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Door County

Cruise the Badger State’s own Cape Cod

Considered Wisconsin’s very own Cape Cod, the Door County “thumb” is a 70-mile-long peninsula filled with fragrant pine forests, glistening waterways and endless stretches of shoreline. Visitors will find plenty of space for adventure mixed with equal parts quaint, quiet charm.


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“The Door” is Open

A bounty of state parks and 300 miles of shoreline draw more than 2 million visitors a year to “The Door.” With Lake Michigan lapping its shoreline, Door County has more than enough pristine scenery to go around. Harbor side and island communities are home to art galleries, performance venues and museums. Are you seeking outdoor pursuits? Just take your pick from sailing, golfing, fishing, biking, horseback riding, swimming and then some. Try a scuba diving adventure to catch an underwater view of shipwrecks from the 19th century. For peace and quiet, Door County invites simple strolls along its beautiful shores.

Potawatomi State Park, in Sturgeon Bay, sports an observation tower, a nature center and a boat launch for forays onto Lake Michigan. Whitefish Dunes State Park, also in Sturgeon Bay, is known for  its huge sand dunes.


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Guiding Lighthouse

With soaring bluffs, a lighthouse dating back to the 1860s and an 18-hole golf course, Peninsula State Park is popular for all of these reasons and more.  Eagle Bluff Lighthouse Museum features tours of a legendary beacon. Stop by for a performance at Northern Sky Theater, with shows held in an outdoor amphitheater during mid-June through October. The Door County Trolley offers year-round scenic tours of the area.

Another compelling stop is Cave Point County Park, with craggy rock faces overlooking clear water. Hike through this gem to get unforgettable photos of the area’s flora and fauna.

For local viticulture, head to Bailey for the Stone’s Throw Winery, housed in a 100-year-old stone barn.

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Door County Visitor Bureau




Wisconsin Department of Tourism