Bay Shore Park, a Brown County Park, is a hidden gem that’s en route to Door County, north of Green Bay off Highway 57 in New Franken, Wisconsin. It’s a great spot to run off energy, stretch your legs, catch a sunset or dip your toes in the water. The park is just a 10-minute drive from the Wequiock Falls waterfall. The tall mature trees make it a cool spot for a picnic on hot summer days too! Catch the lake breeze from a bench swing with dramatic views of the Bay of Green Bay from the top ledge.
Scenic hiking trails follow the ledge of the escarpment and rock formations down to a beach, dock, pier, and boat landings.
The trails are not stroller or little kid-friendly. The trail is gravel and sloped (110 feet of grade change) with steep edges and many stairs to the beach. It’s not a long walk but fun and engaging for school-aged kiddos—the trail access the beach and boat landings. The waterfront is also accessed by following the road and signage to the boat landing near the park’s main entrance.
- 1.5 miles of hiking trails
- Launching ramps and docks provide access for fishing, sailing, boating, canoeing and kayaking
- Picnic Areas
- Dog allowed on leash
- Park Shelters
- Restrooms available at park shelter
- Parking available
- Wooden Playground
The playground is a classic nautical-themed wooden pirate ship perfect for big imaginations! The structure is also large enough for grownups to join in on the fun.
Free WIFI is available near the ship-themed playground and park pavilion.
The campground has approximately 110 wooded campsites with water and electricity, no hookup, and group options. Amenities include shower facilities, a dump station, firewood, ice, laundry, boat launch, jump pillow (hours vary), playground, cornhole boards, hiking, and biking trails.
Exploring in Winter is a different, yet beautiful experience.
- Bayshore County Park, 5138 Sturgeon Bay Rd, New Franken
Deprey’s Frosty Tip
Depresy’s Frosty Tip in Dyckesville is about a 6-minute drive from Bayshore Park. Enjoy a treat at the 1950s drive-in serving burgers, cheese curds, malts, soft-serve ice cream including sundaes and cones! Walkup window. Open seasonally, from early May to Labor Day (early September).
- Deprey’s Frosty Tip, 6390 Sturgeon Bay Road, Luxemburg