Summer Adventures

Canoeing/Kayaking
May through October at River Wildlife
Paddle down seven miles of the rambling Sheboygan River in one of our canoes or single-person kayaks. River Wildlife personnel will transport you upstream to the launch site to start your journey. This invigorating trip takes about 2½ hours, includes portaging around two dams, and requires average physical stamina. Reservations are available daily from 8am to 1:30pm. Lodging reservations at The American Club® or Inn on Woodlake are required for non-members prior to making reservations for canoeing or kayaking.

Charter Fishing
Lake Michigan offers the promise of exciting salmon and lake trout fishing. Half-day and full-day charters are available through Sheboygan's charter fishing fleet. Contact The American Club concierge at (920) 457-8000, ext. 55180 for additional information.

Self-Guided River Fishing at River Wildlife
Some of the best fishing in the state is available in the fall and spring as trout and salmon make their way upstream on the Sheboygan River. Anglers must provide their own fishing gear and applicable licenses. Lodging reservations at The American Club or Inn on Woodlake are required for non-members, as well as the purchase of an entry pass for access to the river.

Inland Fishing
Inland lakes throughout Sheboygan County and the Kettle Moraine State Forest offer fresh water fishing. The Sheboygan County Marsh Park offers 30 acres of developed land with canoe and boat rentals, a public boat launch, fishing piers and a restaurant. Please call (920) 876-2535 for more information.

Cedar Springs Fisherman's Paradise
Located approximately 15 miles west of Kohler, the spring-fed ponds of Cedar Springs offer unique trout fishing. Cane poles and bait are provided. Cost is based on the weight of the live catch and includes cleaning. Please call (920) 528-8480 for more information.

Horseback Riding
May through October at River Wildlife
Explore the natural beauty of River Wildlife’s woodlands, meadows and valleys on one of our well-trained western pleasure horses. Our expert guide will escort you on a one-hour trail ride. Experience is not required; minimum age is 12. Reservations are available daily at 9am, 11am, 1pm & 3pm. Lodging reservations at The American Club or Inn on Woodlake are required for non-members prior to making reservations for horseback riding.

Trap Shooting
Year Round at River Wildlife
Trap shooting provides the novice/beginner with basic shooting skills. On-your-command targets hurtle away at 45-degree angles and varying heights. Trap shooting can also be a fun, competitive activity for larger groups. Reservations available daily from 8am to 3pm. Lodging reservations at The American Club or Inn on Woodlake are required for non-members prior to making reservations for trap shooting.

Five-Stand Sporting Clays
Year Round at River Wildlife
A compact, 5-station course provides an invigorating workout for the experienced shooter. Each station simulates different wild game as it’s being flushed: “running rabbit,” “springing teal,” etc. Reservations available daily from 8am-3pm. Lodging reservations at The American Club or Inn on Woodlake are required for non-members prior to making reservations for five stand.

Youth Archery
May through October at River Wildlife
This is target practice like you did as a kid at summer camp. Recurve bows sized for youths and adults are provided along with paper “bull’s eye” targets. A mesh backdrop keeps the arrows from wandering out of recovery range. Recommended for ages 8 and above accompanied by an adult. Reservations available daily from 8am to 3pm. Lodging reservations at The American Club or Inn on Woodlake are required for non-members prior to making reservations for youth archery.

Self-Guided Hiking
Year Round at River Wildlife
River Wildlife's 500-acre wilderness preserve is maintained in a natural state for the preservation of native vegetation and wildlife. Hiking trails wind throughout the preserve. Maps of the hiking trails are provided. Lodging reservations at The American Club or Inn on Woodlake are required for non-members, as well as the purchase of an entry pass for access to the trail system.

Self-Guided Birder's Hike
April through August at River Wildlife
Enjoy a one-mile, self-guided hike along the meandering Sheboygan River. Bird identification field guide and binoculars are provided, and a picnic lunch can be arranged by advance reservation. Reservations available daily from 8am to 3pm. Lodging reservations at The American Club or Inn on Woodlake are required for non-members, as well as the purchase of an entry pass for access to the hike.

Old Plank Road Recreation Trail
This 17-mile, paved, multipurpose recreation trail parallels State Highway 23 from the Lake Michigan lakefront in Sheboygan to historic Greenbush, where it connects with the Ice Age National Trail in the beautiful Kettle Moraine State Forest.

 

Outdoor Walking and Running Trail
Sports Core Health & Racquet Facility features 1.5 miles of wooded path for daytime use; running on the indoor tennis courts is available during limited, specified times. Please call (920) 457-4444 for more information.

Garden Tours
Experience the lush gardens of The American Club. View original works of art placed in garden settings. Stroll through native prairie grasses and wildflowers, or beneath stately trees in an arboretum setting. Self-guided garden tours using audio tour wands are offered April through October. Please call The Kohler Gardener for more information (920) 458-5570.
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Kohler-Andre State Park
The fascinating rolling sand dunes and unique wildlife make Kohler-Andre State Park a must for outdoor-minded visitors. Located just 11 miles south of the city of Sheboygan on the shores of Lake Michigan, the park features all-purpose trails that range from 1.3 to 4.3 miles in length.

Ellwood H. May Environmental Park (Maywood)
This unique, diverse park offers 120 acres of forests, wetlands and prairie with ponds, a river and an abundance of wildlife just 6 miles from the Village of Kohler. Miles of free trails are perfect for birding, hiking and skiing, with some being handicap accessible. There is no charge to walk the self-guided trails.

Deland Park
Located along the shores of Lake Michigan in downtown Sheboygan, Deland Park includes a beach, bathhouse, tot lots, shelters, public boat launch, Sheboygan Yacht Club and Youth Sailing Center. Deland Park also offers a multipurpose trail that takes walkers from the boat launch area to the north breakwater, past the Harbor Centre Marina. Deland Park is located 9 miles from the Village of Kohler.