Trails & Recreation
West Bend is a community that offers excellent outdoor recreation. Wooded parks and high-quality trails can be found throughout the area. Whether you’re a biker, hiker or cross-country skier, West Bend has a trail to fit your needs. Visitors will find places to swim, relax and enjoy nature. Here are some of West Bend’s outstanding recreational opportunities.
Eisenbahn State Trail – This level trail runs for 25 miles through the countryside and includes a five-mile paved stretch through the heart of West Bend.
Riverwalk – Running along the Milwaukee River, this winding trail features wonderful waterscapes.
Ice Age Trail – See interesting land formations as you hike along five miles of designated trails running through West Bend’s Ridge Run County Park and Glacial Blue Hills Recreation Area.
Ridge Run Park – Located on the west side of West Bend, this park features trails running throughout a landscape of small lakes and hills.
Glacial Blue Hills Recreation Area – Go hiking, biking and birdwatching in the park’s native hardwood forests.
Lac Lawrann Conservancy – This 137-acre nature preserve protects wetlands, forests and prairie.
Riveredge Nature Center – This 370-acre property on the Milwaukee River is one of the largest nature centers in southeast Wisconsin.
Northern Unit Kettle Moraine State Forest – Lakes, trails and recreation areas abound in this 30,000-acre forest located just minutes north of West Bend.
Regner Community Park – This jewel of a park features a full range of recreational facilities, including a swimming pond, beach and bathhouse.