- — Non-contiguous forests that cover an over 100 mile area, stretching from the northernmost part of the Southeast Wisconsin to the Illinois border.
As home to state's largest city, Milwaukee, and to Kenosha, Racine and Waukesha (the fourth, fifth and seventh largest cities respectively), Southeast Wisconsin is the population center and most developed area of Wisconsin. While somewhat culturally similar to neighboring Chicagoland to the south, the region has a separate character and a diverse economy with a mixture of industry, tourism and agriculture. Milwaukee is an exceptionally diverse city, while the suburbs and exurbs tend to be more homogenous and conservative.
Southeast Wisconsin is the busiest region of Wisconsin and is serviced by a number of interstates, numbered US routes, daily rail service and General Mitchell International Airport.
By carThe region may be accessed via I-94 (from Chicago or Madison) and from I-43 (from Green Bay or Beloit). The region is also accessible via US 41 and US 45.
By trainThere is daily service via Amtrak and Metra's Union Pacific North Metra Line (in Kenosha and Sturtevant).
By planeGeneral Mitchell International Airport has daily departures and arrivals.
The primary method of transport in Southeast Wisconsin is car travel. Most of the region is easily accessible via I-94 and I-43. US and State numbered routes also cross the region. Milwaukee County and the cities of Kenosha and Racine also have a multitude of public transport options, usually local bus systems.
Bike TrailsSoutheast Wisconsin has several bike trails, some of which go through the area's parks and nature preserves.