Door County Family Dining

January 19th, 2016

Door County is a great place to bring the whole family. There are many different options for family friendly dining in Door County.

Wild Tomato

Address: 4023 WI-42,
Fish Creek, WI 54212
Phone:(920) 868-3095

Wild Tomato Wood Fired Pizza and Grille is founded on two things: using sustainable products to create an affordable dining experience and developing a broader definition of service. The restaurant not only produces the best wood-fired pizza, salads, sandwiches and burgers on the peninsula, but also shares their success with the surrounding community.

White Gull Inn

Address: 4225 Main St,
Fish Creek, WI 54212
Phone:(888) 364-9542

Famous traditional Door County fish boils, featuring Lake Michigan whitefish. Breakfast, lunches, candlelight dinners and fish boils are also served to the general public. Open all year.

Door County Ice Cream Factory and Sandwich Grill

Address: 11051 WI-42, Sister Bay, WI 54234
Phone:(920) 854-9693

Weekly limited edition flavors of ice cream, our famous subs, and homemade pizza are available daily from 11am till 10pm.

The Cookery

Address: 4135 WI-42, Fish Creek, WI 54212
Phone:(920) 868-3634

Dick and Carol’s goal for their restaurant was to create a welcoming, casual environment where customers could enjoy great food that is prepared from start to finish in the restaurant’s kitchen. The restaurant’s recipes were rooted in Carol’s experience of learning to cook on her mother’s apron strings on a small family farm in rural Minnesota. Over the years, the Skares expanded to become an 85 seat restaurant that also included lodging and a full line of jams and sauces.

Frozen Spoon

Address: 210 N 1st Ave, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
Phone:(920) 818-0250

Self-serve frozen yogurt bar and restaurant in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin! Serving Sandwiches, Soups, Salads and Pizza!

Scaturos

Address: 19 Green Bay Rd, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
Phone:(920) 746-8727

Scaturo’s specializes in home cooked food, a comfortable, casual atmosphere and service with a smile. Scaturo’s is a FULL SERVICE restaurant offering breakfast, lunch and the “Bay’s Best Sunday Brunch” year around, with all items available for carry-out. We specialize in catering for all occasions, whether intimate or social and offer our famous Door County Fish Boil (Served with Whitefish straight out of Lake Michigan). Homemade specialty breads and sweet treats of all kinds from cookies to pecan rolls to homemade pies are located in our bakery, and naturally we serve only the finest Door County cherries.

Wilsons

Address: 9990 Water St S, Ephraim, WI 54211
Phone: (920) 854-2041

Wilson’s Restaurant and Ice Cream Parlor has been located in the heart of Ephraim since 1906. A classic Door County landmark that possesses the enchantment to take the youngest visitors back in time with its old-fashioned soda fountain and ice cream specialties, home-brewed draft root beer, flame broiled burgers and juke boxes playing the classics.

Al Johnsons

Address: 10698 N Bay Shore Dr, Sister Bay, WI 54234
Phone:(920) 854-2626

Al Johnson’s is an authentic Swedish family owned restaurant where you can find goats grazing the sod roof. It’s quite a sight, and it’s made this place one of the most famous restaurants in Door County. Inside the casual, carpeted dining room, young ladies in Scandinavian garb dish out limpa bread and Swedish meatballs. The menu consists of a variety of Swedish fare, from pancakes with lingonberries to Swedish meatballs, whitefish, sandwiches, salads, and a variety of hot and cold plates.

Not Licked Yet Frozen Custard

Address: 4054 WI-42, Fish Creek, WI 54212
Phone:(920) 868-2617

Come to Not Licked Yet Frozen Custard in beautiful Fish Creek, WI for some delicious frozen custard and desserts. Grab a burger on a fresh baked bun. Bring your family, bring your dog and bring your appetite. Family owned since 1982!

Sister Bay Bowl

Address: 10640 N Bay Shore Dr, Sister Bay, WI 54234
Phone:(920) 854-2841

The Sister Bay Bowl is an authentic, family-owned supper club – just like the ones that were so popular in the 1950s and 60s. In 1950 the Willems family started welcoming visitors to the Sister Bay Hotel. In 1958, Earl and Rita tore down the dance hall (a Saturday night hot spot for locals) and built a six-lane bowling alley. Six years later, they opened the supper club. The Willems family still operates the Sister Bay Bowl today and a third generation is enjoying the great food that has made “the Bowl” a favorite dining destination.

