Experience a Sunrise at Sheridan Park

Sheridan Park

Experience a beautiful Milwaukee sunrise from the abandoned concrete piers at Sheridan Park along the shores of Lake Michigan.

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 abandoned concrete piers that stretch out nearly 100 ft into Lake Michigan. Bring a blanket and coffee with you and relax as the warmth of the sun radiates as it crests the horizon. Bring along your camera as your are sure to get some stunning sunrise shots.

Pack List

  • Arrive about 30 minutes before the actual sunrise time; check your weather app for the estimated time
  • Camera and tripod (if you wish to take some long exposure shots)
  • Blanket and pillows to sit on
  • Coffee and food - it's a great picnic or breakfast spot
  • Sandals or flip flops for walking along the beach
  • Jacket or pullover as it's cooler in the morning
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Activities Chillin, Fishing, Photography, Swimming
Skill Level Beginner
Season Year Round
Features
Beach
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Lake
Romantic
Scenic

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Wonderful spot for a Sunrise

Thank you for suggesting the park. My daughter's first experience of a sunrise and it could not have been at a better spot. Being able to see the array of gorgeous colors and then watch the sun peak up on the horizon, all while hearing Lake Michigan's waves come to shore, is simply unforgettable.


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