The Site

The site for the Spirit of the Rivers is along Mariners Trail, on the lakefront at the boundary between Manitowoc and Two Rivers.  The location offers a spectacular Lake Michigan backdrop, with enough open space for proper viewing both on-site and from Memorial Drive.  Parking, picnic area, and restrooms are conveniently available at the nearby Woodland Drive wayside, just south of the sculpture.   Native prairie and the four kinds of trees used in making a birch bark canoe are planted at the site.   Nearby Forget-Me-Not Creek is being restored under the guidance of the Woodland Dunes Nature Center and Preserve.