Set atop a bluff overlooking the harbor and beach of Port Washington Wisconsin, Upper Lake Park summons residents and visitors to get outside in a beautiful and peaceful setting. More and more people are venturing to Upper Lake Park these days, in part because of the stairway that was installed late fall 2009 to connect the park with the beach below it. That stairway makes Port Washington’s beach more visibly accessible than it had been (although for those who cannot negotiate all the steps, there is another access keeping you on level ground).
But Upper Lake Park is about much more than the beach and views of Lake Michigan and Port Washington’s Marina! Picnicking, hiking, and picture taking are all good reasons to venture there. The Possibility Playground which was completed in 2009 brings scores of extended families to the park with children of all ages who love exploring the playgrounds amazing variety of experiences. It’s fun just to watch the fun!
Consider coming to Port Washington for an extended stay at the Port Washington Inn Bed and Breakfast. Order one of our Gourmet Picnics to take to Upper Lake Park and experience how food tastes even better when we eat outdoors in a beautiful environment.
It’s warm and sunny and definitely time for gardeners to visit their favorite gardening haunts for inspiration! We’ve been devotees of Monches Farm for many years and this weekend (May 22 & 23) is their Spring Open House which promises to inspire you not only with plants but all sorts of yard art offered by local artisans. Check out the details on their website at www.monchesfarm.com
A recently discovered gardener’s delight is Paradise Gardens Nursery near West Bend. They aren’t new, we just found them! Rita ventured there and returned with enough culinary herbs to make for endless tasty fare this summer! And she will go back again and again to take advantage of their healthy well cared for plants and to enjoy seeing mature plantings in a beautiful setting. Landscape design is another part of their business and you will recognize their design talents the moment you drive in. They’ve created an idyllic environment.
Did your spring blooms disappear all too quickly this year? In Port Washington along Lake Michigan’s shore, blooms are a bit later to appear and tend to last longer which means you can come here to enjoy them again………like turning back the clock and the calendar! Savor the fragrance and the beauty just a little bit longer as you walk around the grounds of Port Washington Inn on Sweetcake Hill or sit on the park bench under the maple tree.
The Port Washington Inn is four blocks from the marina and Port Washington’s harbor along Lake Michigan.
From our location atop Sweetcake Hill, you can enjoy views of the Art Deco lighthouse in the harbor and you can walk to restaurants and shops. You’ll love sitting outside and enjoying the birdsong and gardens in our residential neighborhood.