The Town of Rhine was established in 1852. It is a lush, green area in Sheboygan County that is primarily agricultural. The landscape is reminiscent of the Rhine River areas in Europe, therefore, its settlers named it as such. Several segments of Wisconsin’s 1,200-mile Ice Age Trail run through the town and provide great hiking opportunities as well as bird watching and enjoying local wildlife. The town covers 34.6 square miles and it consists of a total of one square mile of water from its numerous lakes. This allows for wonderful fishing opportunities and lakeside walks. The rolling landscape is highly glaciated and provides cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, and off-road biking and rode bicycling opportunities. Summers are warm and humid and the air is filled with the sounds of crickets and frogs...and mosquitoes, known as the "other State bird". Winters can be challenging with icy road conditions and snow drifts over the winding country roads, but its beautiful snow covered fields, rolling white hills and ice covered tree branches give it a serenity many of the residents cherish.