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4 Ways to Experience Spooky Season in Manitowoc

We are officially into the swing of October, and Halloween traditions surround us everywhere. There are those of us who love light-hearted activities such as carving pumpkins and trick-or-treating, and then there are those who live for scary movies, haunted houses, and ghost hunting. If you fall…

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The Ultimate Souvenir: Local Box Manitowoc County

It can be daunting to pick out the perfect souvenir that represents and encompasses a destination that you've visited. With so many hand-crafted and locally made goods, how do you make a selection? Let Progress Lakeshore help you by ordering the ultimate souvenir — their 2023 Local Box! Filled with…

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Best Places to See Fall Color in Manitowoc

Beautiful shades of yellow, orange, and red are starting to kiss the tops of our trees in Manitowoc. Add in the crisp fall air and dry ground, then you've got yourself some perfect hiking conditions. From now through October, catch the beautiful changing colors at one of our many parks. Although…

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Explore 76 Acres of Nature at Camp Vits

One of Manitowoc's largest and most wooded parks is Camp Vits, a 76-acre public park managed by Manitowoc Parks and Recreation. Nature enthusiasts will not want to miss this one! Below is a photo of the trail map at the entrance to the park. Although there are helpful trail markers and maps at trail…

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Can't-Miss Fall Events

As the temperature cools and the leaves begin to change color, make plans to visit Manitowoc! Whether it's kayaking the Manitowoc River, taking the Mammoth Hike Challenge on our segment of the Ice Age Trail, or enjoying a brew on the patio while jamming out to tunes at several different…

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Spend Your July 4th on the Shore

Manitowoc celebrates Independence Day in a big way, starting the day with a festive parade and ending it with the booming Festival Foods Fireworks Show. In between, Manitowoc’s river and lakefront from The Wharf to the Manitowoc Yacht Club will be bustling with live music, family-friendly…

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Wisconsin Sand Sculpting Festival: What You Need to Know

Wisconsin is known for its festivals, and it’s about to get a new one like none other in the state that perfectly celebrates Manitowoc’s sandy beaches and family-friendly atmosphere. July 14-16, 2023 will mark the Inaugural Wisconsin Sand Sculpting Festival, a three-day event centered around ten…

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5 Fun-Filled Indoor Activities for a Rainy Day

With our many indoor attractions, restaurants, and experiences, there's no reason to let rain get you down! To prevent cabin fever, we’ve compiled some of Manitowoc’s best rainy-day activities to give you and your kids an indoor adventure. 1. Get Active at Strand Adventures Featuring indoor…

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The Ultimutt Dog-Friendly Weekend in Manitowoc

We love our furry friends, but owning a dog can be difficult when you want to go on vacation. Between coordinating pet sitters and boarding fees, sometimes the stress doesn’t seem worth it. One simple solution—bring them with you! Manitowoc has several dog parks and dog-friendly establishments that…

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Unique Overnight Stays in Manitowoc

A destination’s attractions and restaurants are typically the major draws, but don’t underestimate how memorable of an experience a vacation rental or B&B can make your vacation. Manitowoc’s unique stays range all the way from cool to classic to creepy! The coolest AirBnb in Wisconsin —and perhaps…

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