Outdoor Recreation

Sailing

A sailing adventure is one of the most exhilarating experiences of a lifetime, and we vow never to withhold it from anyone who has the inclination to give it a try. Learning to sail begins at the Sheboygan Youth Sailing Center (SYSC) where sailors of all ages and skill levels are welcome! It’s a fantastic way to try something different with the kids on that family vacation. Once you learn to sail, join the Sailing Education Association of Sheboygan (SEAS). Get access to a world-class facility on one of the finest harbors on the Great Lakes. Membership offers experienced sailors free, unrestricted use of a modern, race-ready fleet of Sonar sailboats at almost any time.

 

Fishing

Being known for our access to water means that we are also known for our access to fish. Sheboygan is bordered to the east by Lake Michigan and filled from the north to the south with accessible fishing holes and lakes. North Pier, South Pier, an inland lake, or charter fishing, we have fish for every season and every time of day.

 

Action Adventure Phoenix Charters | 920-207-7000
Dead Reckon Charters | 920-467-1111
Dumper Dan’s Charter Fishing Fleet | 920-457-2940
Happy Hooker Charters | 920-980-5286
Headhunter Charters | 920-921-0290
Hi-Tech Charters | 920-803-8147
High Roller Sportfishing | 920-917-0098
Intrepid Sportfishing | 920-737-9738
Last Chance Charters | 920-860-0117
Mohr Fish Charters | 920-946-1232
Sea Dog Sportfishing Charters | 920-918-2628
Slammin’ Salmon | 920-572-1400
SurReel Sport Fishing Charters | 920-803-0223
Wolf Pack Adventures | 920-918-9653

 

Biking

As the only county in the state to be named a Bike Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists, Sheboygan has it all. Whether you’re looking for a scenic route or pedaling toward a more vigorous experience, more than 15 different bike trails and routes offer a theme for every mood. Click here for a printable version of the general Sheboygan County Bike Trail Map.

Visit the Sheboygan Bicycle Company on the Riverfront for rentals and repairs!

SUP & Surfing

One of the best ways to get on the water is SUP, or standup paddle boarding. You can paddle any waterway with these in different conditions – inland flat water, rivers, surf and even yoga. EOS Surf Shop was one of the first shops in the Midwest to embrace paddle boarding to its fullest potential with a huge selection of boards and gear; they also offer lessons for every skill level by certified instructors.

Centrally located on the western shore of Lake Michigan, Sheboygan juts out five miles into the lake, and surfers refer to us as the Malibu of the Midwest. When winds of 20-25 mph blow from the northeast or west southwest, incredible waves are sculpted from the surface water. Even though the official Sheboygan surf season runs fall through spring, winds can kick into a whirling splendor any time.

 

Discing & Golfing

Sheboygan has become one of the top golf destinations in the world. Whistling Straits is host of the 2004, 2010 and 2015 PGA Championships, as well as the 2020 Ryder Cup. The area is also home to courses for golfers of all levels including traditional gems. There are few places where you will find so many options all within 20 miles of one another! Click on the marks in the map below to view course locations.

Put down the club and grab some discs – Sheboygan is home to two awesome disc golf courses! Jaycee Quarry Park is on the north side of town, with a course made up of open, wooded, waterfront and elevated areas. Great for a day with the family or just spending time in the sun! Vollrath Park is home to Wisconsin’s oldest disc golf course, an 18-hole course right on Lake Michigan. Also home to The Shack, an on site disc golf pro shop, playing at Vollrath is a feather is any disc golfer’s hat.

 

Parks & Beaches

Whether a vigorous hike over challenging terrain or a brisk stroll on a nature trail, there’s nothing like the lush beauty of Sheboygan County parks. From a day on sandy beach dunes lapped by sparkling waves to a scenic drive through the Kettle Moraine Forest, a relaxing picnic far away from the pressures of everyday life is the perfect cure.

Click on the marks in the map below to view park locations. For park shelter and rental information, visit the City of Sheboygan’s website here.

 

Kiwanis Park

Located along the Sheboygan River, fishing and boat launches, three baseball diamonds, horseshoe pits, skate park, sledding hill, playground, picnic area, shelter and tennis courts.

Deland Park

Centrally located on the shores of Lake Michigan. Enjoy sandy beaches, ample green space and play areas, boat ramps, fish-cleaning station, pavilions and the Lakefront Trail. Restrooms available.

 

Evergreen Park

Tree canopies and cool shade make this a perfect picnic spot. Excellent trails for biking and cross-county skiing. Restrooms available.

 

General King Park

More than a mile of sandy white beach and spectacular blue waters, a beautiful view of the lighthouse and South Pier. A favorite beach-side wedding venue. Children’s playground, and restrooms available.

 

Fountain Park

For more than 100 years, the park’s mineral fountains have attracted people for their supposed healing qualities. Site of summer Farmer’s Market, live music and a Civil War Memorial.

 

Indian Mound Park

Open Mound Exhibit includes artifacts, replica skeletal materials and 18 animal and geometric effigy burial grounds. Self-guided tour and a boardwalk nature trail through the wetlands.

Kohler-Andrae State Park

Two miles of beach on Lake Michigan, with cord-walk trails, picnic areas, campsites and nature center. State park vehicle sticker required.

Jaycee Quarry Park

Water park inflatables for ages 6 and up, kayak, Stand Up Paddle board rentals and lessons, access to great bike trails and a frisbee golf course.

Lakeview Park

Picnic shelter and a network of trails running through woods overlooking Lake Michigan.

 

Ellwood H. May Environmental Park

Located on Sheboygan’s northwest side, gifted to the City in 1974 and now home to a 120-acre public park. Maywood is open daily year-round; the Ecology Center and trails are free for public use.

Sheboygan Dog Park

The only public, fully fenced dog park in Sheboygan County. Ten-acre facility for exercising, training and socializing dogs in a safe park-like setting. Open year round.

 

Vollrath Park

Located on the city’s northeast side on the shores of Lake Michigan. 1930s natural amphitheater, 18-hole disc-golf course, picnic and play area, tennis and sledding.

 

North Point Park

This city park is located on a rocky peninsula that juts out into Lake Michigan.

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