Wisconsin Harbor Towns

Wisconsin’s Harbor Towns include 15 vibrant communities along Lake Michigan. To the north, four more unique cities line on the shores of Lake Superior. From bustling cities to serene fishing villages and everywhere in between, Wisconsin Harbor Towns are the perfect blend between quaint heartland and vibrant lakefront. These 19 charming communities have been shaped by the water they sit on, and they’re unlike anywhere else in the midwest.

With breathtaking views and small-town charm, these communities are along 1,100 miles of coastline and are ready to be explored by you and your companions. Whether you’re in for an outdoorsy adventure with hiking, biking and kayaking or a leisurely trip lounging by the water, visit a harbor town in Wisconsin to recharge, relax and reconnect with each other. 

So Many Ways to Enjoy Wisconsin Harbor Towns

A Wisconsin Harbor Town getaway can be a day trip, overnight or multi-day vacation with relaxing hotels and cabins around every corner. And every season bring s a different flavor. Just imagine the unique overlooks you get throughout the year — colorful fall leaves, sparkling winter wonderland, bright blooming spring flowers and a warm summer breeze. Some of our favorite activities in these towns are exploring lighthouses, learning at historic museums, hiking through endless state parks and trails or trying a masterpiece creation at a local restaurant. 

On and Around the Water

The sparkling water accents time spent together and memory-making in this destination with picnic-perfect areas and trails every step of the way. Wander the Lake Superior and Lake Michigan shoreline or take advantage of the many lake day activities including kayaking, canoeing, paddle boating, swimming, fishing or paddle boarding. These towns are also great for diving into the water's history at multiple maritime museums and lighthouses. You can learn about the lakeshore’s unique culture at a festival or go shopping at an antique store. 

These charming towns are memory-makers to enjoy together with unique hidden beauties and adventure. 


Relax and soak up the sun at Wisconsin’s beaches, perfect for enjoying with your family, friends or significant other. Put your toes in the sand at a pristine beach and savor the moments spent with those you love.

Lake Michigan Circle Tour

State and county parks, major cities and harbor towns dot the freshwater coastline. With so much to see and do along this Great Lake, one of the best ways to soak it all up is on a road trip with family and friends.

Explore Our Harbor Towns

Algoma Area Chamber of Commerce

  • 1226 Lake St
  • 920-487-2041

Whether you are looking to reel in the big one on Lake Michigan, stroll our beautiful sand beach and…

Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce

  • 1716 West Lake Shore Dr
  • 715-682-2500

Tourist information center. We have brochures, maps and general information at our location. We also…

Door County Visitor Bureau

  • 1015 Green Bay Rd.
  • 920-743-4456

Friendly staff offer advice during regular business hours to help you find accommodations, events…

Oconto Area Chamber of Commerce

  • 517 Smith Ave
  • 920-834-6254

The City of Oconto is a great place to live, and a popular travel destination. The community…

Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center

  • 36 S. 3rd Avenue
  • 920-743-6246

Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center staff welcomes you with personal assistance and advice on local…

Washburn Area Chamber of Commerce

  • 126 W Bayfield St
  • 715-373-5017

WELCOME TO WASHBURN, WISCONSIN! Lake Superior at your feet, the Chequamegon National Forest at your…