Explore this quaint community located just a short drive north of Green Bay!
Want to get away from it all? Algoma is a great day trip to add to your stay in Greater Green Bay. Spend a quiet day on the beach, then explore the walkable neighborhoods in the downtown district. Trust us, you won’t find anything “cookie-cutter” in Algoma. Everything is charming, unique, and welcoming in this friendly community!
HERE’S THE SCOOP...
The Main Drag: 4th Street
The Major Must-See: Crescent Beach
Best Free Attraction: Algoma Pierhead Lighthouse
Most Buzzworthy Event: The Algoma Car Show
Locals Love: Strolling the 30-mile Ahnapee State Trail
AN OUTDOOR LOVER’S PARADISE!
Even before you get to Algoma, you will have some great opportunities to explore and enjoy nature. On the way, you’ll pass Cecil Depeau Bay Shore Park, which is worth a short pit stop to stretch your legs and explore the scenic hiking trails. And, because it is situated atop the Niagara Escarpment, you will get to see some breathtaking views of the Bay of Green Bay. You can also find safe access to fishing, sailing, and boating!
Of course, the number one thing to do once you’re in Algoma is hit the beach! Crescent Beach is perfect for making sandcastles, playing a round of beach volleyball, or just taking a casual stroll on the boardwalk. Dip your toes in Lake Michigan, or charter a boat for the day with Fishin’ Magician Charters or Haasch Guide Service.
SIP, SIP, SIP AWAY
Wine-lovers will definitely want to visit the award-winning von Stiehl Winery. Not only do they create all of their wine on-site, they have over 40 wine varietals and several draft ciders to sample and purchase inside the winery. Enjoy a glass of Stony Creek Rosé on the terrace that overlooks the Algoma Harbor or sip a glass of Cranberry Cider in front of the fireplace. No matter what kind of wine you prefer, they’re sure to have it at von Stiehl.
If beer is more your style, you’ll want to check out Ahnapee Brewery, Algoma’s much-beloved two-stall-garage-turned-taproom. Here, they specialize in fresh and creative craft beer offerings. Pull up a stool in the garage and try a pint of their Two Stall chocolate milk stout or take a glass of their gluten-free Cherry Mechanic cherry ale out on the patio. Be sure to look at their limited seasonal offerings as well; there’s always a new favorite on the menu, no matter what time of year you visit.
HOT TIP: DON’T SKIP THE FOOD SHOPS!
Algoma is a food lover’s paradise! If you’re a foodie, you’re definitely going to want to stop at Weinke’s Market for seasonal specialties like cherry pie filling, homemade pickles, chutney, and local honey. You can also pick up some fresh farm produce for a picnic on the beach! Country Ovens is another must-stop, especially if you love cherries! Their famous tart dried cherries (and dozens of other tart cherry products) are seriously delicious… and they’re also good for you!
Of course, you can’t plan a trip to Algoma without stopping at Renard’s Cheese. This is Wisconsin, after all. At Renard’s, you can sample all kinds of handcrafted, artisan cheeses, pick up some “squeaky” cheese curds, and enjoy complimentary cheese and wine pairings while you browse! If you’re really serious about cheese, schedule a tour at their Rosewood Dairy in Algoma. It’s the first—and only—cheese factory tour in the area and it’s a great way to get a behind-the-scenes look at the art and science of cheesemaking!
WHERE TO STAY
Algoma offers several lodging options overlooking gorgeous Lake Michigan. At The Waters Edge BnB is perfect for those who want comfort with a personal touch. The suites have everything you need to feel right at home (including a private entrance and deck access from every suite), and the breakfast is made with love each morning starting at 6:30 am.
If you’re looking for more of a one-stop-shop, check out Hotel Stebbins, the only full-service hotel in Algoma. You can enjoy a meal at their amazing on-site supper club, then grab a Wisconsin Old Fashioned at the bar. After you’re nice and full, you can settle into your room, all of which have been recently renovated with modern amenities and beautiful decor.
The Scenic Shore Inn is another great lodging option if you want to stay in the heart of Algoma and enjoy views of the lake from your room. Enjoy the indoor pool and sauna, head out to do some exploring, then come back and take in the sunset on the beautiful outdoor sundeck. Did we mention they have free waffles every morning! What more could you possibly ask for?
HOW TO GET HERE
From Highway 43: Take exit 185 to merge onto WI-54 E toward Sturgeon Bay/Algoma, then take the exit toward Algoma/Luxemburg. Take a slight right onto Algoma Rd/WI-54 and continue for 22 miles to Algoma.
Getting Around: Once in Algoma, you can park for $2 in many public parking lots between 9am and 6pm. There is also metered street parking available. Algoma is just over 2.5 square miles and it is very walkable.
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