Door County Music

November 5th, 2015

Live music is abundant in Door County. You will find everything from concerts in the park to classical music performances in the area theaters. There are also yearly music festivals like the Steel Bridge Song Festival. Here are some good leads for finding musical entertainment in Door County.

Peninsula Players Theatre
W4351 Peninsula Players Road
Fish Creek, WI 54212
Telephone: 920-868-3287

The Cookery Wine Bar Live Music!
4135 Hwy 42
Fish Creek, Wi 54212
Telephone: 920-868-3634

Birch Creek Music Performance Center
3821 County E
Egg Harbor, WI 54209
Telephone: 920-868-3763

Midsummer’s Music: Classical Music
P.O. Box 422
Ephraim, WI 54211
Telephone: 920-854-7088

Peninsula Music Festival
3045 Cedar St (ticket office)
Ephraim, WI 54211
Telephone: 920-854-4060

Door County Visitors Bureau
This is a neat little calendar that lets you determine the dates and the type of entertainment you are seeking. The list includes Festivals, Galleries, Indoor, Live Music, Outdoor, Performances, Sports & Recreation, Theater and Tours.


Day Spas and Massage in Door County

October 25th, 2015

Saguaro Day Spa
Massage Therapist
3899 Old Hwy Rd, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
(920) 743-5380

“Our mission at Saguaro Day Spa is to provide relaxing
and revitalizing, customized spa services to local
residents and visitors of Door County. Our respectful and
nurturing atmosphere allows our guests to explore
self-awareness, individuality, and a healthy lifestyle”

Spa At Sacred Grounds
10453 Townline Rd, Ephraim, WI 54211
(920) 854-4733

“Tucked away within a peaceful wooded setting in northern
Ephraim in beautiful Door County, Wisconsin, The Spa at
Sacred Grounds awaits you. Our spa focuses on health and
well being, healing bodywork and nurturing skincare,
connection and balance of the body, mind and spirit.
We believe it is through the mindfulness, tranquility and
integration of the spa experience that we are able to
connect with our inner self.Being one with our spirit
supports our healing, renews our sense of purpose, and
creates balance within our life.”

Settlement Courtyard Inn & Lavender Spa
9126 WI-42, Fish Creek, WI 54212
(920) 868-3524

“Each intuitive massage includes a consultation of your needs
and problem areas with your massage therapist. Each therapist
brings to the table a list of modalities they learned and can
draw from their experience to provide the greatest therapeutic
effect. A resting period is advised after the massage along with
drinking water while you absorb the effects and bring your
mind back to the present.”

Spa Verde
9126 WI-42, Fish Creek, WI 54212
(920) 868-1597

“Door County’s Spa Verde is a healing center emphasizing health,
wellness and education. We are committed to a chemical-free
environment, which honors and nurtures with respect and
compassion. The things you won’t find here are even more
important as consumers attempt to navigate through a toxic jungle
of personal beauty and body-care products. The commitment to a
green spa is a natural progression to the growth of earth-friendly
businesses located in the historic Baraboo Hardware Store where
Greens N Grains Natural Food Store and Cafe is located.”

Lori’s Spa Essence
3290 Gibraltar Rd, Fish Creek, WI 54212
(920) 868-9493

“Lori’s Spa Essence in Fish Creek is nestled within the peace
and serenity in a beautiful and natural wooded setting in the
heart of Door County giving you the perfect atmosphere for your
spa visit! All services at Spa Essence are provided by owner,
Lori Strantz. Lori invites you to visit her within her relaxing,
tranquil and private space. At Spa Essence, enjoy your
well-deserved healing experience while sitting in front of the
fireplace in its quaint lodge environment, as you sip a cup of
warm and comforting herbal tea. Spa Essence offers a full-service
spa and wellness menu……”

Options Hair Studio/Day Spa
213 Louisiana St, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
(920) 746-1205

Door County Bike Maps

October 18th, 2015

Door County has many miles of roads and trails for the biking enthusiast. You can pedal your way through the trails of the state parks or hit the pavement of classic Door County roads. No bike? No worries! You can rent bicycles in many places in Door County. You can even take a bike tour of Door County. Here are a few Door County Bicycle Resources for you.

