Oak leaf trail


The Ghost Train hits the tracks in Shorewood

Published Nov. 1, 2016

The Ghost Train, a new public art project - or, to use the creator's language, an "artistic sensory experience" - made its debut last night at the Oak Leaf Trail Bridge and Capitol Drive in the Village of Shorewood.


People you'll meet on Oak Leaf Trail

Published July 20, 2016

Once partly old railroad rights of way, Milwaukee's 118-mile paved Oak Leaf Trail winds throughout the county and is used everyday by people of all sorts - whether to commute, to get exercise or just to have fun.


Menomonee River Parkway headed for a makeover

Published March 26, 2014

Wauwatosa officials strongly support plans to add a multi-use path for bikers, runners and walkers during a parkway reconstruction over the next two years.


The 2013 Oak Leaf Discovery Tour

Published April 19, 2013

Bunkie Miller woke one day this week with her mind spinning bike routes off the Milwaukee County Oak Leaf Trail to McGovern and Doctors Parks. Both locations have been added as stops on the 2013 Oak Leaf Discovery Tour, compelling Miller to navigate and pedal more miles to replicate last year's successful adventure - a group ride to collect all of the tour passport stamps in one day.


Scoot-abouts set pace on Oak Leaf Discovery Tour

Published Aug. 10, 2012

Rolling at a steady four mph, Brad Dobbs has outpaced me and hundreds of others on his Oak Leaf Trail Discovery Tour. By bicycle, I've collected 10 of the 14 Discovery Tour Passport stamps at parks scattered throughout Milwaukee County - from Grant to Dretzka. Dobbs has collected all 14, traveling by electric scooter.


The final days: Will the Hoan Bridge redevelopment include a multi-use path?

Published Oct. 17, 2011

The days of waiting for a decision on whether or not to include a bicycle and pedestrian path on the Hoan Bridge are nearing an end. In an effort to display the inadequate connector between the north and south portions of the downtown Milwaukee Oak Leaf Trail, Senator Chris Larson and Representative John Richards invited members of the Department of Tranportation to meet with a group of cyclists at the Humboldt Park Pavilion.


Outdoor winter activities guide

Published Jan. 12, 2010

From sledding to skiing, skating and more, there's no reason to hide from the Wisconsin winter. Get out there and have some fun. But, don't do it before checking out our guide.


Green transportation tips

Published April 12, 2008

Owning an energy efficient vehicle is a great thing to do for the environment, but buying a new car is a huge commitment, so if your still saving up, or better yet, don't want a car, here are a few transportation tips that require more common sense than dollars and cents.