Door County, Wisconsin occupies most of the peninsula surrounded by Lake Michigan and Green Bay. The length of the peninsula is approximately 65 miles. The roads are well maintained and the drive is well worth the time.
It is a magical place; the pace is slow and the people are friendly. Spectacular views of beaches, rocky shorelines and magnificent forests fill your senses and draw visitors back year after year. There are wineries, cheese shops and fabulous restaurants. You will not find many chain fast food outlets here except at Sturgeon Bay, which is the largest of the towns in Door County. There is great fishing year-round and small quaint shops can be found in every town.
In addition to wine and cheese, cherries are an important staple of Door County. You will find cherry muffins, cherry pie, chocolate covered dried cherries, even Cherry French Toast, awarded America’s Best Breakfast in 2010 by ABC’s Good Morning America. Small, family owned restaurants can satisfy any taste, and there is no shortage of pubs and drinking establishments featuring local beer and spirits.
In the winter, with sufficient snowfall, you can enjoy cross-country skiing, snowshoeing through the parks and forests, and snowmobiling. Ice fishing is quite popular, as the waters surrounding the peninsula freeze solid as far as the eye can see. The summer brings hiking, biking and enjoying the beaches. There is even a Drive-In Movie Theatre. One very old tradition, and one not to be missed, is a Fish Boil.
Accommodations are abundant; mostly resorts, cottages and cabins.
Interesting Facts About Door County:
• 2,200 acres of cherry orchards
• 1,000 acres of apple orchards
• 298 miles of shoreline
• 58 people per square mile (population density)
• 10 lighthouses
• 5 state parks
• 5 wineries
• 1 microbrewery
Door County could possibly be the perfect vacation spot, no matter if you stay a few days or for an extended period of time.