Milwaukee Lakefront

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Parking is best and pretty cheap at the Milwaukee Art Museum (MAM) near Veterans Park, although free parking is located farther north. The Milwaukee Lakefront Trail used to be called the Milwaukee 76 Trail to honor the bicentennial, but many of the trails that run through the city are now called the Oak Leaf Trail. There's this one that runs along the lake; another runs along the river, and still others through some of the city parks. Things to see: Beachfront, McKinley Marina. The Milwaukee lakefront is less crowded than Chicago’s, because it’s less connected to the city. There are still crowds that you should be aware of, however. On the other side of the marina, McKinley and Bradford Beaches are well used in the summer. As you ride along the beach, Lake Drive is to your left and Lake Park is ahead.
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by Christopher Percy Collier (The Globe Pequot Press)

Parking is best and pretty cheap at the Milwaukee Art Museum (MAM) near Veterans Park, although free parking is located farther north. The Milwaukee Lakefront Trail used to be called the Milwaukee 76 Trail to honor the bicentennial, but many of the trails that run through the city are now called the Oak Leaf Trail.

There's this one that runs along the lake; another runs along the river, and still others through some of the city parks. Things to see: Beachfront, McKinley Marina. The Milwaukee lakefront is less crowded than Chicago’s, because it’s less connected to the city. There are still crowds that you should be aware of, however. On the other side of the marina, McKinley and Bradford Beaches are well used in the summer. As you ride along the beach, Lake Drive is to your left and Lake Park is ahead.

©  Christopher Percy Collier/The Globe Pequot Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Road Biking
Nearby City: Milwaukee
Distance: 5.9
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Riding Time: 2 hours
Season: Best spring to fall
Driving Directions: Directions to Milwaukee Lakefront

Recent Trail Reviews

6/7/2006
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I love the lake Michigan and Milwaukee has a great view. The city, parks, architecture, history, art, this trail has everything and the people around is very nice.



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