Enjoy The Outdoors: on the Oak Leaf Trail and Ozaukee Interurban Trail (Cont.)

April, 2020

Milwaukee River Line

Juneau Park - Brown Deer Park, approximately 14 miles

This section of trail begins in downtown Milwaukee along the lakefront, travels through the city on a section known as the Eastside Trail before connecting with the Milwaukee River and tracking the river north through Estabrook Park, Lincoln Park, Kletzsch Park and on to Brown Deer Park.

 

The Zip Line

Estabrook Park - Brown Deer Park, approximately 6 miles

Brown Deer Park - Kohl Park, approximately 3 miles

This section of trail branches off of the Milwaukee River Line and provides a direct, traffic-free connection from Estabrook Park to Brown Deer Park by following an old rail line. The line is named for bicycling advocate Harold "Zip" Morgan, who first conceived and laid out a 64-mile trail in 1939.

 

Lake Loop and Whitnall Loop

Lake Loop, approximately 8 miles

Whitnall Loop, approximately 3.5 miles

The Lake Loop branches off of the Milwaukee River line to take trail users along the Lake Michigan shoreline and through the historic Lake Park. The Whitnall Loop branches off of the Root River Line for a scenic ride through Whitnall Park.fic.

Bradley and Drexel Connector

Bradley Connector, approximately 3.3 miles

Drexel Connector, approximately 4.5 miles

Bradley Avenue in the north and Drexel Avenue in the south provide east-west connections between trail lines. Portions of these connectors are on-street, with traf

 

The Ozaukee Interurban Trail

EXTEND Your adventure

 

To the north of the Oak Leaf Trail is a 30-mile paved trail that spans the length of Ozaukee County. On the south end, the trail ends at the start of the Brown Deer Recreational Trail where riders can tap into the Oak Leaf Trail.

  The trail route connects historic downtowns with natural landscapes. The route is based on the Interurban railway that linked Milwaukee and surrounding communities from 1905 to 1951. During the 1920s and ‘30s, the line transported African-American blues musicians to the recording studios in Grafton for the Paramount Records label.

 

 

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