- The list below includes 69 free or cheap things to do in or near Ellison Bay, Wisconsin, including 33 different types of inexpensive activities like Cooking Classes, Parks, Art Gallery and History Museums.
- From Ellison Bluff State Natural Area to Savory Spoon Cooking School, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Ellison Bay and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Washington Island, Ephraim, Fish Creek and Egg Harbor.
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1675 Jackson Harbor Road, Washington Island, WI 54246 MoreLess Info
The Washington Island Farm Museum gives visitors a chance to learn about the history of farming. Admission is free with optional donations accepted, and there are interactive activities such as animal feeding and weaving demonstrations.
Both natural and historical artifacts from the local region are on display at the Jacobsen Museum. The site also holds a restored 1930 log cabin owned by Jens Jacobsen which contains authentic furniture inside the building.
Sitting on approximately five acres, Percy Johnson County Park is mostly wooded and runs along Lake Michigan with a sandy beach. There are grassy areas suitable for picnics and playing and the beach can be used to launch kayaks.
Leading fishing expeditions to Lake Michigan, Fish Tales Charters provides visitors with the equipment and knowledge necessary to catch king salmon and brown trout. Among this equipment is rods, lures, and live bait.
Beantown Campground is a pet friendly place for the whole family to enjoy the outdoors. Amenities include playgrounds, ball courts, a camp store, bathrooms with free showers, firewood, a game room, and satellite TV.
Nature and wildlife lovers can enjoy hiking and snowshoeing at The Ridges Sanctuary. Over 1600 acres, it is home to nearly 500 different species of plants, over 60 species of breeding birds and 12 threatened or endangered species.
Located on an island on Lake Michigan, Little Lake Nature Preserve is home to wildlife including white pelicans, bald eagles and black-throated blue warblers. The preserve offers a trail for walking as well as views of Little Lake.