See your most memorable sunsets this summer at these awe-inspiring Green Bay spots.
Summer is the best time for lazy long evenings in the glorious outdoors. And the best place to lounge outdoors and welcome the night is in Wisconsin, along the waterways and next to the lake. The water particles in the air actually contribute to a sunset’s brilliance. For the most wow-inducing sunsets in Green Bay, visit these top spots.
Bay Beach Ferris Wheel
What better place to spend a summer evening than at the Bay Beach Amusement Park? If you can get up high enough to see the city, you’ve got the perfect viewpoint for the sunset. Sure, you could try from the roller coaster, but go easy on yourself. Take a ride on the Ferris wheel during golden hour for unbeatable views.
Just across the street from UW Green Bay is Communiversity Park, a grassy paradise bounded by water. Bring a blanket and a picnic with you and enjoy the colors dancing across the sky when the sun goes down. Just be prepared to run into some students — the park is known on campus as one of the best locations to watch the sunset in Green Bay.
There’s not a whole lot to do at Joliet Park aside from sitting on the single bench there, but Google Reviewers agree: This little park just to the north of Communiversity is an excellent spot for photographing the sunset. You can get a great shot of the water, the sun and the trees sprinkled along the shoreline.
Long Tail Point Lighthouse
Originally built in 1837, Long Tail Point Lighthouse is now only a ruined brick tower. But it’s on a spit of land that sticks out into the bay, allowing for one of the best views around of the sunset reflecting on the lake. The lighthouse is only reachable by boat, though, so if you don’t have a way to get out to the tower, head over to the town of Scott. From Point Comfort, you can try for a photo of the sun setting behind the lighthouse.
Let the green and gold complement the stunning colors of a Wisconsin sunset. Watch it from the stands at Lambeau Field! If you close your eyes, it’s almost like the crowd is cheering for the beauty of nature. … Right?
Maybe the last time you were up on Ariens Hill was for a snow tubing competition with your buddies over the winter. But at 46 feet up, a sunset from the top of the hill (really, a man-made sledging run) will have the otherworldly quality of silhouetting Titletown around you — plus a picturesque view of Green Bay’s sunset. While you’re waiting for dusk, fuel up with a meal at 46 Below, the bistro beneath the hill. Both the restaurant name and the hill height bear tribute to Lambeau’s 1967 ice bowl, when the temperature hit 46 below zero.
Get a close-up with the Fox River when you lounge on CityDeck to watch the sunset. With multiple landings and docks terraced into the riverside, you’ve got plenty of opportunities to enjoy the dazzling colors and then spend dusk moseying along the Fox River Trail.
Sunset Beach Park, Suamico
If you haven’t been to the Sensiba State Wildlife Area over in Suamico, start now with a trip to Sunset Beach Park, where you can see the colors light up waterfowl and cottonwoods across the 570 acres of coastal marshland and wooded interiors. The shoreline at the beach is a bit rocky but has a sandy bottom, so you can even get in the water on your relaxing evening out.
Voyageur Park, De Pere
Voyageur Park in De Pere is a Reddit favorite for watching sunsets in the Green Bay area, with several users recommending it to newcomers to the city. It butts up against the Fox River with a walkway right along the water that frames the sun perfectly. As a bonus, there’s a Seroogy’s Chocolates right next to the park, so you can get a snack first.
Bay Shore County Park
Head up onto the Niagara Escarpment at Bay Shore County Park, where you can watch the sunset from high above the water. With 117 campsites on the grounds, you can bring your gear and stay overnight for a whole sunset-themed trip.