Welcome to our little city on Lake Michigan!

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From our half mile sand beach to Wisconsin’s oldest registered winery, an award-winning brewery and top salmon fishing port, there has been no shortage of attention highlighting why you should be in Algoma for your next day trip or vacation.

While we love to brag about how great living, working, and vacationing in Algoma can be, we enjoy seeing our little city on the lake through the eyes of travel writers and television personalities. Each of the selected videos and articles below will give you a taste of what to expect when you arrive.

For more information, please browse our website, contact us, or request a visitor’s guide.  Or download our guidebook to your computer or mobile device.

#12 VINEYARD IN THE US

MOST BEAUTIFUL TOWN IN
WISCONSIN

BEST SEAFOOD NEAR YOU

TOP HEALTHY COMMUNITY

Wisconsin Foodie

FISH & SIPS

Featuring Von Stiehl Winery and Skaliwags

First, Host Kyle Cherek stops into Skaliwags, a tavern that looks like the million small-town taverns until you get inside and meet Chef Marshall Wiltfang, a southern transplant bringing down-home tastes up north. Kyle raps with Marshall while being treated to an incredible selection of seafood cooked fresh, right behind the bar. Host Jessica Bell visits Von Stiehl Winery, originally built in 1868 as a brewery and operated for 100 years until they turned to wine-making from Door County fruits and grapes aged with the unique Wisconsin terroir found in Von Stiehl’s cellars. www.wisconsinfoodie.com/

Man Fire Food

HEAVY METAL MEAT

Featuring Von Stiehl Winery

What started as a way to use spent grains from the brewery turned into a one day festival worthy of nationwide attention for fire cooking and BBQ enthusiast Roger Mooking from the Cooking Chanel’s Man Fire Food.   Raised locally on spent grains and marinated in a cherry wine marinade, BrewVino is a true farm-to-table experience. Roger gets blown away by one  of the biggest metal-clad rigs he’s ever seen. In Algoma, Wis., he meets brothers Brad and Aric Schmiling who use a giant cinder block pit and massive metal grates to roast a whole steer.  Photo by Len Villano. Check your local listings for next viewing.  www.cookingchanneltv.com/ Learn more about BrewVino at https://vonstiehl.com/

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

ALGOMA IS A DAY TRIP ALONG LAKE MICHIGAN

Featuring Ahnapee State Trail, Ahnapee Brewery, Crescent Beach Boardwalk, Skaliwags, Historic Murals, von Stiehl Winery

“Most people who have traveled in Wisconsin have probably been to Door County, one of the state’s most popular tourist destinations. But many of those have probably sped past another worthy destination just to the south: Algoma.

The little city on Lake Michigan in northern Kewaunee County is a great getaway, with a state bike trail, a beach, a historic winery and a newer craft brewery. At just over a two-hour drive from Milwaukee, it’s possible to do it all in a day trip.”  Read More

Copyright 2017, Josh Kohanek. Courtesy of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Taste and Travel 2018

International Taste and Travel Magazine

GREEN BAY: DOOR TO DOOR

Featuring Ahnapee Brewery

“If your family is into sports, and you grow up in Chicago, one thing you learn early on is that the rivalry between the Chicago Bears and  the Green Bay Packers is particularly intense.  And if your family is big on road trips,  Green Bay serves as the unofficial entry point to Door County. Yes, the city is actually in neighboring Brown County, but that’s just a technicality. It’s about an hours drive into one of the US’ most fascinating geographical  and cultural hybrids, merging New England’s maritime character with the can-do mindset of Midwest farm country.” Read More

Mad Dog and Merrill: Midwest Grilling

FISHING ALGOMA

Featuring: Haasch Guide Service, Bearcats Fish House,  Country Ovens/Cherry Delite

Watch Outdoor Bound TV host, Kurt Walbeck in Algoma, Wisconsin with Mad Dog and Merrill on the Grand Illusion II with Captain Lee Haasch. After fishing for steelhead and salmon, they grill up their catch using local products.

Worth the Drive

Fox Cities Magazine

WORTH THE DRIVE

Featuring: Crescent Beach, Fishing, Historic Murals, Ahnapee Trail, Bearcats, Wienkies Market, Renard’s Cheese, Steele Street Trading Co. & Gallery, Clay on Steele, James May Gallery, Amber’s Attic, Tina Marie’s Boutique, Ahnapee Brewery, von Stiehl Winery, Dairy Dean’s Restaurant, Red’s Pub and Grill, Pizza Bowl, Skaliwags, Algoma Burger Company, Hotel Stebbins, North Water Bakery

“There isn’t a single traffic light in Algoma. The streets aren’t overrun with summer tourists, despite the breathtaking views of Lake Michigan. There aren’t outrageous lines at the charming boutiques or long waits at the award-winning restaurants.

But what is in Algoma is better than all that. There is art around every corner, plenty of adventure and maybe a new friend or two. (If the residents of Algoma don’t know your name already, they can’t wait to learn it – they don’t call it “Friendly Algoma” for nothing.)” Read More

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Copyright 2017, Josh Kohanek. Courtesy of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
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