Come explore the Fox Cities this summer, a beautiful region in east central Wisconsin comprised of urban communities and breathtaking natural surroundings. Perched on the shores of Lake Winnebago and the Fox River, water views are always complimentary when you visit the Fox Cities.
Every trip is one-of-a-kind thanks to the region’s endless options for original experiences. With everything from 100+ miles of trails to a Rolling Stone featured summer music festival, there’s never a shortage of activities to build itineraries and memories when you visit the Fox Cities.
Scroll through the gallery below to find ideas for the perfect itinerary in the Fox Cities.
1. High Cliff State Park
Hike the breathtaking limestone cliffs of the Niagara Escarpment that run through High Cliff. Enjoy panoramic views of Lake Winnebago on the popular Red Bird Trail.
2. Wisconsin Timber Rattlers
A minor league affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers, the Timber Rattlers are known for award-winning theme nights including Princess Night and TV Sitcom Night. Mark your calendars for June 22-24 when the Timber Rattlers transform into the Udder Tuggers, a nod to their home in the dairy state.
3. Building for Kids Children’s Museum
Imaginations run wild at one of the best children’s museums in the state. From flying jets to working in the doll hospital, there are 2 floors full of engaging exhibits and play spaces to keep kiddos entertained for hours.
4. Mile of Music
Mile of Music is a 4-day, all-original music festival spanning a one-mile stretch of downtown Appleton. Nearly all of the 700 performances are free to attend and take place anywhere from beer gardens to the local college campus grounds. Mile 10 will take place Aug 3-6.
5. Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass
BMMOG is a free and family-friendly glass art museum and studio. View the world’s largest known collection of glass paperweights on display and try your own hand at making glass art in one of their many studio classes.
6. Bites and Brews
7. Downtown Shopping
Find some of Wisconsin’s best shopping throughout the downtowns in the Fox Cities. Filled with locally-owned boutiques and retailers of all kinds, visit the downtowns of Neenah, Menasha, Appleton and Kaukauna for a day of shopping.
213 S. Nicolet Rd. Appleton, WI 54914