Treasures of Oz

Celebrating the Natural Gems of Ozaukee County



Water trails are paths along rivers and coastlines that provide recreational users (such as kayakers, sailors, boaters, and anglers) with information on access points, safety considerations, activities, and points of interest. The Lake Michigan Water Trail network will:

  • Develop a new 450 mile water trail along the shoreline of Lake Michigan. This would become the second longest trail in Wisconsin.
  • Identify gaps or zones where further public access is needed to complete this trail. These zones would be targeted to increase public land holdings along the shoreline.
  • Develop a branding strategy that local communities and private affiliates can embrace as a Lake Michigan Water Trail Network.
  • Provide for educational opportunities that will encourage the understanding of the Lake Michigan ecosystem.
DNR website for more information.