The Easy Trail In Wisconsin That Will Take You To The Top Of The World

Getting killer views of anywhere in the state usually requires a not-exactly-easy hike and climb. But when you’re in Milwaukee, you can hike right along the lakefront on a paved path that’s part of a system that’s 120 miles long and traverses the whole city. The path will lead you to Northpoint Lighthouse, where the most strenuous part is the climb to the top of the lighthouse. The payoff is stellar views of the whole city.

Northpoint Lighthouse is located at 2650 N Wahl Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53211 in Lake Park.

During the summer, the lighthouse is open for tours every Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and every Saturday and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Those hours run from mid-June until the end of August. The rest of the year, the lighthouse is open Saturday and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for seniors, students and children aged 5-11. Children under age 4 are free. Children must be at least 5 years old and at least 38 inches tall to climb the tower.

To see a map of Lake Park at the Oak Leaf Trail, click here. To learn more about the Oak Leaf Trail, click here.

Looking for more gorgeous, short hikes? Check out 11 Amazing Wisconsin Hikes Under 3 Miles You’ll Absolutely Love.