Harrington Beach State Park
Harrington Beach State Park is located a little more than 30 miles north of Milwaukee; Peacefulness and serenity draw people. The 636 acres with a mile-long Lake Michigan beach leave room to be alone with nature.
Hiking, fishing, picnic areas, nature and cross-country skiing in season, swimming, scuba diving, surf fishing, a spectacular quarry lake, a Welcome Center and beautiful hiking and snowmobiling trails, nature programs and trails, the Wisconsin Explorer program, 300-acre upland area affording a panoramic view of Lake Michigan and excellent bird watching opportunities and bicycling are available. Wildlife and natural beauty abound.
There is a one-half mile interpretive nature trail, a hiking trail around Quarry Lake, a historical trail highlighting the history of the "Stonehaven" mining community once located in the park, and about two miles of cross-country ski trails. Quarry Lake and Puckett's Pond provide fishing opportunities for trout, smallmouth bass and pan fish. There are four picnic areas overlooking Lake Michigan and two near Quarry Lake .All of the picnic areas are equipped with tables and grills, and the South Picnic Area has an open picnic shelter and sand volleyball court.
The people of Belgium, Wisconsin invite you to share a unique combination: old world charm and the natural scenic beauty of rolling terrain to the shore of Lake Michigan. A whole company town existed along the shore of Lake Michigan. Several of the company houses were moved west to the Village of Belgium and can be seen there today. The remains of the pier at which ships loaded can still be seen from the park. Where the quarry was in the early 1900s, today there is a serene lake. Hikers can follow a nature trail around it.
In addition to a mile-long beach, the park contains a white cedar swamp surrounding a 26-acre (11 ha) lake which used to be a stone quarry. Spring, summer, or fall a walk around Quarry Lake on the hiking trail that rings it is sure to be enjoyable. The deep, serene waters of this 26-acre lake are surrounded by limestone ledges out of which white cedars grow. Gather the family and plan to spend a day or longer enjoying Countryside, Lakeside, and Historic Places in Ozaukee County!
Fishing at the park may be done from the Lake Michigan shoreline, Puckett's Pond or the 50-foot deep Quarry Lake. Both the pond and the lake are stocked with trout. Trout and salmon are the rewards of surf fishing in Lake Michigan. Quarry Lake features scenery, a lakeside trail, and good bird watching opportunities. Bicycling along the shuttle bus road in the lower park is another, equally pleasant way to enjoy the woods and get healthy outdoor exercise. A vehicle admission sticker is required on all motor vehicles stopping in state park properties.
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Luxembourg American Cultural Center
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The Port Washington Maritime Heritage Center
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Ozaukee Washington Land Trust
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Area Historical Society
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Ozaukee Interurban Trail
In 2002, the State of Wisconsin’s "Year of the Trail", Ozaukee County in partnership with eight local communities, is celebrating the grand opening of its Ozaukee Interurban Trail. The Ozaukee Interurban Trail is a 30-mile, paved, mostly off-road, multi-use transportation and recreation trail that crosses the County from north to south passing through eight of Ozaukee County’s sixteen communities. The new Ozaukee Interurban Trail runs from the Milwaukee County-line to the Sheboygan County-line, connecting to Ozaukee County's parks, historic sites, restaurants, shops and other areas of interest along the way. Allowable uses on the Ozaukee Interurban Trail include pedestrians, bicyclists, in-line skaters, cross-country skiers, wildlife viewers, and other NON-MOTOR VEHICLE users. The entire Trail is asphalt paved. The Ozaukee Interurban Trail runs through the center of the Village of Belgium and has a well marked spur that runs to Harrington Beach State Park. The Interurban Trail provides bicyclists and pedestrians with a scenic and fun place recreate.
Other North side side of Milwaukee attractions are Miller Park, Milwaukee County Zoo, Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory, The Pabst Mansion, Betty Brinn Children's Museum, Milwaukee Public Museum, Milwaukee Art Museum, Miller Brewing Company, Pettit National Ice Center.
Private Campgrounds and Camping Reservations
Harrington Beach State Park has just completed a 75 unit campground scheduled to open in the
summer of 2009. Belgium Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) supports campsite development at Harrington Beach State Park. Call at (262) 285-7887 or email them at: bac...@yahoo.com
Harrington Beach State Park in the Village of Belgium - Ozaukee County (Southeast WI).