The kids are back in school, and we’re far removed from those long, hot summer days, so it’s time to start planning your fall escape to beautiful Sheboygan, Wisconsin, on Lake Michigan. Blue Harbor Resort & Conference Center remains one of the premier weekend getaways in Wisconsin because of our world-class spa, indoor waterpark, fine dining, and prime beach access. There are many ways to celebrate the arrival of fall in Sheboygan, including apple picking, golfing, and leisurely strolls through the park.
Apple Picking at M&T’s Gibbsville Orchard
Ten miles southwest of Blue Harbor Resort rests the quaint village of Gibbsville, home to the premier apple orchard near Sheboygan. Strap the kids in the car and head to M&T’s Gibbsville Orchard for an afternoon of apple picking in a peaceful grove in the beautiful Wisconsin countryside. M&T’s hosts an annual Fall Festival in late September and a Harvest Festival in mid-October. Besides being able to twist and pull deliciously juicy apples, the entire family can enjoy fresh-baked pies, Clydesdale wagon rides, homemade brats, apple slingshots, live music, and build-your-own caramel apples. The Harvest Festival also incorporates pumpkins, scarecrows, and cornstalks into the formula. Autumn weekend getaways in Wisconsin aren’t complete without an afternoon of apple picking!
18 Holes at Pine Hills Country Club
There is no better season to play a round of golf at Pine Hills Country Club than during autumn’s colorful peak. The Pigeon River weaves through this beautiful golf course that features pristine fairways, dramatic rolling hills, and colorful maple, ash, and oak trees. Unlike most golf courses, this classic country club still has highly-trained caddies available. Dial 1-920-457-2554 to speak with a Blue Harbor Resort group sales representative to book a fall group outing at Pine Hills.
Nature Walk at Maywood
Connect with nature at Sheboygan’s premier hidden gem: Ellwood H. May Environmental Park. Even many locals aren’t fully aware of this magical year-round paradise. This natural sanctuary, widely known as “Maywood,” has six diverse ecosystems on the vast property. We encourage families to embark on a stroll through the prairie, arboretum, wetlands, or maple forest. The free non-profit park has a butterfly and hummingbird garden as well as engrossing onsite educational programs and events.
Weekend Getaways in Wisconsin
When you’re not apple picking, putting for birdie, and strolling through Maywood, remember to splash and soak in the Breaker Bay Waterpark! Treat the entire family to an afternoon of arcade games and glow-in-the-dark mini golf at the onsite Pier Fun Zone and Lost Temples. There’s still time to book a room for the annual Blue Harbor Craft Beer Festival featuring some of the best breweries in Wisconsin. Discover the package the perfectly suits your family or group by perusing through our current specials. Don’t let fall pass you by – book a weekend getaway to our breathtaking Lake Michigan resort today!