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Fall Bike Ride in Potawatomi State Park

There’s no better way to enjoy the crisp, Fall air than a bike ride through one of Sturgeon Bay’s two state parks! The fall colors were just starting to pop on our weekday morning ride and the sun was shining through the canopy of trees. Literally – the most perfect morning ever!

Potawatomi State Park is located just outside of downtown Sturgeon Bay and has so much to offer. The 1200-acre park features 2.5 miles of shoreline on the Bay of Green Bay and Sawyer Harbor, as well as many hiking and biking trails. You could spend the whole day exploring the trails and watching wildlife.

While you’re biking around the park, don’t forget to stop by the Travel Wisconsin selfie station at the Old Ski Hill overlook. It’s the perfect spot to snap a selfie, grab a photo with your loved one, or even take this year’s Christmas card photo!

Potawatomi State Park also houses the location of the eastern terminus of the Ice Age Trail. The Ice Age National Scenic Trail is a 1000-mile trail throughout the state of Wisconsin. Sturgeon Bay’s eastern terminus location is uniquely placed because it is one of two locations where your Ice Age Trail journey begins or ends! 

The fun doesn’t stop once the weather cools down! Visit Potawatomi State Park this winter to experience their snowmobile and snowshoeing trails and to cross country ski. Rentals for winter gear are not available in the park so you’ll have to pack your own or rent equipment in town. 

To experience and explore Potawatomi State Park, day and annual passes can be purchased at the park entrance or online here.

*Disclaimer* Everyone’s favorite Sturgeon Bay landmark, the Potawatomi State Park Tower, is not currently open to the public. The Sturgeon Bay Historical Society is currently review plans for saving the tower. Stay tuned for more information!