- Explore Parks
When: October 18, 9a.m. - noon
Where: Cherokee Marsh, 6098 North Sherman Avenue, Madison, WI
What: $2/person hayrides and FREE guided hikes. Hayrides leaving approximately every 20 minutes.
Bring your family out for a beautiful fall morning in Cherokee Marsh. Join us for Hikes and Hayrides AND Walk with a Doc in the very beautiful Cherokee Marsh.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Join Dr. Lee Wilke for this special Walk with a Doc event combined with the beautiful Hikes and Hayrides event at Cherokee Marsh. Dr. Lee Wilke is the Director of the UW Health Breast Center, and is a board certified surgeon. She specializes in benign and malignant diseases of the breast, sentinel lymph-node mapping, minimally invasive breast surgery, as well as neoadjuvant therapy for breast cancer. Dr. Wilke also does research on new methods for treating breast cancer. Her research on breast self-exams was featured in O, The Oprah Magazine in 2010. Join Dr. Wilke for a brisk, Saturday morning walk through Cherokee Marsh North Unit! She will speak about the basics of breast cancer, with opportunities for you to ask questions while hiking through Cherokee Marsh.
Throughout the event, guided hikes will be provided by the Friends of Cherokee Marsh. Hayrides will be given from 9-noon and no reservations are needed! Hayrides will cost only two dollars a person. This is a great way to spend the morning with friends and family while enjoying Madison outdoors during its rustic fall season.
Cherokee Marsh is the largest wetland in Dane Country and is home to a spectacular variety of plants and wildlife. Participants will get to experience the Marsh’s breathtaking vistas first-hand as they ride along a hay wagon, pulled by a tractor or participate in a free guided hike.