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Visitportwashington.com is your complete Port Washington resource! Whether you are planning a great Lake Michigan vacation, or are thinking of relocating yourself or a business to this great community, we hope the links below provide you with the helpful information you need.

Business Resources


Ozaukee County Economic Development
• http://www.ozaukeebusiness.org/


S.C.O.R.E.
FREE & CONFIDENTIAL, helpful small business planning and advice. Useful for new and existing business, as well as contemplating starting or closing/selling a business.
• http://www.score.org/index.html


U.S. Small Business Administration
Since its founding on July 30, 1953, the U.S. Small Business Administration has delivered millions of loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions and other forms of assistance to small businesses. SBA provides assistances primarily through its four programmatic functions: Access to Capital, Entrepreneurial Development, Government Contracting and Advocacy.
• http://www.sba.gov/content/wisconsin-sba-employees

History
Port Washington Historical Society
The Historical Society is a volunteer, non-profit educational organization that is dedicated to the preservation, advancement, and dissemination of knowledge of the history of the Port Washington area. The Society operates the 1860 Port Washington Light House / Light Station Museum and maintains a Resource Center & Office.
• Click here to visit the Port Washington Historical Society website


Ozaukee County Historical Society
The Ozaukee County Historical Society has for over 50 years developed and maintained the Ozaukee County Pioneer Village, and the County Archival Records, which are available at the Hazel Wirth Center. All researchers are invited to use these county records that are updated as materials are made available. Stony Hill School which is the original birth place of National Flag Day was acquired in 1977 making a one room school experience available to students, along with annual events held there.
• http://www.co.ozaukee.wi.us/ochs

Municipal
City of Port Washington
The City of Port Washington website has all the information you need about our local government. Departments, meeting times, agendas, zoning, licensing and more. There is even a photo gallery.
• http://cityofportwashington.com/


Ozaukee County
The Ozaukee County site has all the information you need to know about our county government. Departments, economic development, deeds and records, land information, and more.
• http://www.co.ozaukee.wi.us


roadconcerns.com
Have a concern about about road conditions? Using this web site, you'll find solutions to saving fuel, reduce idling time, eliminate frustration, and most importantly save lives. By reporting road conditions in your area, we'll forward all your requests directly to the local city department that deals with the appropriate concerns. Whether it's trouble with a stop light, trees down, or even dead animals on your road we can help!
• www.roadconcerns.com

News Media
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Milwaukee and Wisconsin News, Sports, Weather, Business, Opinion, Photos, Video, and Investigative Reporting from Wisconsin's Number One News Source.
• Click here for online version


Ozaukee Press
Ozaukee Press is the official newspaper of Ozaukee County. Founded in 1940, Ozaukee Press is the largest independently owned community newspaper in Wisconsin. The best way to stay up to date on local news.
• Click here for online version

Other
Stars and Stripes Honor Flight
Our mission is to fly WWII veterans and terminally ill veterans from other wars to see their memorials in Washington, DC. We also work closely with schools throughout Wisconsin to ensure that the heroic stories of our veterans are built into the curriculum so that future generations will fully appreciate the sacrifices made on their behalf. For those who did return from World War II and are with us still, it is time for a simple Thank You. A profound day of reunion and renewal. A trip to the nation's capitol to see their WWII Memorial before it is too late. Please… Help Honor Flight FLY.
• http://starsandstripeshonorflight.org/

Tourism
Ozaukee County Tourism
Ozaukee County Tourism can help you discover a treasure trove of things to see, do, and enjoy in Wisconsinís grandest east coast county. From the shores of Lake Michigan to the rolling rustic country-side, Ozaukee County retains its rural charm and is committed to preserving its pioneer heritage.
• Click here to visit www.ozaukeetourism.com


Ozaukee Interurban Trail
The route of the Ozaukee Interurban Trail is based on the Interurban railway that connected Ozaukee County to the City of Milwaukee and Sheboygan. The trail is intended for year round uses, such as biking, in-line skating, walking, running and cross-country skiing. Motorized vehicles including snowmobiles, and horses are not allowed on the trail.
• Click here to visit www.interurbantrail.us


Wisconsin Department of Tourism
Wisconsin is a preferred travel destination throughout the Midwest. Their website has information on everything from family vacation ideas, to bike trails, festivals, camping opportunities, and places to stay, eat and play!
• www.travelwisconsin.com


