Milwaukee County Parks

Fall Color Guide

Fall Color Guide

Discover the best parks and hidden spots for fall color in Milwaukee County

Grant Park

Totaling just two miles, Grant Park’s Seven Bridges trail in South Milwaukee treats hikers to a variety of flora and fauna, ravines lined with lannon stone paths, azure views of Lake Michigan, verdant clearings and shady tree covers.

Along the ravine, hikers will observe American beech, maple, white ash, and yellow birch trees, and plants such as trout lilies, may apples and trilliums.

Located at 100 Hawthorne Ave., South Milwaukee

Boerner Botanical Gardens

This fall the Boerner Botanical Gardens will explode with vivid shades of red, orange and yellow. 

Located at 9400 Boerner Dr., Hales Corners

Whitnall Park

Whitnall Park contains over 200 beautiful acres of Wisconsin nature. With the surrounding nature and wildlife sanctuary, this park provides multiple ways to take in the sites and sounds of the season.

Located at 5879 S. 92nd St., Franklin

North Point Lighthouse in Lake Park

Want to take in the best fall view of the Milwaukee skyline? Head to the top of the North Point Lighthouse to see not only the changing colors of Lake Park, but the dark blue waters of Lake Michigan as well. The North Point Lighthouse is open Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m.

Located at 2650 N. Wahl Ave., Milwaukee

Greenfield Park

Greenfield Park hiking trails navigate the large woodland. Paved trails circle the lagoon, providing excellent birding opportunities.

Located at 2028 S 124th St, West Allis

Cudahy Nature Preserve

This diverse woodland includes a small stream that separates the lowland hardwood forest from an old-growth beech forest. Trails traverse the site providing hikers with a glimpse of what Milwaukee County would have looked like 200 years ago. Cudahy Nature Preserve is accessed from College Avenue.


9480 Watertown Road
Wauwatosa, WI 53226
(414) 257-PARK (7275)


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