UW-Sheboygan Bucket List

By UW-Sheboygan

College is the perfect time to experience new things. As a student, you will discover your personal interests and learn what you truly enjoy doing. It’s easy to let this time in your life fly by, so don’t miss out on all of the fun things you can do. Use your time at UW-Sheboygan to knock these five items off your college bucket list.

Wander the Bookworm Gardens
colorful flowers

If you’re looking for a free activity close to campus, pay a visit to the Bookworm Gardens. The garden’s theme is inspired by children’s literature. It’s the perfect place to bring a younger sibling or child in your life. The garden also hosts many events with reasonable admission. Come see what’s in bloom!

Hang Ten on Lake Michigan

male surfer walking on beach

Believe it or not but you can actually surf in Sheboygan! On the western shore of Lake Michigan, you can find decent sized waves that are perfect for surfing. Though conditions are best in the summer, experienced surfers go year-round. If you aren’t quite ready to test out your surfing legs, try paddle boarding in areas with smaller waves. No matter what you choose to do, you’ll be sure to shout “Cowabunga!”

Get in the Holiday Spirit at the Rotary Lights
Woman looking at holiday lights, drinking hot cocoa

Every year in Evergreen Park, Sheboygan’s Rotary Clubs put on the “Making Spirits Bright” holiday light display. The display is open from November 24 through December 31. On weekends you can visit Santa, enjoy live entertainment, ride a trolley and enjoy concessions. Visitors are encouraged to bring food items for Sheboygan’s local food pantries. Be sure to bundle up!

Have a Weekend Getaway at Kohler-Andrae State Park
Camping tents in the woods

Camping is the perfect way to decompress after a busy week. Kohler-Andrae State Park is a great spot to set up camp. With a beautiful beach and plenty of trails to explore, you’ll be sure to have a good time. Few things beat sitting around the fire while cooking some hot dogs and s’mores.

Walk on the Wild Side at Ellwood H. May Environmental Park
woman looking into sky

Ellwood H. May Environmental Park has lots of trails to explore and wildlife to see. Spend an afternoon hiking or mountain biking within the 120 acres of forest this park has to offer. Some of the trails are handicap accessible, and all of them are perfect for anyone who wants to enjoy the outdoors. Take a study break and get some fresh air at the park.

These five activities are a great start for any UW-Sheboygan student interested in making the most of their time in college.