Fishermen's Paradise :: Port Washington, Lake Michigan

Fishermen’s Paradise :: Port Washington, Lake Michigan

There’s so much to do in and around Cedarburg, but sometimes our guests like to cast their net a little wider and explore the surrounding countryside before coming back to roost at the Washington House Inn. If this is the case, we might suggest turning the car north and following I-43 as far as Port Washington, a mere 15-minute drive from Cedarburg, to a fishermen’s paradise.

Port Washington’s hilly terrain makes it an interesting city to explore on foot, which provides ample opportunity to stop at whim and visit shops, galleries, coffee houses and restaurants. And if you’re feeling energetic and want to work off a few calories, rent bikes and pick up the Ozaukee Interurban Trail, designated a “Great Wisconsin Birding and Nature Trail,” that stretches the entire length of Ozaukee County.

Port Washington FishingNestled as it is on the shores of Lake Michigan and offering a touch of New England charm, Port Washington is sometimes described as everyone‘s “Home Port.” If fishing is your passion, both novice and experienced anglers will find excellent onshore and offshore opportunities. And, if it’s a “big one” you’re after, perhaps book one of the charter boat excursions that leave the harbor daily from April through October. Find time to take a walk along the pier to the Art Deco Lighthouse, or stop off at the 1860 Light Station and climb the tower for a spectacular birds-eye view. Or maybe just sit on a sandy beach, relax in the sun and watch the world go by.