PGD to ATW – Nature, music, arts and so much more!
Appleton and the surrounding Fox Cities are a collection of 19 communities in East Central Wisconsin. This area is perfectly perched along the shores of Lake Winnebago and the Fox River. Appleton and the Fox Cities offer vibrant downtowns full of shopping and nightlife closely surrounded by serene natural beauty.
Interested in entertainment? The Fox Cities Performing Art Center is home to touring Broadway productions and shows by authors and actors of all kinds. Head to Skyline Comedy Club for a night of fun and laughter. Grab dinner and drinks at Stone Arch Brewpub, then head upstairs to the Comedy Club for an A-list comedy performance. If live music is your jam, don’t miss the annual Mile of Music event in August for an unforgettable musical journey. This nationally renowned event is an all-original music festival with over 700 live sets.
The creative and curious will find plenty of things to explore in Appleton. Choose to get hands-on with DIY fused glass, paint and ceramics studio experiences. Or, put your eyes on fascinating exhibits at the Trout Museum of Art and History Museum at the Castle. Go back in time to 1882 as you explore Hearthstone, the first home to be illuminated by Edison’s central hydroelectric system.
The Fox Cities are a nature lover’s paradise. Over 100 miles of trails connect cities, towns and waterways across all 19 communities. Kayaking is a popular pastime with a growing number of rental stations popping up throughout the area. Enjoy camping, fishing, and hiking at High Cliff State Park which offers incredible panoramic views of Lake Winnebago. Walk, run or bike Loop the Lake Trail, home to trestle bridges and the longest pedestrian bridge in Wisconsin. It’s easy to blend The Loop with kayaking, as put ins dot the route. When you’re finished with your 3-mile trek, enjoy a delicious latte, burger or brew nearby. This area boasts an abundance of city, suburban and natural parks providing play spaces for families and kids alike. No matter your preference of outdoor activities, adventure-ready spots cover every corner of the region.
What are you waiting for? Book your next vacation to Appleton and the Fox Cities to find endless original experiences.