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Your Guide to Hiking in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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With spring just around the corner, now is a great time to start scouting out the best hiking trails in Milwaukee. Whether you enjoy hiking, biking, or walking your pets, these parks have endless trails to explore. Therefore, lace up your sneakers, grab your energy bar, and enjoy one of these scenic hikes in Milwaukee.

Fox Brook Park

At Fox Brook Park, the accessible paved trail wraps around Fox Brook Lake. It is a perfect pick for families, pets, and strollers. At just under a mile, this easy hike makes for a lovely morning taking in the beautiful scenery at a leisurely pace. Grab your water bottle and sneakers and take a lap around the trail. When you're finished, picnic at the beach area where you'll find a playground and a great spot for swimming during the summer. Make sure you bring cash to cover the $5 entrance fee. This beautiful park is worth it.

Minooka Park

Minooka Park is the largest park in Waukesha County and it offers over 500 acres of untouched land to explore. With trails ranging from under a quarter of a mile to over 16 miles in length, you can easily choose your own adventure. Minooka's trail system offers everything from cross country skiing to hiking and mountain biking. The trails are wooded and secluded, allowing you to feel far away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Clear your mind and breathe in the fresh Wisconsin air as you hike along some of the many trails that Minooka has to offer. The park does charge a small entrance fee that covers the cost of maintaining the natural beauty of Minooka Park.

Kettle Moraine State Forest

If you're looking for a massive state park to explore, check out the Kettle Moraine State Forest. With over 30,000 acres to conquer, you'll quickly shed any stress as you take in this park's beauty. With varying degrees of difficulty and length, there are trails for every hiker. You can hike around lakes, through bogs, and find yourself at the top of the forest where you can see for miles.

Whether you're a novice or an experienced hiker, these parks offer endless options to suit your needs. Get out and explore these beautiful parks, and if you work up an appetite, check out this post to pick up the best brunch in town. And if you haven't already, contact us to learn all about Wimmer Communities.

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