Port Washington Lighthouse
Stumbling upon this hidden lighthouse was a great surprise! When I first visited Port Washington I had no clue where to go and what to see. But driving around on random roads I headed to the top of a hill where I could see a church sitting. Once above sea level the view of downtown Port Washington had me breathless and I didn’t know it could get better until I rounded the corner of the street and caught a glimpse of this old lighthouse from 1849.
|…”rounded the corner of the street and caught a glimpse of this old lighthouse from 1849.”
If you guys are looking for a place to walk next to Lake Michigan or just pop a squat and chill by the lake. Lately for some reason I’ve been wanting to just pass my time next to the water and here would be a great place to have a picnic or even go fishing! (like the guy in the photo ahah ;P ).
|”…great place to have a picnic or even go fishing!”
Downtown Port Washington
When first heading into downtown Port Washington I was greeted with the cutest main street lined with old buildings and an amazing view of Lake Michigan. On one side of the street there is a super cute boat museum that would also be something to check out while visiting! You can also find a few restaurants and boutiques strolling along the sidewalks if you wanna do a little window shopping or grab a bite. One restaurant that always eat at while visiting the quaint town in Twisted Willow, which can be pricy BUT offers amazing food (especially for brunch!).
|”…find a few restaurants and boutiques strolling along the sidewalks…”
North Beach Park
Another amazing view of Lake Michigan can be found a few miles from the lighthouse at North Beach Park. If you’re looking for a hike you can also take the staircase to downtown Port Washington and walk alongside the lake or even go as far as the end of the pier where there is another lighthouse you can check out, but be careful of the water because the waves can get crazy big!
If you have time you can also take a short 12 minute drive south to Lion’s Den Nature Gorge where you can hike along connecting boardwalks and walk alongside the lake. Highly reckoned checking this out in the Summer or a sunny day when the water see a breath taking shade of blue! Have you guys ever been to Port Washington? Any other towns you recommend checking out around Wisconsin?