Welcome to the East Central region of Wisconsin, where travelers will find no shortage of natural beauty mixed in nicely with a bit of “city-life” for those that enjoy shopping and nights out on the town.
Our first stop is Two Rivers, a historic fishing port, which once operated the largest fleet of “Mackinaws” on Lake Michigan. Historic Washington House, once an immigrant hotel. Two Rivers is also home to “Berner’s Ice Cream Parlor” where the first ice cream sundae was made in 1881. That makes Two Rivers the home of the ice cream sundae. Nearby is Neshotah Park and Beach with seven miles of sugar sand beaches, along with hiking, biking and cross-country ski trails.
To the south of Two Rivers, the city of Manitowoc is the port of the Lake Michigan Car Ferry that takes vacationers from Manitowoc to Ludington, Michigan and back again. Of historic interest are the Wisconsin Maritime Museum on the waterfront and the Pinecrest Historical Village just two mile out of town.
Further south, you might stop at Kohler-Andrae State Park in Sheboygan, and then venture on to Plymouth, which is nestled in the rolling hills just minutes from Lake Michigan. The nationally known race track, Road America, at Elkhart Lake is also in this area.
From here, you might want to swing west a bit and poke around in Fond du Lac, which is located on the southwestern shores of Lake Winnebago. Heading north along the shore, you’ll find Oshkosh, home of the famous EAA AirVenture and EAA Museum. AirVenture hosts pilots from all over the world in July of each year. If you keep going north, you’ll come across the city of Appleton, which provides avid shoppers with plenty to do. Appleton is also the home of Lawrence University.
We heartily invite you to visit the East Central region of Wisconsin, where life is an adventure, where people come to unwind, and where beauty captivates the spirit.