City of Two Rivers
A Quaint Coastal Community
A community defined by water where the scenic East & West Twin Rivers meet at a sandy point extending into Lake Michigan. The Native Americans who were the first to settle this beautiful spot called the area “Neshotah” meaning “a junction of two rivers.” the rivers play host to kayakers, fishermen and other recreational enthusiasts in every season. Check our calendar of events for their special events.
With refreshing breezes off Lake Michigan in the summertime even the hottest days in Two Rivers are comfortable. Cool off at Neshotah Beach, a50-acre lakefront jewel, with a groomed Lake Michigan beach, concession stand, picnic areas, restrooms and changing facilities. You can splash in the water, or just enjoy 6 miles of unspoiled coast s you head north towards the white sand beaches and dunes of Point Beach State Forest.
The state forest is a 3,000-acre natural wonderland of campgrounds, nature trails (cross-country skiing in winter), beautiful unspoiled beaches, and the scenic Rawley Point lighthouse.
Explore more nature at Woodland Dunes Nature Center. Come in October for Owl Fest and the banding of Saw-whet owls, the smallest owl in North America.
History and Heritage
the first people to settle in Two rivers were European’s looking to make a living off the rich fisheries of Rawley Point. The city remains a center for both comm4rcial and sport fishing today.
Since its opening 115 years ago Shroeder’s Department Store has been a landmark downtown. From shoes and sportswear to dresses and formalwear, Schroeder”s has something for everyone.
The Event City
Summer concerts in the vintage band shell under the stars, vintage cars during the Cool City Classic Car Show, fresh produce and hand-made goods at the Farmers’ Market, and everyone’s favorite ice cream on Sundae Thursday. Celebrate Two Rivers’ claim to fame as the birthplace of the ice cream sundae with your favorite flavor at Ed Berner’s Ice Cream Parlor inside the historic Washington House.
Bring you fishing gear to the 3-day Kiwanis Fish Derby; enjoy Carp Fest and watch anglers from around the world participate in the Wisconsin Carp Fishing Championships, celebrate Labor Day with Kites Over Lake Michigan and hunt for bargains during Maxwell Street Day.
The end of summer doesn’t mean the end of festival season. With beautiful fall colors and cool autumn days it is the perfect time to enjoy great food at Ethnic Fest and Apple Fest.