Sturgeon Bay Hosts Annual Shipyard Tours

February 19th, 2018

STURGEON BAY, WI, May 2017-The Rotary Club of Sturgeon Bay presents the 25th Annual Sturgeon Bay Shipyard Tours on Saturday, May 5, 9am-2pm.

On one very special day, you are invited to experience an insider’s view of the shipbuilding industry in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. For over a century this industry has been critical to Door County’s economy. The shipbuilders of Sturgeon Bay have designed, built and repaired vessels–commercial, military and pleasure craft–that have traveled to ports around the globe.

One of the largest shipyards on the Great Lakes, Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding and Centerpointe Yacht Services will once more open their doors to the public on the first Saturday of May. Both facilities are located on First Avenue in downtown Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding and Centerpointe Yacht Services will offer guided walking tours of their ship repair, new ship construction and service facilities. Sandwiches and refreshments will be available for purchase at Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding.

The Westside “working waterfront” is again included in the tours this year. Show your shipyard tour ticket and receive half off admission at the Door County Maritime Museum and tug John Purves tours on both Saturday and Sunday. At the Door County Maritime Museum, you can visit the museum, tour the tug John Purves and the USCG 41-footer. From 9 am to 2 pm on Saturday, representatives will be stationed by the Selvick tugs to converse with guests and the Fred A Busse (Chicago Fireboat) will be open FREE of charge to tour from 9 am until 2 pm. At 2:30 pm the Fred A Busse will be taking paying guests on a 90-minute cruise.

Back by popular demand, this year the Sturgeon Bay Rotary Club has arranged for the 140-foot US Coast Guard Cutter Mobile Bay to be open for guided tours FREE of charge at the Graham Park dock in Sturgeon Bay, from 9am-2pm. We will also have the Emergency Rescue boat from the Canal Station along with the Sturgeon Bay Police Boat on location for tours. 

Two busses will be running for the event to shuttle guests between the three stops; Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding, Centerpointe Yacht Services and the Door County Maritime Museum. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Tours at Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding take around an hour and are on gravel and pavement. Street parking is available along the Third Avenue by Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding and First Avenue near Centerpointe Yacht Services. Parking is also available in the Door County Maritime Museum’s large parking lot.

Tickets will be available at all three locations on the day of the event and will be available for purchase prior to the event at both the Door County Maritime Museum and the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center. Ticket prices are $15 per adult and $6 for students ages 11-17. Guests ages ten and under are free.

The event is brought to you by the Sturgeon Bay Noon Rotary Club and proceeds will benefit the Door County Rotary Youth Interact, an international service organization for teenagers ages 14-18 and other Door County projects.

For more information about the Shipyard Tours or Rotary Interact, please visit www.sturgeonbayrotary.org and on Facebook.com/RotaryShipyardTour. Contacts include Rotarians and Shipyard Tour Chairs Scott Bader, srbader@coldwellbanker.com, Keith Mutchler, keith.mutchler@yahoo.com, or Interact Director Lee McConkey, lmcconkey@doorcountyymca.org . Thank you and see you on May 5—bring your boat nerd friends!

Media contact:
Scott Bader
Co-Chair of Rotary Shipyard Tours
srbader@coldwellbanker.com
(920) 493-2107

DOOR COUNTY MARITIME MUSEUM OFFERS FREE KIDS DAYS IN FEBRUARY

January 31st, 2018

 Every Sunday in February, the Door County Maritime Museum in Sturgeon Bay will be offering free admission to children 12 and under with an accompanying paid adult. The Door County Maritime Museum hopes to encourage more children to take interest in the importance of our local maritime history.

“In order to understand what history is this is a precious opportunity to spend time outside the classroom teaching children their local history,” says Amy Paul, museum executive director. “It encourages them to experience history first hand and learn why it is important to all of us. It is a pleasure to offer this chance for families to learn and play together.”

Kids can take their turn steering the Elba through the Sturgeon Bay Canal with the use of the interactive simulator. The Elba pilothouse is the actual bridge from the 420-foot steam freighter located in the Horton Gallery. Seven video screens fill the windows and simulate a real-time experience while visitors pilot their way through fog, clouds and bridges. The wheelhouse’s audio environment will include Kahlenberg engine sounds and on-board radio traffic to give the impression that the “captain” is actually navigating a ship.

Children and families can explore the four galleries with educational and interactive maritime history. Inside the Peterson Gallery, visitors will find the authentic periscope removed from the USS Lewis and Clark (SSBN-644).  The fully working periscope allows a full view of the working waterfront and the shipyard and boatyards nearby. Children will delight in experiencing the view from a real working periscope.