Nor Door Sports and Cyclery has many great resources on their website including bicycling maps, bicycles for purchase, bicycles for rent… and even bicycle repairs. They even have indoor cycling classes. Plus you can find out information on Bike Rides throughout the year such as the Door County Triathalon, Door County Century and the Peninsula Century.

Newport State Park Bicycle Map

Potawatomi State Park Bicycle Map

Peninsula State Park Bicycle Map

Door County Bike Map

Ahnapee Bike Trail Map

Door County Biking, Hiking and Walking

Find more resources through the Door County Visitors Bureau.

Door County Pumpkin Patches

October 7th, 2015

Fall brings sweatshirt weather, the changing of the leaves and pumpkin pie season! Door County is famous all over the globe for the beauty of the changing of the leaves. If you are looking for an update on when the fall colors will peak , take a look at the Fall Color Report available through Travel Wisconsin.

Are you looking to purchase pumpkins for cooking or decorating this fall? Here are a few Door County Pumpkin Patches for you.

Hyline Orchard
8240 Hwy 42, Fish Creek

Apples, cider, jams, jellies, maple syrup, popcorn, pumpkins, some crafts. Pick-your-own apples. Tart cherries: frozen pitted, wholesale and retail, cider, jam and jelly, canned, dried. Pick your own in season.

Malvitz Bay Farms
8678 County Road C, Sturgeon Bay

From succulent strawberries to mouth-watering sweet corn, the Malvitz Family proudly carries on the tradition of caring for and harvesting the produce on the farm. We look forward to sharing the bounty of our harvest with you!

We have beautiful ready picked pumpkins and sweet crispy apples available at the farm. Along with the pumpkins we have interesting specialty pumpkins and squash to add to your decorating needs. Gourds, corn stalks, straw bales and other decorations are plentiful. Cortland apples for baking and Honeycrisp for fresh eating are bagged and ready to go.

Wood Orchard Market
3908 Peterson Road, Sturgeon Bay

We have our straw maze right in front of the market – you can’t miss it. Lots of fun for small kids and their dads. Our straw tricycle path attracts lots of kids too. Pumpkins fill our yard, gourds and ornamental corn arranged by Janice inside and apples galore – McIntosh, Cortland, Gala, and of course Honeycrisp. Our fresh pressed pasteurized apple cider is really a hit in the fall!

In any conversation about Door County and pumpkins you cannot forget the annual Pumpkin Patch Festival held in Egg Harbor! Pumpkin Patch Festival is the biggest festival of the year in Door County! Here is the current calendar of events for the 2015 Door county Pumpkin Patch Festival!

Pumpkin Patch Festival  2015
October 10-11, 2015

Fun-filled weekend! Free admission. Live music, carnival rides, arts & crafts vendors, face painting, pumpkin & scarecrow displays, roaming magician, kids games & activities, silent auction, food and fun!

Tentative Schedule, subject to change.

Saturday, October 10

10am-4:30pm – Silent Auction
10am-2pm – Modern Day Drifters
10am-4pm – Carnival Rides and Inflatables
10am-5pm – Face Painting
10am-5pm – Juried Arts & Crafts Vendors at Baylake Bank
11am-3pm – Roaming Magician
12pm-4pm – Children’s Musician
2pm-5:30pm – Mango Brothers

Sunday, October 11

10am-1:15pm – Big Mouth
10am-4pm – Carnival Rides and Inflatables by the Egg Harbor Marina
10am-5pm – Face Painting
10am-5pm – Juried Arts & Crafts Vendors at Baylake Bank
12pm-4pm – Kid’s Games & Activities by the Egg Harbor Marina
1:30pm-4:30pm – Big Mouth & The Power Tool Horns | Rock & Blues


Door County Farms and Dairies

September 21st, 2015

Wisconsin is all about farms! Door County has a few fun farm themed places to visit for family friendly fun during your next trip to Door County. Would you like to pet and feed baby animals, see how a dairy farm operates or get a taste of local farm products? Visit one of these Door County favorites on your next trip.

