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Lakefront Trail

Lincoln Memorial Drive, Milwaukee, WI
414-271-1416
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Ranked #24 of 90 Attractions in Milwaukee
Type: Jogging Paths/ Tracks
Activities: Running
Description: Shoreline trail along Lake Michigan.
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Nice paved trail alongside lake with good views of the lake and downtown. On a beautiful day, taking a stroll on it or biking along the trail is just great.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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378 reviews 378 reviews
165 attraction reviews
272 helpful votes 272 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The Lakefront Trail is located right on the bank of Lake Michigan, near downtown Milwaukee. It passes the Milwaukee Art Museum, Veteran's Park, and the McKinley Marina. The Lakefront Trail used to be called the Milwaukee 76 Trail to honor the bicentennial but the name was changed for some unknown reason. The trail is wide and is paved (it is... More

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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We took a short trip to Milwaukee to go the the Harley Davidson Museum, and brought our bikes along. The morning we rode along Lake Michigan was gorgeous! It was a beautiful place with a nice big path for riders and runners. The scenery was outstanding. It was safe and easy to get to from our downtown hotel.

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65 reviews 65 reviews
40 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

this is a nice paved trail that is wide enough for the roller bladers, the bikers, the joggers, and the casual walkers to share. It was a beautiful day and I loved watched the sailboats on the lake as well as a variety of birds on the water. There was a bench available every few feet it seemed, which was... More

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Evergreen Park, Illinois
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Nice walking/bike path durning the daytime. If you go out there at night be aware of your surroundings. If you are with a group at night will not be a problem.

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Chicago
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1,225 reviews 1,225 reviews
309 attraction reviews
545 helpful votes 545 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The Milwaukee Lakefront Trail used to be called the Milwaukee 76 Trail to honor the bicentennial, but many of the trails that run through the city are now called the Oak Leaf Trail. There's this one that runs along the lake; another runs along the river, and still others through some of the city parks. My wife and I walked... More

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Pleasanton, California
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282 reviews 282 reviews
174 attraction reviews
224 helpful votes 224 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

Good place to enjoy some fresh air and take a walk. This is also a great place to take pictures. It offers you plenty of options - greens, trees, water, nice buildings and beautiful skies. It pretty much has everything you would expect from a lakefront trail.

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Streator, Illinois
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25 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Was in Milwaukee for a couple days on a boys weekend with immediate family for brewery tours and a Cubs game. We had some time one day while we were there and wandered around near the hotel and ended up here. Just wandering around this is pretty. Saw several boats of different types, including I believe a clipper (sorry, not... More

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usa
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83 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

I love this trail and me and my dog walk it nearly every day. But there were two sexual assaults last Tuesday afternoon so we won't go back for a while and I'll try to remember to take my phone to call 911 as my dog would only lick the guy. They caught him but I'm still a bit freaked... More

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Omaha NE
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83 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

We had our first real look at the lakefront during our cruise. The boat took us along the river and on to Lake Michigan. We knew we wanted to walk along the lakefront. So, on our second trip to the downtown area, we took in the lakefront. We parked at Veterans Park (free parking available). We enjoyed a nice walk... More

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