An Experience | Charming Door County Wisconsin

Some of the top experiences in Door County, Wisconsin.


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EGG HARBOR LODGE One of the most spectacular views in Door County. Keep your doors ajar at night to hear the whistling and pounding of the wind waves on Lake Michigan.

ORCHARD COUNTRY WINERY AND MARKET A great way to spend a few hours sampling freshly picked apples and cherries. Standouts are the cherry pies hot from the oven. The market offers a large selection of jams, jellies, and mustards.

WASHINGTON ISLAND FERRY LINE INC CHERRY TRAIN One of my most enjoyable days was taking the ferry to Washington Island, (a 30-40 minute ride). Known as the crown jewel, it is a large island in Green Bay. Don’t miss the Stavkirke a replica of a style of church common in Norway during medieval times. It is a reminder of the many Scandinavian settlers to the area.

WHITEFISH DINES STATE PARK Walk along the sandy dunes, the highest in Wisconsin. History buffs will love the nature centre within the park, home to 8 significant Native American villages from 100 B.C to the late 1800’s. Bird watching is also popular at the park.

PENINSULA PLAYERS THEATRE Celebrating more than 75 years, the theatre is America’s oldest professional resident summer theatre. The engaging and thoroughly entertaining, “Lombardi” is a look at life, relationships and the passion of football legendVince Lombardi.

WILSON’S RESTAURANT AND ICE CREAM PARLOR Their traditional home brewed root beer is the stuff of legend.

ROWLEY’S BAY RESORT AND GRANDMA’S SWEDISH BAKERY A local whispers to me that I should try the decadent pecan rolls here, and they do not disappoint. A gargantuan warm roll piled high with pecans and sticky syrup is served to me. Lots of other pastries and pies to choose from.

THE OLD POST OFFICE RESTAURANT An experience- watch as freshly caught Lake Michigan white fish is cooked outside over an open fire just as it was by Scandinavian settlers 100 years ago on the Peninsula.

DOOR COUNTY TROLLEY Listen to local guides animated epic tales about local legends. With views worth their weight in gold, you are high above the bluffs and deep into the surrounding forest, and Lake Michigan is always front and centre.

THE WHITE GULL INN Don’t miss the cherry French toast at this cozy inn that’s been around since 1896.

DOOR COUNTY COFFE AND TEA COMPANY Sip a warm mug of elite espresso while taking a tour of coffee beans being toasted on site in small batches with unique flavours like banana foster and raspberry almond.

DON’T FORGET TO VISIT Cana lighthouse on the shores of Lake Michigan
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GOOD EATS No matter where you go in Wisconsin, the cheese is world class, and with more than 600 varieties to try, you’re bound to find more than a handful that you will love;

VISIT Plan your trip to the charming destination.

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