Travel Site Expedia Viewfinder Names Algoma Most Beautiful Town In Wisconsin

The travel site’s ® travel blog ViewfinderTM, set out on a mission to pinpoint the most beautiful town in every state that may not be on everyone’s radar.

Under this category, they named Algoma the most beautiful town in Wisconsin!

Nestled on the western shore of Lake Michigan, we tend to get bypassed by travelers heading to Door County via  Route 57, sometimes feeling like the ‘Radiator Springs’ of Northeast Wisconsin.

But for those who take the road less traveled, they are amazed at the beauty of our lakeshore town.  People will walk in the Visitor Center, located at the south end of Crescent Beach and the handicap-accessible boardwalk, and cannot say enough about our million-dollar view.

Algoma is home to the best sport-fishing on Lake Michigan, one of the largest parades in Northeast Wisconsin, concerts all summer, festivals including Shanty Days and Soar on the Shore kiting event, a growing art sceneWisconsin’s oldest winery and more!

The Visitor Center is just a hop and a skip from downtown so visitors can walk along the beach or park in town for free and walk to dozens of shops and restaurants. Lake Michigan and the Pierhead lighthouse are almost always within view.

We agree with the writers that there’s no shortage of beauty in this world and are very thankful they feel that Algoma, WI qualifies as such.

To help you plan your trip here, we will mail you a free Visitor Guide! While you are here, stop in the Visitor Center, share in the enjoyment of our million-dollar view and gather up dozens of brochures about what we have to offer.

Visit Expedia’s blog to check out the article.  Better yet, stop by and see us here in Friendly Algoma!

Algoma Chosen as Finalist for the RWJF Culture of Health Prize

Selected from nearly 200 applicants, Algoma, WI has been chosen as a finalist for the fifth annual RWJF Culture of Health Prize.  The Prize honors and elevates communities that understand health is a shared value and everyone has a role to play in driving change. Through the efforts of the Live Algoma initiative, Algoma strives to do just that.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) is the nation’s largest philanthropy dedicated solely to health. Each year, RWJF honors and elevates U.S. communities that are making great strides in their journey to better health and well-being. To even apply, a community must meet a stringent set of criteria.

We are very honored to be considered for this prestigious award.

For more information about the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and what it means to selected as a finalist for this award please visit the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation website:

2017 Summer Concerts in the Park Lineup Announced

Pack up your picnic baskets and remember the corkscrew – the 2017 Algoma Area Chamber of Commerce presents its 2017 Summer Concerts in the Park lineup.

From jazz to polka on the way to comedy, funk and folk – this year’s season touches upon a variety of styles to please all.

Please join us along the lake at Heritage Park at the City Marina.



July 6 Big Mouth and the Power Tool Horns 

July 12 Michael Perry and the Long Beds  Presented by the Chamber and the Algoma Library Friends – free Wednesday night concert for Farm Tech Days week

July 27 Sugarbush Boys 

August 3 Copperbox

August 17 18 Days

August 24 Charles Walker Band

August 31 Dead Horses

Thank you to our growing list of sponsors:

Olson Fabrication

Door County Medical Center

Algoma Community Development Committee

CTI Hospitality

Algoma Tourism and Promotion Committee

Dramm Coporation

Bridgeport Resort

Massage By Carla

R Independence Fishing Charter

Walter’s Do-It-Best Hardware

Become a Sponsor


Algoma Area Lodging Still Available for Farm Tech Days

Whether you need a full kitchen suite or a campsite to pitch a tent, the Algoma area still has plenty of lodging to offer.

We will keep an updated list of openings at

Please contact individual lodging partners through their website or phone listed to make reservations.

Ahnapee River Trails Campground

at The Water’s Edge B&B

Big Lake Campground

Bridgeport Waterfront Resort, Sturgeon Bay (20 minute drive North)

Fifth Steele Place

Fox Hills Resort, Mishicot (25 minute drive South)

Harbor Walk and Harbor View Condos

The Haven (formerly Fisherman’s Haven)

Paul’s Landing (bunkhouse and campsites)

Timber Trails Campground

Live Algoma Represents At CJA Conference

Live Algoma is being represented at the Communities Joined in Action (CJA) 2017 National conference in San Antonio Texas this week (February 15 – 17, 2017).  Jody Anderson, Registered Nurse and Certified Health Coach, Bellin Health and Succeed Health, LLC and Claire Thompson, Associate Professor Community Development Educator, University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension Kewaunee County led a breakout session titled Developing a Collective Impact from Grassroots, sharing what the Live Algoma initiative is doing for our community.

Claire Thompson & Jody Anderson at the CJA Conference.  Photo credit:  Live Algoma Facebook page

Claire Thompson & Jody Anderson at the CJA Conference. Photo credit: Live Algoma Facebook page

About Live Algoma: Live Algoma is committed to developing equal opportunities for all of our citizens through each of our five focal points Healthy Children, Healthy Individuals, Healthy Community, Healthy Employers, while ultimately contributing back to the Healthy Commons. The initiatice is working towards improving the health and wellness of our community through access to high quality nutrition, exercise, financial, recreation, and mental health services.

About the CJA Conference: CJA brings together community leaders from multiple sectors and walks of life from across the nation to learn from one another. Each year at the CJA annual meeting and conference, talented and committed community and national health leaders come together to share innovations, lessons-learned and inspiration. Together, these forward leaders develop and leave with ideas, tools and action plans that improve health for all people. The conference will include compelling plenary presentations by national leaders, group discussions of current challenges and opportunities, and focused workshops to share and discuss local innovations.  The conference will help community leaders better understand how to work toward creating equity in health and health care delivery.

Bay of Green Bay Shipping Channel To Remain Open

The U.S. Coast Guard has announced it will conduct ice breaking operations in the bay of Green Bay in January 2017 in order to keep the shipping channel open for safe navigation and transport of economically-significant commercial shipments.

In particular, this will allow for petroleum products to continue arriving at the Port, while the only fuel pipeline between Milwaukee and Green Bay is shut down. The pipeline was closed indefinitely this past spring due to repair and reconstruction issues.

The Coast Guard will establish and maintain tracks through the ice from Rock Island Passage to the Fox River. The tracks through the ice will extend to Escanaba, Marinette-Menominee, Sturgeon Bay and Green Bay.

As many as three tanker transits destined for the Port of Green Bay are planned for the month of December and two to three transits for the month of January. Depending on local need, there could also be a transit or two in February.

Members of the public who fish, operate a snowmobile, all-terrain vehicle or otherwise recreate on the bay of Green Bay during periods of ice cover should be aware of this activity and watch for future announcements.

Prior to each ice breaking, a 72-hour advance notice to the public will occur via broadcast notice to mariners on VHF-FM marine radio channel 16, 21 or 23, as well as public outreach through media notification and social media outlets @USCGGreatLakes on Twitter and on Brown County Sheriff’s Office’s Facebook page.

For your convenience, you can download the notice and a map of the shipping routes through the bay.


Have Some Fun With Algoma Coloring Pages

Whether it’s too wet outside to play, you just came in to warm up from playing with the kids outside (or from shoveling) or you and your family are in for some quiet family fun, here are a few coloring pages to try.  Just click on each thumbnail image to download, print and enjoy!

We would love to see how you have colored these pages, so feel free to snap a picture and post it on our Facebook page!

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