The snow has melted, the ice is out, and it was time for a short road trip. Tom has made salmon fishing expeditions to Sheboygan, Wisconsin, and described the lake front as picturesque. Curiosity and the desire to hear waves crashing took us there last week. We were not disappointed. Although the population is around 50,000, Sheboygan has the feel of multiple little villages along the banks of the Sheboygan River and looking out over Lake Michigan with its endless horizon. If ever a town is going to look unkempt, it is right after snow disappears. Sheboygan, however, was tidy as could be with nary a scrap of litter. The long beaches, biking/hiking trails and board walks were pristine.
Here are a few of the draws that make Sheboygan a vacation destination according to Sheboygan County Chamber:
- area golf courses named to top 100 by Golf Digest and Golf Magazine
- host to “annual Dairyland Surfer Classic – largest freshwater surfing competition in the world
- named “Bicycle Friendly Community” by League of American Bicyclists
- named “Most Equitable Community in the United States” by The Daily
- numerous museums and art centers
- enchanting Bookworm Gardens and the Above and Beyond Children’s Museum
Cúpla Sister and I eagerly look forward to sinking our toes in the sand on one of Sheboygan’s many beaches this summer.