Recreational Trails

RecTrails

Sheboygan County and its proximity to the Kettle Moraine State Forest and its glacially formed hills and valleys make it a popular destination for those who like to explore on foot, bicycle or snowmobile. Here are some maps of popular trails in the area.

Elkhart Lake Trail Map

4MilesofFitnessMap_2017_2

county_bike_trails

EL to Kiel Bicycle Tour

Historic Race Circuit Map

Old Plank Road Trail Map

kmngreenbushtr

LaBudde_ElkhartLkCOC

County Base Tra…9_from_jpeg

Snowmobile Area2pdf

Sheboygan County Tours

Tours are available to the public in several cities and villages in Sheboygan County. They focus on rich histories involving manufacturing, dairy and agriculture, road racing and tourism. Please be our guest and explore our communities on foot, bicycle or automobile. We are happy to share these resources to start you on your way.

 

Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin

www.elkhartlake.com
1-877-355-4278

1.  Historic Race Circuit Map (PDF).  Located just north of present day Road America, the Elkhart Lake Public Road Race Circuits of 1950-1952 are preserved as a State and National Historic Place and can be toured for your enjoyment. The effort to reserve the historic circuits began in 2003 when the Sheboygan County Highway Department announced plans to reconstruct Hwy A, a 1.3 mile section of the original, 1951-52 circuits. By 2008, the Historic Race Circuits Preservation Society was formed to restore Hwy A and to oppose future adverse action. Today, fourteen historical markers are placed around the open-road sports car racing circuits to commemorate the big names and big events that occurred here.
2.  Walking T…hure-1 AND Walking T…hure-2 (PDF). From its earliest days, Elkhart Lake was a vacation destination. Providing wealthy, city people with a summer in the country, the village quickly grew to be the home of seven lake resorts which offered relaxation in a natural setting. Today, Elkhart Lake continues to draw visitors who wish to experience the traditions of a historic resort community. Stroll along the tree-lined streets and gaze at century-old architecture. See how three of the historic resorts have been preserved, renovated and rebuilt to maintain the cherished lakefront properties with hopes of attracting new and returning guests for generations to come.

Plymouth, Wisconsin

www.plymouthwisconsin.com
920-893-0079

1.  MURALDestinatio…kof map2011 (PDF). View 24 murals in total; 22 of them were painted in June 2011 by the Walldogs, a group of 160 painters from around the world. The murals are located primarily along East Mill Street in downtown Plymouth. The murals may be viewed year-round, with the best viewing during daylight hours. There is no cost to view the murals.
2.  Plymouth Historic Tour (PDF). This is a self-guided tour of noteworthy buildings (commerical and residential) in Plymouth. While the residentil homes cannot be toured inside, some of the commercial building are modern businesses, so walkers may see the interior of the building during business hours.
3. Personal Talking Tour. Richard Baumann takes you on a personal “talking tour” of Plymouth. This hands-on, personal tour lasts approximately 1 to 1 1/2 hours. During the tour, you will be driven past some of Plymouth’s most historic and interesting sites. Richard will drive your party in  his vehicle (or yours, if you have a group larger than four people). Call 920-781-2030 for details or to set up an appointment.

Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin

www.sheboyganfalls.org.
(920)-467-6206

1.  FallsChamberWalkingMap2013 (PDF). This brochure takes you on a walking tour of the city and a River Walk excursion.

 

 


Sheboygan County Golf

Sheboygan County is gaining notoriety as a golf haven with its world renown, championship courses, a number of competitive, scenic courses, and several shorter courses that are fun for the family. With excellent lodging, dining and great courses that are an easy 5-15 minute drive apart, you can play a round of golf at ten different locations without a chance of getting hungry or thirsty! And, what a way to see this beautiful area. From its gorgeous, eastern shores on Lake Michigan to the spectacular, rolling, glacial terrain on its western edge, you’ll see the most beautiful landscapes Wisconsin has to offer.

Save the long drive for the golf course. In Sheboygan County, more great golf is but a short putt away.

Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin

Quit Qui Oc Golf Club was established in 1927. Its 27-hole layout offers golfers of all abilities a unique and exciting experience. Family owned and operated for nearly 60 years, you will surely come to think of Quit-Qui-Oc as your home away from home. The golf course is very playable yet challenging enough for a sense of accomplishment. Set in the rolling hills of the beautiful Northern Kettle Moraine in the Village of Elkhart Lake, it offers some of the best vistas in Southeastern Wisconsin. Golf lessons are available from PGA and LPGA professionals. Stay in any of Elkhart Lake’s lakeside resorts or Bed and Breakfast Inns, and you’re just a few blocks from the course.


Kohler, Wisconsin

The 2004 and 2010 PGA Championships were held at Kohler’s Whistling Straits, and the tournament will return there in 2015. It hosted the U.S. Senior Open in 2007 and earned the privilege of hosting the Ryder Cup in 2020. The U.S. Women’s Open was held at Kohler’s Blackwolf Run in 1998 and 2012.

Blackwolf Run, Meadow Valleys Course, Hole #14 – Nature’s Course – Melded into a river basin formed by the flows of glacial runoff, Blackwolf Run opened for play in June of 1988 and was named that year’s “Best New Public Course” in the country by Golf Digest. Both the River and Meadow Valleys are regularly ranked in “America’s 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses” by Golf Digest and the “Top 100 You Can Play” by GOLF Magazine. River and Meadow Valleys Courses.