Several interactive games are located throughout the museum, encouraging a hands-on learning experience for children. The Sentinels of the Shore exhibit allows them to get up close and personal with a full-size replica of the Door County Sherwood Point Lighthouse lantern. This 4th order Fresnel lens is usually 61 feet in the air. Visitors can see it close up and examine its multiple layers of glass prisms designed to concentrate the light and cut through a pitch-black night or thick fog. Also in the Sentinels of the Shore exhibit is the interactive lighthouse map. Both adults and kids can use it to illuminate individual lighthouses and track their beams as well as directing their light.

The Door County Maritime Museum is located at 120 N Madison St, Sturgeon Bay, WI. It is open seven days a week from 10 am – 4 pm. Museum admission is $10 for adults. Call the museum at (920)743-5958 or visit www.dcmm.org for more information.

Media contact:
Mary Stephenson
Special Events Coordinator
(920) 743-5958
mstephenson@dcmm.org

Making Memories at Bridgeport Resort

January 22nd, 2018

Bridgeport Resort is an ideal location to host a family get together. Suites are roomy with the three bedroom Utopia able to accommodate up to eight. Many people believe that Door County is “closed” for the winter, but that is not the case. Here at Bridgeport Resort, we are open year round. No matter how cold it gets outside, our indoor pool, whirlpool and splash play area are warm and cozy. With the onsite children’s play area, fitness room, complimentary movies and games there is always something to do. Many of our families plan their Door County Christmas at Bridgeport Resort year after year.

We are always happy to hear about your visits to Bridgeport Resort however you wish to share them… by letter, email or even on Trip Advisor! We recently received this letter from the Bergman family and wanted to share their experience and picture with you.

“One year our entire family came to Bridgeport to celebrate the final chemo treatments for one of our own. We decided to have our Christmas celebration here as well. That was nearly ten years ago. We all have been coming to Bridgeport the weekend before Christmas ever since. The 14 grandchildren have grown through the years and so have our memories of all being together to celebrate our holiday season. We have discussed going to a different place, just for a change, but we all agree that Bridgeport will always be where we come every year. The grandparents have made this tradition possible, and as long as we can be together, Bridgeport is where we want to be….together, making memories.”

 

10 REASONS TO VISIT DOOR COUNTY

December 20th, 2017
    1. Door County Fish Boils have been celebrated for decades as definitive of Door County and distinctively Wisconsin, each fire offering the crowd of hungry onlookers an unforgettable experience followed by an incomparable meal.
    2. Door County Wisconsin has 300 miles of coastline, and with 11 lighthouses, has one of the highest concentration of lighthouses of any county in the country!
    3. Door County wines, beers, and liquors are taking over taverns and pubs nationwide. See where the country’s lust for cherry wine and Door County beer began with a wine tasting, a visit to one of the area’s many breweries or distilleries, or a trip to a pub where a friendly bartender can suggest his or her favorite locally grown spirits.
    4. Door County is home to numerous swimming beaches. If fact… Door County has fifty three public beaches! You can download a PDF of the Door County Beaches to print.
    5. The 19 county parks dotting Door County are all located on the water, and many double as historic landmarks. These often overlooked gems include some of the most jaw-dropping overlooks, secret picnic spots, and shoreline hikes, plus boat launches, beaches, playgrounds, and pavilions.
    6. Every town in Door County offers their own specialty stores that can delight all tastes and will fit the bill for any special treasure or gift. Visitors can expect eclectic galleries, boutiques, gift shops, and even grocery stores, all within walking distance of each other.
    7. Door County Cherries are picked and processed right here in Door County to ensure the freshest product possible. Come to a farm market or roadside stand to pick cherries, or buy them ready-picked.
    8. Door County’s Islands make this area a boater’s dream. Drop anchor in a cove and take a swim or drop a line for some of the best fishing found in the Midwest.
    9. No visit to Door County is complete without visiting at least one of the Door County Museums.
    10. Door County’s Performing Arts scene will leave you with a story to tell. Nearly a dozen performing arts organizations call Door County home, filling the calendar with theater, comedy, symphony and every music genre you can think of.Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, offers Door County's widest selection of specialty shops, fine restaurants, and museums with year-round service. Every year Sturgeon Bay hosts a variety of unique celebrations you will not want to miss! #bridgeportresort #doorcounty #doorcountyhotel

 

 

Bridgeport Waterfront Resort Guest Services Directory

May 13th, 2016

Welcome to Bridgeport Waterfront Resort… our rooms carry Guest Services Directories for your convenience. Sometimes guests are looking for the information after they have returned home… trying to remember the place they visited so they can return on their next trip. Here is the full Guest Services Directory for your convenience including links to get to the businesses listed.

