About the Village of Sherwood

Just a short drive from Wisconsin’s bustling cities and shopping centers, Sherwood offers panoramic views of Lake Winnebago, rolling farm fields dotted with century-old family farmsteads, and astonishing vistas of the Niagara Escarpment.  Sherwood features a dynamic community of agricultural, and recreational businesses, with a wide selection of high-quality housing. 

Abundant open space, a golf course, event center, state park, towering cliffs, rich history, 137,000 acre Lake Winnebago, miles of paved and unpaved walking, bicycling, and horseback trails are some of accoutrements available to guests and residents of the Village of Sherwood.

The Niagara Escarpment spans the middle of North America as it stretches from Wisconsin through parts of Canada to Niagara Falls.  The Niagara Escarpment reaches its highest point of 896 feet above sea level in Sherwood’s High Cliff State Park.  

Lake Winnebago is one of the largest inland lakes in the United States.  Many annual events take place on Lake Winnebago including shoreline concerts, fishing tournaments, power boat events, pleasure boating, rallies, sail runs, and of course, fishing.  Lake Winnebago is one of the more heavily fished lakes in the state and considered by many fishermen to be one of the nation’s top walleye fishing spots. 

Ice fishing is popular on Lake Winnebago.  Each February brings in thousands of people looking to spear the big, prehistoric sturgeon. The eastern side of the lake is known as one of the premier places to spear the famous lake sturgeon.  

Other fish species include bluegill, largemouth bass, muskellunge, northern pike, perch, white bass, sheepshead, channel catfish, flathead catfish and smallmouth bass.