The Ozaukee Interurban Recreation Trail is a 30 mile trail paved with asphalt over a retired rail bed. The original rail line was a passenger/commuter rail from Sheboygan to Milwaukee. Today, the Ozaukee Interurban trail begins at a connection with Milwaukee's Oak Leaf Trail in Mequon and extends to a connection with the Sheboygan County Interurban Trail. It is used for biking, running, walking, and cross country skiing.
The Ozaukee Interurban is among the most popular bike routes in Wisconsin. Riders enjoy stopping in the tourist villages and towns along the route. Theinsville, Cedarburg, Grafton, and Port Washington offer quaint main streets packed with restaurants, shoppes, coffee shops, and breweries.
Cedarburg is a unique tourist destination featuring a downtown historic district along the sleepy Cedar Creek. Artisan crafts and antiques are abundant along with old world charm and many vibrant festivals. Grafton is a quiet town on the Milwaukee River and offers a popular riverside brew pub and coffee shops. Port Washington is a picture perfect port town on Lake Michigan where fishing boats still lumber into port with fresh catch of the day for the many restaurants surrounding the marina. As the trail pushes north towards Belgium and Sheboygan the forests and wetlands aside the trail deepen and offer exciting encounters with wildlife.
Ozaukee Interurban Trail
COMMUNITIES: Theinsville, Mequon, Cedarburg, Grafton, Port Washington, Belgium
TOTAL MILES: 29.3
PAVEMENT: Asphalt, crushed stone, Some lightly used streets
POINTS OF INTEREST: Cedar Creek, Milwaukee River, Lake Michigan, Cedarburg Historic District, Port Washington historic marina.
CAMPING: Harrington Beach State Park - Belgium
Directions and Trail Map
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Addresses for your GPS:
Mequon Community Park Parking: 11333 N. Cedarburg Road, Mequon WI
| coordinates: 43.222713, -87.986065 |
Cedarburg Community Center Parking: 639 Washington Avenue Cedarburg WI
| coordinates: 43.298430, -87.989004 |
Grafton Meadowbrooke Park Parking: 1474 N Green Bay Road, Grafton WI
| coordinates: 43.331624, -87.947330 |
Port Washington Park and Ride Parking: 122 E Seven Hills Road, Port Washington WI
| coordinates: 43.411269, -87.869866 |
Belgium Parking: 101 Beech Street, Belgium WI
| coordinates: 43.500512, -87.850910 |
|From Milwaukee||1/2 Hour|
|From Madison||2 Hours|
|From Green Bay||1.5 Hours|
|From Wausau||3 Hours|
|From Minneapolis||5 Hours|
|From Chicago||2 Hours|