GUEST SERVICE HOURS

January – Mid June & September – December

Our guest service hours are from 7:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. daily. Family and friends can reach your suite after hours by entering your suite number when directed by the automated attendant.

Mid June – September

Our guest service hours are from 7:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. daily.  Family and friends can reach your suite after hours by entering your suite number when directed by the automated attendant.

RESTAURANT DISCOUNTS

Bridgeport partners with Nightingale, Kitty O’Reilly’s Irish Pub and Scaturo’s Baking Co.& Woldt’s Corner Pub.  If you present your key card, you receive a 10% discount. The Mill Supper Club offers 15%.  If you need directions to any of these restaurants please see the front desk.

BABYSITTERS

Need a babysitter?  Bridgeport has a list available at the front desk of babysitters.

BARBECUE GRILLS

We have 3 gas grills for your grilling convenience.  They are located near the three exits 101, 112, and 126.

BIKE STORAGE

Covered bike storage is available outside near the waterfall.  Ask front desk if you need help locating this area.

BRIDGEPORT STORE

Located by the Front Desk, Bridgeport’s Store carries a variety of amenities, medicines, soda, chips, candy, ice cream, and more!

BROCHURE RACK

Help yourself and learn more about Door County with a rack full of brochures of local attractions throughout the county.  This rack is located near the front desk.

COFFEE AND JUICE BAR

A variety of coffee, juices, milk, and flavored teas are available complimentary in the parlor area 24 hours a day.

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Your suite will be ready for you as early as 3:00 p.m.  For the convenience of our incoming guests, check out time is 11:00 a.m.

CHILDREN’S PLAY PARK

Peabody’s Play Park is located on the lower level, next to the fitness center room.  Peabody’s Play Park includes a ball pit, Lego table, and video arcade games.  This is open from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. daily.

COMPUTER INTERNET

Bridgeport is wireless throughout the resort.  There is no additional charge for this.  No password is needed, connect to Bridgeport. There is also an internet center located next to the front desk for your convenience.

ELEVATOR

There is one elevator in the building.  It is located to the right of the main entrance.

ENTRANCE DOORS

For your safety, outside entrance doors are locked at all times.  Your suite key card will open the doors.

FAXING AND MAKING COPIES

Fax and copy machines are located at the front desk.

Outgoing faxes – $3.00 for the 1st page and $1.00 for each additional page

Incoming faxes – $1.00 per page

Copies – $0.25 per page

FITNESS ROOM

The fitness room is located on the lower level across from the elevator on first floor.  We keep it locked for child safety reasons; the key can be picked up at the front desk.  The fitness room is intended to be used by adults only (16 years and older).  It is available for use during the hours of 7:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m.

GIFT CERTIFICATES

Treat a friend or relative to a relaxing and wonderful experience at Bridgeport Waterfront Resort.  Gift certificates are available at the front desk.

HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE SUITES

For future reservations, please request a handicap accessible suite in advance to assure availability.

HOUSEKEEPING SERVICE

There is housekeeping service daily.  Let the front desk know if you have any special requests or if you choose not to receive housekeeping service.

ICE MACHINE

The ice machine is located on the lower level across from the pool entrance.  There is also an ice maker in the refrigerator in each of the suites.

IRONS AND IRONING BOARDS

There is an iron and ironing board in each suite, located in the front closet.  There is also an iron and ironing board available in the guest laundry room on each floor.

LAUNDRY ROOMS

Coin operated washers, dryers, and soap dispensers are located on each level.  Quarters are available at the front desk.

LIBRARY

An assortment of books is located in the parlor in the nicely furnished bookcase.

LUGGAGE CARTS

There are luggage carts available at the main entrance to assist in carrying luggage to and from your suite.

MEETING ROOMS

There are three meeting rooms at Bridgeport Waterfront Resort.  The front desk staff would be happy to give you a tour of these meeting rooms if available.

MENU BASKET

In the lobby by the brochure rack there is a basket of menus for nearby restaurants in Door County.  Feel free to ask the front desk for directions and recommendations.

MESSAGES

A red flashing light on your phone indicates that there is a message for you.  Dial 500 to receive it.  To turn off the message light follow direction on the recording when receive the message.

