Rediscovering The Ridges

When you live here, it’s easy to take our natural wonders for granted. You get caught in the day-to-day grind of running your business and the next thing you know you’ve gone years without visiting some of the places that others would dream to have in their own backyard. Such is the case with the Ridges Sanctuary in Baileys Harbor, one of the oldest nature preserves in the state. Last year they opened their fabulous new facility on Hwy 57, and a couple weeks ago Continue reading →

Ridges Sanctuary, one of the most beautiful places on the Door County Peninsula to visit…

In 1937, The Ridges Sanctuary became Wisconsin’s first land trust. For over 75 years, it has been an integral part of the rich, natural setting of the Baileys Harbor community and the Door County Peninsula. Founded to preserve the original 40 acre parcel, The Ridges has grown thoughtfully and strategically to ensure the protection of the most biologically diverse ecosystem in Wisconsin. Between 1938 and 1946, the Sanctuary grew to 520 acres through land acquisitions from its membership. By our 50th anniversary in 1987, the Continue reading →

Holiday Season Comes to Door County

Door County Holiday Events The leaves may be gone, but our doors are still open here at Bay Point Inn. Next week the peninsula begins to come to life for the holiday season, with Christmas lights and decorations, great shopping, and holiday performances. Most of our shops are still open on the weekends, and the peninsula is alive with great hiking and dining. Last week we checked out the Wickman House (amazing craft cocktails!), snagged some chocolate at Uncle Tom’s Schoolhouse Candies in Ellison Bay, Continue reading →

Door County September Event Highlights

Labor Day Duathlon Sept. 5 2 mile run/12 mile bike/2 mile run, 5k run and 0.5 mile youth fun run. Sister Bay Marina Fest and Classic Auto Show Sept. 5-6 End the summer with a bang! Classic auto and boat show, live music, food, music, kids boat-building and fireworks in Sister Bay. Door County Century Ride September 13 Choose from several routes, including a full 100 miles, leaving from the fairgrounds in Sturgeon Bay. Peninsula Century Fall Challenge Sept. 19 This ride has quickly established Continue reading →

Why September is the Best Time to Visit Door County

“What’s your favorite time of year in Door County?” People ask us this all the time, and they’re usually surprised by our answer. Yes, the late spring is beautiful as the cherry trees blossom, flowers wake up from hibernation, and the crowds begin to breathe new life into the peninsula. In July the county is infused with energy from the packed shops, restaurants, and roads. The water warms at the beach, the sun beats down heavy, and this becomes the best place in America to Continue reading →