Right along the Lake Michigan Shore, with sandy dunes stretching from a picturesque forest, you’ll find a six mile beach.  This is a short jaunt from Two Rivers, Wisconsin, and it can be found during a drive through scenic landscape.  The name of the place is Point Beach State Forest.

This spot requires a State Park Sticker, but it also offers a ton of activities – hiking, biking, swimming, skiing, camping and snowmobiling. 

And better yet, at least for me, towering over the dunes, I found a cool lighthouse recessed from the lake.

Yet. we started with a short two mile hike, one along a forested path, using the Ridges Trail.

We found standing water mixed with cedars and few other tree varieties.

The unique landscape was pretty cool.

From marshy grasses mixed in with fallen trees,

To cool passages through towering cedars,

You’ll find nature blossoming all around,

set among some pretty cool backdrops.

After our hike, we decided to take the dog trail to the beach. 

Yes, dogs are allowed on this long beach, and they’re permitted in certain other places on this state property.

From the trail cutting through the dunes, the view of the lake is pretty awesome.

We also glimpsed the lighthouse, a pretty tall structure, set at the edge of the forest.

When we left, joining Highway 42 towards Manitowoc, which, by the way, is a cool, scenic stretch, we were in great spirits.  our time spent at Point Beach State Forest was well worth it.

Safe Travels!


  1. You seem to get out and do a lot! Good for you! I have taken the ferry from Ludington, Michigan to Manitowoc. The hike looks very scenic! What? No micro brewery afterwards? 🙂 Or is that your next post? 🙂

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    1. Thanks, Betty. We’ve often talked about the ferry route ourselves; we just haven’t got to it yet. And yes, the trail surprised me a bit- loved the scenery! As for the microbrewery…you guessed it; that will be in an upcoming post!

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      1. If you do take the ferry someday, you and Heidi should visit Pentwater. It’s about 11 miles south of Ludington. Hope you have a great week ahead!

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