Place to get in shape:

Lakefront jogging path

Looking for a good workout? Look no further than Lincoln Memorial Drive on Milwaukee’s lakefront.

Keith Kalberer, marketing director for Milwaukee County Parks, says jogging along the shores of Lake Michigan with the city’s skyline its most visible is the best spot in town for a jaunt.

“Anyone who works out there knows it’s the best view in the Milwaukee area,” says Kalberer.

Additionally, there are still pieces of fitness equipment along the lakefront path that had been donated to the park system in the 1980s and 1990s, he says.

“That provides an opportunity to the public - they don’t have to join a gym."

The lakefront path is part of the Milwaukee County Parks system’s Oak Leaf Recreation Trail, a 100-plus mile trail that connects to other county parks and parkways.

But, Kalberer says, the 3.5-mile stretch from the Milwaukee Art Museum to Kennilworth Boulevard is considered prime.

“You’ve got the cool breeze that comes off the lake, and the path is new and maintained, so it’s safe,” Kalberer says.

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Contributing writers: Laurie Arendt, Kay Dahlke, Jordan DeChambre, Candace Doyle, Bob Gosman, Matt Hronick, JoAnn Petaschnick, Janet Raasch, Mary Lou Santovec, Amy Siewert Contributing photographers: Nathan Harrmann, Amy Siewert
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