Explore Lake Michigan's Beaches and Parks

When you imagine a beach vacation, you probably don’t picture Milwaukee. But the “Third Coast” has a sandy summertime scene that might surprise you! Milwaukee is home to 1,400 acres of beaches and parkland adjacent to the water, including Bradford Beach, located downtown, which was named one of Travel Channel's top 11 city beaches. 

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Freshwater Capital

The United Nations has recognized Milwaukee as an international hub of freshwater research and technology.

Bradford Beach

Bradford Beach is a summer hotspot ranked by USA Today as one of the country’s top urban beaches.

Urban Waterways

Many of Milwaukee’s riverfront restaurants and bars have public docks, so patrons can float or paddle right up for a meal.

Kayak Milwaukee's Rivers


Kayak Milwaukee's Rivers

Experience Milwaukee's Sunrise


Experience Milwaukee's Sunrise