MOVIES AND BOARD GAMES

Bridgeport provides complimentary movies and board games.  The movies are located at the front desk and the board games are in the parlor area in the armoire.

 

PACK N’ PLAYS / HIGHCHAIRS

Pack n’ Play and highchairs are available at the front desk for $5.00 a day.  Please contact the front desk for availability.

PARK

Otumba Park is located within walking distance of the resort.  Walk out the door by 101 and follow the walkway along the water to the beach and park.  Otumba Park has playground equipment, picnic tables, grills, tennis courts, basketball courts, and a sandy beach.

PETS

Sorry, but NO pets allowed.  We will be happy to provide you with information on boarding kennels.  It is the request of the owners, management, and staff that no pets are allowed.  We hope this does not interfere with your stay at Bridgeport Waterfront Resort.

PHONE CALLS

Local telephone calls from suites are $.50.  Long distance telephone calls are $1.00 connection fee, plus $.40 a minute.

POOLS

The indoor pool and whirlpool can be found on the lower level across from the elevator.

Indoor Pool Hours:  Sunday- Thursday   8:00am-10:30pm                                                                  With adult hours 9:30-10:30pm
                                       Friday- Saturday    8:00am- 11:30pm
With adult hours 10:30pm-11:30pm

Outdoor Pool Hours:             8:00am- 8:00pm

*Children 14 and under must be accompanied by an adult

POOL TOWELS

The towels in your suite can be used as pool towels; otherwise there are pool towels available in the pool area.

SAUNA

The sauna is located in the pool area. It is open 8:00am-10:00pm.  It is a DRY HEAT sauna.

SOUVENIRS

We have hats, clothing, cups, popcorn, coffee, swim diapers, cameras, film, etc. for sale across from the front desk.

SMOKE FREE

Bridgeport Resort is a completely smoke free resort.  We appreciate your cooperation.

TELEVISION STATIONS

There is a list of the detailed channels on the following pages.

TENNIS AND BASKETBALL COURTS

There are tennis and basketball courts available at Otumba Park.  Complementary balls and rackets are available at the front desk.

DVD PLAYER

There is a DVD Player in each suite.  Complimentary videos are available at the desk.

WATERFRONT WALKWAY

In front of our resort is a beautiful walkway along the bay.  This walkway can be taken to: Otumba Park, Maritime Museum, or across the bridge to the downtown area.

WAKE UP CALLS

Please dial the front desk “0″ between 7:00am-10:00pm to make your wakeup call requests.  When you receive the call, you must pick up your phone as it will continue to ring back every 5 minutes until it is answered.

WHIRLPOOL BATHS

Your suite is equipped with a whirlpool bath.

* Fill the bath a maximum of 3″ above the inlets and push the button located in the middle of the tub to activate the water jets.
* The turbulence may be varied by adjusting induction control.  The direction of water may be adjusted by rotating the inner jet assemblies.
* Whirlpool jets are on a timer and run approximately 10 minutes.

WINE AND CHAMPAGNE

We sell wine and champagne at the front desk from 8:00a.m.-9:00p.m. daily.

USING THE TELEPHONE
FRONT DESK Dial 0
LOCAL CALLS Dial 8 + Number
LONG DISTANCE Dial 8 + 1 + Number
(Billed to Suite)
CREDIT CARD & Dial 8 + 0 + Number (Include area code)
OPERATOR ASSISTANCE
COST
LOCAL CALLS $.50 per local call
LONG DISTANCE $1.00 connection fee & then $.40 a minute.

*You have the right to reach other long distance carriers from this phone. You can do so by dialing the access code provided by that carrier.

 

THE ARTS IN DOOR COUNTY

GALLERIES

AMO GALLERY & CUSTOM FRAMERY                                         STURGEON BAY       (920) 743-2259

G & J GLASSWORKS                                                                                      STURGEON BAY            (920) 818-0493

GRECO GALLERY                                                                                            STURGEON BAY            (920) 743-5000

POPELKA TRENCHARD GLASS STUDIO                                      STURGEON BAY       (920) 743-7287

PERFORMING ARTS

AMERICAN FOLKLORE                                                                              FISH CREEK             (920) 854-6117

BIRCH CREEK MUSIC CENTER
EGG HARBOR           (920) 868-3763

DOOR COMMUNITY AUDITORIUM
FISH CREEK             (920) 868-2728

PENINSULA PLAYERS                                                                                 FISH CREEK             (920) 854-4060

