Door County is approximately seventy miles long and eighteen miles wide. Due to the unique shape of the county, there are about three hundred miles of shoreline and Door County is surrounded by water on three sides.
You can drive from one end of Door County to the other in about an hour… if you do not stop to play along the way. Many people like to make a day trip of driving Door County. Here are a few ideas for what to do and see along the way.
Bridgeport Resort is centrally located in Downtown Sturgeon Bay. Sturgeon Bay is the only city in Door County. Make reservations to stay at Bridgeport Resort and enjoy the comforts of an onsite indoor pool, whirlpool, sauna, children’s splash play area, outdoor pool, exercise room and children’s game room. Make Bridgeport Resort your home base while exploring Door County!
The Farm: Cuddle a kitten, Share with a sheep, Pat a piglet and Talk to a turkey.
Door County Historical Museum: The spectaular “Seasons of Life” wildlife diorama by nationally renowned taxidermist Mike Orthober features over 100 native species.
Potawatomi State Park: The park offers a variety of biking trails, six miles of hiking trails, camping, groomed ski trails, snowmobiling trails, an observation tour, boat ramp, and fishing hot spots.
Door County Coffee: Door County Coffee is a small, family-owned business, roasting coffee the old-fashioned way, in small batches to exacting specifications.
Door County Distillery: Door County Distillery is the first in Door County to produce vodka, gin and fruit infused vodka.
Door County Adventure Center: Zip Line Tours, Kayak Tours, Rentals, Youth Camps, Destination Trips, Team Building
Wood Orchard Market: A third generation business farming almost 200 acres of primarily Honeycrisp apples along with strawberries, raspberries, cherries, and spring vegetables.
Hands On Art Studio: Hands On Art Studio is a do-it-yourself Door County destination, offering patrons a freewheeling walk-in art experience, no reservations needed.
Skyway Drive in Theatre: The Skyway first opened its front gate on July 26th, 1950. Movies have lit up the screen every summer since then, making it the 2nd longest continuously running drive-in in Wisconsin.
Peninsula State Park: Considered Wisconsin’s most complete park, Peninsula offers 468 campsites, three group camps, a summer theater, an 18-hole golf course, sand beach, bike trails, a lighthouse and eight miles of Door County shoreline. The rollicking waves that skip towards Peninsula’s sky high bluffs are part of the Niagara Escarpment
Wilson’s Ice Cream: Old-fashioned soda fountain and ice cream specialties, home-brewed draft root beer, flame broiled burgers and juke boxes playing the classics. Rusty Rabbit Shop http://rustyrabbitshop.com/ Gifts, home decor items, clothing and accessories, garden items, and our own handmade sprinklers.
Sister Bay Pirates Cove Adventure Golf: Putt your way through caves, over footbridges, and under cascading waterfalls, all amidst a fun-filled atmosphere of natural wonders, extraordinary landscaping, and enchanting pirate lore.
Seaquist Orchards Farm Market: 72 flavors of jam, jelly, pie fillings, salsas, mustards, homemade fudge, syrups and much more.
Ellison Bay/Gills Rock/Rowley Bay
Island Orchard Cider: Island Orchard’s ciders are dry with a subtle fruit flavor, making them a dramatic contrast to the mass-produced American ciders found in bars and grocery stores.
Charlie’s Smokehouse: Charlie’s Smokehouse, one of the most famous smokehouses on the Great Lakes, has all kinds of freshly smoked fish, including lushly textured whitefish from towns along the shores of Lake Michigan. We also offer smoked imported specialties like Canadian lake trout, Pacific salmon and our newest addition, Atlantic salmon.
Wisconsin Island Art and Nature Center: The WIANC is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the creative arts and nature studies to Washington Island residents and visitors.
Cherry Train Tours: Enjoy our tour of Washington Island, up to 2 hours in length with three selected stops along the way. Learn island history and living folklore and legends, accompanied by your expert tour guide.
Rock Island State Park: This primitive island off the tip of the Door County Peninsula and northeast Location of Washington Island in Lake Michigan offers hiking trails, the oldest lighthouse in Wisconsin and 2000 feet of beach.
Washington Island Ferry: Vehicles are not allowed on Rock Island, making it a unique Wisconsin State Park experience
Bailey’s Harbor Bjorklunden Chapel: Boynton Chapel is a small wooden chapel built in a late 12th-century Norwegian stave church (stavkirke) style
Cana Island Lighthouse: Travel back in time and explore one of Door County Wisconsin’s most popular lighthouses that’s been standing watch on the shore of Lake Michigan for more than 140 years.
Simon Creek Vineyard and Winery: Wine, live music, tours and tastings.
Jacksonport Craft Cottage Gifts: Highlights in the shop include Amish quilts, wall hangings, pillows and rugs; baby quilts; cloth dolls; children’s wooden toys; Amish dolls; turned wooden bowls and vases; doll clothes of all sizes; our exclusive functional ceramic pieces featuring picturesque Door County lighthouses; ladies and mens specialty shirts; personalized Christmas ornaments; Door County water colors; Halloween & Christmas corners and our exclusive Door County Lighthouse Pin series. We also feature a gallery of local artists.
Whitefish Dunes State Park: Whitefish Dunes State Park protects the fragile dune environment on Locationthe eastern Door County Peninsula. Stroll along Lake Michigan, watch waterfowl at Clark Lake, use the boardwalk to discover the wetlands or relax on one of the many trails throughout the forested sand dunes and beech forest.