Trails Division

Main Goal

One of the main goals of the Planning & Parks Department is to provide an organized framework for local residents and visitors to appreciate and enjoy the natural resources in Ozaukee County through the operation of large scale, intergovernmental recreational opportunities that include multi-use trails and parks.

Helpful Information

Find helpful information about our trails and other related activities. If you have any questions or comments, we encourage you to get in touch with us.

Trails & Activities

Milwaukee Urban Water Trail

"The Milwaukee Urban Water Trail is a cooperative effort to help the citizens of Milwaukee gain safe and legal access to the Milwaukee, Menomonee, and Kinnickinnic Rivers.

The Milwaukee Urban Water Trail is a trail and map for canoes, kayaks, and other small non-motorized boats on the “urban” portions of our three rivers. The Milwaukee Urban Water Trail map includes access points, portages, hazards, and resting sites (e.g. sites accessed only from the water), and also includes information on historic, cultural, ecological, or scenic points of interest along the way.

The map now connects a large stretch of the Milwaukee River and its tributaries in Ozaukee County to the more urban stretches of our rivers in Milwaukee County.  It also connects our three rivers to access points along Lake Michigan, which includes launches that are part of the Lake Michigan Water Trail as well as some newly acquired lakefront parks in Ozaukee County." - Milwaukee Riverkeeper website

Link to the Milwaukee Urban Water Trail Map and Website.