interurban trail

The route of the Ozaukee Interurban Trail is based on the Interurban railway that connected Ozaukee County to the City of Milwaukee and Sheboygan. Today, the Ozaukee Interurban Trail is a 30-mile paved trail that spans the entire length of Ozaukee County. It runs adjacent to The Bunkhouse property.

The majority of the Trail is off-road and perfect for family enjoyment. The Trail connects the Ozaukee communities of Mequon, Thiensville, Cedarburg, Grafton, Port Washington and Belgium by using the existing right-of-way owned by WE Energies. The Trail can be used as a commuter route for employment, businesses, industry, and commerce.

The Trail route connects historic downtowns with natural landscapes. Views along the Trail include hardwood woodlands, wetlands, farmlands, Cedar Creek, the Milwaukee River, Lake Michigan and it is designated as a “Great Wisconsin Birding Trail.”

The Black River Marsh Boardwalk is on the west side of the campground just off the main campground road. The 1/4-mile boardwalk offers a unique opportunity to walk out over the marsh, past the nesting ponds, west to the Black River. Along the way, there are three lookout/resting platforms with seats. This walk is accessible to people with disabilities. Dogs are allowed to accompany their owners.

The Dunes Cordwalk is just north and south of the nature center in the state natural area. Hikers walk on a 2 1/2 mile "cordwalk" (boards and rope) through the dunes with three lookout points and benches overlooking Lake Michigan and a rare interdunal marsh.

The Black River Trail is open to bikers as well, and is in the northwest section of the park just off County Hwy. V. The 2.5-mile trail winds through open prairie, mixed woodlands and a red pine plantation.

Bike Rentals

Bike Rental is available from Zuzu Pedals of Port Washington, 211 N. Franklin Street, Phone 262-988-4099.

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