The charming and historic community of Manitowoc is located directly on Lake Michigan and only 40 miles South of Green Bay, Wisconsin. The city takes great pride in being the home of the Wisconsin Maritime Museum and the opportunity to sail across Lake Michigan on the car ferry S. S. Badger. The shoreline includes the Manitowoc Marina which is a multi-million dollar full service marina complex. Enjoy the longest, continuous, spectacular view of Lake Michigan in Wisconsin. Bike/walk/rollerblade on Mariners Trail that hugs 13 miles of the coastline from Manitowoc to Two Rivers.
The historic downtown has several shops for everyone’s satisfaction. Take in a show at the opulent Capitol Civic Centre providing citizens with world-class entertainment in one of the most beautiful venues in all of Northeast Wisconsin. Appreciate fine art galleries in the historic mansion, Rahr-West Art Museum, named one of USA Today’s “10 Great Places to See Art In Smaller Cities”. The Manitowoc-Two Rivers area is the Midwest expression of a quintessential coastal community with 13 beaches and 3 historic lighthouses. Camp at Point Beach State Forest. Rent kayaks at the Manitowoc Marina. Explore 1,300 acres of Woodland Dunes Nature Center & Preserve, formed on ancient beach dunes. Experience fishing charters with some of the best salmon and trout fishing on Lake Michigan. All four seasons can be enjoyed with the city’s many parks and recreation opportunities, including an aquatic center, golf courses, indoor ice center, areas to participate in biking, diving, sailing, canoeing, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, auto racing, and wildlife.
The area’s greatest resource is, of course, the people. Manitowoc takes great pride in its strong tradition of friendliness and caring. Manitowoc-Two Rivers is a maritime treasure to visit as well as a wonderful place to live.