7 Spots for Stunning Wisconsin Sunsets

A beautiful sunset can be the cherry on top of a great vacation. Check out these recommended Wisconsin shorelines and scenic spots to relax and take it all in with your favorite people. 

Inn on Madeline Island – La Pointe

With views of Bayfield and the mainland of Wisconsin in the distance across Lake Superior, sitting out near the harbor at the Inn on Madeline Island is a beautiful spot to catch the sunset. Stay in a bungalo and grab a bite to eat at The Pub that serves up fresh local fare. 

Calm waters and fishing boats making their way back inland provide for a stunning and peaceful evening on the water. Grab your ‘honey’ and enjoy this romantic scenic landscape.

Memorial Union Terrace - Madison

Relax with a cold pitcher of beer on the Memorial Union Terrace in Madison, where you can hang your feet off a dock, chill on the concrete steps by the water, or sit back at an iconic colorful table with friends. With concerts throughout the summer and board games available to check out, this is the perfect summer spot for spending time with loved ones.

Waterfront Restaurant - Sister Bay

One of the few places you can dine on Door County’s scenic shoreline, enjoy fresh seafood or pasta rolled by hand at Waterfront Restaurant in Sister Bay while taking in quite the view.

Maybe you’re staying nearby at Liberty Lodge or Scandia Cottages. Wherever you’re coming from, every seat in the dining room offers 180-degree sunset views over the water.

Ferryville - Crawford County

Watch the sun set in the valley surrounding the Mississippi River and Lake Winneshiek from Rush Creek State Natural Area or while sipping with friends at Sugar Creek Winery. Between the great Mississippi and the towering bluffs, this picturesque area was made for enjoying nature with your favorite people.

Brunet Island State Park - Chippewa County

The crystal-clear water of the Chippewa River soaks up the fire-bright sunset as it dips under the horizon at Brunet Island State Park. On your way to the park, stop by Main Scoop in Cornell for a quintessential sweet summer treat.

Fox River Brewing Co & Taproom - Oshkosh

The sunset over Lake Winnebago and the Fox River in Oshkosh is always one to remember. It isn’t out of the ordinary to find bicyclists heading out toward the bright aura, or to see a family pull over to soak in the colorful sky. Enjoy dinner and a view at Fox River Brewing Co & Taproom where you can even visit by boat!

Cedar Creek - Onalaksa

Nestled among the bluffs of western Wisconsin overlooking Onalaska and the Mississippi River Basin, the Cedar Creek Bar & Grill combines a picturesque golf course with top-notch cuisine perfect for sharing with your favorite people. The restaurant offers not only a wide variety of menu items along with a casual dining atmosphere, but also the experience of a gorgeous sunset over the treeline bordering the scenic course. 

Find more places to dock and dine at these tasty Wisconsin restaurants on the water

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