Wisconsin’s 135-mile Oak Leaf Trail Is Your Ticket To Milwaukee’s Biggest Parks And Attractions
By Ben Jones|Published November 08, 2021
Ben Jones is at heart an adventurer who delights in inspiring others. A former reporter and photojournalist, he explored towns large and small as a Wisconsin correspondent for USA Today. He later became a lead photographer and senior copywriter for an award-winning destination marketing agency, before founding Boldland Creative, a company that produces photography, video, and other content for travel destinations. Jones has completed photography and content projects in more than 15 states and when he’s not looking through a camera or at his Macbook you’ll find him exploring the world’s lakes and forests.
There’s no need for a car to enjoy some of the best spots in Wisconsin’s largest city. If you’re a biker, hiker, runner, or walker you can explore the heart of Milwaukee via the Oak Leaf Trail, a 135-mile pedestrian route that encircles the city. It’s popular with both locals and visitors alike, and because it’s so long, you’ll find segments all over town. If you’ve spent any time in Milwaukee, you’ve probably encountered a stretch of the Oak Leaf. Here’s what you need to know about this incredible Wisconsin trail.
There are scores of places to begin a walk or ride on the Oak Leaf Trail. The Milwaukee Art Museum is a good spot to start – from here you can head north or south along the lake. The trail also connects to many other trail systems, including the Hank Aaron Trail, the Kinnickinnic River Trail, and the Milwaukee Beerline Trail.
Once you’ve tackled trails in the Milwaukee area, here’s another Wisconsin trail that offers miles of gorgeous scenery and a few abandoned tunnels.
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