Our Local Grocer – Main Street Market

  Nearly 30 years after Main Street Market opened its doors in Egg Harbor, we’ve come to take it for granted. When Dave and Vonnie Callsen opened the store in 1987, few residents believed that even a small supermarket could survive in the sleepy village of Egg Harbor.   A recent meeting of the Buy Local Door County group reminded me how lucky we are here. The Callsen’s hosted at the market, which is just one of a variety of specialty stores, farm markets and Continue reading →

What Successful Runners Do The Night Before Their Door County Race

As the Door County Half Marathon nears, we’re grateful for this guest post from Dan Lyne of Middle Age Marathoner fame. The author of multiple books on running and injury prevention, Lyne shares his advice for choosing accommodations the night before your big race!   If you’re traveling away from home and need to spend the night in a Door County hotel before your big event, how do you get the best possible accommodations to help ensure race day success? The hotel at which you Continue reading →

Bay Point Inn Aerial Video

When Myles’s grandson came up to Door County from Chicago a few weeks ago with his new drone, he decided to show grandpa what it could do at the inn. Jacob Dannhausen-Brun is a senior at Hinsdale Central High School who has developed some seriously good skills with his drone camera, as you can see in this video taken at Bay Point in early February. This cool look shows the beauty of Door County in winter, but also the incredible perch we have on the top Continue reading →

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 →