Nestled on the shore of Lake Michigan, Algoma offers visitors a year-round lake-side destination to explore, alongside some of the best salmon and trout fishing you will ever find. In summer visitors can enjoy scenic hiking trails, many of which are at their best in fall, when autumn foliage puts on a magnificent display. Other summer activities include fishing, canoeing and kayaking along the Ahnapee and Kewaunee Rivers, horse-back riding and exciting fishing charters on Lake Michigan, as well as beautiful beaches for relaxing. In winter you can enjoy a variety of winter sports including cross-country skiing and snow-mobiles as well as ice fishing.
© Wienke’s Market
No visit to Algoma would be complete without visiting Wienke’s Market, where you can buy delicious fresh produce directly from the farm. In addition to a year-round insulated barn and greenhouse which produce fresh fruit and vegetables, Wienke’s Market is famous for their huge range of preserved produce, which includes jams, relishes, pickles and home-made pie fillings. You can buy excellent local honey and there is an onsite bakery which specializes in making fresh Norwegian lefse. Special holiday hampers make ideal gifts to take back home. If you love cherries you should try to visit in mid-July when mouth-watering fresh Door County cherries are being harvested.
Wienke’s Market, 292 County Rd S, Algoma, WI 54201, Phone: 920-743-7014
2.Ahnapee State Trail
If you love spending time exploring the Great Outdoors, the 48-mile Ahnapee State Trail is waiting to challenge you to an exhilarating year-round experience. The multi-use trail is suitable for hikers, cyclists and equestrians in summer, while it provides brilliant conditions for cross-country skiing, snowmobiling and snowshoeing in winter. The trail winds its way along the scenic Ahnapee and Kewaunee Rivers and encompasses part of the Ice Age Trail. You can access the trail in Algoma, where parking is available in three locations near the trailhead. There are toilets along the route and the Ahnapee River Trails campground is the ideal place to park your RV or tent.
Ahnapee State Trail, Algoma, WI 54201
3.James May Gallery
© James May Gallery
Art lovers will be pleased to know that the James May Gallery in Algoma hosts year - round art exhibitions, featuring both emerging and established local and national artists. The gallery is owned and curated by local artist Kendra Bulgrin and her partner Jimmy Eddings, and is the ideal place for visitors to pick up an original and unique piece of art or broaden your art knowledge in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Every month there is something new to admire at new exhibition, so visitors are encouraged to pop in to see what is on show each time they visit the area.
James May Gallery, 213 Steele St, Algoma, WI 54201, Phone: 262-753-3130
4.Sand Piper Fishing
Holding a “Master of the Great Lakes” license, Captain Tom Morrell is the owner and operator of Sand Piper Fishing. You can be sure that you are in good hands when you sign up for a charter fishing expedition with Tom, who has been fishing Lake Michigan since he was a child. Sand Piper Fishing has two charter boats, each of which is perfectly outfitted to offer you an exciting and comfortable fishing expedition. Depending on your enthusiasm, you can choose from a single five-hour charter or sign up for several other more in-depth salmon and trout fishing experiences. The friendly crew will be happy to fillet and bag your catch and lake-side lodging can be arranged.
Sand Piper Fishing, Port of Algoma, WI 54201, Phone: 920-304-2200
5.North Water Bakery and Deli
© North Water Bakery and Deli
When you need a great breakfast to set you up for an active day of exploring (or fishing) you need look no further than the North Water Bakery and Deli. Although the bakery is famous for their delicious cakes and pastries, they also offer excellent sandwiches and burritos for breakfast. At lunchtime the deli selection of salads and grilled sandwiches take center-stage and on weekends you can pre-order and pick up freshly-made ham rolls to enjoy on the beach. No-one ever leaves without choosing a selection of mouth-watering pastries, donuts and cakes to sweeten their day, and boxed lunches are available when you don’t feel like cooking.
North Water Bakery and Deli, 133 North Water St, Algoma, WI 54201, Phone: 920-487-5306
6.Kinn’s Sport Fishing
© Kinn’s Sport Fishing
Offering a modern fleet of eleven custom-designed fishing boats, Kinn’s Sport Fishing is one of the leading fishing charter companies in Algoma. The company started offering sport fishing charters back in 1969 and have built a solid reputation for their professional services and clean, comfortable fishing craft. Everything you need for an exciting and rewarding day out on Lake Michigan is included in your charter, including fish-finders, GPS and radar, professional guidance and quality rods, reels and other equipment. In addition to their charter fishing service, Kinn’s Sport Fishing own twelve luxury lake-front self-catering condos where you and your family can relax and enjoy preparing your catch of the day.
Kinn’s Sport Fishing, 60 Steele St, Algoma, WI 54201, Phone: 800-446-8605
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