Sonny’s Pizzeria

Address: 129 N Madison Ave, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
Phone:(920) 743-2300

Since 1996 Sonny’s has been the #1 stop in Door County for Chicago style pizza. Family owned and operated, our pizzas are served with the finest, freshest toppings and ingredients available. Thick or Thin Crust Chicago Style Pizza, Deep Dish & Stuffed Chicago Style Pizza. We also offer Pasta, Chicken, Sandwiches, Baby Back Ribs, Jumbo Shrimp, Salads & Desserts, Beer & Wine & Banquet Facilities & Game Room. Open year around. On Madison Avenue, on Sturgeon Bay’s west side.

Fatzos

Address: 46 Green Bay Rd, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
Phone:(920) 743-6300

There’s nothing more satisfying than your favorite Fatzo’s Subs. Stop in and order a hot or cold sandwich or try some of our tasty pizza, wraps, and other great items. If you’re in a rush, place an order for take out or delivery.

PC Junction

Address: 7898 County Road A, Baileys Harbor, WI 54202
Phone:(920) 839-2048

Since the spring of 1998, PC Junction has built a reputation as a fun, friendly, family train-theme restaurant. The counter, which is made up of old doors, is where the train delivers your food and drinks! So, if you’re not in a hurry and can wait to be seated, it is the most popular place in the restaurant! When seated at the counter, you order your food from your server, and when you hear the train bell, your food is about to be delivered … by train. Stop in and catch a meal at the Junction!

  

 

Fifteen Winter Shopping Ideas in Door County

January 3rd, 2016

Door County Candle Company
Address: 5789 WI-42,
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
Phone:(920) 746-2125

Handcrafted Scented Candles

At Door County Candle Company, each candle is poured by hand, each wick is individually straightened and a label carefully applied by our dedicated candlemakers right in our store. Whenever we are making candles, our store is open and our customers are free to witness the process for themselves and become part of the candle making experience.

Door County Coffee and Tea
Address: 5773 WI-42,
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
Phone:(920) 743-8808

When you walk in the front doors, you will immediately enjoy the aroma of more than 100 freshly roasted coffees including Regular Coffee, Decaf Coffee, Flavored Coffee, Fair Trade Coffee and our popular Seasonal Coffee, such as our Fall & Holiday Blends.

Finally, during your visit, you can watch our master roasters as they roast all of your favorite coffees (watch them through our viewing windows in our café!). Every bag and box of Door County Coffee is roasted, packaged and shipped to you from our roasting facility right here!

Door County Distillery
Address: 5806 WI-42,
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
Phone:(920) 743-7431

Door County Distillery does such an exceptional job at capturing this small batch run that these classic spirits are distilled 3 to 5 times. You can taste this difference in the smooth finish.

Our brandys and whiskeys are likewise small batch, generously flavored by Door County natural ingredients like Door Peninsula cherries (and our own Shipwrecked beer) and carefully blended to achieve ultimate smoothness, tone and character.

Pet Expressions/Door County General Store
Address: 5781 WI-42,
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
Phone:(920) 743-2228

For the Pampered Pet – we have fashion dog and cat collars and coats, an assortment of dog and cat toys, along with food and water dishes that fit any decor. Our “Doggie Delights” dog treats are all natural, made with real fruit – even the most finicky dogs will love them!

Wisconsin Cheese Masters
Address: 4692 Rainbow Ridge Ct,
Egg Harbor, WI 54209
Phone:(920) 868-4320

WisconsinCheeseMasters.Com has assembled exclusive cheese selections impossible to buy anywhere else. We have assembled distinctive collections of our favorites from around the state. Almost none of these cheeses are available at even the finest cheese store outside of Wisconsin and most of them are equally hard to find even within our beautiful home. Wisconsin cheeses are some of the most lauded and award winning cheeses in the world.  For your benefit we offer only the finest products that Master, Artisan and Farmstead cheese makers in Wisconsin craft. Only Wisconsin – only the best.

Bath, Body and Soul Essentials
Address: 4199 Main St,
Fish Creek, WI 54212
Phone:(920) 868-2434

The wonderful fragrances and beautiful jewelry, accessories and home accents give the impression of a boutique for ladies, but with a closer look, shoppers will discover a new men’s section that presents unique men’s shirts, pajamas, hilarious novelty boxer shorts, sunglasses, watches, tribal neckwear from BICO Australia, stainless steel and magnetic bracelets, and of course, bath products and fragrances!

Oilerie Fish Creek
Address: 4083 WI-42,
Fish Creek, WI 54212
Phone:(920) 868-1561

The Oilerie® Olive Oil Bar® store concept has revolutionized the way Americans buy olive oil. We have been hand bottling extra virgin olive oil and aged Balsamic vinegar since 2003, longer than anyone else in the USA. Our production facility is located in a small town about an hour south of Rome. I like to say take the A1 in the direction of Napoli and then take a left at Frosinone. With our exclusive and exceptionally short supply chain we offer you the freshest and finest products direct from Italy.

