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.
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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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 of Congress and protects a vast swath of land for public use. It’s... Learn more
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 park has 132 miles of trails that vary in terrain and length... Learn more
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 small lakes and hills. The park features shelters, a picnic area, hiking trails, fishing spots, play fields, play... Learn more
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 10 miles of trails, including trails groomed for... Learn more