LOOKING FOR SOMETHING TO DO IN THE ALGOMA AREA?
Not sure where to start?
- Take a tour of Wisconsin’s oldest winery.
- Head north on the Ahnapee State Trail where you can pick up the Ice Age Trail.
- See how your favorite cheese is made.
- Explore the arts scene: tour an art gallery or create your own masterpiece.
- Visit a historical site and learn more about our beautiful lakeshore community.
- Celebrate our lakeshore: attend Shanty Days or our Soar on the Shore kiting event.
Agricultural Heritage & Resources Inc. – Founded in 1994 as a not-for-profit educational organization concerned about the need to preserve and promote the agricultural based heritage of Brown, Door, Kewaunee, and Manitowoc Counties. Located just south of Kewaunee on Route 42, Heritage Farm is home to the area’s best Czech & Kolache festival and hosts several events throughout the year including the Great Lakeshore Tractor Rally and Harvest Fest. You can also tour a working blacksmith shop (in season) and attend Music on the Farm events throughout the year.
Ahnapee Brewery Tap Room – Hang out in the Garage and enjoy the best locally-brewed craft beers in Northeast Wisconsin.
Ahnapee State Trail – This 30-mile crushed-stone recreational trail connects Casco Junction to Algoma to Sturgeon Bay. Enjoy biking, horseback riding (April 15 – November 15), walking, running, snowmobiling, snow shoeing and cross country skiing. Dogs permitted with a 6 foot leash. No fee for use. Kewaunee County Promotion and Recreation Department (920) 388-0444 or email@example.com. Ahnapee State Trail Map Download
Algoma Fire and Rescue Monument – Located just south of the Algoma Visitor Center
Algoma Performing Arts Center – Originally built in 1935 and renovated in 2008, the APAC plays host to concerts, shows, workshops, community theater, scholastic events and more.
Algoma Visitor Information Center – Located on Hwy 42 (Lake Street) and overlooking Lake Michigan, the Algoma Visitor Center is an award winning structure built with all volunteer labor and paid for entirely from donations.
The Center is staffed year round by a group of over 40 volunteers, many of them life-time residents from the Algoma area. Stop in and learn about our area attractions, accommodations, events, fishing and more.
The center is open Monday – Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m, and Sunday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m from mid-May through October and weekdays, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m during the off-season. Visit the Center for brochures, dining options, events, activities, information for new residents all while enjoying the beautiful view of Lake Michigan from the wrap-around deck. Call (920) 487-2041 or visit us online at algomachamber.org
Anadromous Fish Facility — In the fall and spring, watch the trout and salmon climb the fish ladders and make their way to special holding tanks to spawn. Located in a secluded area along the Kewaunee River near Bruemmer Park, you can get a close-up view of the action through the underwater viewing window. 920-388-1025.
Barn Quilts – Inspired by the Sac County Barn Quilts, the Kewaunee County Area Barn Quilt project began in January 2008. Over 125 area 4-H and Future Farmers of America students worked with the community designing and painting 18 “quilts” for historically-significant barns. Grab your family or some friends, download the map, hop in the car and take in the colors and designs of these beautiful barn quilts. You can also pick up a copy of the map from the Algoma Visitor Center as a part of our free Friendly Algoma Visitor guide. If you can’t make it in while we are open, you can download the guide here.
Bearcat’s Fish House – Bearcat’s Fish House is famous for its smoked and fresh fish. Smoked white fish, chubs and variety of flavored salmons and an extensive variety of frozen seafood as well. They also process and freeze freshly caught fish. A must stop for seafood lovers! Located on the corner of Hwy 42 and Navarino Streets (920) 487-2372. bearcatsfish.com
Belgian Heritage Center – Learn about the unique elements of Belgian culture such as foods, beverages, customs, architecture and the Walloon language. Located in Brussels, WI, the Center is housed in the former St. Mary of the Snows church which was a cornerstone of the historic Belgian settlement. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has been designated a National Landmark by the US Department of Interior. The Center is open by appointment. Please contact the Center at least one week in advance of your visit to make arrangements: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Boat Rentals — The most popular way to enjoy the water is to treat yourself to a charter fishing expedition on Lake Michigan. Check our website under fishing for the best options. You may also contact Ahnapee River Trails Campground (920-487-5777) or Timber Trail Campground (920-487-3707) to explore canoe and kayak rentals.
Bowling — The family-friendly Algoma Pizza Bowl has open bowling daily. (920) 487-2727.
Bruemmer Park Zoo -The Bruemmer Park Zoo is located at E4280 County Highway F in Kewaunee, WI. The zoo is open from 7 a.m. until sunset year round. Admission is FREE – but donations are always greatly appreciated.
Crescent Beach & Boardwalk — Algoma’s award-winning boardwalk along the Lake Michigan shore connects the Algoma Visitor Center to the Algoma Marina. Constructed from recycled plastic lumber, the boardwalk was built by volunteers and funded through a combination of grants and private donations. Handicapped accessible at both ends, this 1/2 mile boardwalk offers a great way to enjoy the spectacular sights and sounds of Lake Michigan. If you are a bit more adventurous, head off the boardwalk and explore Crescent Beach. In summer, sunbathing, building sand castles, swimming, and collecting rocks and other treasures are popular activities. But, any time of the year is great for a simple walk on the beach.
