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Get Adventurous on Green Bay Rivers

Posted on May 20th, 2014 in Wisconsin outdoors.

Green Bay RiversAside from its Packers, Green Bay is most notably known for its stunning waterfront location along the Bay of Green Bay, cradling Wisconsin’s famous Door Peninsula.  The region offers plenty of biking, hiking, and cross-country skiing along the Fox River trail and other state recreational trails.  There are also ample opportunities for fishing and boating, thanks in large part to Green Bays proximity to the Fox River, the Bay of Green Bay, and Lake Michigan.  However, there is even more outdoor adventure in store for those truly adventurous.  For many, spring in Wisconsin means prime white-water rafting or adventurous kayaking on the local Green Bay rivers.  Book your stay at the Astor House Bed and Breakfast today, and discover for yourself how thrilling Green Bay can be. (more…)

Spring Hiking around Green Bay

Posted on April 28th, 2014 in Wisconsin outdoors.

Green Bay HIkingWhether you’re looking to get a little exercise in, reduce your stress levels, or simply clear your head and enjoy nature, hiking delivers almost immediate rewards.  Hiking provides us all with a chance to escape our often over-scheduled daily lives, and to experience the world directly and without a filter, and to rediscover the rhythms of the day and the seasons. Hiking at its best and purest form is is an unscripted experience where spontaneity is the rule.  And, better still, most hikes are rewarding not only in the feelings of accomplishment, but in the often beautiful views found at the end of exhausting treks through wilderness.  Green Bay, Wisconsin and its surrounding areas are a virtual playground for outdoor enthusiasts of all kinds.  Shimmering lakes and waterways, and the endless beauty found throughout northeastern Wisconsin, are often what drive visitors up to our area.  However, we urge you to book a weekend stay with us in Green Bay, and discover the miles upon miles of scenic trails beyond these beautiful shores just waiting for your discovery.

Green Bay Hiking Destinations

It doesn’t matter if you’ve hiked these trails many times before, or if you’re a newcomer to Green Bay.  The best of the hiking trails can still find ways to surprise you at every turn, and can be a wonderful and relaxing way to spend a day in Green Bay.  If scenic beauty is what drives you outdoors onto local hiking trails, then you won’t want to miss the 920 pristine acres along the Bay of Green Bay found at Barkhausen Waterfowl Preserve.  You’ll walk amongst the 9 miles of trails through the forests, meadows and wetlands that are home to wide variety of waterfowl, wildlife, and plant species.  Another popular place for hikers along the bay is Bay Shore Park, where you’ll find breathtaking views out over the bay from atop the beautiful Niagara Escarpment.  This beautiful geological feature is a remnant of the lands created 400 million years ago by an ancient sea.

Green Bay hikingIf you’re up for a little bit more of a challenge, the popular hiking destinations in Green Bay include the Reforestation Camp, with its 1,600 acres and miles of trails, including the Oaks Trail marked for advanced hikers, and Neshota Park‘s steeply sloped valleys, and wooded hills.  Two wonderful multi-use trails that are perfect for the casual walker are the Mountain-Bay Trail, and the Fox River State Recreational Trail, which is located just steps from our Green Bay Bed and Breakefast. Both recreational trails are part of the Rails to Trail program, and are wonderful ways to glimpse the beauty and serenity of the Greater Green Bay region.  No matter which trails you choose to explore, a weekend spent with us in Green Bay is sure to leave you relaxed and rejuvenated.

It’s Spring in Green Bay; Let’s go Biking!

Posted on April 21st, 2014 in Wisconsin outdoors.

Green Bay BikingWith such diverse displays of natures beauty throughout the great state of Wisconsin there is no shortage of outdoor adventure to be had, and Green Bay is no different.  The city of Green Bay offers scenic trails year around for outdoor enthusiasts of all types.  Wisconsin has frequently been named as one of the top bicycling destinations in the nation, and it’s no wonder why.  Biking is a healthy and family oriented experience that can be enjoyed by anyone.  With more than 80 trails in the “rails-to-trails” system, and hundreds of miles on quiet country roads or through peaceful forests, Wisconsin boasts a biking friendly culture.  If you’re a biking enthusiast, then book your room at the Astor House Bed and Breakfast, located in the heart of Downtown Green Bay, and get ready to experience the charms of the Greater Green Bay on your bike.

