Milwaukee's Lakefront Trail is a scenic path perfect for exploring both the city and the natural waterfront. It runs along the shore of Lake Michigan, starting near the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee passing the McKinley Marina, Veteran's Park, and the Milwaukee Art Museum. It’s especially popular in summer when the weather is conducive to biking, skating and jogging. Visitors can rent bikes in town to explore the Lakefront on two wheels, or simply park nearby and walk a section. During the summer Milwaukee is packed with local festivals like Summerfest and German Fest that often take place near the trails.
People can access the trail from most anywhere along its length. A good choice is to start walking or riding south from Veterans Park, making stops along the way at the Milwaukee Art Museum, Betty Brim Children’s Museum or Discovery World.