Dried Cherries — Just north of Algoma on County J in the small village of Forestville, you’ll find Country Ovens (856-6767) offering their unique product– dried cherries. You can take a video tour of this intriguing plant and see how the fruit is processed into nutritious dried cherries to use in cooking, baking and as a great stand-alone snack.
Fishing — Algoma is one of the top sport fishing ports in the midwest and offers anglers pier fishing, launches for private boats, marinas and charter fishing outings with captains who provide the know-how and all of the equipment to land a trophy fish. A list of captains is available from the Chamber office, or check out the fishing section at www.algoma.org.
Golfing Options — Kewaunee County is blessed with two wonderful golf courses that are open to the public. The Alaskan Golf Club located on Hwy 42 between Algoma and Kewaunee offers 9 holes of golf, 920-388-3940. Northbrook Country Club offers 18 holes of golf on a beautiful course in Luxemburg, 15 minutes west of Algoma on Hwy 54 & County A. 920-845-2306.
Historic Walldog Murals — In June of 2007, downtown Algoma was the site of the Walldog Wave, an event that literally changed the face of ten historic buildings through the art form of traditional mural painting. Numerous Walldog artists (an International group of mural painters who pledge their time as “keepers of the craft”) converged on Algoma to create & recreate historic representations of mural advertisement reflective of businesses, products, activity & people from throughout Algoma’s history.
For your convenience, download the Historic Algoma Walking Tour brochure which includes locations & a brief history of each mural or stop by the Algoma Visitor Center and pick up a hard copy. Explore these fascinating works of art along with the rich historic architecture unique to downtown Algoma.
Historic Walking Tour of Algoma – Take a leisurely stroll through town and treat yourself to a brief history of some of the more prominent buildings in Algoma, complete with photos as they were originally built. For your convenience, download the Historic Algoma Walking Tour brochure or stop by the Algoma Visitor Center and pick up a hard copy.
Ice Skating Rink – The Green Bay Packers selected the City of Algoma to be the recipient of the NFL and United Way annual Hometown Huddle program in 2016. The project helped fund a new ice rink at Peterson Park. On November 1, 2016, several Packers came to Algoma to help several local students construct the rink along with a warming house at the entrance of Peterson Park, locate4d at the top of the hill at the intersection of Greenfield Ave and 4th Streets.
The rink is free to use and opens weather and conditions permitting. Follow the Algoma Youth Club’s Facebook page for updates during the winter season: https://www.facebook.com/algomayouthclub/
The Kewaunee County Research Center – has numerous historical books, maps, centennial books, photo albums and genealogy histories of Kewaunee County. Duplicate enlargement photos may be purchased by contacting the center. Visit our online store (http://www.rootsweb.ancestrycom/~wikchs/on_line_store.htm) for listings of items that are available. The center and the website is staffed by volunteers who are very knowledgeable about the local history. Call 920-487-2516, try the website (http://www.rootsweb.ancestrycom/~wikchs/) to see what is available.
Kewaunee County Jail Museum – Open Memorial Day through Labor Day. Built in 1876, this unique structure was originally the sheriff’s residence, office and the local jail. It now houses fascinating displays of local history. See the original 1876 cell blocks. Watch for the photo of Wisconsin’s first female sheriff, and a model of the famous USS Pueblo—the ship built in Kewaunee in 1944 and captured and held as a spy ship by the North Koreans in 1968. Admission charged for upkeep.
Kewaunee County Winter Park – A place to enjoy one of the best tubing slopes in northeastern Wisconsin. Five 535-foot tubing lanes are 15-feet wide, safely separated by earth berms. There’s also a high-tech fan-type snowmaking gun—no need to wait for Mother Nature’s help. And, the Winter Park chalet provides a place to warm up with indoor restrooms, tables and benches, as well as food and refreshments. For up-to-date information contact 920-388-0444.
Pagel’s Ponderosa Dairy Tours – Ever wonder what it takes to operate a modern-day dairy farm? You are invited to learn about the rich history of Pagel’s Ponderosa Dairy, see the cows being milked, learn about their diet and all that goes in to having healthy, happy cows. Tours are currently being scheduled on Tuesdays & Fridays at 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. Reservations are recommended by calling the front office at (920)388-3333.
Peterson Park – Picnic area, playground, giant slide, disc golf, sledding, trails, disc golf, ball fields.
Perry Park – Playground, tennis courts, basketball courts, wading pool.
