Hike the shore of Lake Michigan at Doctor's Park

1812 East Dean Road - Search Nearby - Added by Andy Merkel

One of the few Milwaukee County parks right along the shorelines of Lake Michigan.

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 across the field and look for the staircase down to the lake among the trees. 

Once you get down to the lake, there is an amazing beach/shoreline that you can hike along and there are two prominent jetties that you can enjoy sunrise on. 

In the winter: The ice forms massive shelves along the shoreline that can be dangerous and beautiful at the same time. Cramp-ons are a must!  

Distance

2 Miles RT

Elevation Gain

100 ft Gain

Type

Loop

Activities

Chillin, Photography, Swimming, Snowshoeing, Hiking

Bathrooms
Beach
Easy Parking

Nearby Lodging

Milton KOA

Edgerton, Wisconsin

Chicago Northwest KOA

Union, Illinois

Madison KOA

Vienna, Wisconsin

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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