Discover the Urban Water Trail

The second annual Cream City Classic swimming race is scheduled for this Saturday, Aug. 10. If the weather holds, it should be an amazing morning to watch swimmers pulse through the Milwaukee River!

Due to improvements in water quality in recent years, Milwaukee’s waterways are witnessing a renaissance as an entertainment and recreation destination—swimming, boating, beachgoing, fishing, and more! Check out all the places you can access the water by exploring the Urban Water Trail courtesy of our friends at Milwaukee Riverkeeper.

The video above provides an overview. To explore more, access the Milwaukee Community Map in Google Earth Pro on Desktop, then toggle on the “Deeper Dive” labeled “Urban Water Trail.” Toggle through features organized by area or amenities, and check out suggested paddling day trips right in the City of Milwaukee! Just double-click to zoom to each route.