Sweetie Pies, LLC
Address: 9106 WI-42,
Fish Creek, WI 54212
Phone:(920) 868-2743

We make pies the old fashioned way! Located in picturesque Door County, Wisconsin, south of Fish Creek, Sweetie Pies offers a scrumptious selection of handmade pies. In addition to pies of assorted flavors and sizes, and our ever popular crust cookies, we offer an assortment of handmade chocolates. And we have gifts too!! Ceramic ware, mugs, pie birds, T-shirts, to name but a few. There are locally made jams, jellies, syrups and dried fruits. We also offer classes on pie and chocolate making.

The Cook Book
Address: 10590 Country Walk Dr,
Sister Bay, WI 54234
Phone:(920) 854-2269

We have an AMAZING selection of cookbooks for everyone and every need!  Let us count the ways… Slow cooking, gluten-free, diabetic, bread baking, Chef’s/Restaurants, canning and freezing, barbeque and grilling, desserts, pizza, vegetarian, vegan and more!

Cherry De-Lite/Country Ovens LTD
Address: 229 E Main St,
Forestville, WI 54213
Phone:(920) 856-6767

Country Ovens was established in 1987 by Mike and Kathy Johnson. Cherry De-Lite Natural Dried Tart Cherries were born.  A healthy, nutritious and delicious snack for all to enjoy! Montmorency tart cherries have become the new “super fruit” and provide many natural benefits.  They contain antioxidant properties that assist with muscle pain and fatigue associated with arthritis, gout and active lifestyles. Cherry De-Lites are produced exclusively from the famous Door County, Wisconsin Grade A fancy Montmorency cherries. Cherry Syrup and Cherry De-Lite cherry juice is made from the premium juice of those cherries.

Renard’s Cheese & Deli
Address: 2189 County Rd DK,
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
Phone:(920) 825-7272

Renard’s cheese features a wide variety of our handcrafted artisan cheese, fresh cheese curds daily, homemade sausage, balsamic & Olive oil, and specialty foods from throughout the Door County area.

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

Door County canned goods made without preservatives or additives.  Homemade taste “just like Grandma’s”.  Wienke’s Market takes care of your homemade taste in your busy schedule.  Reminisce the days of Grandma’s pantry with shelves filled with fresh packed pickles and jams.  Rekindle those memories by making your pantry a Wienke’s Market pantry.
Over 30 varieties of pickled items including beans, mushroom and asparagus.
Over 40 varieties of jams
Fruit Pie Fillings
Large selection of No Sugar Added product

Dancing Bear
Address: 13 N 3rd Ave,
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
Phone:(920) 746-5223

Dancing Bear is Door County’s old fashioned, small town, toy store.  In 1994, we opened Dancing Bear on Sturgeon Bay’s Historic Third Avenue, becoming Door County’s first year round toy store.  We purchased this historic 1880s storefront just a couple of years before deciding it was the perfect spot for a children’s toy store combined with a room full of special “Little Luxuries” for all ages.  We’re located just three blocks from the waterfront, close to other charming shops, art galleries and restaurants.

Door County Candy
Address: 12 N 3rd Ave
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
(920) 746-0924

We continue to earn our reputation for using the finest in quality confectionery ingredients and unsurpassed candy making culinary skills. Our home made delicacies and the old fashioned fun atmosphere continue to turn our regular customers into candy aficionados. Our Year Round ice cream parlor serves up malts, milkshakes, floats and sundaes using Cedar Crest premium ice cream.

Madison Avenue Market, Wine & Olive Oil
Address: 25 S Madison Ave,
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
Phone:(920) 746-0872

Door County Olive Oil is located in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin in beautiful Door County. Our Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar are harvested from the best sources on the planet and bottled right here in Door County, Wisconsin!

Bridgeport Resort Overview

December 5th, 2015

Bridgeport Waterfront Resort

Bridgeport Waterfront Resort is located in the center of historic Sturgeon Bay with exceptional access to all of Door County, Wisconsin’s quaint shops, award winning restaurants, scenic parks and wide variety of attractions. Bridgeport offers spacious one, two and three bedroom suites – with each guestroom featuring a whirlpool, a fireplace and a complete kitchen… Within a short stroll of the resort, guests will discover a variety of shops, dining and entertainment venues. Treasures only found in Door County.

Bridgeport Resort
50 West Larch St
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
800-671-9190
www.bridgeportresort.net

On-Site Recreational Amenities Include: Indoor Heated Swimming Pool, Indoor Splash Park, Outdoor Heated Swimming Pool, Whirlpool, Sauna, Fitness Center, Complimentary High Speed Wireless Internet

All Suites Include: In Room Whirlpool, Snack Bar or Full Kitchen, King Bed, Hair Dryer, TV and DVD Player, Glasses and Silverware, Coffee Maker, Toaster, Iron and Ironing Board and a Guest Service Directory.

