Riverside Park

Trails & Recreation

The West Bend community offers excellent outdoor recreation. Wooded parks and classic trails can be found throughout the area. Whether you’re a biker, hiker or 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.


With so many beautifully preserved natural areas and recognition as a Bird City Wisconsin, West Bend is a perfect place to birdwatch. Here are a few of the most popular stops for birders.

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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. It’s built on a former railroad corridor, a heritage reflected in its name; “Eisenbahn” is the German... Learn more

Glacial Blue Hills Recreation Area

A native hardwood forest on the northwest side of West Bend is an ideal place for hiking, biking and birdwatching. The Ice Age National Scenic Trail passes through the park, so it’s a hiking spot with expansive options.

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Ice Age National Scenic Trail

The 1,200-mile Ice Age National Scenic Trail passes through the heart of West Bend. The trail is one of the nation’s great foot paths, tracing the route of the last glacier in Wisconsin. The trail was established by an act... Learn more

Lac Lawrann Conservancy

This 137-acre nature preserve protects wetlands, forests and prairie. There are four miles of hiking trails at the conservancy and neighboring Royal Oaks park has another 1.5 miles of trails. In the winter, it’s a popular cross-country skiing... Learn more

Little Switzerland

Ski one of the oldest resorts in the Midwest. This classic hill is open for skiing and snowboarding, has 18 runs and a 200-foot vertical drop. Instructors offer lessons for new skiers and night skiing is available.

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Northern Unit Kettle Moraine State Forest

Glaciers sculpted this beautiful, wild forest that’s open for recreation just outside West Bend. The Kettle Moraine Northern Unit covers about 30,000 acres and stretches 30 miles across Sheboygan, Fond du Lac and Washington Counties. The... Learn more

Regner Community Park

One of West Bend’s largest green spaces, Regner Community Park offers a wide range of recreational options. In the summer, it’s a great place to cool off. There’s a family-friendly swimming... Learn more

Ridge Run Park

Glaciers sculpted the steep ridges and valleys that are found in this picturesque park. Located on the west side of West Bend, this park features trails running throughout a landscape of... Learn more

Riveredge Nature Center

This 370-acre property on the Milwaukee River is one of the largest nature centers in southeast Wisconsin. It’s a “learning laboratory” that provides educational opportunities through its rich biodiversity. The property features more than... Learn more


Running along the Milwaukee River, this winding trail features wonderful waterscapes. During warmer months, it’s a popular location for walking, jogging, biking and rollerblading. In the winter, it’s a place to enjoy snowshoeing and skiing.

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Sunburst Winter Sports Park

This recreation area offers skiing, snowboarding and the world’s largest tubing hill. The park has 11 unique ski and snowboard runs, a terrain area and 45 tubing lanes. The hill has a 214-foot vertical drop and is open for night skiing. The park has... Learn more