DOOR SHAKESHPEARE                                                                             BAILEYS HARBOR    (920) 839-1500

THIRD AVENUE PLAYHOUSE                                                       STURGEON BAY       (920) 743-1760

MOVIE THEATERS

CINEMA 6                                                                                                         STURGEON BAY       (920) 743-3569

SKYWAY DRIVE-IN                                                                           EPHRAIM       (920) 854-9938

MUSEUMS

DOOR COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY                                       STURGEON BAY       (920) 743-5809

DOOR COUNTY MARITIME MUSEUM                                          STURGEON BAY       (920) 743-5958

MILLER ART MUSEUM                                                                               STURGEON BAY       (920) 746-0707

NOBLE HOUSE MUSEUM
FISH CREEK             (920) 868-2091

VIDEO RENTALS

FAMILY VIDEO
STURGEON BAY       (920) 743-9065

DOOR COUNTY ANTIQUES

BAY SIDE BARGINS
STURGEON BAY       (920) 743-7048

CHELSEA ANTIQUES
SISTER BAY               (920)854-4828

CITY FARMER
EPHRAIM                   (920)854-7501

DOOR COUNTY TRADERS
STURGEON BAY       (920)818-0805

DOOR COUNTY GOLF COURSES

ALPINE                                                                                                             EGG HARBOR            (920) 868-3232

BAY RIDGE                                                                                                       SISTER BAY               (920) 854-4085

CHERRY HILLS                                                                                               STURGEON BAY            (920) 743-3240

IDLEWILD                                                                                                       STURGEON BAY            (920) 743-3334

MAXWELTON BRAES
BAILEYS HARBOR    (920) 839-2321

HOSESHOE BAY                                                                                             EGG HARBOR            (877) 599-GOLF

PENINSULA STATE PARK                                                                           EPHRAIM                   (920) 854-5791

STONEHEDGE                                                                                                 EGG HARBOR            (920) 868-2566

THE ORCHARDS                                                                                             EGG HARBOR            (920) 868-2483

DOOR COUNTY PARKS

CITY PARKS

OTUMBA PARK        STURGEON BAY

SUNSET PARK          STURGEON BAY

COUNTY PARKS

CAVE POINT                         STURGEON BAY

QUARRY                                STURGEON BAY

STATE PARKS

POTAWATOMI
STURGEON BAY       (920) 746-2890

WHITE FISH DUNES
STURGEON BAY       (920) 823-2400

PENINSULA
FISH CREEK             (920) 868-3258

NEWPORT                                                                                         ELLISON BAY                        (920) 854-2500

HORSEBACK RIDING/PETTING ZOO’S

KURTZ CORRAL
EGG HARBOR           (920) 743-6742

THE FARM
STURGEON BAY       (920) 743-6666

MINIATURE GOLF

EGG HARBOR FUN PARK                                                                          EGG HARBOR           (920) 868-9417

PIRATES COVE
SISTER BAY               (920) 854-4929

JOHNSON PARK
SISTER BAY               (920) 854-4715

RED PUTTER                                                                                    EPHRAIM                   (920) 854-5114

APPROXIMATE TRAVEL TIME FROM STURGEON BAY

EGG HARBOR                      20 minutes
FISH CREEK                         30 minutes
EPHRAIM                               35 minutes
SISTER BAY                           40 minutes
ELLISON BAY                        45 minutes
GILLS ROCK                          1 hour

STURGEON BAY CHARTERS

BOUSLEY’S SPORT FISHING
(920) 746-4560 or (920) 495-4560

FOX 1
(920) 743-3092

HOOKED UP SPORT FISHING
(920) 495-5586

KINNS KATCH
(920) 743-9534

REEL ACTION
(920) 746-9499

CHURCHES

BAPTIST

FIRST BAPTIST
STURGEON BAY       (920) 743-5058

PENINSULA BAPTIST
STURGEON BAY       (920) 743-2929

CATHOLIC

CORPUS CHRISTIE
STURGEON BAY       (920) 743-4716
JOSEPH’S STURGEON BAY       (920) 743-2062
PETER & PAUL STURGEON BAY (920) 743-4842

LUTHERAN

BAY VIEW                                                                                          STURGEON BAY       (920) 743-4705

HAINESVILLE
STURGEON BAY       (920) 743-9806
PETER WELS STURGEON BAY (920) 743-4431
JOHN STURGEON BAY (920) 743-5343

METHODIST

UNITED                                                                                             STURGEON BAY       (920) 743-3241

