For information on the 14 other Preserves around Door County go to www.doorcountylandtrust.org
State and County Parks
Door county has 5 state parks with nearly 100 miles of hiking trails, over 8,000 acres of protected land, nearly 20 miles of undeveloped shoreline and over 600 campsites. All parks are an easy car ride, with Potawatomi 10 minutes away.
State Parks -
Newport State Park - 2,400 acres
Potawatomi State Park - 1,200 acres
Peninsula State Park - 3,776 acres
Rock Island State Park - 912 acres (an Island)
White Fish Dunes - 867 acres
for more info www.wiparks.net
County Parks -
Ahnapee State Trail - Sturgeon Bay
John Miles - Sturgeon Bay
Lily Bay Park - Sturgeon Bay
George K. Pinney - Sturgeon Bay
Robert LaSalle - Sturgeon Bay
Robert Carmody - Little Sturgeon Bay
Baileys Harbor Ridges - Baileys Harbor
Cana Island - Baileys Harbor
Cave Point - Jacksonport
Lyle Harter-Matter Sanctuary - Jacksonport
Meridian - Jacksonport
Chadoirs Dock - Namur
Sugar Creek - Namur
Door Bluff Headlands - Ellison Bay
Ellison Bay Bluff - Ellison Bay
Frank E. Murphy - Egg Harbor
Forestville Dam - Forestville
Tornado Memorial Park - Southern Door
for more info http://.map.co.door.wi.us/parks
Door County is called the Cape Cod of the Midwest and for good reason, 300 miles of shoreline and the harbor towns. From bustling to rustic, there are a number of towns to visit all within a short, scenic drive.
Door County has some of the best fishing in the world. In fact Sturgeon Bay and surrounding waters have been named the #1 Smallmouth Fishery in the US by Bassmaster.
There are a number of public boat launches within 10 minutes and these give you easy access to Lake Michigan or Sturgeon Bay or Green Bay if Lake Michigan is too rough. We are in one of the best spots to launch a boat and have a number of fishing options without spending all day getting there. Also, there are a number of transient options - launch and then leave the boat in a harbor. It's an amazing day to fish and then come back to the Log Cabin to cook and spend time by the campfire.
Right across the road! Hike through Door County Land Trust's 155 acres of prairie, woods and seasonal wetland complex. The trail is about 2 miles.
The Door County fish boil is something you have to experience. Even if you don't like fish, it is something you have to see at least once, the restaurants usually have things to order other then fish. We like the Viking and Pelletier's. www.doorcounty.com/where-to-dine/fishboils
Kayak - Canoe
Bring or rent kayaks to explore the coastline, Cave Point, Mink River, Cana Island or Sturgeon Bay. There are a few places to rent equipment and hire guides. Check out www.doorcounty.com
Door County is located at 44 degrees latitude, which circles the globe and includes some of the best wine making regions like Tuscany, Italy and Bordeaux, France. Take the wine trail through Door County. There are 7 unique winery stops in the trail - open year round.
Explore By Boat - Tube - Waterski
There are a number of boat charters and boat rental companies that offer chartered cruises and fishing, sailboat, speedboat, pontoon and jetski rentals. If you are bringing a boat, Egg Harbor and Sturgeon Bay have multiple transient options.
We usually bring our Whaler with us when we stay there and keep it in a transient slip.
It is recommended to call ahead to reserve a slip.
Egg Harbor Marina - 920-868-2048
Sturgeon Bay Skipper Buds -
Things To Do
From festivals and outdoor music series to symphony concert hall performances and rock 'n roll gigs at local bars, you'll find lots to love about the Door County music scene.
The Peninsula Players has a history which is as captivating as the plays staged at the theater during the past 83 years. And it began simply with “two planks and a passion.” Patrons have returned year after year, drawn by the theater’s tradition of providing exceptional professional productions of classic and contemporary literature. They are also delighted by the talent of its acting company and the theater’s serene location along the shores of Green Bay.
Fishing Events in Area
Door County Ice Fishing Tournament: February 8-9, 2020: Waterfront Mary’s Bar & Grill at Beach Harbor Resort, 3662 N Duluth Ave. Sturgeon Bay http://doorcountyicefishingtournament.com/
Kewaunee/Door County Salmon Tournament: July 20, 2019 - July 28, 2019
Sturgeon Bay Open Bass Tournament: SPRING: May 16-19 2019
FALL: September, 14 2019
located at Wave Pointe Marina http://www.sbobt.org/
Bailey's Harbor Brown Trout Tournament: http://baileysharbor.doorcounty.com/events/brown-trout-tournament/
Fishing Licenses can be purchased on line at dnr.wi.gov or call 888-936-7463
Licenses are required for ages 16+
For More Fishing Information:
Door County Fishing Hotline:
Snowmobile - Cross County Ski
There are approximately 250 miles of snowmobile trails in Door County. We are located on the snowmobile trail and if you need to rent, there is one rental location close by.
Door Peninsula Sales, we have rented from them and had great service.
Cross County Ski & Snowshoe
Our property is great for cross county skiing and snowshoeing, along with the State Parks that offer groomed trails.
You can rent equipment from the State Parks or an outfitter.
Bring your own stuff and you can go to the the State and County Parks