Outdoor Recreation

Whether action or relaxation is your goal, you’ll find it in Elkhart Lake. The simple pleasure of lake living will keep you coming back to Elkhart Lake year after year. Sit back, relax and breathe easy in Elkhart Lake.



Love to Run, Bike and Hike? Check out these local routes and trails perfect for getting out and exploring the Village of Elkhart Lake and the surrounding areas.


  • This ultra-modern bowling facility offers 12 lanes, Qubica automatic scoring, power bumper system for no gutter balls, galactic bowling (light and sound show), games, fantastic charcoal grill, homemade pizza, and banquet facilities for up to 200 people. ... MORE >

  • Elkhart Lake is a small, close community. It is fun to take a bicycle on the residential streets, out into the countryside, or on nearby bicycle trails.   Bicycles may be rented at two locations in Elkhart Lake:   1. Bicycles are available for rent at The Osthoff Resort. Child and adult size mountain bikes, tandems and burleys are included in rental services offered to the public. You... MORE >

  • The Marsh Park and Wildlife area are a recreational haven for outdoor enthusiast. The 13,000 acre, four-season county park attracts hunters, fisherman and wildlife/nature observers.  Climb the tower for a spectacular view!   The park offers 62 campsites complete with electrical and water hook-up, dump station, picnic area, fishing, playground, full-menu restaurant and access to the Sheboygan County snowmobile trail system.   Open Tuesday – Sunday year-round. Enjoy... MORE >

  • Large group horseback riding available. Nearly 20 miles of trails through 356 acres of woodlands surrounding Little Elkhart Lake. Trails rides – 7 years or older and minimum 43″ tall. Hand-led Corral rides – any age child. Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day. By appointment only. Please call for pricing and availability. ... MORE >

  • The new 18-hole disc course is open to the public and is located at the Sheboygan County Broughton Marsh Park. The course is free, consists of eighteen holes and all you need is a Frisbee disc. Tee off hole #18 on the tower’s platform! It’s great for family outings, tournaments, team building or for practicing your Frisbee skills. Fun for all ages. Simply follow... MORE >

  • Rural Wisconsin doesn’t get any prettier than around Elkhart Lake and Kiel. A huge 180-degree bend in the Sheboygan River, the vast Sheboygan Marsh and rolling Kettle Moraine hills are backdrops for the area’s many prosperous dairy farms. The cafes and parks in Kiel and Elkhart Lake are attractions in their own right. They offer a small town hospitality that makes them perfect stopping... MORE >

  • The new foot golf course is open to the public and is located at the Sheboygan County Broughton Marsh Park. The course is free, consists of nine holes and all you need is a soccer ball! It’s great for family outings, tournaments, team building or for practicing your soccer skills. Fun for all ages. Simply follow the rules outlined and please be respectful of... MORE >

  • Road America is now offering its new 4 Miles of Fitness Events every Monday and Wednesday night from 6 – 8 p.m., starting in May and running through September. From cross country trails, to various paths around Road America’s picturesque 640-acre facility, and even the legendary 4-mile, 14 turn road racing surface itself; anyone interested in riding, walking or running can enjoy all the... MORE >

  • Fish for rainbow trout raised in spring-fed ponds. No license required and there is no bag limit. Fees are based on fish weight and include your poles, and bait. It also includes cleaning or fileting the fish and ice. Feed the fish and watch them jump! Fish food is available. Open after 1 p.m. from Memorial Day to Labor Day or other times by... MORE >

  •   Wisconsin harbors some of best examples of landforms created by the glaciers of the last Ice Age. Ray Zillmer, a lawyer and avid hiker, dreamed of a National Park that would preserve this amazing glacial legacy. Out of Ray’s dream came the Ice Age National Scenic Trail and the Ice Age National Scientific Reserve.   A group of Wisconsin citizens started work creating the trail in... MORE >

  • The June Vollrath Athletic Park is a sports facility for several year-round activities including a fitness trail, baseball and softball fields, basketball court, playground equipment, volleyball court, horse shoe pit and even an ice skating rink in the winter. Its fitness trails are open to all with a .77 mile loop and a .61 loop for walking and jogging. ... MORE >

  • We invite you to explore the Kettle Moraine State Forest – Northern Unit, one of six units of the Kettle Moraine State Forest and a unit of the Ice Age National Scientific Reserve. The Kettle Moraine is internationally known for its famous glacial features and fascinating diversity of plants and animals. The Northern Unit consists of almost 30,000 acres along the northern 30 miles... MORE >

  • A beautiful, white, horse-drawn carriage fitting up to six adults and a horse-drawn hay wagon accommodating groups of 25-30 are available year-round by advance reservation. Also offered are historical tours of the village. ... MORE >

  • Situated on 640 grassy acres in the rolling, wooded hills of Wisconsin’s Kettle Moraine is Road America, an internationally-known motorsports complex. With one of the country’s longest road racing circuits, this world-acclaimed facility has been hosting motorsports events and enthusiasts since 1955.   More than just a day at the races, Road America o­ffers a wide range of opportunities for group events of all sizes. From... MORE >

  • Snow shoeing has returned to popularity. It is relatively easy to learn and doesn’t involve costly equipment. In fact, if you don’t have your own snow shoes, you may rent them in Elkhart Lake and at a nearby outfitter.   Snow shoeing opportunities are offered at Elkhart Lake’s Quit Qui Oc Golf Club when conditions are prime. Rental equipment is available Thursday through Saturday 9 am... MORE >

  • Work on the new you today! Ambitious and challenging fitness classes located in a space ready to ignite and inspire. Indoor spin classes and a variety of yoga classes from Vinyasa flow to yoga plus with cycle and weights will have you leaving the studio more energized, motivated and stronger than when you arrived. Reservations advised.   Check out their website for the monthly fitness schedule! ... MORE >

  • The Osthoff Resort’s Pleasures™ Activities Program offers kids (and their parents) a chance to enjoy the surroundings and traditions of a Wisconsin resort. “Kidz Kraftz” features a variety of fun and creative craft projects. “Culinary Kids” features “hands on” preparation of pizzas, cookies, smoothies and so much more! Pleasures™ are entertaining and educational adventures for children from 4-10 years of age.   Family activities include... MORE >

  • Resort activities for pre-teen and teenagers are available on select dates, including paddleboarding, kubb, teen yoga and cooking classes. Please register in advance to ensure your participation in the activity of your choice. Register at the Front Desk or Activities Room during your stay. ... MORE >