CALVARY UNITED
EGG HARBOR           (920) 868-3112

MORAVIAN

MOVAVIAN                                                                                        STURGEON BAY       (920) 743-6218

MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION

GROCERY/CONVENIENCE STORES

ECONO FOODS
STURGEON BAY       (920) 743-8896

PICK ‘N SAVE
STURGEON BAY       (920) 743-8830

MAIN STREET MARKET
EGG HARBOR           (920) 868-2120

HOLE IN ONE MOBIL
STURGEON BAY       (920) 743-8772

WALMART                                                                                          STURGEON BAY       (920) 746-0402

TARGET                                                                                             STURGEON BAY       (920)743-5775

WALGREENS                                                                                     STURGEON BAY       (920)746-5245

DOG KENNELS

IDLEWILD
STURGEON BAY       (920) 746-4416
*10% DISCOUNT TO BRIDGEPORT GUESTS

APPLETREE
STURGEON BAY       (920)743-8587

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE/ STURGEON BAY VISITORS CENTER
DOOR COUNTY VISITORS BUREAU         (920) 743-4456
STURGEON BAY VISITORS CENTER         (920) 743-6246

PACKAGING AND MAILING COMPANY

PACK & SHIP PLUS
STURGEON BAY       (920) 746-9596

FLORAL SHOP

MAAS’S                                                                                                           STURGEON BAY       (920) 743-6518

 

BOAT LAUNCH

QUARRY PARK                                                                                 STURGEON BAY

SAWYER PARK
STURGEON BAY

SUNSET PARK
STURGEON BAY

FISHING LICENSES

HOLE IN ONE MOBIL STATION                                                                STURGEON BAY       (920) 743-8772

TV CHANNEL LISTING

2        WBAY- ABC Green Bay
3        WPNE- PBS Green Bay 38
5        WFRV- CBS Green Bay
7        HSN
8        WGBA- NBC Green Bay 26
11      WLUK- FOX Green Bay
13      WCWF-THE CW
14      QVC
15      WACY- MyTV Appleton 32
16      WGN
17      Telemundo Wisconsin
21      Fxx
22      C-Span
25      Investigation Dicovery
27      Food Network
28      ESPN 2
29      ESPN
30      FSN- Fox Sports Network
31      NBC Sport Network
32      FOX Sport 1
33      BTN
34      USA Network
35      TBS
36      FX
37      TNT
38      A & E
39      Lifetime
40      Tru TV
41      Sci-Fi
42      Comedy Central
43      Turner Classic Movies
44      E!
45      The Disney Channel
46      National Geographic
47      Discovery Channel
48      TLC
49      Animal Planet
50      The History Channel
51      ABC Family
52     Cartoon Network
53     Nickelodeon
54    TV Land
55    CNN
56    HLN
57    CNBC
58    MSNBC
59    The Weather Channel
60    MTV
61     VH1
62     Spike TV
63    CMT
64    AMC
65    HGTV
66    Bravo
67    EWTN
69    Esquire Network
70    Fox News
71     Travel Channel
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Finding Events in Door County

April 12th, 2016

Door County is specifically and intentionally designed with you in mind! One of the really great things about a tourist destination is that the businesses strive to provide everything that you are looking for in a vacation. Door County is full of everything from restaurants to entertainment to shopping. There is literally something going on somewhere in Door County every single day. It can be hard to know about all of the available events and activities.

Here are a few resources to help you plan your perfect vacation.

The Door County Visitor Bureau Website is not only full of information about Door County and the businesses in it, but also has a listing of Events and Festivals for All Occasions. You have the ability to view the results both by date and alphabetically.

There is also a great Door County Interactive Map that allows you to plan out your own personalized itinerary. You can click to add from categories including lodging, dining, shopping, see and do, sports activities and helpful services. You can map out your day this way without guessing what will be next and see how you will travel throughout the Door!

The Door County Navigator would like to help when you are looking for Door County events and things to do in Door County!  The many activities in their Door County Wisconsin Calendar of Events which are conveniently presented in monthly calendars.  You will find listed many of the fascinating and fun activities that will be taking place in Door County year round!  Music Festivals, town festivals, parades, performing arts activities, fun arts and crafts shows, and a whole lot more!

The Door County Pulse allows you to easily browse by category or date. You are also able to find out the latest Door County News on this site. Sign up for Pulse Picks! Get daily news, features, arts, entertainment and events delivered to your inbox! Bridgeport Resort subscribes to this list and prints it for your convenience each day!

