I came to Cedarburg, both to enjoy this lovely town and to do the 10K Volksmarch here.
I picked up the map on Thursday evening and discovered at about its half way point is ended up back basically back at the hotel. So I decided to break it into two pieces.
I was out the door about 7 AM and oh no! Rain drops! The route went west a bit taking me by public buildings such as the public library and the police station. Then it headed back to Washington Avenue, one of the main streets in Cedarburg. The route headed north up and around Centennial Park. Perhaps I would have enjoyed it more had it not been raining. Then back to Washington Avenue.
I walked by the former Woolen Mill building, now an area called Cedar Creek Settlement, full of shops. The sign on the building explained this had been the only mill west of Philadelphia which made worsted woolen, a product in much demand for military uniforms during the Civil War.
At the Interurban Bridge Area the route got more interesting, even in the rain.
The route curved along the creek by the fire station and then across another bridge, and I was back at the hotel.
Indeed after walking for an hour in light rain, breakfast sounded very good.
The map said the next part was Beech Park. I was expected green spaces such as those I had enjoyed before, but got a surprise. Beech Park is a forest.
In the early evening the sun came out and I did a short walk through the route by the hotel in order to get some better pictures than I could get in the rain.
Walking along the path by the creek I saw a scene new to me. Ducks were sitting on the lip of the dam. Never have seen something like that before.
And here's a view of the creek from the Interurban Bridge in the early evening.