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Hank Aaron State Trail

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Hank Aaron State Trail, Milwaukee, WI

Activity Overview

The Hank Aaron State Trail is a popular trail in Milwaukee that is used for walking, running, cycling, and in-line skating. It is named after Hank Aaron, one of the most famous baseball players of all time. This beautiful trail starts by Lake Michigan in Lakeshore State Park and then continues alongside the Menomonee River through historic areas of Milwaukee. In addition to providing visitors with a great way to explore the natural beauty of Milwaukee, the trail is located near several local landmarks, including the Milwaukee Art Museum, the Pettit National Ice Center, and Discovery World.

Things to Do

  • Go for a family walk or bike ride along the Hank Aaron trail! You can print out a trail map here.
  • Stop to read the interpretive signs along the trail, which provide information related to the natural, cultural, social, and industrial history of the Milwaukee area.
  • Explore Lakeshore State Park, where you can enjoy beautiful views of Lake Michigan, go fishing, and see fascinating wildlife like foxes, mink, deer, and birds.
  • See Milwaukee's beautiful historic buildings in the Historic Third Ward, which is easy to explore on foot or on a bike.

Hank Aaron State Trail Insider Tips

  • Get your dog some exercise too by bringing them along on your walk or run - just make sure to keep them on a leash.
  • Take your child to Discovery World, a fascinating science and technology center near the trail where they can explore interactive educational exhibits.
  • If you plan to drive to the trail, consider parking in Lakeshore State Park - there is free parking near the South Park Road entrance. You can learn more about parking areas here.
  • Learn more about the trail by visiting the Friends of Hank Aaron State Trail website, which has information on its history, connecting trails, and special events.

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