Wisconsin Harbor Towns Association
Wisconsin has 1,100 miles of magnificent coastline along Lake Michigan and Lake Superior, along with a diversity of Harbor Towns in which you can enjoy all of those Great Lakes activities. You will find lighthouses, charter fishing, maritime history, marinas, sandy beaches, beautiful parks, and more in these lakefront towns. Plan your itinerary now!
• www.wisconsinharbortowns.net


Cedarburg Festivals
The many annual events sponsored by Festivals of Cedarburg, Inc. are located in downtown Historic Cedarburg and are known throughout the Midwest for rollicking good times, terrific music and entertainment, juried arts and crafts fairs and wacky contests.
• http://cedarburgfestivals.org


Ozaukee County Parks & Planning
The work of our Parks Department allows residents and visitors of Ozaukee County to appreciate and enjoy the natural and cultural resources, local ecology, recreational experiences, well planned sustainable growth and improved quality of life in Ozaukee County.
• http://www.co.ozaukee.wi.us/PlanningParks/Index.htm


Fishing WIsconsin - WDNR
Here is where you can find information on getting your fishing license. Wisconsin has 1.4 million anglers that annually catch 88 million fish and keep 33 million fish of all kinds, releasing the rest to challenge anglers another day. Those kinds of numbers, combined with great scenery, and record fish - such as the world record brown trout caught in Lake Michigan in 2010 - makes Wisconsin the #2 most popular fishing destination in the U.S. Grab a friend and fish Wisconsin...you won't be disappointed.
• http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/fishing/


VISIT Milwaukee
For a city with the ideal mix of business and pleasure, thereís no place better than Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Charming millions of visitors every year, Milwaukee plays host to guests looking for a fun getaway as well as those in town to get deals done. But regardless of why you came here, youíll come back for one simple reason: Milwaukee knows how to have a good time.
• http://www.visitmilwaukee.org/


Port Washington Charter Captain's Association
Action Packed Fishing Adventure! Nestled inside seven hills on the shore of Lake Michigan, Port Washington is the ideal location to begin your sport fishing adventure. You will be fishing with an experienced captain that's eager to help you have a great time, and catch that trophy Salmon or Trout.
• http://www.portwashingtoncharterfishing.com/


Port Washington Marina
This certified clean marina features 220 "deep water" slips, a friendly casual atmosphere, night security guard, located 1 block from the downtown area with many fine restaurants and shopping nearby. Free courtesy dockage for boaters stopping for lunch (up to 3 hours) The marina season is from April 1st until November 1st.
• www.port-washingtonmarina.com


Port Washington Parks & Recreation
Parks & Recreation facilitates leisure and cultural activities, special events, and services that promote mental and physical health, self-development, and community involvement. The Department strives to sustain and enhance the natural environment through careful planning and maintenance of the parks, open spaces, and beaches.
• portwashington.recdesk.com/recdeskportal/


Treasures of Oz
The Treasures of Oz is a partnership of organizations and individuals who bring together their efforts and resources to promote environmental awareness, education and stewardship of the natural resources of Ozaukee County. The Treasures of Oz project is a resource for those who live and recreate in Ozaukee County in order to foster awareness of their natural surroundings and to engage them in a meaningful and sustainable way.
• http://treasuresofoz.org


Great Lakes Sports Fisherman Club-Oz Chapter
Hello to all of you Salmon & Trout Fisherpersons!

We welcome all of you to our recently re-done club web-site. Our club is a non-profit 501 © (3) organization. For more information on our club check out our club’s informational flyer at the “Join Us” link under the “Club Events” link on this web-site.

We would encourage all of you that fish Lake Michigan for Salmon & Trout to join one of the many fine Great Lakes Sport Fishermen Clubs on the Western shore of the lake. Most of our club members fish out of the Port Washington harbor located in Ozaukee County. We would certainly be glad to have you join our club! Give us a call at (262) 644-8481 for more info on our club and its many activities.

