Points of Interest
Nestled near the center of the Oconto River Valley, truly in a valley below the popular "Suring Hill", lies the village of Suring. Located on the 45th parallel, the village is located halfway between the North Pole and the equator.
A 4-day celebration is hosted by community organizations over Labor Day weekend. Truck, tractor, horse and ATV pulls take place throughout the weekend along with a local talent show, youth baseball tournament, dance and carnival. The Labor Day Parade, sponsored by the Lions Club, is the highlight of the weekend.
The Oconto River runs through the village where Riverside Memorial Park is situated on its banks. The park offers a rest area, picnic facilities, playground, community garden, boat landing for access to a fishing excursion or a leisurely canoe trip. The former highway iron bridge has been retained and enhances the park, providing access to the newly constructed boardwalk with interpretive signage through the wetlands along the Oconto River. The iron bridge will be home to an art museum that will display paintings and sculptures depicting the history of the community and of transportation. In December, a beautiful holiday lighting display adorns the park. The park is open year round with certain features having limited accessibility.
A year-round recreation trail passes through the center of the village. This trail offers access to the Oconto County and State trail systems. The scenic trail provides a route for hikers and bicyclists in all four seasons. ATV riders can start on the north side of Highway 32. Snowmobile enthusiasts love this well-groomed trail. Trail access, with ample parking and unloading area, is available adjacent to the Village Hall just off Highway 32.
Whether you stop in Suring to visit, recreate, shop or are looking to settle here, you will find the area offers the best of nature’s beauty and friendly people to assist you.
*Photos courtesy Villiage of Suring & Chique Tousey-Tabar