From fishing villages to resort marinas; Wisconsin has them all. Sheboygan Wisconsin is a nice combination of both. The marina monitors channel 9; hail them as Harbor Center Marina.
The city is known for boats , brats and beer; so don’t miss this stop.
Very nice boaters lodge on the second floor with decks overlooking the marina. The secluded pool area with grills and picnic tables is also a nice touch. The marinas along the west shore have security gates on each pier for added security. Feel pampered by the two story Boaters Clubhouse which includes a lounge, store, laundry, showers and restrooms. It also has a third floor overlook area deck.
We got settled into our slip and hit the paths to check out the area. We also took the dingy up the river. Several blocks south and the path hooked up with the boardwalk along the river. Since the 80s when the boardwalk was established as a tourist area; The shops and restaurants are built to resemble an old fishing village , and in fact there are charter fishing boats that work out of this area. Sheboygan has invested in its public spaces and created a unique river front boardwalk that borders both sides of the river.
The trolley is great way to get around. It picked us up by the marina (all day for$1) and we got off on the north end of the shopping district near the Children’s Museum. (Is that a ship imbedded in the top floor?)
We checked out the music at Pier 17. As we strolled past we were pulled in by the band member taking a break outside the pub- he introduced himself and encouraged us to come inside ( or outside as it was on deck seating). We are now fans of the Beer Belly Idols, billed as funkified soul ,jazz , and 70’s music.
The John Michael Kohler Arts Center features exhibitions and galleries of contemporary artists. It is located in an 1882 mansion built by the plumbing fixture founder (Kohler). When we stepped in side, the receptionist handed us a map and suggested we each visit all the restrooms (men’s and women’s) to see the artist designs. So we did>>> and it is unique.
Another great marina to visit.