Good Fishing To You Always, Club President Bob Hammen
• www.glsf-oz.org


Ozaukee Bike Routes
The Ozaukee Bike Routes website offers turn-by-turn directions for a variety of planned bicycling routes in Ozaukee County. Each route includes information on scenic views, historic villages, rest stops, parks and preserves and other points of interest.
The route descriptions, which can be downloaded free of charge, provide the length of each route and level of difficulty. They also give cyclists turn-by-turn instructions to follow through the countryside. The routes are carefully designed to avoid pitfalls such as dead-end roads and to lead riders to bike-friendly river and expressway crossings.
• Click here to download maps


Ozaukee County Mountain Bikers Club
Ozaukee County Mountain Bikers Club (OCMB) is a non-profit organization dedicated to building, maintaining, and riding mountain bike trails in Ozaukee County, Wisconsin.

As volunteers, we have built the first legal mountain biking trails in the county at Pleasant Valley Park in Cedarburg. We are currently finishing up our second trail which is located in Port Washington, behind Upper Lake Park.

Our primary goal is to make the sport we love more accessible to the men, women, and children of our area, and to do so in a fun, safe, and sustainable manner. While we are a “club”, we have no requirements for membership and encourage everyone to attend our meetings, group rides, and/or help out at our trail maintenance events!
• For more info, click here


Ozaukee Magazine
Food, drink, art, music, local events… Ozaukee magazine has you covered and we’re always open to covering new things too, Ozaukee Magazine is a regional publication that serves up to 40,000 people a month. In a county of 86,000 – that’s just about half.

We’re a young, modern, educated and thoughtful group of people that love where we live, work and play.
• www.countyist.com/ozaukee/


Port Washington Yacht Club
Club activities include a year round social calendar that not only consists of a full schedule of fun parties, but also informal group trips anytime during the year. Saturday Buoy racing series for both racing class and cruising class boats, are held on most weekends, June through September. The Port Washington Yacht Club sponsors the across the lake Clipper Cup race and hosts the west shore and across the lake 'Double Handed' race.
• http://www.pwycwi.com/

Transportation
Ozaukee Transit
County - wide Shared-Ride Taxi service which runs seven days a week. Each taxi trip may serve several riders who are traveling to the same or nearby destinations. To arrange for taxi service in Ozaukee County call 262-284-8294. Ozaukee County residents can also ride the Ozaukee County Express bus to work in the Milwaukee Central Business District.
• http://www.ozaukeetransit.com


GO Riteway
GO Riteway is a prompt, door-to-door transportation service linking Milwaukee's General Mitchell Airport (MKE), Chicago's O'Hare (ORD) & Midway (MDW) with all of Southeastern Wisconsin. Our service area includes homes, hotels, and businesses anywhere from Northern Illinois to Door County and from Lake Michigan to Madison. We can also provide charter services taking people between locations that do not involve an airport. We transport groups for business, dinners, outings and other events.
• www.goriteway.com
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We invite you to visit Port Washington, and see for yourself all we have to offer.

Whether you are visiting, considering relocating, or are scouting out a potential business opportunity, we think you will find the community here supportive and welcoming - truly your home Port.

Whatever brings you to Port Washington, we know you will love our people, our amenities, our quality of life.


Click here to get your Port Washington Visitor's Guide!
Click to view Interactive Visitor's Guide



We invite you to visit Port Washington, and see for yourself all we have to offer.

Whether you are visiting, considering relocating, or are scouting out a potential business opportunity, we think you will find the community here supportive and welcoming - truly your home Port.

Whatever brings you to Port Washington, we know you will love our people, our amenities, our quality of life.


Click here to get your Port Washington Visitor's Guide!
Click to view Interactive Visitor's Guide

We invite you to visit Port Washington, and see for yourself all we have to offer. Whether you are visiting, considering relocating, or are scouting out a potential business opportunity, we think you will find the community here supportive and welcoming - truly your home Port. Whatever brings you to Port Washington, we know you will love our people, our amenities, our quality of life.

Click here to get your Port Washington Visitor's Guide!
Click to view Interactive Visitor's Guide

We invite you to visit Port Washington, and see for yourself all we have to offer. Whether you are visiting, considering relocating, or are scouting out a potential business opportunity, we think you will find the community here supportive and welcoming - truly your home Port. Whatever brings you to Port Washington, we know you will love our people, our amenities, our quality of life.

Click here to get your Port Washington Visitor's Guide!
Click to view Interactive Visitor's Guide
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