View the 2017 Door County Official Visitors Guide Book Online. The book is interactive. Clicking will take you to numerous other resources. This book is specifically planned to assist in planning every last detail of your vacation. The book contains a calendar of events by date and resources by category and then broken down by community.  Would you really prefer to have a paper copy of the book sent to you free of charge? Simply enter your information and you will receive a free copy of the 2017 Door County Official Visitors Guide Book.

Plan on staying right in Sturgeon Bay? The Sturgeon Bay Visitor’s Bureau puts out a Sturgeon Bay specific listing. Enjoy our community even more with these other events! From live music to special events, look what’s happening this week or in the weeks to come!

Directions to Door County Lighthouses

April 1st, 2016

Door County is home to eleven lighthouses! You can find out much history and information about them by visiting the Door County Visitor’s Bureau Website. Many people like to visit and see the different lighthouses. Door County is small enough that you are able to drive all the way from the bottom to the top in about an hour. Many people like to make a day trip out of visiting the different lighthouses. Some are drive by viewing only… and others do allow tours and visitors. Here are directions to some of the most popular Door County Lighthouses.

Canal Station

From Hwy. 42-57 turn east just north of the Bay View bridge onto Utah street right onto Cove road, left onto Canal road to the station.

Range Light

At the north end of Baileys Harbor turn at the Sandpiper Restaurant on the corner of Hwy 57 and follow Ridge road ½ mile to the beach parking lot.

Cana Island Lighthouse

Shuttle buses depart every 20 minutes from Baileys Harbor Town Hall located at the north end of Bailey’s Harbor on Hwy. 57. Last bus departs for Cana Island on Saturday at 5 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. Park your vehicle behind the fire station. No parking allowed at the island.

Eagle Bluff

Open all summer through the third weekend in October. Tours start on the hour, 20 minutes past the hour, and approx ½ hour. Follow Hwy.42 tot he north end of Fish Creek to the entrance of Peninsula State Park. Stop and pay admission fee ($7.00 non residents park admission fee, $ 3.00 one hour $ 5.00 resident) and acquire directions to the light house.

Chambers Island Lighthouse

(920) 743-5958. $30.00 Saturday 8:30-1:00, 1:30-6:00 and Sunday 10:00-3:00. The Quo Vadis departs from te Fish Creek dock. Take Hwy. 42 to Fish Creek. At the intersection of Main street and Hwy 42 either fo straight if you’re coming from te sough or turn right if you’re coming form the north. Continue tote Fish Creek dock and the Quo Vadis. (Quo Vadis is not a shuttle service)

Pottawatomie Lighthouse

(Oldest Light and the most difficult to reach) Those visiting should plan to spend the entire day to do so.  Special cost involve the Washington Island Ferry trip to Washington Island, 1-920-847-22523. Follow Hwy 42 to Gills Rock, then right to Northport Peir.

Spring Blossoms in Door County

March 15th, 2016

Wildflowers are the first sign of spring… popping up as winter comes to an end. From cherry blossoms to daffodils, Door County is home to a wide variety of wild flowers. You can expect to see the daffodils first popping through around April. Of course… the blooms are completely dependent upon the weather! The last of the blooms generally happen in August… letting us know that fall has come. You can find a chart of What’s Blooming When if you would like to visit when your favorites are in bloom.

You are only in it for the Door County Cherry Blossoms? There is a site especially for you! Find out when to see the blossoms, when to expect the cherries to be ready, where to pick them and even how to cook them “Door County Style!”

Ready for a nice spring walk to see the blossoms? Try a few of these places…

Crossroads at Big Creek, Sturgeon Bay 

Peninsula State Park, Fish Creek 

Potawatomi State Park Sturgeon Bay 

The Ridges Sanctuary, Baileys Harbor 

Rock Island State Park, Washington Island 

Whitefish Dunes State Park, Sturgeon Bay 

Still want to know more about the spring blossoms in Door County? Here is a great article from Midwest Weekends – Door County Blossoms.

Sturgeon Bay Wineries

March 3rd, 2016

 

Door County is home to numerous wineries. You are able to sample and sip at each of the Door County Wineries. Choose from traditional favorites… or try some Door County Cherry Wine. There are two wineries conveniently located right in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. Door 44 Winery and Red Oak Winery. The wineries are open year round. In addition to wine tasting, there are also a few great events throughout the year!

