From Booming Business to Quiet Park

Photographed November 4, 2014
Erected by Harrington Beach State Park
Belgium, Ozaukee County, Wisconsin
 (A) 43.497424,-87.810904
(entrance to Harrington Beach State Park)
(B) 43.496702,-87.794688
(park at the Welcome Center)
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From Booming Business to Quiet Park
The quiet, peaceful scene at Harrington Beach State Park contrasts sharply with its former life as a quarry and company town. You can just imagine the noise as limestone was blasted loose, hauled in steel cars by mules, pulled by cable along inclined tramways, crushed by a giant crusher, and shipped out by wooden, slab-sided ships via Lake Michigan. Harrington Beach State Park was established in the early . . . . . after the quarry closed.

We hope you have enjoyed your hike . . . . again.
The marker is located deep inside Harrington Beach State Park. Use the above GPS coordinates to (A) arrive at the park entrance, (B) park your vehicle at the Welcome Center, and begin the 18-marker journey through the park, to the shores of Lake Michigan, and around Quarry Lake. The address to the entrance to Harrington State Beach Park is 531 County Road D, Belgium, Wisconsin 53004.

NOTE: You will need a Wisconsin State Park annual pass or day pass to access the marker; the marker is inside a fee-to-enter area.


The marker is No. 15 on the Harrington Beach State Park "Stonehaven" Historic Trail.

The pathway leading to the marker (which will be on the right).

 Access to the markers begins near the Welcome Center.

The markers are along the scenic trail, which begins
adjacent to the parking lot for the Welcome Center.

Go past this gate to access the markers.

 There is plenty of parking adjacent to the Welcome Center.

The marker is located at Harrington Beach State Park.

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