Disclosure: I received assistance with accommodations and attractions during my stay in Milwaukee in exchange for writing about my experience there. This assistance in no way affects the opinions expressed in my posts about the city. All opinions are my own.
Lakeshore State Park is a pleasant space of nature in the heart of Downtown Milwaukee that offers gorgeous views of the city’s skyline, jogging/biking paths and calming views of Lake Michigan. At this park, you truly get the best of both urban and outdoor worlds.
I randomly saw the Lakeshore State Park on my phone’s map app and decided to take a quick walk there after checking out the Milwaukee Art Museum. From there, you can get a nice view of that museum, as well as of Discovery World.
The park is free to enter and is really easy to walk to from the art museum and Discovery World. The best part about it is being able to admire the skyline and take a leisurely stroll along the concrete path. You can also bike if you’ve got one, and if you don’t, there’s a Bublr Bike station nearby where you can rent one.
There’s also a marina at Lakeshore. However, when I went in the early evening, it was occupied by tons of seagulls, so I didn’t walk around that area much.
Another nice amenity of the park are benches scattered throughout so that you can take a break from exercising or just sit there to absorb the relaxing environment.
The park is pretty easily accessible and there are free and paid parking options for those who choose to drive.
Lakeshore State Park is an absolute gem in Milwaukee and it’s worth taking some time to experience it!