The Farm
4285 WI-57
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
(920) 743-6666

Every year, The Farm virtually explodes with newborn and new-hatched creatures. Goat kids, piglets, foals, calves and lambs are born throughout the season; chicks hatch every day in the observation incubator.

Plum Loco Animal Farm
4413 Plum Bottom Rd.
Egg Harbor, WI 54209
(920) 743-1617

Spacious Animal Acres (permanent home to our farm-animal family) to our Hands-on Play-Farm Village (designed especially for the young at heart) – visitors find Plum Loco to be a gentle, creative and entertaining place to relax, picnic and play.

Waseda Farms & Country Market
7281 Logerquist Rd.
Baileys Harbor, WI 54202
(920) 839-2222

Full service local, organic, and natural grocery store. Meat counter with a real butcher, offering all of Waseda Farms Certified Organic Beef, Pork and Poultry products, as well meat from other local farms. We feature almost exclusively, Wisconsin dairy products, including milk, specialty cheeses, yogurt and more. We will be as local as possible, whenever possible. We are working with local gardens to provide us with the majority of our produce.   We also have a deli that makes soups, salads and sandwiches every day from scratch using all the great products in our store.

Schopf Hilltop Dairy
5169 Co Rd I
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
(920) 743-0212

Ice cream parlor and country store, located in the heart of beautiful Door County. Schopf’s Hilltop Dairy is a Door County family fun stop that’s both educational and entertaining. You are invited to learn all about the Wisconsin dairy industry at Door County’s largest dairy farm by experiencing it first-hand. Take everyone on a free, working dairy tour. Watch the ongoing milking operations, milk “Cookie” the cow and then taste the end result

Door County Creamery
10653 N Bay Shore Dr.
Sister Bay, WI 54234
(920) 854-3388

The creamery resides one mile from the farm, which allows us to source the freshest possible milk for our cheeses. Our beloved goats roam freely in the pasture, you may even spot them if you’re driving by. By focusing on creating fresh chevre in a variety of seasonal flavors, we hope to make goat cheese lovers out of everyone. In addition to goat cheeses, we make cow’s milk cheese, sourced from a local dairy farmer in Bailey’s Harbor, WI, and fresh goat’s milk gelato, made daily (and at times, more than daily!)

Renards Cheese
2189 County Rd DK
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
(920) 825-7272

Free Cheese and Wine tasting daily! Renard’s Cheese Store features a wide variety of cheese, cheese curds, homemade sausage and specialty foods from throughout the Door County area.







Indoor Activities in the Door

September 13th, 2015

The weather in Wisconsin changes… and changes often. From the blistery heat of the summer to the freezing cold of the winter… and sometimes unexpected days of heat or cold in the opposite seasons… you never quite know what the temperature or weather will be in Wisconsin. Here is a to do list of activities for when the weather is not quite cooperating. These are all indoor activities in Door County!

Door County Auditorium
Hwy 42 Fish Creek, WI 54212

Door County Candy
12 N. 3rd Ave
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

Door County Ice Cream
11051 State Highway 42
Sister Bay, WI 54234

Door County Trolley
9197 Hwy 42
Fish Creek, WI 54212

Hands on Art Studio
3655 Peninsula Players Theatre
Fish Creek, WI 54212

Peninsula Players Theatre
W4351 Peninsula Players Road
Fish Creek, WI 54212

The Cookery Live Music
4135 Hwy 42
Fish Creek, WI 54212

Birch Creek Music Performance Center
3821 County E
Egg Harbor, WI 54209

Collector Showcase
(Barbie Doll Museum)
3910 Hwy 42/57
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

