Milwaukee + Lake Michigan Area

Milwaukee + Lake Michigan Area Travel Guide

Housed in an 1840’s barn, check out this shop for 19th- and 20th-century American paintings and estate jewelry.

Why It’s Cool: Stretching three miles along the Milwaukee River, this wooden-plank-and-concrete bike-and-walkway features such local haunts as the Wisconsin Cheese Mart, which stocks 175 state cheeses; its Cheese Bar sells beer-and-cheese flights pairing Wisconsin blue Affinée, G

View the area’s lighthouses and miles of shoreline on a 37-foot, award-winning, historic sailing vessel.

Save room for Apple Pie Baked in a Paper Bag.

Cool Wisconsin weather is no match for Miller Field’s retractable roof; the ballpark’s signature structure can open and close in about 10 minutes.

This museum houses the USS Cobra, a completely restored World War II submarine.

Sunning not skiing? Cruise Lake Geneva and view historic estates.

Browse this shop for restored Victorian furniture and other antique treasures.

The shop stocks 175 state cheeses.

Hit the slopes on one of 17 trails; trek the 1.8-mile mountaintop snowshoe trail or challenge yourself with jumps and a quarter-pipe.

Play a round within walking distance of Elkhart Lake’s town center.

Put your sneakers on and make a day of it at the Milwaukee County Zoo, home to red pandas, penguins, and hundreds of other exotic creatures.

The John Michael Kohler Arts Center draws as many visitors to its famed washrooms as it does to its art exhibitions. These six gorgeous spaces-each commissioned to a different resident artist-are meant to symbolize the connection between art and industry. The Kohler Co.