The natural beauty of the Milwaukee area and the entire state begins with our water. Because the state is bordered by two of the world's largest lakes on the north (Lake Superior) and east (Lake Michigan) and one of the world's largest rivers (Mississippi River), the outdoor recreation possibilities are truly endless. Weekends will be packed with outdoor adventures in our state parks and national forests.
Hundreds of Inland Lakes
Many inland lakes are within a short drive of the city. Make sure to get your fishing license, take out a canoe or kayak, or sneak away to a cabin for the weekend.
Wisconsin DNR's lake page
Skiing and snowboarding
No big surprise - snow sports are the best part of Wisconsin winters. Whether it is snowshoeing, snowmobiling, skating, sledding, skiing or snowboarding, it is all right here in our area.
Wisconsin Ski Resort's page