Door County Historical Museum
18 N 4th Ave
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

Door County Maritime Museum – Gills Rock
12724 Wisconsin Bay Rd.
Gills Rock, WI 54210

Door County Maritime Museum – Sturgeon Bay
120 N. Madison Ave
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

Noble House Museum
Corner of Hwy 42/Spruce
Fish Creek, WI 54212

Olde Orchard Antique Mall
7381 Hwy 42
Egg Harbor, WI 54209

Peninsula Antique Center
7150 Hwy 42
Egg Harbor, WI 54209

Peninsula School of Art
3906 County Road F
Fish Creek, WI 54212

Door 44 Winery
4020 Hwy 42/57, Unit 2
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

Door County Distillery
5806 Hwy 42
Carlsville, WI 54235

Door County Wine Trail
185 E Walnut
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

Grandma Tommy’s
4020 Hwy 42
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

Saguaro Day Spa
3899 Old Hwy Rd.
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

Sister Bay Bowl
10640 N Bay Shore Dr
Sister Bay, WI 54234


Door County Cherry Pie

September 6th, 2015

Door County is home to more than 2,500 acres of cherry orchards. The Montmorency cherries (tart cherries) are the most commonly grown variety in Door County. The cherry trees bloom mid to late May. Door County Cherries are typically ripe between mid-July and early August each year.

The amount of cherries harvested in Door County each year is somewhere around eight to twelve million pounds. The average cherry tree contains enough cherries to make twenty eight cherry pies! For more cherry fun facts and information visit the Door County Cherry Site.

Door County Cherry Pie is a local and tourist favorite. The sweet tart cherries are a special treat any time you visit. There are many places to taste Door County Cherry Pie. Here are a few favorites.

Sweetie Pies
9106 WI-42.
Fish Creek, WI 54212
(920) 868-2743

Belgian Delight
1100 Co Rd C
Brussels, WI 54204
(920) 825-1111

White Gull Inn
4225 Main St.
Fish Creek, WI 54212
(888) 364-9542

11482 WI-42
Sister Bay, WI 54234
(920) 854-4199

Bea’s Homemade
763 WI-42
Ellison Bay, WI 54210
(920) 854-2268

763 WI-42
Ellison Bay, WI 54210
(920) 854-2268

Sonny’s Pizzeria
129 North Madison Avenue
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
(920) 743-2300

Wood Orchard
1724 N 14th Ave
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
(920) 743-6837

Wienke’s Market
292 County Rd S
Algoma, WI 54201
(920) 487-5722


Fifteen Door County Ice Cream Favorites! Plus Moo’s!

August 20th, 2015

1. Door County Ice Cream Factory & Sandwich Shoppe
North Sister Bay
corner of Beach Rd & Hwy 42
11051 State Highway 42
Sister Bay, WI 54234

