At the end of the day we remember the experiences we’ve had with others, not the things. Friendships new and old. Impactful moments when we’ve stepped out of our usual routine into something special. Forward Outdoor is here to create memories that stick.

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Forward Outdoor is about building community, and providing events that get us out into the world. Sometimes it’s a relaxed group bike ride that ends in ice cream, an outdoor-themed trivia night at a beer garden, or a clinic on how to navigate with a compass. We mean business when it comes to preparation and safety, but we’re not above a costume-themed cafe crawl on bikes.

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Want to just show up and join a small crew? Each week we put together pre-planned trips with a max of 12 people to go explore something fun within an hour of Milwaukee. We meet at our HQ next to Amorphic Brewing in Riverwest, gear up, then hit the road!  Come alone or bring a friend, everyone is welcome.


Paddle & Pour Overs

Paddle & Pour Overs

Date July 25, 2024Time 7:00 am - 10:00 amPrice $39
Got a hankering for coffee and kayaking? Come paddle Milwaukee's Lakeshore State Park then enjoy coffee and pastries while Stone Creek's Coffee Educator demonstrates the finer art of Pour Overs! Reserve your kayaking start time for 90 minutes of paddling around the sere...

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Social: Paddle & Paint

Social: Paddle & Paint

Date July 25, 2024Time 4:00 pm - 8:00 pmPrice $49

Spend a summer evening paddling around Milwaukee's Lakeshore State Park accompanied by painting with watercolors led by local artist Francheska Gomez of Karaya Art. Join one of two 45-minute art sessions at either 5pm or 6pm. Includes a 90...

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Looking for a private trip for your crew from the office, a birthday party, or a bachelor/ette party? Check out our Private Field Trips.