It's great to live here, and just as nice to visit.
Whether you own a home on one of our tree-shaded streets or stay in a motel on Lake Michigan's shore, you'll appreciate our blend of modern city services and natural beauty.
Lake Michigan defines our city, touching some five miles of our southern and eastern sides. Neshotah Park, a popular gathering place, provides several hundred yards of white-sand beach for swimmers, sunbathers, volleyball players and castle builders.
Our city also stands at the junction of two of the state's most scenic bicycle trails. On the 5-mile Mariner's Trail, you can ride north from Manitowoc in the lake's cooling breezes, just a few yards from the water.
Continue through Two Rivers and you pick up the Rawley Point Trail, which winds six miles through the pine and hemlock forest, all the way to the historic Rawley Point Lighthouse at Point Beach State Park.
The Point Beach State Forest forms Two Rivers' northern boundary. Its 2,900 acres of woods and sand dunes and six miles of unspoiled public beachfront attract thousand of visitors year-round.
Of course, many prefer to ride the lake's waves. Our marinas dock numerous pleasure boats and a thriving sport fishing community. Charter captains are glad to show anglers why we say Two Rivers is "Where the Big Fish Bite." Each year, they bring in trophy catches of brown and rainbow trout, coho salmon, and the ultimate prize, chinook salmon, some weighing 30 pounds or more.
You'll also enjoy learning about our history. The Rogers Street Fishing Village celebrates the lives of the commercial fishermen who helped build our city and the small fishing fleet that still brings in whitefish, chubs and smelt for restaurant meals and family dinners. A few blocks away, historic Washington House marks our city's official status as the "Home of the Ice Cream Sundae." An antique soda fountain there lets you order up a sundae and remember how it used to be.
Our residents enjoy our quiet, safe neighborhoods. The new Sandy Bay Highlands subdivision, perched on a hill on our east side, offers dozens of quality lots for future homeowners. It's just a mile or so away from our brand new high school, opened in 2002.
Two Rivers has a robust manufacturing and service economy, a downtown shopping district where retailers offer old-fashioned personal service, plenty of lodging, and good places to stop for a meal.
Pay us a visit. You may find yourself wanting to stay for a lifetime.