A day in the slower months of Door County

    What’s there to do in Door County in the slower months?  We get this question all the time….check out our ideas for a day exploring the Peninsula!   1) Always start your morning with homemade breakfast at Bay Point Inn. Indulge in homemade Quiche with fresh seasonal ingredients from your hosts’ nearby farm, Belgium waffles and array of other locally sourced choices.   2) Head over to the Ridges Sanctuary in Baileys Harbor – we always have free passes for our guests When you live here, it’s easy Continue reading →

Door County Events – June 2016

June 4 Free Fishing Weekend, Throughout Door County Wisconsin State Parks Free Fun Weekend, 5 Door County State Parks June 11 Hog Wild Run and Side Pork Fest, Sturgeon Bay June 9-12 Steel Bridge Song Fest, Sturgeon Bay June 10 – 12 Door County Lighthouse Festival, throughout Door County June 14 Peninsula Players Season opens, Fish Creek June 15 Northern Sky Theatre Opens, Fish Creek June 18 Door County Beer Festival, Baileys Harbor Ephraim Fyr Bal Festival, Ephraim Peninsula Century Spring Classic bike ride, Baileys Harbor Crossroads Trail Run, Sturgeon Bay Ahnapee Continue reading →

Door County Events – May 2016

Door County Half Marathon May 7 One of the Midwest’s most-acclaimed half marathons, the Door County Half Marathon and Nicolet Bay 5k take place in Peninsula State Park. Run along the shore, atop bluffs, and through the woods on a closed, road course. More than 2,700 runners make this one of the largest endurance events in Door County! Shipyard Tours May 7 This is a rare opportunity to see the inner workings of the area’s largest and best-known shipyards. Tour Bay Shipbuilding, Palmer Johnson Yachts Continue reading →

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 →

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 →