Explore...

Read and rate Travel Journal Entries for Manitowoc, Wisconsin, United States

Aug 2, 2018 - Manitowoc, Wisconsin

Part 1 We drive the hour and a half from our campground to Manitowoc, Wisconsin. We go around Green Bay with ease. The S.S. Badger sails at 2:00. We need to be in Manitowoc by 1:00. We are early. We have a late brunch. We stop at the visitor center. We head to the ship. We crossed Lake Michigan twice last year. I wonder what new pictures we can get. How about tractors! We watch as about 30 tractors come on board. I have no idea where they are going. We then watch a group of thunderbirds back in. We explain to a couple next to us that all...

Jump to full entry

Jul 27, 2015 - Branch to Manitowoc ~ 13.7 mi

Ride Time ~ 1:08:29 Average ~ 12.04 mph Today was an easy riding day broken up with stops to friends and relatives in Manitowoc. Around 9:45am we headed out from Sue and Jim's house and stopped at Ann's mother & father. Ann's sister Peggy was also up from Georgia so we had a nice visit with all. After lunch we headed out to visit my mother at St Marys Home. My mom was happy to see us and couldn't believe we rode our bikes all the way from the Appleton area. She was very interested in it all. We showed her a few photos of our tour so far and...

Jump to full entry

Jul 1, 2013 - Two Rivers, Wisconsin

This morning Bill and I drove to Bill’s morning breakfast diner in Two Rivers. We visited with his regular breakfast group and had a nice visit. Bill and Nancy took us on a tour of their cottage area on Lake Michigan, Door County. It has access to Lake Michigan and the Bay of Green Bay. There are lots of beautiful cottages and lake views along the fifty mile drive north from Two Rivers. We stopped along the way for a nice lunch, and then an ice cream later in the afternoon. We have enjoyed a great visit with Bill and Nancy. Tomorrow we...

Jump to full entry

Jun 30, 2013 - Across Lake Michigan

This morning we arrived at the ferry dock at Ludington to board the SS Badger, the last and controversial coal burning ferry in North America. It is a four hour ( 100 mile) crossing that turns out be be Glenna’s longest cruise to date. We had a delayed boarding because the east bound cargo had been wind tower stands, which were a little awkward to disembark. I’ve included a few pictures of the wind towers, and the cruise boat itself. It was cool and very windy on Lake Michigan. I’m not a good sea traveller, so spent the entire four hours on...

Jump to full entry

Jul 22, 2012 - Manitowoc, WI

Only one picture today -- the lighthouse at Fond du Lac (the biggest inland lake all contained within one state or something like that). I should have a bunch tomorrow. We are taking the ferry from Maniwotoc, WI to Ludington, MI. 4 hours plus the loading and unloading. It's kind of a rest day. We had a crash in the pace line today. 5 people went down, including me. I was at the tail of the line and went down while trying to avoid running over some of the others. All I got was two small scrapes and some sore ribs -- very lucky. No one was...

Jump to full entry

Sep 22, 2011 - Two Rivers and Manitowoc, WI

We began the day visiting the recreated Historic Rogers Street Fishing Village with 1886 Two Rivers Lighthouse in Two Rivers, WI ($8 total admission fee); we were the only visitors while we were there. We explored 1) the LeClair Shed, built in the 1800's that houses a commercial fishing exhibit (fish have been harvested commercially in Two Rivers for over 165 years); 2) the 1886 North Pierhead Lighthouse that guides ships and fishermen into the harbor until 1969; 3) the inside of a fishing tug; 4) a French-Canadian kitchen and parlor; 5)...

Jump to full entry

Trip Journal


Wandering Woodruffs

Aug 22, 2011 - More Wonderful Biking Adventures

We enjoyed another wonderful day in this very beautiful state. Today we thought another biking day was in order and we’d drive south of Kewaunee to Point Beach State Forest, park the car, and partake in the two bike routes we discovered in one of the pamphlets we had picked up since arriving in the local area. I say two bike routes because one kinda bled into the next one. We arrived at Point Beach State Forest, about 20 miles south of here and the first thing on MY agenda was to walk out and see the Rawley Point Lighthouse. This majestic...

Jump to full entry

May 31, 2011 - Mariner’s Trail & Beautiful Homes in Town

2011 May, Two Rivers, Wisconsin Mariner’s Trail & Beautiful Homes in Town Along Lake Michigan, between Two Rivers and Manitowoc, runs the Mariner’s Trail. It’s a beautifully maintained, level concrete path perfect for walking, biking, in-line skating and, in winter, snowshoeing and cross country skiing. You’ll find beautiful little pocket gardens being maintained along the trail by local volunteers – some by businesses others by citizens who simply banded together to help beautify their piece of the Lake. It’s quite lovely and the...

Jump to full entry

May 29, 2011 - Rahr-West Art Museum

2011 May 24, Two Rivers, Wisconsin Rahr-West Art Museum As mentioned in the primary entry (Two Rivers, Wisconsin, May 2011, “The Prettiest Two Towns Yet!”), there’s so much to do and see on this part of Lake Michigan. If you visit nothing else while in the area, be sure to set aside a few hours to visit the Rahr-West Art Museum (http://www.manitowoc.org/index.aspx?NID=1034 ). The mansion that is the Rahr-West Art Museum was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1977. This Queen Anne style Victorian mansion was built by Joseph...

Jump to full entry

May 28, 2011 - Wisconsin Maritime Museum

2011 May, Two Rivers, Wisconsin Wisconsin Maritime Museum (host to the Cobia submarine) Beautifully displayed in the Manitowoc Harbor is one of the finest museums we’ve seen yet. With over 60,000 square feet of space, this structure showcases the rich maritime history of Wisconsin and the Great Lakes region through exciting and interactive exhibits. This first class museum offers visitors a unique place to spend hours learning about sailors, shipbuilders and submariners. Founded in 1970 as the Manitowoc Submarine Memorial Association, the...

Jump to full entry

May 25, 2011 - West of the Lake Gardens (Manitowoc, WI)

2011 May, Two Rivers, Wisconsin West of the Lake Gardens As mentioned in the primary entry (Two Rivers, Wisconsin, May 2011 “The Prettiest Two Towns Yet!”), there’s so much to do and see on this part of Lake Michigan. We were especially taken with West of The Lake gardens, located at 915 Memorial Drive, Manitowoc, WI. (http://www.westofthelake.org/) This former street car right of way was purchased by John and Ruth West in early 1934. The house was the first modern-style home in the area and echoes the designs of Walter Gropius and Frank...

Jump to full entry

May 24, 2011 - Manitowoc/Two Rivers

2011 May 24, Two Rivers, Wisconsin (aka: The Prettiest Towns Yet!) We left the Chain of Lakes region of Illinois and headed north, on Interstate 43, up the coast of Lake Michigan. We travels through Milwaukee and continued north until we were just south of Green Bay. Mishicot, Manitowoc, Sheboygan or Sturgeon Bay….no matter where you go in this part of Wisconsin, you’ll find cute little towns ready to explore and be experienced. We eventually settled into Seagull Marina & RV Park, in the harbor at Two Rivers, for a month. With everything...

Jump to full entry
Previous -- 0 1  -- Next


Advertisement
OperationEyesight.com