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... Learn more

Riverside Park West Bend Wisconsin

Discover a fresh adventure in West Bend

Spring is in full swing in West Bend, and there are plenty of ways to enjoy the season. Head to West Bend to try your hand at geocaching, check out... Learn more

Eisenbahn State Trail

Eisenbahn State Trail

This level trail runs for 25 miles through the countryside and includes a 5-mile paved stretch through the heart of West Bend. It’s built on a... Learn more

Kettle Moraine

Four ways to explore the Kettle Moraine

Thousands of years ago, glaciers sculpted the area north of West Bend that’s known as the Northern Unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest. The... Learn more

Glacial Blue Hills

Glacial Blue Hills Recreation Area

This native hardwood forest on the northwest side of West Bend is an ideal place for hiking, biking and birdwatching. The Ice Age National Scenic... Learn more

Ice Age Trail

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 footpaths, tracing the... Learn more

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Kettle Moraine State Forest – Northern Unit

Glaciers sculpted this beautiful, wild forest that’s open for recreation just outside West Bend. The Kettle Moraine Northern Unit covers about... Learn more

Lac Lawrann Conservancy

Lac Lawrann Conservancy

This 137-acre nature preserve protects wetlands, forests and prairie. There are 4 miles of hiking trails at the conservancy, and neighboring Royal... Learn more

Little Switzerland

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.... Learn more

Regner Park

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... Learn more

Ridge Run Park

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... Learn more

Riveredge Nature

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... Learn more

River Walk


Running along the Milwaukee River, this winding trail features wonderful waterscapes. During warmer months, it’s a popular location for walking,... Learn more

Fall Walks

Scenic walking trails

West Bend is a wonderful place to enjoy a relaxing fall walk. The community is home to a beautiful selection of wooded parks and trails that are close... Learn more

Sunburst Winter Sports Park

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/terrain runs and 45... Learn more

West Bend fall color spots

A relaxing autumn getaway may be closer than you think. West Bend is an ideal fall color destination–it's minutes from Milwaukee and there are so... Learn more

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West Bend Winter fun guide

Winter adventure may be closer than you think. Located just minutes from Milwaukee, West Bend offers great downhill skiing, snowshoeing, cross-country... Learn more

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Your fall guide to West Bend

Looking for an affordable fall getaway with all the amenities? Hop in the car and head to West Bend, where you’ll find great spots to take in fall... Learn more

Spring in West Bend

Your West Bend spring to-do list

There’s so much to do this season in West Bend, just an easy drive from Milwaukee. Here’s a sample of what’s happening this spring. ... Learn more

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