History on the Bay. That’s what they call Oconto, Wisconsin, and when you stop by, you’ll likely feel like you took a step back in time.
Spread among the shores of Lake Michigan lies a friendly little known known for its historic places. History buffs will marvel at the more than 33 sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Start by touring the Beyer Home Museum, originally built in 1868. Once you’ve had your fill of the gorgeous architecture and historic findings, swing by the Farnsworth Public Library, which was built in 1903 and is a perfect example of Neoclassical design.
If you’re still on the hunt for historic places, some other places we also recommend include:
- First Church of Christ, Scientist, one its first
- Holt and Balcom Logging Camp No. 1, considered one of the first logging camps in the US
- Mountain Fire Lookout Tower
- Smyth Road Bridge, a matel Pratt Truss bridge constructed in 1928
- White Potato Lake Gardn Beds Site, intact garden beds plotted in a geometric pattern by Native Americans circa 1000 to 1650 AD
One of the most enticing features of Oconto is its epic views and lush scenery. Situated on the spectacular shores of the Bay of Green Bay, Oconto has it all–dense forests, scenic shorelines, and beautiful wetlands. Here you can birdwatch, fish and hike while enjoying the fresh breeze that whispers across the mighty Lake Michigan.
When you book a private jet with Stratos to this historical area, you’ll soar into a jet charter airport in Oconto in style. The Sweetwater Bay Seaplane Base allows visitors to land on the lake just a quick drive along the shores of Lake Michigan to the city center.