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The Beerline Trail is a public recreational trail, owned by the City of Milwaukee, and maintained and led by Riverworks Development Corporation. Through their work with communities on and off the Beerline Trail, they are devoted to reimaging the role public spaces have in creating connected, healthy neighborhoods and cities.

The Beerline Trail is the famous rail line site known for carrying Milwaukee's most known staple: Beer! By 1990, the Beerline rail line right-of-way was abandoned as industry and transportation in Milwaukee changed. Since 2002, neighborhood residents, together with the City of Milwaukee, removed old railroad tracks and created the first phase of the Beerline Trail from North Bremen Street to North Buffum Street. The trail now extends to West Capitol Drive.

On the Beerline Trail you can walk through gardens, view art, experience performance, savor delicious food, connect with friends and neighbors-all while enjoying the unique perspective of the Riverwest and Harambee neighborhoods. 

The Beerline Trail is owned by the City of Milwaukee and Riverworks operates under a license agreement with the Department of Public Works. For more information regarding the trail, check out our FAQ page.

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