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SEPTEMBER ITINERARY IDEAS

Aug 24, 2018

The September Itinerary Ideas list includes some Door County favorites! Feel free to send us a message and let us know what your personal favorites in Door County are… we love hearing about your trip! These ideas are for a two day Door County Vacation!

Come on up to Door County and kick off your first night with a visit to Sonny’s Pizzeria! Our guests love the food and close location… right next door! Sonny’s family owned pizzeria burst onto the scene over …

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SEPTEMBER ITINERARY IDEAS

4TH ANNUAL DOOR COUNTY FALL LIGHTHOUSE FESTIVAL

Aug 22, 2018

Tickets are now on sale for the 4th Annual Door County Fall Lighthouse Festival. This annual festival takes place October 6-7, 2018 and is comprised of land and boat tours featuring some of Door County’s most iconic lighthouses. Visitors will get a rare opportunity to explore some of these maritime treasures and enjoy seeing them against the spectacular Door County fall foliage.

One land-based tour will be offered this year. This small group bus tour is about seven hours long and …

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4TH ANNUAL DOOR COUNTY FALL LIGHTHOUSE FESTIVAL

USCG CUTTER ESCANABA & NEAH BAY VISIT STURGEON BAY

Jul 30, 2018

Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin — The U.S. Coast Guard cutters Escanaba (WMEC-907) and Neah Bay (WTGB-105) will make port calls in Sturgeon Bay as part of the city’s annual Maritime Week celebration.  Both cutters will open for public tours at times during their visit. 

Cutter Escanaba will arrive Sunday, August 5 and depart Tuesday, August 7.  Cutter Neah Bay will arrive Monday, August 6 and depart early on Thursday, August 12.  …

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USCG CUTTER ESCANABA & NEAH BAY VISIT STURGEON BAY

STURGEON BAY MARITIME WEEK RETURNS TO STURGEON BAY AUGUST 4-12

Jul 30, 2018

The City of Sturgeon Bay will once again honor its rich maritime heritage with a diverse collection of entertaining and fun-filled events taking place August 4 – August 12. This week-long celebration includes live music, a golf outing, the USCG Person of the Year and Mariner Awards dinner, the Door County Classic & Wooden Boat Festival and more. Officially titled “Sturgeon Bay Maritime Week: A Salute to the U.S. Coast Guard,” the celebration includes many long-standing …

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STURGEON BAY MARITIME WEEK RETURNS TO STURGEON BAY AUGUST 4-12

DOOR COUNTY ITINERARY IDEAS FOR AUGUST 2018

Jul 26, 2018

The August Edition of Door County Itinerary ideas includes activities and restaurant ideas for a two day vacation in Door County during the month of August. There are many local attractions to be found in Door County! The Door County Visitor’s Bureau is a great reference if you are looking for more ideas!

Bridgeport Resort is located in downtown Sturgeon Bay. The resort is close to dining, shopping and many local attractions. Make Bridgeport Resort your headquarters for your Door County …

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DOOR COUNTY ITINERARY IDEAS FOR AUGUST 2018

DOOR COUNTY CHERRY SEASON 2018

Jul 23, 2018

The 2018 Door County Cherry Season is in full swing. This year’s crop is beautiful. The trees are loaded with bright red cherries.

 Door County’s cooler spring months and unique soil composition make it an ideal spot for growing cherries. Early farmers in the county observed this and developed some of the earliest and largest fruit orchards in the state. Some of the biggest names in the county—such as Seaquist, Lautenbach and Zettel—got their start with a modest …

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DOOR COUNTY CHERRY SEASON 2018

DOOR COUNTY ITINERARY IDEAS FOR JULY 2018

Jun 28, 2018

Spend a few days at Bridgeport Resort and explore Door County. Guests often ask our guest services staff for ideas of where to go and what to do. This blog provides activity ideas for a two day trip to Door County.

Start off your first evening in Door County by visiting one of Sturgeon Bay’s best rated restaurants, Donny’s Glidden Lodge. Donny’s Glidden Lodge serves Midwestern cuisine. Nightly specials include Queen- and King-cut prime ribs, Australian Cold-Water …

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DOOR COUNTY ITINERARY IDEAS FOR JULY 2018

PARTICIPATE IN THE 28TH ANNUAL DOOR COUNTY CLASSIC AND WOODEN BOAT FESTIVAL

Jun 14, 2018

The Door County Classic & Wooden Boat Festival is set for August 11 & 12, 2018. Now is the time to make plans to participate in the exciting events – exhibit your boat, compete in the Sikaflex Challenge or volunteer your time to help celebrate Door County’s classic and wooden boats.

The Door County Classic & Wooden Boat Festival annually features a remarkable assortment of vessels competing for best in show. Registered boaters are invited to participate in a private …

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PARTICIPATE IN THE 28TH ANNUAL DOOR COUNTY CLASSIC AND WOODEN BOAT FESTIVAL

DOOR COUNTY FOURTH OF JULY FIREWORKS 2018

Jun 11, 2018

From Festivals to Fireworks, you will not want to miss this year’s Fourth of July Celebrations in Door County. You will find food, cold drinks, live music, parades and more throughout the county as you celebrate Independence Day 2018.

