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Why You Need To Add Sheboygan to Your Fall Wisconsin Bucket List

Photo Credit: Visit Sheboygan

Now that fall is officially here, it’s time to get into the spirit of the season! There’s no better place to do so than in Sheboygan County. From picking at local pumpkin patches and apple orchards to hiking in the fall foliage and enjoying the many fun-filled festivities throughout the county, you won’t want to miss this! Read on to get the inside details to make for the perfect fall getaway in Sheboygan County.  

Pumpkin & Apple Picking

Photo Credit: Spiekers Pumpkin Farm

There’s no better way to get into the spirit of fall than visiting one of Sheboygan County’s finest pumpkin patches, Spiekers Pumpkin Farm! This family farm has quite the selection of any pumpkin you can dream of from mini to gigantic and a variety of colors and an array of gourds, Indian corn, and broom corn, to name a few. After you hop on the wagon ride to pick your pumpkin, check out the petting barn, straw maze, and cornfield maze! This isn’t just any cornfield maze, it is themed each year, and this year it’s the Titanic. Spieker's Pumpkin Farm is truly one of a kind and the perfect family getaway.

The fall fun doesn’t stop there, it’s time to pick the most delicious apples from Gibbsville Orchard! They have dozens of apple varieties to choose from including the classics of red delicious, macintosh, and granny smith… But there is so much more than just apple picking! Gibbsville Orchard holds events every weekend during the fall season. Upcoming events include Sunday Supper Club, Evenings in the Park, Morning Brews & Views, and Super Saturday Sale! For more information, click here. And on your way out, stop in the store for gifts, homemade jams, jellies, and bakery items to take home!

Fall Foliage Views

Photo Credit: Visit Sheboygan

To see the most incredible views of fall foliage in Sheboygan County, you’ll have no problem finding something just for you because there are many to choose from, including a hike in the Kettle Moraine State Forest. There are numerous hiking trails scattered throughout the vibrant wilderness. To note, the Ice Age National Scenic Trail showcases the beautiful autumn landscape in the Kettle Moraine State Forest with its steep ridges and hills. Another noteworthy trail is the Moraine Nature Trail which cuts right through the towering trees with vivid reds and golden yellows this time of the year.

Sheboygan is also home to Maywood, an amazing environmental park deeply connected to nature and its beauty. To see the views this fall, there are vast walking trails to follow that will guide you through a tour of the colorful trees. A few Maywood must-walk trails are Maple Forest Trail, where you can see the bold maple trees that are over 100 years old, and Prairie Trails to see the leaves, but also the grasses in their prime reaching 6 feet tall!

Speaking of tall, are you up for a climb to new heights? Take the daring climb at the Sheboygan Broughton Marsh Park and Tower, home of the state’s tallest wooden observation tower! It’s a record-breaking 80 feet tall! When you reach the top, it’ll be worth the climb for the unreal views of a true Wisconsin fall season from above.

If you can’t get enough of the tall, towering views, Sheboygan County has you covered with Parnell Tower, the highest point of elevation in the Kettle Moraine State Forest. It tops off at 60 feet high, and the fantastic views of the bright foliage every which way you look.

Fall Festivities

Photo Credit: Bookworm Gardens

To complete your fall tour of Sheboygan County, celebrate the season through the wide variety of fall festivities, like Happily Haunted Gardens at Bookworm Gardens! Here at the Gardens, there will be fun for the whole family including scavenger hunts, and not-so-spooky stories. 

For the kids, Happily Haunted Gardens offers a pumpkin walk to see all sorts of decorated pumpkins designed by locals, and thousands of twinkling lights! Who knows what favorite story character you’ll run into! And of course, there will be treats so grab your baskets!

The fall fun doesn't stop there! Road America holds its very own festivities, like Zombie Hunt! Zombie Hunt, happening on October 8, 15, 22, and 29, is a thrilling adventure where teams work together to hunt down zombies that got into Road America! With paintball guns and packs of ammo, let the games begin! Grab your tickets here

Time for Track & Treat, another special event brought to you by Road America! On October 29, from 1:30 to 3:30 pm, gather your family and friends together for trick or treating and plenty of activities to enjoy on sight! And the best part? The first 200 kids to enter will get a FREE gift! Hurry and lock in your spot here.

Surely you now know why Sheboygan County is the ideal fall destination. They have it all from picking pumpkins and apples, hiking immersed in the fall leaves, and having a blast at the fun-filled festivities throughout the county. Plan your fall visit to Sheboygan County today!

Hailey Rose: Writer for Discover Mediaworks. A born & bred Wisconsinite with a love for fishing, hunting, and enjoying the great outdoors.

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