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Stories and Tips Door County

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Road Trip From Milwaukee to Door County

Written by MilwVon on 13 Oct, 2013

Originally I had envisioned this road trip being a "day trip" up and back but as I started adding things to my itinerary, it was clear that an overnight would make the trip more enjoyable. I am really glad that I made that decision…Read More

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Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal & Lighthouse

Written by MilwVon on 12 Oct, 2013

Sturgeon Bay is a port town on Lake Michigan in Door County, Wisconsin. With heavy ship traffic into the harbor, it became necessary to build a navigational light at the entrance to the ship canal. The pierhead light was built in 1881 but…Read More

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The Road Trip From Milwaukee to Door County

Written by MilwVon on 17 Jul, 2013

According to Mapquest, it is 193 miles and should take right about three and a half hours to make the drive from our house to Peninsula State Park, where I would be camping for the duration of my visit to Door County. Because I…Read More

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Amish Quilt & Craft Show

Written by MilwVon on 17 Jul, 2013

OK so sometimes travel and sightseeing just falls into the category of kismet! During my time in Fish Creek I had the opportunity to strike up conversations with many people, especially when they learned that I was traveling largely to add to my "Wisconsin…Read More

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Door County's Barn Quilt Trail

Written by MilwVon on 17 Jul, 2013

As with other communities throughout Wisconsin, Door County has embarked upon a barn quilt effort of their own. Organized by the University of Wisconsin - Green Bay Extension Office in partnership with 4H, Future Farmers of America (FFA) and other community groups, it appears…Read More

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Fishing for Chinook (King) Salmon on Lake Michigan

Written by MilwVon on 16 Jul, 2013

I will try to keep this "fishing story" factual, because as we all know, most fishing stories do have an element of fiction to them!Last summer my brother-in-law brought over some smoked salmon he said a friend of his had caught in Lake Michigan.…Read More

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Hickey Bros. Market

Written by MilwVon on 16 Jul, 2013

Not a restaurant or attraction, I wasn't really sure how to provide my review for Hickey Bros. Market, so I opted to write a "story" instead.Before my trip to Door County I had already researched "what if" options if I were to catch a fish…Read More

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Miscellaneous Odds & Ends

Written by MilwVon on 16 Jul, 2013

As you might imagine, with just 4 days/3 nights it would be impossible to see, do and experience everything that is offered in any tourist area. For me in Door County, this was especially exaggerated because of the wealth of opportunities on land and…Read More

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US Lighthouse Society's Passport Program

Written by MilwVon on 15 Jul, 2013

Back in May I had the opportunity to tour the Piedras Blancas Lighthouse in San Simeon, California. It was a very educational and entertaining morning spent learning about lighthouses; their construction and functionality as well as how they have evolved over the past 150+…Read More

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Door County's Lighthouses

Written by MilwVon on 15 Jul, 2013

During my recent vacation in California, I got bit by the lighthouse bug at Piedras Blancas Light Station located in San Simeon. Since I was already planning a trip to Door County without much of a real focus, it was easy to make searching…Read More

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