Snack Bar: Mini Refrigerator, Sink and Microwave

Full Kitchen Includes: Oven, Microwave, Sink, Dishwasher, Full Refrigerator, Pots, Pans, Dishes, Silverware, Blender and Garbage Disposal.

One Bedroom Suites

Marion Suite
A City View Hotel Suite with a King Sized Bed, a Whirlpool Tub in the Bathroom and a Snack Bar.

Falcon Suite
Spacious City View Hotel Suite with a King Sized Bed, in Room Double Whirlpool, Snack Bar and Sitting Area. Some Have Fireplaces.
Badger (Water View) and Spartan (City View)
These Suites Accommodate Up to Four People With a Private King Bedroom, Living Area With Fireplace, Queen Sized Sleeper Sofa, Full Kitchen and Covered Balcony.

Challenger Suites City View
Specially Decorated Suites have an Oversized Whirlpool Facing a Fireplace. King Bedroom with a Fireplace at the Foot of the Bed, Full Kitchen, Dining Room Table, a Living Room with a Fireplace and Twin Sofa Sleeper. Covered Balcony Overlooking the City.

Challenger Suites Bay View
These Specially Decorated Suites Offer Gold Fixtures with Excellent Views of the Bay. Suites have a Double Sided Fireplace that Divides the Living Room and King Bedroom. These Suites Also Have a Big Whirlpool Surrounded by Mirrors, a Dining Area and Snack Bar.

Two Bedroom Suites

Firebird (City View), Griffin (Partial Water View), Brunswick (Water View), Westchester (Premier Water View) Suites
This Roomy Suite Accommodates up to Six People. Has Living Room Area With a Fireplace and Queen-Sized Sleeper Sofa, Two Separate Bedrooms, One With a Queen Bed, the Other with a King Bed and Whirlpool Tub, Two Bathrooms, a Full Kitchen, Dining Area and a Covered Balcony.

Three Bedroom Suites

Utopia Suite
This Spacious Water View Suite Accommodates up to Eight People. The Suite Has Three Separate Bedrooms, Two King Beds, One Queen Bed, Three Bathrooms, Two Whirlpool Tubs. It Also Has a Full Kitchen, a Snack Bar, Dining Area, Living Room Area with Queen Size Sleeper Sofa and Two Large Balconies with an Excellent View of the Bay.

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
http://www.saguarodayspa.com/
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
http://www.sacredgroundsspa.com/
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
http://www.settlementinn.com/Lavender_Spa.html
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
http://www.spaverdesalon.com/
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
http://www.lorisspaessence.com/index.htm
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
920-868-3067

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
920-824-5625

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
920-868-2334

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
920-868-2728

Door County Candy
12 N. 3rd Ave
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
920-746-0924

Door County Ice Cream
11051 State Highway 42
Sister Bay, WI 54234
920-854-9693

Door County Trolley
9197 Hwy 42
Fish Creek, WI 54212
920-868-1100

Hands on Art Studio
3655 Peninsula Players Theatre
Fish Creek, WI 54212
920-868-9311

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

The Cookery Live Music
4135 Hwy 42
Fish Creek, WI 54212
920-868-3634

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

Collector Showcase
(Barbie Doll Museum)
3910 Hwy 42/57
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
920-743-6788

Door County Historical Museum
18 N 4th Ave
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
920-743-5809

Door County Maritime Museum – Gills Rock
12724 Wisconsin Bay Rd.
Gills Rock, WI 54210
920-854-1844

Door County Maritime Museum – Sturgeon Bay
120 N. Madison Ave
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
920-743-5958

Noble House Museum
Corner of Hwy 42/Spruce
Fish Creek, WI 54212
920-868-2091

Olde Orchard Antique Mall
7381 Hwy 42
Egg Harbor, WI 54209
920-868-3685

Peninsula Antique Center
7150 Hwy 42
Egg Harbor, WI 54209
920-868-3360

Peninsula School of Art
3906 County Road F
Fish Creek, WI 54212
920-868-3455

Door 44 Winery
4020 Hwy 42/57, Unit 2
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
920-388-4400

Door County Distillery
5806 Hwy 42
Carlsville, WI 54235
920-743-7431

Door County Wine Trail
185 E Walnut
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
920-746-9307

Grandma Tommy’s
4020 Hwy 42
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
920-743-2800

Saguaro Day Spa
3899 Old Hwy Rd.
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
920-743-5380

Sister Bay Bowl
10640 N Bay Shore Dr
Sister Bay, WI 54234
920-854-2841

 

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

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

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

Schartner’s
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