Pewaukee, Wisconsin

Top Spots in and near Pewaukee

  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    Take a Stroll around the Lagoon at Wilson Park

    2.2 mi
    Whether your looking to relax or are going for a run, Wilson Park is a perfect place for whatever recreation you desire. The lagoon is one of the best in the city and offers some beautiful scenery during the evening hours. After taking in the lagoon, head through the trails around the park to exp...
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  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    Explore the Abandoned Solvay Coke & Gas Complex

    2.0
    1 mi
    To access the complex, head south from downtown Milwaukee along 1st St. Once you reach Greenfield Ave., turn left heading East. You'll pass under a concrete train bridge before seeing an open field on your right. Park your car along the street and head south past the crumbled brick of another for...
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  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    Hike the Hank Aaron and Oak Leaf Trails in Lakeshore SP

    4.3
    1.7 mi / 0 ft gain
    Lakeshore State Park is kind of considered a hidden gem. While yes, it's right along the Milwaukee lakefront, people don't realize just how nice and beautiful it is! This urban state park features two loops (the Hank Aaron and Oak Leaf) that total 1.7 miles. To access the park, you can either par...
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  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    Photograph Jones' Island

    Urban explorers, meet your new favorite spot. Located right outside of downtown Milwaukee, Jones' Island is home to a water reclamation facility, road salt storage, milorganite, the Port of Milwaukee and more. But us explorers view it as a desolate haven ready to become our canvas. Train tracks a...
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  • Shorewood, Wisconsin

    Explore Atwater Park

    0.5 mi / 200 ft gain
    One of Milwaukee's truly hidden gems, this beach is right off of Capitol Drive and approximately 50 stairs down from the bluffs to the shoreline!  You can park anywhere on the road (Lake Drive) and be a short walk to the main overlook. This beach has many jetties that go out into the water which ...
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  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    Beach day at Bradford Beach

    There are not many sandy beaches in the lovely state of Wisconsin.  This might be the best one.  If you are from Wisconsin, you also might consider Lake Michigan an ocean when you are craving a real ocean.  And it comes close!  Even though it’s not on a real ocean, this beach has it all. There’s ...
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  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    Explore Lake Park

    4.0
    1 mi / 100 ft gain
    This park has it all! Lake Park Bistro, golfing, hiking, a lighthouse, hiking trails, biking trails, and picnic spots galore!  Take the Oak Leaf Trail throughout the park to make a loop around all of the main landmarks in this historic park!  There are many things to see in this park! Multiple ra...
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  • Fox Point, Wisconsin

    Hike the shore of Lake Michigan at Doctor's Park

    2 mi / 100 ft gain
    This park has it all. There is ample parking, full bathrooms, and picnic areas. The trail starts right at the parking lot and there are two different paths you can take: 1.) Follow the paved path down toward the lake on the north side of the parking lot 2.) Walk straight from the parking lot acro...
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  • Cudahy, Wisconsin

    Experience a Sunrise at Sheridan Park

    5.0
    Sheridan Park is home to one of the most beautiful, stunning and scenic sunrises in Wisconsin. Located about 10 minutes south of downtown Milwaukee, this location is accessible by hiking about 10 minutes from your parking location. Follow the winding path down to the beach and you'll find abandon...
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  • South Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    Hike the Seven Bridges Trail in Grant Park

    5.0
    0.98 mi / 72 ft gain
    Placed along the Lake Michigan lakeshore in Grant Park about 10 minutes south of Downtown Milwaukee, Seven Bridges Trail offers beautiful scenery that seems like something out of a fairy tail. The trail begins at the the Covered Bridge Entrance which you can access by entering off of Grant Park D...
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  • Palmyra, Wisconsin

    Hike the Bald Bluff Trail

    3.2 mi / 475 ft gain
    Parking There is a small parking lot off of County Rd H. The trailhead is marked at the back of the lot. Please be advised that there are no facilities here. Trail Description The Bald Bluff Trail starts at the trailhead marked behind the parking lot. From there, the trail traverses 0.5 miles up ...
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  • Grafton, Wisconsin

    Hike the Lion's Den Gorge Loop

    4.7
    1.8 mi
    Lion's Den Gorge is a gorgeous nature preserve featuring a variety of unique nature scenes. The park includes massive bluffs, sand dunes, forests, creeks and bridges, hiking trails and stunning vistas of the Lake Michigan shoreline. The preserve is 72 acres and is located in the town of Grafton, ...
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  • Grafton, Wisconsin

    Hike the Bluff Trail to the stairs at Lion's Den Gorge

    4.0
    1.7 mi / 100 ft gain
    This is a longer hike than just simply appreciating the lake from the top. Follow the signs along the Gorge loop toward the "Stairs". This entire loop will take you approximately 1 hour from the parking lot to the lake roundtrip.  There are multiple routes to the bottom.  For those that want a st...
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  • Kewaskum, Wisconsin

    Backpack the Milwaukee River and Butler Lake Segments of the Ice Age Trail

    16.8 mi
    The Milwaukee River Trailhead for the Ice Age Trail (IAT) is located on WI-28, east of the Kettle Moraine Scenic Drive. Before the hike, make sure to pack water, or hike off-trail to the New Fane trailhead (1.1 mile round trip, we got caught doing this) for an early water source on the trail. The...
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  • Horicon, Wisconsin

    Hike through the Wetlands of the Horicon Marsh

    4.5
    5.25 mi
    Horicon Marsh is located about an hour north of Milwaukee. The wildlife refuge features several trails ranging from a quarter mile up to nearly 3 miles long. Terrain can vary slightly, but most of the land, especially around the wetlands, is flat. The marsh features an abundance of wildlife. Hund...
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  • Belgium, Wisconsin

    Hike the North and South Beach Trail at Harrington Beach State Park

    2 mi / 10 ft gain
    This state park is about a 30 minute drive north from Milwaukee on I-43. It has beach access along it's entire length, multiple hiking trails, and a great quarry lake that can be used for fishing, hiking, or general exploring. From the parking lot, you can go and hike one two areas (of course the...
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