Visiting Sheboygan County in the winter can get chilly, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t still plenty of things to do. The county puts together many different activities to take part in during the months of November through January. Here are a few of the activities you can try while visiting. Stay at the Inn on Hillwind with whirlpools, fireplaces and a warm breakfast every day. After a day out taking part in different activities, you can come back, relax and enjoy a nice whirlpool to wind down in.
November 15-December 16 Making Spirits Bright
Brought to you by Sheboygan Rotary Clubs, twenty-four nights of a spectacular drive-thru holiday lights display in Sheboygan’s beautiful Evergreen Park. Admission price of a non-perishable food item. 5-9 pm nightly. Visit www.VisitSheboygan.com
November 22-January 1 Holiday Memories Light Display
Enjoy a drive-thru lights display on the beautiful grounds of the Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice.Admission is free; however, donations for the Patient Care Fund are welcome in the red mailbox near the Holiday Gatehouse. For directions, visit the events page at www.ssrhospicehome.org.
Saturday, December 1, 8 and 15 Breakfast with Santa, Holiday Workshops & Hayrides at The Osthoff Resort
Enjoy a knee-high breakfast buffet, Christmas caroling and a special gift from Santa Claus, cookie decorating and ornament making workshops for children assisted by Mrs. Claus. Enjoy a horse-drawn hay wagon ride through charming Elkhart Lake while singing Christmas carols, then warm up with a cup of hot chocolate. Please call 855-662-8144 for cost, times, registration or more information. Visit www.osthoff.com
“Bookworm Gardens is a vibrant, playful children’s garden that enhances literature, the natural world, and the imagination. Located in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, the garden is adjacent to UW Sheboygan and is across from the UW Extension offices which house the Sheboygan County Master Gardeners.”
Kids will love it, but even if you’re not that young or don’t have kids with you, you’ll love taking a step back in time to reignite your imagination. Two acres of property stretch across the grounds featuring various exhibits and gardens based completely on children’s literature. “Over 60 different books are represented, selected by reading specialists, librarians, teachers, and kids.” Entrance is free and they offer classes throughout the gardens on horticulture, literature, art and cooking as well. There’s also a small amphitheater where special events, small plays and concerts often take place throughout the day. The gardens really offer something for everyone. Even the young at heart can appreciate the unbelievable horticulture and creativity that goes into the creation and maintenance of these various plants. They even have giant fruits and vegetables on hand you’ll be tempted to pick and take home. The gardens are also a short distance from the downtown area of Sheboygan where you can find a nice place to enjoy lunch dinner or other activities.
Check out our monthly blog to see what is going on at the Inn on Hillwind, a Sheboygan County Bed and Breakfast, and the Kohler/Shebogan area.
After several months we have finally completed our new website. It includes many new pictures highlighting some of the changes that Jean and John have implemented at the inn. We hope that you like the new site.
The spring was busy with many new outdoor projects. A local landscaping company has completely changed the look of the property. They have expanded the gardens near the house, created a seating area down near the barn, and planted Blackeyed Susans on the hillside. They are currently working on mowing a walking path in to the field that will go around the whole property. It will have seating areas along the way. Eventually there will be a fence around the whole perimeter of the property. We hope that you will come visit us soon to see all of the changes.
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