Tug Ludington in Kewaunee Harbor, photo by Tom Skubal

Plan Your Visit

Your visit to Wisconsin's Schooner Coast can last one full day, easily stretch into two or even fill a long weekend. How long you stay along our shores is up to you.

The Schooner Coast includes the port towns of Manitowoc, Two Rivers, Kewaunee, Algoma and Sturgeon Bay. Each offers unique maritime attractions and natural waters, plus authentic Wisconsin gems. Click on each town for general information.

Most attractions and sights along the Schooner Coast are located on or near Hwy. 42...

Attraction Hours & Admissions

Schooner Coast Lighthouses

A number of the lighthouses along the Schooner Coast can be viewed close up. At any time, you can walk out to the Manitowoc Breakwater Lighthouse, Kewaunee Pierhead Lighthouse, Sturgeon Bay Canal Lighthouse and Sturgeon Bay Canal North Pierhead Lighthouse...

Maritime Museums & a Historic Village

See, touch and feel the Schooner Coast's deep maritime roots with a visit to three different locations that capture the area's olden days...

State Forest & Park

Enjoy the varied and natural beauty of the Schooner Coast - from wide sand beaches to rugged limestone cliffs to forested terrain...

Carferry & Tug

Ships and boats come in all shapes and sizes and perform many different duties. The Schooner Coast includes a car ferry that was originally built to transport railroad freight cars, but now carries passengers in superior accommodations, and a tugboat that served during WWII and later helped construct many Great Lakes' harbors...

The Schooner Coast is full of genuine Wisconsin character. Stop by a fish market, cheese shop or supper club to get a real taste of the coast.


Please visit the Wisconsin Maritime Museum & the Door County Maritime Museum

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