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Map of the Ozaukee Interurban Trail, Sheyboygan Interurban Trail  & Brown Deer Trail

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Ozaukee Interurban Trail, Sheyboygan Interurban Trail & Brown Deer Trail, Wisconsin

The Ozaukee Interurban Trail along with the Sheyboygan Interuban Trail to the north and the Brown Deer Trail to the south, cross a distance of over 38 miles in Southeastern Wisconsin. The trail system is located to the north of Milwaukee and connects multiple communities and rural areas. The trail system also connects to the Oak Leaf Trail that extends to Downtown Milwaukee.

Ozaukee Interurban Trail Wisconsin map area

Ozaukee Interurban Trail
Sheboygan Interurban Trail & Brown Deer Trail

LENGTH:

30 miles + 5.5 Miles +4.8 miles

SURFACE:

paved

COMMUNITIES:

Oostburg, Cedar Grove, Belgium, Knellsville, Port Washington, Grafton, Cedarburg, Thiensville

HIGHLIGHTS:

residential areas, farmland, woodlands, rail trail, wildlife

NEARBY TRAILS:

Old Plank Road Trail

Oak Leaf Trail

RELATED LINKS:

Milwaukee

Regional Trails

The Ozaukee Interurban Trail is a 30-mile long paved pathway that extends from the north boundary to the south boundary of Ozaukee County. The trails consists of a number of separate sections and most of the sections are located away from major roadways. The trail is used to commute down to the northern part of Milwaukee and also provides for a great family outing on weekends. The trail goes through residential areas, past historic downtown areas, through thick hardwood forests, across wetlands and along agricultural areas. Wildlife can be seen along the trail and it make a great place for bird watching.

The Sheyboygan Interurban Trail extends the paved trail system another 5.5 miles north to the communities of Cedar Grove and Oostburg in Sheybogan County. The trail goes through miles of open farmland with only a few road crossings.

The Brown Deer Trail connects to the Ozaukee Interurban Trail at W. County Line Road on the north side of Milwaukee. The Brown Deer Trail heads south for 4.8 miles and connects to the Oak Leaf Trail to the south of W. Mill Road.

This is a trail system of historic significance as it follows the abandoned railway corridor of the old electric rail cars that was used for commuting from the rural areas of Ozaukee County and Sheyboygan County to the Downtown Milwaukee area. The railway system ended operations in 1951. 

Conditions

The three trails are paved for their entire lengths. The trails are open for walking and bike riding and is paved the entire way except for some of the bridges. Use of the trails is free and does not require a Wisconsin State Trail Pass. Motorized vehicles and horses are not allowed on the trail year round.

There are several gaps in the trail where trail users must use streets to get from one section to the other.

Communities

The Sheyboygan Interurban Trail, Ozaukee Interurban Trail and Brown Deer Trail go through the following Wisconsin communities: Oostburg, Cedar Grove, Belgium, Knellsville, Port Washington, Grafton, Cedarburg, Thiensville, Mequon and Milwaukee.

Points of Interest

The Sheyboygan Interurban Trail, Ozaukee Interurban Trail and Brown Deer Trail goes past the following points of interest:

Cedar Grove-Belgium Middle School
Thomas Jefferson Middle School
Lake Park
Port Washington Lighthouse
Port Washington Marina
Coal Dock Park
Trestle bridge over the Milwaukee River
Adlai Horn Park
Grafton Family Aquatic Center
Westlawn Elementary School
PWSB Soccer Park - Cedarburg
Milwaukee Area Technical College - North Campus
Thiensville Village Park
Mequon Community Park
Nearby Trails

Oak Leaf Trail: the south end of the Brown Deer Trail connects to the Oak Leak Trail which then extends to Downtown Milwaukee.

End Points

The north end of the Sheyboygan Interurban Trail is located along De Master Road to the west of Dewitt Road on the south side of Oostburg. There is a short gap in the trail through Cedar Grove.

The north end of the Ozaukee Interurban Trail is located at County Road K, 1.2 miles west of Highway 32. The trail has multiple separate segments within this area. The south end of the trail is located at W. County Line Road to the west of North Green Bay Road in Mequon. This is the point at which it meets the Brown Deer Trail.

The south end of the Brown Deer Trail is located at W County Line Road, 2.5 miles west of Interstate 43.


Resources

Following are links to official off-site resources to find out more details about the Ozaukee Interurban Trail in Southeastern Wisconsin.

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