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Grant Park in South Milwaukee

Activities: Birding, Cycling, Fishing, Hiking, Picnicking, Running, Snowshoeing, Swimming, Wildlife Viewing

Located in South Milwaukee, Grant Park is known for towering lakeshore bluffs, deep ravines, beautiful sand beaches and exceptional native plant habitats. Home to the Seven Bridges Trail, with its distinctive covered bridge gateway. Designated a featured National Recreational Trail by American Trails.


A stop on the Forked Aster Trail system; the trail meanders along the top of the bluff. There, under an oak, beech and maple canopy, you can find an abundance of spring ephemerals, including Trout Lilies, Jack-in-the-Pulpits, May Apples, Trilliums, and many other native flora. The paved Oak Leaf Trail also runs through Grant Park, connecting it with Warnimont Park on the north and the Oak Creek Parkway on the south.


Identified by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology program as a birding hotspot. Also featured in the Lake Michigan Region of the Great Wisconsin Birding and Nature Trail.
Amenities include a golf course, beach house, soccer fields, picnic areas, shelters, and playgrounds.



For Milwaukee County Parks map, click here.

For more information go to the Friends of Grant Park website or Facebook page.


Story links: Jim Toth: Artist in Residence at Grant Park

Suburban Soles: A Photography Lesson in Grant Park

Sunrise and Resurrection in Grant Park


Gallery (click to enlarge)


100 E. Hawthorne Ave.
53172, South Milwaukee, WI, US