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Door County, WI–   This Fall season offers visitors a picturesque opportunity to enjoy the changing leaves while taking in the beauty and majesty that is  Door County. Known as the Cape Code of the West, Door County  is named after the strait between the Door Peninsula and  Washington Island where the waters of Green Bay meet the open body of Lake Michigan, causing a  dangerous passage, which is now scattered with shipwrecks.  It was because of this that early French explorers  gave it the French appellation Porte des Morts Passage which in English means the “Door to the Way to Death,” or simply, “Death’s Door.”

 

Although Door County has a year-round population of about 28,000, it welcomes approximately 220,000 thousand tourists each summer between Memorial Day and Labor Day, thanks to its twelve lighthouses and five state parks which offer visitors recreational opportunities that include sightseeing, hiking, camping, swimming, fishing, segway tours and biking.  Once you visit Door county, you will return for years to come.

 

 

Stay

Visitors to Door County will find no shortage of lodging options as the county has numerous Bed and Breakfast accommodations, lodges, and beachfront resorts.  Below is a small list:

Eagle Harbor Inn

Glidden Lodge Beach Resort

 

Inn at Cedar Crossings

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Year-round, you will find activities that suit your every whim:  from a round of golf at the Alpine Resort and Golf Course; wine tasting at the Door County Distillery, Harbor Ridge Winery, or our personal favorite, the Orchard County Winery and Market; cheese tasting at Schoolhouse Artisan Cheese or Wisconsin Cheesemasters; scenic trolley tours; plays at the Peninsula Players Theatre and American Folklore Theatre; snow mobiling; water sports; segway tours; hiking in one of the state parks; antiquing; gallery hopping; and unforgettable fish boils.

Alpine Resort Golf Course

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Door County Maritime Museum

Orchard County Winery and Market

Door County Trolley Tours

Door Peninsula Winery

Harbor Ridge Winery

Peninsula Players Theatre in the Garden 

American Folklore Theatre

Washington Island

Peninsula State Park

Alpine Golf Resort

Seaquist Segway

Wisconsin Cheese Masters

Dine

Though the Midwest isn’t known as a culinary destination, Door County has no shortage of phenomenal dining options that would satisfy even the most discriminating foodie.

The White Gull Inn’s Cherry Stuffed French Toast

Breakfast:

The White Gull Inn

Door County Coffee & Tea Co.

The Hof Restaurant at Alpine Resort and Golf Course

Grandma’s Swedish Bakery

Wilson’s Restaurant and Ice Cream Parlor

Lunch:

Wilson’s Restaurant & Ice Cream Parlor

The White Gull Inn

Rowleys Bay Restaurant

 

Old Post Office Restaurant’s Boilmaster Earl

Dinner:

Old Post Office Restaurant

Wild Tomato Wood Fired Pizza and Grille

The Cookery

Mojo Rosa’s

 

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