Green Bay Biking Trails

One of the most prominent multi-use trails in Green Bay is the popular Fox River State Trail.  You’ll enjoy biking down the 25 miles of this trail, as it meanders along the Fox River from downtown Green Bay, through the charming cities of Allouez, De Pere, Rockland, Wrightstown, and Holland.  Along the way, you’ll pass wonderful points of interest, including Voyager park, the Claude Allouez Bridge, and the De Pere lock and dam, which is one of the few manually operated systems left in the country.  Another popular trail in the area, which is part of the “rails-to-trails” movement, is the Mountain-Bay State Trail.  This beautiful trail, at 83 miles long, is one of the longest rail-trails in Wisconsin, traveling between Rib Mountain and Green Bay.  Along the way, you’ll pass through a variety of landscapes including farmlands, forests and wetlands, and will ride over many scenic bridges and streams.  There are even a series of interpretive signs along the way, depicting early history of the county and the former rail line from which the trail was created.

Green Bay bikingIf you’re looking for a more intense biking challenge in Green Bay, then we suggest you head to the trails found within the Reforestation camp; a popular destination for Green Bay mountain biking.  Within the 1,600 acres of this pristine land, you’ll find many miles of trails up to meeting your challenge, featuring a combination of both single and double track trails.  No matter what type of trails you like to ride, Green Bay has something to offer you.  Strap the bikes on the car, and head to Green Bay for a wonderful weekend of biking this spring.  We look forward to your stay.

Make Plans for Upcoming Green Bay Fishing Seasons

Posted on March 15th, 2014 in Wisconsin outdoors.

Green Bay fishingSpring is nearly here, which means it’s time to get outside and explore the wonderful opportunities found in the Greater Green Bay area.  The State of Wisconsin is home to over 15,000 inland lakes and 42,000 miles of streams and rivers, not to mention the fishing found in the Great Lakes.  These wonderful fishing opportunities make Wisconsin a premier fishing destination in the Midwest.  Green Bay, the heart of Brown County, is a legendary destination for winter ice fishing anglers, and while that season may be coming to a rapid end, there are still a few anglers that continue to find opportunities for Green Bay fishing this winter, especially in areas where access roads have been established.  However, even if you’ve missed your chance for winter ice fishing this year, there’s still reason to rejoice in the Green Bay fishing opportunities coming up soon.  The official 2013-2014 Wisconsin fishing season ends when licenses expire on March 31.  However, 2014-2015 licenses can be purchased today, and you get started on planning this years Green Bay fishing adventures!  When you stay at our Green Bay Bed and Breakfast, you’re within easy reach of the many wonderful Green Bay fishing opportunities that kick off again this spring. (more…)

Wisconsin Fall Hiking

Posted on October 21st, 2013 in Wisconsin outdoors.

Wisconsin fall hikingFall is upon us, and it’s hard not to love the crisp air, bright blue skies, and vibrant orange, red, and yellow trees that come with it.  Fall begins the season of change, when the bright glare of summer gives way to the gold, red and burnt orange of the evening sky.  Northern Wisconsin is currently in the peak of its fall color season, where there is no better time to witness the beauty of fall firsthand.  With two easily-accessible and equally beautiful counties near Green Bay, the opportunities to get outdoors for some invigorating Wisconsin fall hiking are seemingly endless.  Stay with us at Astor House Bed and Breakfast, where your beautiful fall adventure awaits. (more…)

Revel in Spectacular Wisconsin Fall Colors

Posted on September 16th, 2013 in Wisconsin outdoors.

Wisconsin Fall ColorWe all know that Green Bay is famous for Packer football. However, as Wisconsin’s oldest city, there is so much more to the area that is worth exploring. As we head into the month of September, it’s time to leave behind what has been a glorious Wisconsin summer, and start thinking about a delightful fall. Autumn in Wisconsin is all about the color; bright oranges, vibrant yellows, and deep reds. There is nothing like experiencing the beauty of Wisconsin fall colors. Delight your senses with the dazzling colors, pungent smells, and the quiet sounds of nature as you hike or bike the dozens of state and county parks. Head out on a driving tour, where you’re guaranteed a front row seat to Mother Nature’s fall show. Whether you’ve experienced fall in northeast Wisconsin before or not, you are sure to enjoy yourself during your visit. Fall foliage season is very popular, so Book your room with us now, and get started on your colorful Wisconsin journey! (more…)