Door 44 Winery
4020 Hwy 42/57 #2
Phone:(888) 932-0044

Summer Wine & Food Fest Series
Join us this July for our new Summer Wine & Food Fest Series. On select Saturdays in July from 12-5 pm join us for a day of wine, delicious food a local vendor, live music, vineyard tours and more all while overlooking our beautiful 10 acre vineyard! Make sure to bring your own chairs, seating is limited.
Admission is free! Please no carry-ins.
Wine Sampling ($6) includes: 5 samples and a Parallel 44 Signature Wine Glass.
Food available for purchase from a local vendor each week.
More Events… Door 44 Online Calendar of Events

Red Oak Winery
3017 Enterprise Rd
Phone:(920) 743-7729

Wine & Canvas at Red Oak Winery
Saturday, April 9th @ 6-9pm
The Wine & Canvas calendar for sign-up won’t be ready until March 20th.
To sign up for our next class, please go to www.wineandcanvas.com

Best Restaurants in Door County

February 9th, 2016

Door County is home to over two hundred and thirty restaurants! That is a lot to choose from. How do you decide where to go when you are on vacation? Try going where the locals like to go! We polled the staff of Bridgeport Resort to find out their favorite places and favorite menu items. Here is the list… sample a few or try them all!

Dakota: Door County Fire Company
Pulled Pork Sandwich: Slow roasted pork topped with barbeque sauce, pickle strips and cole slaw on a roll.
38 S 3rd Ave, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

Nicole: Kitty O’Reillys Irish Pub
Dragon Eggs: Baked jalapeños, grilled chicken, smoky bacon, cream cheese, ranch dressing
59 E Oak St, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

Jessica: Scaturos
Veggie Omelet: Three egg omelets include home fries and buttermilk biscuits. Morel and Leek Cheese, onions, green peppers, broccoli, tomatoes, mushrooms and spinach.
19 Green Bay Rd, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

Gretchen: Nightingale
Tenderloin Oscar (Saturday Night Special): 8 oz beef tenderloin chargrilled over asparagus, topped with crab meat and house made Bearnaise sauce.
1541 Egg Harbor Rd, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

Mindy: Old Mexico
Enchiladas al Carbon: Three grilled steak enchiladas covered with enchilada sauce. Served with rice, beans, lettuce, guacamole and pico de gallo.
901 Egg Harbor Rd, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

Jessie: Trattoria Dal Santo
Chicken Parmesan: Boneless skinless breast of chicken with seasoned bread crumbs, baked and finished with melted mozzarella cheese, served with spaghetti marinara.
117 N 3rd Ave, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

Brittany: Nightingale Supper Club Prime Rib (Thursday Night Special): 16 oz with au jus
1541 Egg Harbor Rd, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

Dave: Birmingham’s
Big Dave Special (large salad with garden vegetables) topped with 1 grilled chicken breast
4709 Bay Shore Dr, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

Gary: Donny’s Glidden Lodge Restaurant
Prime Rib: A time-honored family tradition. Slow roasted with select herbs and spices.
4670 Glidden Dr, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

Rick: Donny’s Glidden Lodge Restaurant
Ribeye Steak: 14 oz. choice Black Angus center cut, grilled to your liking. Served with Au jus.
4670 Glidden Dr, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

Cara: Sonny’s Pizzeria
Chicken Alfredo: Chicken breast and pasta tossed in a creamy Alfredo sauce.
129 N Madison Ave, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

Melisa: Sonny’s Pizzeria
Crispy Chicken Salad: iceberg/romaine lettuce blend, grilled or crispy chicken breast, red onion, tomatoes, Parmesan cheese, and croutons.
129 N Madison Ave, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

Holly: Sonny’s Pizzeria
Spaghetti with meat or marinara sauce.
129 N Madison Ave, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

Cassie: Greystone
Prime Rib Sandwich
8 N Madison Ave, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

Andrew: Culvers
Bacon Deluxe: We start with fresh, never frozen, Midwest-raised beef. Layer on two strips of crisp bacon, Wisconsin cheese, fresh lettuce, ripe tomatoes, pickles, red onion and our signature mayo. Then cap with a lightly buttered, toasted bun. It’s our ButterBurger® at its bacony best.
5581 Gordon Rd, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

Alicia: Hong Kong Buffet
Crab Rangoon, Chow Mein, Sweet n Sour Chicken
1300 Egg Harbor Rd # 102, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

Jerry: Kitty O’Reillys Irish Pub
Dragon Eggs: Gold Nachos, Ruben Stack, Irish Eggs
59 E Oak St, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235