With summer officially in the rearview mirror, it’s time to turn our attention to autumn’s peak here in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Families from all across the region flock to our lakefront community to escape their hectic daily routines. Sheboygan is ideally located along the banks of scenic Lake Michigan, so you’ll discover everything from wind-swept dunes to dense, colorful forestry. Blue Harbor Resort & Conference Center, one of the top-reviewed hotels on Lake Michigan, is the perfect fall-season getaway for families who wish to fill their vacation with deep relaxation, exquisite cuisine, rousing events, and an array of quintessential fall activities in Wisconsin.
The Top 5 Fall Activities in Wisconsin
To ensure that your autumn getaway to Blue Harbor Resort is nothing short of flawless, we’ve compiled five of our favorite fall activities in Wisconsin. Not only will you be minutes away from some of the most vibrant Eastern Wisconsin fall foliage, but your family can partake in an array of events, adventures, and activities throughout your stay.
1. Visit an Apple Orchard / Harvest Festival
Every autumn, M&T’s Gibbsville Orchard puts on two incredible festivals: Fall Fest (September) and Harvest Fest (October). Thousands of families visit M&T’s for these annual events to become fully immersed in the spirit of the season. Fall Fest focuses on apple picking while the kids can also hop inside the bouncy house, pet adorable farm animals, and enjoy pony rides. Harvest Fest, as you might imagine, has a similar lineup of events, but apple season is passed by then. During Harvest Fest, families enjoy wagon rides, pumpkin picking, fresh-baked goods, live music, and a plethora of other quintessential fall activities in Wisconsin.
2. Play 18 Holes of Golf
Whether you have a family of experienced golfers or you’re aiming to teach the kids how to play, there are dozens of award-winning golf courses in the area. Many of these beautiful courses feature sprawling landscapes highlighted by dense, colorful forestry. Every fall, the Sheboygan area transforms into a jaw-dropping blend of marigold, crimson, amber, and kelly green, which is quite the treat during a round of golf at a nearby course. We recommend Pine Hills Country Club, Sheboygan Town & Country, and Riverdale Country Club.
3. Go “Leaf Peeping”
Like most Eastern Wisconsin destinations, there are endless backcountry roads where families can meander with nothing but a car, map, and binoculars. But we highly recommend visiting a nearby park to observe peak fall colors in Wisconsin. “Leaf peeping” is one of the simplest yet most rewarding fall activities in Wisconsin. Here are five can’t-miss locations within a short drive of Blue Harbor Resort.
- Ellwood H. May Environmental Park
- Kohler-Andrae State Park
- Parnell Tower Trail
- Johnson Hill Kame State Natural Area
- Lion’s Den Gorge Nature Preserve
4. Treat the Kids to a “Boo Harbor Bash”
Every October, Blue Harbor Resort hosts hundreds of little superheroes, monsters, and princesses at our annual “Boo Harbor Bash” where kids can partake in a wide variety of Halloween-themed games and events. Costumed kiddos can enjoy trick or treating, candy corn bingo, “Witches Brew” bonfires, a costume contest, pumpkin pancakes, and so many more spooktacular perks! Don’t forget to read more about this year’s bash. For families with teenagers, we also recommend visiting either the Splatterhaus or Dominion of Terror.
5. Experience Oktoberfest in Wisconsin
Every October, Al & Al’s Stein Haus hosts an annual Oktoberfest where patrons can experience an authentic harvest celebration filled with German fare, wiener dog races, lederhosen, polka music, and plenty of fall-inspired beverages. If you wish to stay on campus, we typically have several yummy Oktoberfest ales pouring at On the Rocks Bar & Grill.
Lakefront Hotels in Sheboygan, WI
Thanks to these five fall activities in Wisconsin, Sheboygan has evolved into a quintessential autumn escape for families and couples alike. In fact, Blue Harbor Resort remains one of the top-rated Eastern Wisconsin fall getaways thanks to our seemingly countless seasonal events, on-site dining, lakefront accommodations, and, of course, our indoor water park. To book a well-deserved family vacation to Lake Michigan’s edge, please give us a call today at 866-701-BLUE (2583).