Things to Do

ART GALLERIES AND STUDIOS

The county has many art galleries and studios that showcase talents in a wide variety of media.

 

CEDAR CREEK

The creek is home to a 5.5 mile canoe ride which begins at Covered Bridge County Park and ends at Boy Scout Park in downtown Cedarburg.

 

CEDAR CREEK SETTLEMENT

A former 1864 woolen mill on the National Register of Historic Places, now home to dozens of specialty shops, galleries, restaurants, and a winery.

 

CEDAR CREEK WINERY

Located in the historic Shops Cedar of Creek Settlement, the winery has daily tours and wine tasting.

 

CEDARBURG BOG

Located west of Saukville is a 2,000 acre Mesozoic bog, the southern most of its kind in the state. Also located there is a University of Wisconsin Research Station.

 

CEDARBURG CULTURAL CENTER

The center features permanent and temporary exhibitions exploring the community’s history, heritage, and contemporary culture.

 

CEDARBURG HISTORY MUSEUM

The Cedarburg History Museum on Columbia Road is also home to the Cedarburg Visitor Center and the Cedarburg Chamber of Commerce. The museum consists of the Roger C. Christensen advertising and packaging art collection and the Edward Rappold/Harold Dobberpuhl historic photo collection. Open daily.

 

COAL DOCK PARK

This park is located in Port Washington on a former power plant coal dock transformed into a beautiful park and bird sanctuary.

 

COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS

The fairgrounds, located in Cedarburg and adjacent to Firemen’s Park, host the annual County Fair.

 

COVERED BRIDGE COUNTY PARK

Located north of Cedarburg on Cedar Creek, this park has one of the last covered bridges in Wisconsin. It is also a great place to picnic, fish and launch a canoe.

 

EGHART HOUSE

This Victorian cottage restored and furnished to its original condition is in downtown Port Washington.

 

ELECTRIC INTERURBAN RAILWAY DEPOT

This historic landmark depot is the last remaining building of the Milwaukee to Sheboygan Interurban Transit System that served Ozaukee County from 1907–1948. The fully restored cream city brick building on Center Street in Cedarburg serves as the expanded Ozaukee County Archives Research Center & Museum and is operated by the Ozaukee County Historical Society.

 

FIREMEN’S PARK

This Cedarburg park is the site of the annual Maxwell Street Days, held four times a year in May, July, September, and October.

 

FREISTADT

Now part of Mequon, this is a small community settled back in 1839 by immigrants of Pomerania (later Germany). The Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, the oldest Lutheran church in Wisconsin, is also located there.

 

HARRINGTON BEACH STATE PARK

This park occupies 702 acres of land along the shore of Lake Michigan, just east of Belgium. The park offers picnicking, camping, volleyball, hiking, nature study, fishing, a sandy beach, an inland quarry lake, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling.

 

HISTORIC HAMILTON

This 1840s community located along the Green Bay Ethnic Trail is a state historical site and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

 

ISHAM DAY HOUSE

Constructed in 1839, this house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is the oldest structure on its original foundation in Ozaukee County. The building is located in Settlers Park on northbound Cedarburg Road.

 

JONATHAN CLARK HOUSE

Constructed in 1848, this Greek Revival Style house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

 

KUHEFUSS HOUSE

Constructed in 1849, this is one of the oldest homes in historic Cedarburg.

 

LIGHTHOUSE MUSEUM

Built atop St. Mary’s Hill in Port Washington is a historic coast guard station lighthouse that now houses the local historical society collection.

 

LIME KILN PARK

This beautiful park located along the Green Bay Ethnic Trail in Grafton features restored lime kiln chimneys and a picturesque dam.

 

LION’S DEN GORGE NATURE PRESERVE

This 73-acre regional natural area is located between Grafton and Port Washington. Hiking trails through the different ecosystems; views of Lake Michigan from the 100-foot high clay bluffs. Access to Lake Michigan shoreline via a staircase.

 

LUXEMBOURG AMERICAN CULTURAL CENTER

The center features the Roots and Leaves Immigration Museum housed in Wisconsin’s last Luxembourg stone barn along with a research and genealogy center.

 

NATIONAL FLAG DAY FOUNDATION AMERICANISM CENTER

Located inside the former Grand View School building in Waubeka, the center contains Flag Day memorabilia & other articles of patriotism.

 

OCTAGON BARNS

Found throughout Ozaukee County, these barns are monuments of early German settlers who built these structures beginning in 1890.

 

ORCHARDS, PRODUCE FARMS & ROADSIDE STANDS

Stands are located throughout the county and offer a variety of fruits and vegetables.


OZAUKEE ART CENTER

The art center is located in Cedarburg in one of Wisconsin’s oldest breweries and features exhibitions and workshops in all media.

 

OZAUKEE COUNTY PIONEER VILLAGE

Near Fredonia in northern Ozaukee County, this village is a living history museum of over 20 buildings from the 1840s to 1907 era.

 

PARAMOUNT HISTORICAL MARKER

This marker identifies the world-renowned spot where the best of the Delta Blues artists recorded in the early 1900s near the corner of 12th Avenue and Falls Road along the Milwaukee River in Grafton. The foundations and rusted power wheel of the pressing plant that distributed the best of jazz, gospel, early country, dance band, blues and ethnic music still remain.

 

PEBBLE HOUSE

Built in 1848, this stone house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Port Washington Visitor’s Center is located in the house.

 

PORT WASHINGTON MARINA & HARBOR

This is one of the most popular fishing and sailing ports on Lake Michigan.

 

TENDICK NATURE COUNTY PARK

Park features include an 18-hole professional disc golf course, hiking trails through prairie, wetlands, and woods, an archery range, sand volleyball court, reservable open-air shelter, fishing, and kayak/canoe access to the Milwaukee River.

 

VIRMOND COUNTY PARK

Enjoy beautiful views of Lake Michigan from the 100-foot high bluffs. Explore the walking paths through the open fields and woods or enjoy a game of tennis or sand volleyball. There are tennis courts, a sand volleyball court, a baseball field, a playground, and two reservable open-air shelters at this 63-acre park.

 

WAUBEDONIA COUNTY PARK

This park offers 10 campsites on the Milwaukee River. Tennis courts, baseball fields, playground, reservable open-air shelter, fishing and a boat launch.

 

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