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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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    • 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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    • 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

      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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    • 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

      ​Explore the Milwaukee Domes

      Officially called the Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory, this is a great stop to learn about some plants and take some photographs.  You can even catch live music or a light show!    Location: Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory - 524 S. Layton Boulevard, Milwaukee, WI 53215 Admission...
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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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    • 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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    • Elm Grove, Wisconsin

      Hike the Elm Grove Park Loop

      1 mi / 100 ft gain
      Elm Grove Park is one of the most picture perfect parks in the SE WI area, so be sure to stay for sunset as the sky lights up! The 1 mile long trail wraps the perimeter of the park. It is paved the entire way, if you want to venture off trail feel free. Dogs are permitted at this park! There is a...
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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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    • Brookfield, Wisconsin

      Hike or Bike the Lake Loop at Fox Brook Park

      1 mi / 0 ft gain
      You will find plenty of unique things going on at this park at all times. People swimming at the beach on the east end of the lake, people canoeing from the boat launch, grilling, hiking around the perimeter of the lake, and plenty of people fishing on one of two piers. Dogs are welcome and encou...
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    • Waukesha, Wisconsin

      Bike or Run the Glacial Drumlin Trail (Waukesha to Wales Segment)

      5.0
      14 mi
      Your journey begins at the Fox River Sanctuary and E.B. Shurts Environmental Education Center at 810 College Avenue in Waukesha, Wisconsin. Parking is plentiful, and you'll find restrooms and bubblers (or, water fountains to you non-natives) available seasonally. The Glacial Drumlin Trailhead is ...
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    • Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin

      Hike through the Menomonee River at Lime Kiln Park

      1 mi / 0 ft gain
      Park right behind Main Street, and you can go on trails on either side of the river, or you can get your rain boots on and go through the river and see these bluffs with your own eyes up close. This is truly a hidden gem here in Menomonee Falls and you will be one of the few people that will disc...
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    • Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin

      Hike around the Lake at Menomonee Park

      1 mi / 0 ft gain
      Hiking around this lake at all times of the year is fun. You can park by the beach on any side of the lake and you are greeted with breathtaking views of Menomonee Park's pond, or "Lannon Quarry" as others have called it. It will take you about 30 minutes to hike the whole thing if you are explor...
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