Since this week the topic on the tip of my tongue seems to be families, I thought I would tout all the great activities we have right here in Manitowoc County. If you are from here, you might find some new ideas to try and if you aren't from here, COME VISIT!
Manitowoc Marina - take a walk out to the lighthouse, check out the sailboats, power boats, and even some kayaks from time to time. And if you're into fishing, bring along a pole and join the many fisherman bringing in the big one from the pier and docks surrounding the marina. The marina even has a gift shop and full service boat facility - a relaxing place for boaters and non boaters alike! (stop in for an ice cream treat at the ships store and say hi to my friend Kelly!) [http://www.manitowoc-marina.com/]
The Lincoln Park Zoo - animals, exhibits, an education center, and a playground make this the perfect afternoon treat for the entire family! Learn how you can help conserve and be better to the world and animals around you! [http://www.manitowoc.org/index.aspx?NID=766]
Woodland Dunes - for a hands on family friendly experience, stop at Woodland Dunes nature center to learn about birds, frogs, foliage, and the environment. Even on a rainy day, there's something brewing at the dunes! [http://www.woodlanddunes.org/index.php]
Wisconsin Maritime Museum - here's your chance to learn, play and explore! Have you wondered what it would be like on a submarine? Wonder no longer and tour the sub with your family and talk about what it must have been like to live for days/weeks at a time under the water! [http://www.wisconsinmaritime.org/index.php]
Rahr-West Art Museum - you name it, they've got it - from a children's art exhibit to a place setting exhibit for valentine's day. Check out their website to find out what's going on right now - guaranteed you won't be disappointed if you add the Rahr West Art Museum to your families list of adventures! [http://www.manitowoc.org/index.aspx?nid=1006]
PineCrest Historical Village - step back in time and discover the lifestyle of yesteryear at this charming village. [http://www.mchistsoc.org/pinecrest.htm]
Meadow Lanes North - Bowling & Golfing fun for all ages (bumper bowling is available). [http://www.facebook.com/pages/Meadow-Lanes-North/111380822228988]
Henry Schuette Park - a park for all ages and a safe place to meet new people. This park has towers to climb, sand ready for castle building, and swings for all levels. The bathrooms are clean and there is ample space for picnics (including sturdy wooden picnic tables) [http://www.travelwisconsin.com/item_detail/Henry_Schuette_Park.aspx]
May your paths be abundantly filled with lemons, sunshine, sugar, and family friendly activities!
~Crystal ('et al)