Wisconsin Coast Tourism

Wisconsin Coast Tourism
Coastal tourism opportunities in Wisconsin are abundant thanks to Lake Superior and Lake Michigan. The most expansive coastline with natural tourist destinations is along the Lake Michigan coastal plain in eastern Wisconsin.

Hike and Bike Trails

Lake Michigan is home to many hike and bike trails. The majority are located in the northeastern peninsula's state and county parks.


Tourists wishing to camp in the northeastern peninsula have two popular opportunities: Potawatomi State Campground Park in Sturgeon Bay and Point Beach State Forest Campground north of Twin Rivers.

Shoreline Scenic Drive

One of the more scenic drives in Wisconsin winds through coastal plains across 40 islands in a 130-mile drive through Door County. The area provides plenty of opportunities for a summer vacation full of swimming, fishing, camping and hiking.

Sand Dunes and More

The scenic drive connects Sheboygan to Algoma and is littered with sand dunes and lighthouses. It is also full of marine history, and there are plenty of wildlife gazing and hiking opportunities.

Lake Kayaking

Tourists flock to Wisconsin's Lake Michigan shoreline for kayaking adventures. Milwaukee's Bradford Beach offers access to metropolitan kayaking adventures; Whitefish Dunes State Park, in the northeastern peninsula, offers a more secluded adventure.

Article Written By Travis Wampler

Travis Wampler began his writing career along America's forgotten highway, Route 66. His research received awards from the Association of American Geographers. Wampler has written comprehensive plans and grants for city planning departments and agencies. He holds a Bachelor of Science in geography from Southwest Missouri State University and a master's degree in information systems from the University of Phoenix.

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