Whistling Straits
, Straits Course, Hole #7 – Shipwreck – A throwback to the raw freshness of Ireland sculpted into the Wisconsin coastline, Whistling Straits offers two courses which have hosted the PGA Championship, U.S. Senior Open and the Palmer Cup. Experience these two must-play courses – both ranked among the best in the United States. Straits and Irish Courses.

 

 

Plymouth, Wisconsin

Evergreen Golf Course near downtown Plymouth is a casual, friendly 9-hole, short course and driving range. Perfect for beginners or those looking for an easy but pleasant 9-hole course for fun and exercise. Call 920-893-8822 for more information.

Sir Lanserlot Golf Club, LLC on Crystal Lake (County Road C) in rural Plymouth, is a public, family friendly, 18-hole course. It opens daily at 6 am and includes a Pro Shop, golf carts, and course outings. Enjoy a picnic. Gazebos and grills are available upon request. Call 920-892-4834 for more information.

Sheboygan, Wisconsin

Miller’s Glenn, a 9-hole “Heartland Hills” course at the Miller’s Glenn Golf Course facility in Howards Grove, WI, features 2,500 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 34. The course rating is 33.6 and it has a slope rating of 108. Designed by Dave Heling, the Heartland Hills golf course opened in 1990.

Riverdale Country Club opened in 1929. It is an 18 hole course located minutes south of Sheboygan’s city limits. This traditional layout can test players of all skill levels. The friendly, yet competitive design with attractive rates, is open to the public. Enjoy a variety of clubs, tournaments, leagues and golf instruction.

Town and Country Golf Course is home to one of the largest golf shops in the Midwest and a multiple Wisconsin PGA Merchandiser of the Year Award winner, Town and Country is made up of 27 championship golf holes. Reasonable daily rates as well as numerous league and membership opportunities.

 

 

 

Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin

Sunset Hills Golf Course & Driving Range is a fully irrigated, scenic par 3 course built by Ed Kirchenwitz, of Sheboygan, and Ron Krueger, of Sheboygan Falls. The course is located on the beautiful Sheboygan River which is visible from 8 of the 9 holes. Ed has designed some of the most highly regarded holes in the area. Holes 3 and 6 were selected by readers of the Sheboygan Press to the ‘Perfect 18 of Sheboygan County’ of 2003.

The Bull at Pinehurst Farms is the only Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course in Wisconsin.The Bull is one of “America’s 100 Greatest Public Golf Couses” and proud to be ranked by Golf Digest as the #70 Public Course in America for 2015-16.The Bull has hosted several major state tournaments over the years, including the WSGA State Amateur Championship in 2010, the Wisconsin Senior Open in 2012 and the Wisconsin State Open in 2014. The Bull also features Champions Restaurant and the Heritage House Event Center for banquets and large golf outings.



Watersports


From the shores of Lake Michigan to the inland lakes and streams of Sheboygan County, watersports and recreation abound. Sheboygan’s Harbor Centre Marina offers boat enthusiast a full-service marina with over 280 boat slips. For the more adventurous, try your hand at sailing, fresh water surfing, or water skiing. Guided services are also available with Lake Michigan charter fishing; inland lake guided fishing and guided river kayaking.

Sheboygan

Sheboygan is the Spirit on the Lake, and our favorite Lake Michigan personality is play time! Sure, she fights with us. She weeps with us. She competes with us. And sometimes she’s so downright stubborn, we have to tug our sailboats back to shore! But when she’s playful, stop whatever you’re doing and dance with her. You’ll never forget it!

If it’s a breezy day with winds in the range of 15 to 25 miles per hour, head over to the south beach by  King Park. You’re likely to see some amazing kite surfers soaring along between wave and airlift action. On Wednesday afternoons, you can usually spy a few sailing matches, too. And if the winds really kick into a whirling splendor, head over to the North Pier at Deland Park. The surfers live for these moments. If you’re adventurous enough to haul your own motorboat or jet-skis to our shores, then grab the sunscreen and hit the boat launch, or check out our our first-class Harbor Centre Marina and stay a few days! If you’re driving in, hop on a charter fishing boat. You’re sure to take home either a trophy catch or some really great fish tales!

However you choose to Sheboygan, when it’s time for you to leave us, a part of you will always be with our Spirit on the Lake.

Elkhart Lake

Playing in the crystal-clear water of Elkhart Lake is a great way to enjoy a summer’s day. Watersports at Victorian Village Resort offers top-of-the-line amenities, including water ski and wakeboard lessons that include instruction and competition. You’ll find ski/wakeboard boats, tubing, pontoon rentals, guided party boat rides, bumper boats, kayaks and stand-up-paddle board fun. Osthoff Resort Recreation Rentals offers pontoons and fishing boats, canoes, kayaks, paddle boats and paddle boards for use on the lake.

Enjoy a sunrise or sunset pontoon cruise with spectacular views from the lake. Resort guests and the general public are invited to play here daily from Memorial Day to Labor Day!

Experience the unique perspective of Elkhart Lake from lake level. Kayak, paddle, PFD, and basic skill orientation are included in a two-hour guided kayak tour. Daily tours are launched from Elkhart Lake’s public boat landing by appointment. Reserve your trip at $45 per person; $25 for children 12-15.

Elkhart Lake Boating Rules