If you have never experienced all four seasons in their prime, you’re in for a treat! Greater Green Bay is known for embracing outdoor life all year long.
Smog is not a thing in Northeast Wisconsin. Enjoy the light breeze coming off Lake Michigan as you hike, bike, boat, fish and ski.
Wisconsin has a reputation for being miles of farmland. Yes, we have farms but we also have our share of varied landscapes thanks to the same glaciers that carved out the Great Lakes along our borders. Explore thick forests, sandy or smooth rock beaches, cliffs and bluffs, ski hills, waterfalls and caves.
It feels strange to have to say this, but Green Bay is located on the Bay of Green Bay, an inlet of Lake Michigan. You would be surprised by how many people are…well…surprised by the fact that Greater Green Bay has so much water and shoreline throughout the area!
In addition to the Bay, the substantial Fox River runs right through downtown Green Bay and continues through and alongside many of the surrounding communities. This creates countless opportunities for waterfront paths, scenic parks and community gathering spaces, such as:
- The City Deck, where you can enjoy “Dine Downtown” at lunch on Wednesdays or live music at the “Fridays on the Fox” concerts.
- Fire Over the Fox, our spectacular 4th of July celebration in Downtown Green Bay sponsored by Festival Foods.
- Voyageur Park and the Riverwalk Experience in De Pere, where you can enjoy a relaxing connection to nature or attend weekly live concerts, craft beer and food trucks at the De Pere Beer Gardens. The park also hosts Celebrate De Pere festival over Memorial Day weekend every year.
- Leicht Park events include the Tall Ships Festival and summer concerts.
- The Waterboard Warriors, a ski show on Wednesday evenings on the riverfront in the Village of Wrightstown.
- The beautiful Fox River Trail, maintained for use all year round for walkers, runners, bicyclists, in-line skaters, snow shoers and everyone else!
- Enjoy ice fishing on the Bay, on Lake Michigan or on any of the countless bodies of water throughout Greater Green Bay.
Finally, the area is dotted with dozens of smaller lakes that provide the robust cottage system that locals call “going Up North.” Spending time at the lake – big or small – is part of the fabric of Greater Green Bay and Wisconsin as a whole.
Your playground awaits. We have a little of everything and know how to make the most of it all. Discover what makes each season here special: