To Explore

Explore to your hearts content in Manitowoc County!

When Life's All Here, you'll find  a lot of things to do.   You can do this safely, while practicing social distancing, and still experience a great place to be.

Whether you are a visitor or a long time resident, you might be surprised at what you will find if you just take the time to EXPLORE!  Incredible outdoor resources abound in our area.  We have more accessible lake front on beautiful Lake Michigan than any other area on the western shore. 

You can walk, bike, run, hunt, hike and explore throughout Manitowoc County.   Our  outdoor natural resources are second to none.   And they're all here, ready for you to explore.   

Life’s all here means that you have many fabulous and safe options to spend your free time and enjoy every minute. 


Access the Manitowoc County Visitor's Guide - Get the Guide

Explore inTwo Rivers too!

Manitowoc, Two Rivers Featured on Discover Wisconsin

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In this episode of Discover Wisconsin, Mariah and Eric explore the wonders of Manitowoc and Two Rivers from sunken ship to stunning shore. Eric begins by learning about the history and industry of the rivers that flow through Manitowoc and Two Rivers. 




Bring on Lake Michigan and our amazing waterways and rivers!  Many ways to connect with miles of clean beaches and opportunities to suit your pleasure - be active or find fun, peace, solace and great exercise on the water.  Public Beaches In Manitowoc define the perfect small coastal town vacation. We think it would have some of this and some of that.


An awesome stretch of beach, that goes without saying.  Map of Beaches in Manitowoc County - Access Map

Manitowoc County Lakes Association works to protect and improve inland lakes in Manitowoc CountyLakes Association Site

You can also connect with over 50 boat owning families who moor their boats at the Manitowoc  Marina and sail frequently!  The Maritime Yacht Club focuses on promoting safe environmentally conscious boating - Connect with Maritime Yacht Club

You can also consider sailing activities on our beautiful Lake Michigan - Connect with Manitowoc Yacht Club

Manitowoc Breakwater Light. A History of the Manitowoc Breakwater Lights by Molly Biddle, Registrar. The Manitowoc Breakwater Light has guided lakefarers in and out of the Manitowoc harbor for over 164 years, with the first lighthouse being established in 1839.  COME SAIL AWAY IN MANITOWOC COUNTY!  Check out the amazing lighthouses of Manitowoc County!  BE A SAILOR FOR A DAY.  - Lighthouse Info




The Historical Rogers Street Fishing Village is a great place to learn and explore the rich maritime history of Two Rivers, Wisconsin and the Great Lakes region. Rogers Street Fishing Village and Great Lakes Coast Guard Museum exhibits an 1886 historic lighthouse, shipwreck displays and artifacts, and commercial fishing exhibits. - Visit Rogers Street


Did you know that submarines were built here during WWII?  You can actually experience one here! The maritime heritage continues in Manitowoc with the Wisconsin Maritime Museum, nationally recognized by the Smithsonian - WMM Site


There is also a continuing history of agriculture in our area.  Being one of the largest milk producers and processors in Wisconsin, agriculture is a key part of our local economy.  Do you know where your food comes from? 

You can learn more at the Farm Wisconsin Discovery CenterVisit FWDC Site



We have a deep heritage of conservation, with one of the oldest known sporting organizations in the U.S.  Manitowoc County Fish & Game Protective Association is 112 years old!  It is recognized as a model for conservation groups across the country.  There are over 25 sporting organizations working together under that group.  They offer over 450 acres of publicly available lands and have provided public access to most of the area's inland lakes - Visit the FG Site

Manitowoc County sits in the heart of a world-class salmon and trout fishery and within a short drive from several other unbelievable waters.  Northeast Wisconsin Great Lakes Sportfishermen serve that resource and help members become better big water fishermen - Visit the NEWGLSF Site

Manitowoc County also offers a wealth of great inland lakes for fishing and other recreational needs.  All have public access, some with parks and ammenities - Visit Lakes Association

Mishicot Sportsmen's Club offers great archery fields, trout fishing, picknicking and hiking and is located at Jambo Creek Park,  the site of the first trading post in the county -   Mishicot Sporting

Stock Car Racing at 141 Speedway in Maribel is a fabulous family experience for racing fans - 141 Speedway




How about a nice walk or bike ride on the beautiful lakeshore.  Mariners Trail is a 5.5 mile recreational trail along the shore of Lake Michigan between Manitowoc and Two Rivers in east central Wisconsin.  - Learn About Mariner's Trail

Learn about the ecosystem of the area rivers and lands - Visit Woodland Dune Nature Center

Learn about marshes and wetlandsVisit Collins Marsh

Maybe you want to stay and camp one of our picturesque camp grounds - Area Campgroun


No blarney here!  It's the real deal.

Wee bit of Irish at Moore's Irish Pub in downtown Manitowoc - July 2020

Largest bobber ever right here in Manitowoc at the Wastewater Treatment facility.  Now that's colorful innovation!

July 2020

Celebrating the rich history of local icon and benefactor Ruth West with a new mural!

Located on North 8th street in Downtown Manitowoc - June 2020

10TH Street Bridge Manitowoc

Manitowoc Crosswalk

Postcard Downtown Manitowoc

Manitowoc Public Library