You will appreciate the blend of modern city services and natural beauty in Two Rivers. Lake Michigan defines the city - touching some five miles of our southern and eastern sides. On the north is Point Beach State Forest and our western border is dominated by the Woodland Dunes nature preserve. The East Twin and West Twin rivers meander through the city - providing miles of recreation and scenic vistas. Big city life is just minutes away. Green Bay is a 30 minute drive. It's about 40 minutes to Appleton and the Fox Valley. In 2008, the BizJournals ranked Manitowoc County as number 24 in the list of dreamtowns among 140 micropolitan areas of the country - a place where people can find a small-town atmosphere without the hassles of big-city life - "a sense of community" and "friendlier people."
Neshotah Park and Beach, a popular gathering place, provides several hundred yards of white sand beach for swimmers, sunbathers, kayakers, volleyball players and castle builders. The 50-acre park also has playgrounds, picnic areas, softball field, walking paths, a bike path, shelters and a concession stand. There are many other parks scattered throughout the city.
The City of Two Rivers offers a new high school, new public library, refurbished city hall, new fire station, new hospital and medical service campus, a new water treatment system, three new churches, three new bridges, and two new residential developments, all demonstrating our commitment to progress.
Two Rivers stands at the junction of two of the state's most scenic bicycle trails, as well as two trails that connect historic downtown with the new high school. The city is also host to four locations to rent bicycles from. What better way to see the sites of The City of Two Rivers than by bike.
You may 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. Or you might want to ride the waves while enjoying our hottest new sport - kayaking!
You'll enjoy learning about our history. The Rogers Street Fishing Village celebrates the lives of the commercial fishermen who helped build our city. The fishing fleet, run by some of the original fishing families, 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 "Birthplace 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 scenic hill on our east side, offers dozens of quality lots for future homeowners. It's just a mile or so away from our high school, opened in 2002.
Two Rivers has a robust manufacturing and service economy. Our downtown shopping district offers old-fashioned personal service and good places to stop for a meal and a conversation with some of your new neighbors.