Archive for April, 2010

Lake Michigan's Port Washington Wisconsin harbor April 28, 2010

A Tall ship cruises Port Washington's harbor

Tall ships visit Port Washington during the Pirate Festival (June 4-6 2010) and the Maritime Festival (August 20-22 2010).   The Port Washington marina is a perfect staging area for these popular festivals. Attend one or both of these festivals and make a weekend of it with a stay at the Port Washington Inn on Sweetcake Hill.  The above picture was taken from the Top of the World Suite of the inn and depicts a zoomed in view of the art deco lighthouse in the harbor as one of the tall ships take passengers on a cruise and a fishing charter takes off in search of big fish!

Restored clock tower of original county courthouse Port Washington Wisconsin April 21, 2010

City Hall Night

As seen from the Port Washington Inn, the restored clock tower of the original Ozaukee County Courthouse is a landmark framing our views of Lake Michigan.  Lighted at night, this landmark is an exquisite example of the impact of architecture on our daily lives.

Bike or Stroll the Ozaukee Interurban Trail from Port Washington Inn April 2, 2010


Ozaukee Interurban Trail from Port Washington Inn

Just a few blocks from our Inn, you can hop on the newly upgraded Ozaukee Interurban Trail. This stellar paved trial traverses 30 miles of beautiful countryside in and around Port Washington.
The Ozaukee Interurban Trail is ideal from a relaxing stroll, or a more vigorous bike ride. Wildlife sightings abound with deer, squirrels, rabbits, red-winged black birds, and an occasional flock of Canadian Geese.

The south end of trail begins downtown, a block from the marina, and heads north through tree-lined areas and open fields. Once across the newly completed trail bridge across I-43, the trail heads out into open pasture-lands and farms.
Pack a lunch, and relax along the trail for a picnic.
We offer specials and discounts throughout the season to allow you to spend several days enjoying Port Washington and the outdoors.