2. Wilson’s Restaurant & Ice Cream Parlor
9990 Water Street
Ephraim, WI 54211
Phone: (920) 854-2041

3. Door County Candy LLC
12 N. 3rd Ave
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

4. Double Delites
7818 Hwy 42
Egg Harbor, Wi 54209

5. Not Licked Yet Frozen Custard
4054 WI-42
Fish Creek, WI 54212
(920) 868-2617

6. Culver’s
5581 Gordon Rd.
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
(920) 746-0870

7. Dippy’s Ice Cream Shop
Founder’s Square
Downtown Fish Creek, WI 54212
(920) 868-2395

8. Schopf Hilltop Dairy
5169 Co Rd I
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
(920) 743-0212

9. DQ / Orange Julius Store
902 Egg Harbor Rd
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
(920) 743-5495

10. Chocolate Chicken
7821 Horseshoe Bay Rd
Egg Harbor, WI 54209
(920) 868-3983

11. Frozen Spoon
210 N 1st Ave
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
(920) 818-0250

12. Grandma Tommy’s
4020 WI-42
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
(920) 743-2800

13. Joe Jo’s Pizza and Gelato
10420 N Water St, Sister Bay, WI 54234
(920) 215-2078

14. PC Junction
7898 Co Rd A, Baileys Harbor, WI 54202
(920) 839-2048

15. Renard’s Cheese and Deli
2189 County Rd DK, Sturgeon Bay, WI
(920) 825-7272

16. Malibu Moo’s
151 Maple Street, Fish Creek, WI 54212

Water Activities in Door County

August 7th, 2015

Summer is in full swing in Door County. One of the most refreshing ways to pass a hot summer day in Door County is by hanging out in the water. It doesn’t take very long to find water in Door County! The area is located on the Bay of Green Bay and Lake Michigan. There are many different water activities to enjoy in Door County.

Door County Boat Rental
Door County Maritime Museum
120 N Madison Sturgeon Bay WI 54235

Available for Rental: Speed boat, Pontoon Boat, Fishing Boat, Sailboat, Jet Ski, Canoes.
Charters: Waterski, tubing, and fishing charters available.

Bay Shore Outfitters
27 South Madison Avenue
Sturgeon Bay WI 54235

Available for Rental: Kayaks and Stand up paddle boards.
Kayak Tours Available

Lakeshore Adventures
8113 Hwy 57
Bailey’s Harbor, WI 54202

Charter Fishing Kayak Tours, Snorkeling, Shipwreck Diving Available for Rental: Jet Ski, Kayaks, Power Boat, Pontoon, Paddle Boards, Snorkeling Equipment, Wet Suit, Snorkel Vest, Underwater Digital Camera, Air Tank Refills

Sister Bay Boat Rentals
Sister Bay Marina
10733 N. Bay Shore Drive
Sister Bay, Wisconsin 54234

Available for Rental: Ski/Tube/Kneeboard Boats, Deck Boats Jet Skis, Pontoon Boats, fishing boats, Wakeboards, Skis, Kneeboards, Tubes

Washington Island Ferry
264 Lobdell Point Road
Washington, WI 54246
(800) 223-2094

Washington Island Ferry, Rock Island Ferry, Cherry Train

Wisconsin Water Wings Para-sailing
9993 Hwy 42
Ephraim, WI 54211

Parasail Rides

Chicago Fireboat Cruise
120 N Madison Ave
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
(920) 495-6454

Fireboat Cruises

Peninsula State Park
9462 Shore Rd.
Fish Creek, WI 54212

Nicolet Beach Concession rents canoes, kayaks, bicycles, tandems and tagalongs.

Sturgeon Bay Fish Fry

July 23rd, 2015

Door County is home to many restaurants and a wide variety of cuisines. A fish fry is a meal containing battered or breaded fried fish. It typically also includes french fries, coleslaw, hushpuppies, lemon slices, tartar sauce, hot sauce, malt vinegar and dessert. A Fish fry is often a popular Friday night meal. Try one of these Friday Night Fish Fries in Sturgeon Bay!

Brick Lot Pub and Grill
253 North 3rd Avenue
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

Inn at Cedar Crossing
336 Louisiana St.
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

The Mill Supper Club
4128 Hwy42/57
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

Nightingale Supper Club
1541 Egg Harbor Road
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

Sonny’s Pizzeria
129 N. Madison Ave
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

Stone Harbor
107 North First Ave.
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

Waterfront Mary’s Bar and Grill
3662 N. Duluth Ave.
Sturgeon Bay WI 54235

Woldt’s Corner Pub
911 Green Bay Road
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

Kona Bay Fish House
1640 Memorial Drive
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

Sunset Grill
3810 Riley’s Point Road
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

The Fishing Hole
6962 County Rd M
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

Wave Pointe Marina and Resort
Gilmo’s Bar and Grill
3600 County CC
Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin 54235