CAMP AT KOHLER-ANDRAE STATE PARK
This scenic gem on the shore of Lake Michigan offers a peaceful getaway. The park features wooded campsites, epic sand dunes, miles of sandy beach, hiking and biking trails and cross-country ski trails. Kohler-Andrae is the perfect place to experience adventure and connect to nature.
WALK TO THE LIGHTHOUSE AT DELAND PARK
If you’re from Sheboygan chances are you’ve walked out to the lighthouse on a beautiful day to take in Lake Michigan, view the Sheboygan skyline and critique the lighthouse graffiti. Take a moment to lay on the sandy beach, soak up some rays, and watch people fly kites at Deland Park.
DISCOVER THE WHIMSICAL BOOKWORM GARDENS
Bookworm Gardens is an enchanted masterpiece of imagination. Gracing the gardens is a life-size Hansel and Gretel house nestled in a forest setting among other over-sized playhouses and exhibits built for an interactive, engaging experience. Throughout the grounds you’ll find inspiring nooks and crannies hiding your favorite childhood stories.
DISC GOLF AT VOLLRATH PARK
Vollrath park is home to a dynamic disc golf course that bends through the hilly woods on the shore of Lake Michigan. In the winter the Vollrath bowl is a perfect place to spend the day sledding. And in the summer go to Vollrath to enjoy the Monday night food trucks.
CLIMB PARNELL TOWER IN THE FALL
Climb 60 feet to the top of this wooden observation tower. Photograph the changing leaves from the highest point of elevation in the Kettle Moraine State Forest. Make sure to take a moment to enjoy the panoramic view of the forest and surrounding farmland before running down the steps to the woodland hiking trials.
HIKE AT MAYWOOD ENVIRONMENTAL PARK
Deer and other wildlife thrive along the trails here. Maywood offers educational and outdoor experiences designed to connect you to the natural world. Enjoy hiking, skiing, walking, bird walking and more for free 365-days a year at Maywood Environmental Park.
PLAY AT THE QUARRY BEACH ADVENTURE PARK
If outdoor fun is the idea, Quarry Beach is a family-friendly water park that offers a wider variety of activities for the whole family. It’s an open-play water park with both shallow and deep water activities that are challenging and fun for all ages. There’s plenty of beach area for sunbathing, volleyball, sandcastles or just relaxing.
EXPLORE THE JAMES TELLEN WOODLAND SCULPTURE GARDEN
A rustic cabin surrounded by thirty realistic, and often whimsical, concrete statues. Former furniture factory worker, James Tellen, turned his family’s summer cottage into a dramatic sculpture garden filled with figures depicting prairie settlers, Native American figures, and woodland creatures. Although not formally trained as an artist, Tellen adhered to classical notions of art following nature, and strove to make his work as realistic as possible.
WANDER THE INDIAN MOUND PARK
Traverse the boardwalk trail through the wetlands and find all 18 of the Indian burial mounds distributed over 15 acres along the Black River.
KAYAK THE SHEBOYGAN RIVER
Kayaking the Sheboygan River on a night regatta was one of the coolest experiences I’ve had in Sheboygan. I highly recommend enjoying the Sheboygan River, wether it’s walking the riverfront boardwalk, fishing, or kayaking – being near the water is always a great way to experience nature.