Connecting Trails

The creation of the Hank Aaron State Trail provides a key link through the heart of Milwaukee County, including the Menomonee Valley and Third Ward. Starting at Lakeshore State Park along Lake Michigan and once completed running to western border of Milwaukee County, the Trail provides a link that makes it possible to bike from Lake Michigan, along several trails across the state. Eventually these trails will link together with the Ice Age National Scenic Trail and Military Ridge State Trail, with one goal being to create a continuous trail from Lake Michigan to the Mississippi River.

For more information on connecting trails see the following pages:

Milwaukee by Bike

This comprehensive website is maintained by the City of Milwaukee and provides information about cycling in Milwaukee, including bike lanes and routes, bike registration, area bike shops, the Bicycle and Pedestrian Task Force, maps, safe biking tips, and more. There are lots of links to other wonderful cycling websites, as well.

Oak Leaf Trail

The trail features over 100 miles of multiple loops through all the major parkways and parks in the system. Loops are composed of off-road paved trails, park drives, and municipal streets where necessary to ensure continuity.

Waukesha County Park System

The Waukesha County Park System provides nearly 30 miles of trails, including the New Berlin Trail to which the fully expanded Hank Aaron State Trail will connect once completed.

Ozaukee Interurban Trail

The Ozaukee Interurban Trail is a 30-mile paved trail that spans the entire length of Ozaukee County. The Trail connects the Ozaukee communities of Mequon, Thiensville, Cedarburg, Grafton, and Port Washington.

Bike Trails of Wisconsin and the Midwest

Maintained by Craig Holl, provides a comprehensive listing of area bicycle trails, with maps and photos.

Wisconsin Bicycle Routes

Maintained by Bruce Thompson, another comprehensive website listing trails and road routes throughout Wisconsin and neighboring states.