

  • Keriann

    As long as my right foot cooperates over the next few weeks, I'll be there!

    April 14, 2014

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