Renard’s Cheese – From the Lake or the Bay, Renard’s Cheese is on your way. Celebrating 50 years! Family owned and operated for three generations. Stop in at either location, Sturgeon Bay or Algoma. Cheese sampling and video tours available daily. Open year around Monday thru Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and open weekends. Visit Algoma at 248 County S (920-487-2825) or Sturgeon Bay, 2189 Cty DK (920-825-7272). Great gift ideas and year around shipping available. www.renards.com
Rio Creek Airport — Rio Creek Airport was established in the early 70’s when a group of enthusiastic pilots began building a runway just west of “downtown” Rio Creek. Through many hours of rock picking and plowing, many friends and family members helped transform a field into Runway 7/25. The first flight out of Rio Creek Airport was in a 1946 415-CERCO Ercoupe (N386H) on August 28, 1973. Over the next few years, two hangers, an aviator’s clubhouse and an A-framed cabin were added as the aviation bug captivated the small town. For more about this attraction, visit their website at: www.riocreekairport.com, or call Don at 920-837-7777.
Riverview ATV Park — Kewaunee County’s very own 20 miles of ATV trails. In addition to the 20 miles, the park also has a hill climb area and 2 challenge course areas. The park is open to ATV’s only. Helmets are required along with a valid Wisconsin Registration. A donation is asked of each rider. The park opens for the season on May 1st of each year. The park does close during gun-deer season and will close for the season once the snowmobile trails open. Riverview Park also has 3 miles of mountain bike trails. This topsy turvey terrain will keep you on the edge of your seat!
Smoked & Fresh Fish — The Algoma area is famous for its outstanding sport fishing, but it is also home to commercial fishing. The result is some truly wonderful opportunities for fresh and smoked fish. Check out Bearcat’s Fish House, located on the corner of Hwy 42 and Navarino Street, just south of the Fourth Street Bridge. In addition to fish and seafood, smoked fish and gift items, they also offer fish freezing. 920-487-2372.
von Stiehl Winery — The road less traveled leads to the von Stiehl Winery in Algoma. Wisconsin’s oldest licensed winery, von Stiehl is housed in a Civil War-era building, and features a tasting room, a 10,000 square foot production facility, three Civil war era underground limestone tunnels and a spacious outdoor terrace with Lake Michigan views.
An overwhelmingly positive staff will help you find your favorite among nearly 30 varieties from dry grape to sweet fruit wines. While visiting, tour arched limestone caverns which date back to the Civil War era. Offering a high quality product at a valued price makes von Stiehl Winery a “must stop” destination. Open 7-days-a-week, year round.
Daily at 9:30 am | 10:30 am | 11:30 am | 1 pm | 2 pm | 3 pm | 4 pm
Saturdays at 10:30 am & 1:30 pm
Enjoy complimentary tasting at any time. von Stiehl Winery is located at 115 Navarino Street. 800.955.5208 www.vonstiehl.com
Wienke’s Market — Located on Highway S between Algoma and Sturgeon Bay, Wienke’s Market offers farm-fresh produce, flowers, fresh bakery items, canned goods and more. Stop in and see what’s fresh today. Call 920-487-5722 for additional information about Wienke’s.
World’s Largest Grandfather’s Clock – In downtown Kewaunee, facing the Kewaunee Harbor.
Other Area Attractions
Algoma is the perfect base of operations for exploring Northeast Wisconsin. With our close proximity to some of the finest fishing, biking, hiking, and natural Lake Michigan shoreline beauty in WI you’ll be where you want to be whenever you decide your adventure! Come and enjoy the comfortable pace of Algoma such as strolling the boardwalk, beach and historic downtown. Dine, visit the gift and antique stores or enjoy the Winery. In addition, the following attractions are within a short drive:
Lambeau Field – Green Bay Packers
Stadium Tours, Packers Hall of Fame Museum, Packers Pro Shop
Home to the Green Bay Packers which holds title to four Super Bowl victories—in 1967 (Super Bowl I), 1968 (Super Bowl II), 1997 (Super Bowl XXXI) and 2011 (Super Bowl XLV).
National Railroad Museum
22850 S. Broadway, Green Bay WI
What began as an effort to acquire a single steam locomotive for a city park has grown into one of the largest rail museums in the nation.
Bay Beach Amusement Park
1313 Bay Beach Rd, Green Bay
Offering 17 exciting rides for all ages for 25 or 50 cents. Located next to Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary.
Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary
1660 Each Shore Dr, Green Bay
This free admission 700-acre wildlife refuge features exhibits, displays, and miles of hiking/walking trails.
State Parks in WI – Just to the north of us you can enjoy some of the finest State Parks in WI. Potawatomi, Peninsula, Whitefish Dunes, Newport and Rock Island all offer outdoor adventures for those of any age. And just to our South enjoy Point Beach State Forest –which boasts 6 miles of sugar sand beach on Lake Michigan
Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help 920-866-2571
For over 150 years the faithful have come to this hallowed site seeking the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary. In October 1859, the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared on three occasions to Adele Brise, a young Belgian immigrant.
Our Lady of Good Help is located in Champion 15 miles west of Algoma on Cty Hwy K. It is the only approved site in the United States of an apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Area Lighthouses – Additionally there are 13 lighthouses in the area, many offering viewing opportunities. With so much to see in such a short distance you’ll find yourself traveling back again and again. Visit Algoma…Just for the Fun of It!