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 firstname.lastname@example.org. ahnapeetrail.org.
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 senior citizens and life-time residents from the Algoma area. Stop in and learn about our area attractions, accommodations, events, fishing and more.
The center is open daily from mid-May through October from 9 am – 4 pm and weekdays only 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
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
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) to explore canoe rentals. And Beach Harbor Resort (800-231-5767) offers crafts for a fun time on Sturgeon Bay.
Bowling — The family –friendly Algoma Pizza Bowl has open bowling daily. (920) 487-2727.
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 Hwy 42 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 along with the Yukon Mini Golf course for a fun filled family outing. 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 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. The Algoma Main Street Program’s Historic Algoma Walking Tour brochure includes locations & a brief history on each mural. They encourage you to explore these fascinating works of art along with the rich historic architecture unique to downtown Algoma.
Historic Walking Tour of Algoma – Receive our award-winning walking tour brochure by request, or when you stop by the Visitor Center. Not only will you have a brief history, complete with photos of many of the downtown buildings as they were originally built, but the brochure also has photos of the downtown murals and their locations. This brochure may be mailed or picked-up free of charge.
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.
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.
Visitor Information Center — Located on Highway 42 (Lake Street) and overlooking Lake Michigan, the Algoma Visitor Center is an award-winning structure built with all volunteer labor. Money to pay for materials was raised from donations from individuals, businesses, industries and organizations. Not a dime of tax money has been used for the project and the visitor center is staffed year-round by a group of over 40 volunteers—many of them senior citizens and long-time residents from the Algoma area. These volunteers work four-hour shifts and give information to visitors on attractions, accommodations, fishing and more.
The center is open daily mid-May through October from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Off-season, the visitor center is open weekdays only, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit the center for brochures from area businesses, menus from local restaurants, information for new residents, and a great view from the wrap-around deck. Call 920-487-2041 for more information.
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.
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!