July 3, 2018
Egg Harbor
Where: Harbor View Park and Downtown
Egg Harbor, WI 54209

July 4, 2018 at Dusk
Sturgeon Bay
Where: Sunset Park
North Third Avenue and Florida Street
Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin 54235

July 4, 2018 at Dusk
Maplewood
Where: Robert Baumann Memorial …

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DOOR COUNTY FOURTH OF JULY FIREWORKS 2018

NEW SHIPWRECKS EXHIBIT UNVEILED AT DOOR COUNTY MARITIME MUSEUM

May 21, 2018

Take a journey through the new immersive exhibit at the Door County Maritime Museum in Sturgeon Bay. Start your journey on land, aboard the freighter Elba, experience the ship sinking to the bottom of Lake Michigan and explore the lake floor for shipwrecks. The new “Shipwrecks of Door County” exhibit takes you through the history of scuba diving to plunging beneath the surface of Door County’s waters to exploring the history of the shipwrecks surrounding us. Learn about the …

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NEW SHIPWRECKS EXHIBIT UNVEILED AT DOOR COUNTY MARITIME MUSEUM

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Apr 30, 2018

Congratulations to Bridgeport Resort founder, Fran Shefchik – recipient of Door County Economic Development Corporation’s Inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award. Bridgeport Resort is a sponsor of the Door County Economic Development Corporation.

The Door County Economic Development Corporation announced April 24th, 2018 that Fran Shefchik was awarded the very first Door County Lifetime Achievement award. This award was created to recognize an individual who has made a …

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LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

GLUTEN FREE CHEESE FONDUE

Apr 25, 2018

Spring Women’s Weekend at Bridgeport Resort in Door County was a huge success! This fun women’s weekend was created to pamper women and their friends. The weekend included a Friday Welcome Reception with Women’s Specialty Vendors and Cheese Fondue! The ladies had numerous opportunities on Saturday to pamper themselves. Complimentary chair massages and makeovers were provided. There were three different work out sessions and women’s wellness speakers provided at no …

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GLUTEN FREE CHEESE FONDUE

LODGING DIRECTORY CONTEST FINALIST

Apr 9, 2018

Bridgeport Resort has Been Chosen as a Finalist in the 2019 Wisconsin Lodging Directory Cover Contest!
Please Vote for Bridgeport Resort by Visiting the 2019 Lodging Directory
The Contest Ends May 3rd, 2018.
*Employees and Owners of Finalist Properties are Not Eligible to Vote.
Duplicate Votes Will Not be Counted.

12 spectacular finalists have been chosen in the 2019 Wisconsin Lodging Directory Cover Contest. Pick your favorite and cast a vote – just click the image and leave your name, …

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LODGING DIRECTORY CONTEST FINALIST

BRIDGEPORT RESORT SPRING WOMEN’S WEEKEND SPEAKERS

Apr 2, 2018

Bridgeport Waterfront Resort will be hosting their Annual Spring Women’s Weekend Friday, April 20th, 2018 to Sunday, April 22nd, 2018. This special weekend will include the following complimentary services: a Friday Night Reception, Complimentary Massages, Four Group Exercise Opportunities and Women’s Wellness Speakers.

Saturday, April 21st, 2018
Spring Women’s Weekend Speakers

9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 
Food Allergies, Intolerances & Sensitivities What’s a Person …

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BRIDGEPORT RESORT SPRING WOMEN’S WEEKEND SPEAKERS

TICKET SALE OPENS TO GENERAL PUBLIC FOR LIGHTHOUSE FESTIVAL

Mar 22, 2018

Tickets for the 25th Annual Door County Lighthouse Festival go on sale to the general public Monday, April 2, following a two-week pre-sale for museum members.  

Many of the boat excursions are unique to the Lighthouse Festival weekend.  Following the successful members-only pre-sale, a few of the lighthouse tours are almost sold out but ample tickets remain for a variety of land-based tours and boat excursions set for the weekend of June 8-10. Tickets can be obtained …

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TICKET SALE OPENS TO GENERAL PUBLIC FOR LIGHTHOUSE FESTIVAL

STURGEON BAY HOSTS ANNUAL SHIPYARD TOURS

Feb 19, 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 …

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STURGEON BAY HOSTS ANNUAL SHIPYARD TOURS

DOOR COUNTY MARITIME MUSEUM OFFERS FREE KIDS DAYS IN FEBRUARY

Jan 31, 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. …

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DOOR COUNTY MARITIME MUSEUM OFFERS FREE KIDS DAYS IN FEBRUARY

MAKING MEMORIES AT BRIDGEPORT RESORT

Jan 22, 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 …

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MAKING MEMORIES AT BRIDGEPORT RESORT

DOOR COUNTY PUMPKIN PATCHES

Oct 7, 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

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DOOR COUNTY PUMPKIN PATCHES

INDOOR ACTIVITIES IN THE DOOR

Sep 13, 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 …

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INDOOR ACTIVITIES IN THE DOOR

WATER ACTIVITIES IN DOOR COUNTY

Aug 7, 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
1-800-231-5767

Available for Rental: Speed boat, Pontoon Boat, Fishing …

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DOOR COUNTY BOAT TOURS

Jun 7, 2015

Door County has two hundred ninety eight miles of shoreline. Water activities abound from water skiing to swimming to sailing. You can find a great list of water activities here. Looking to hang out on the beach? Public beaches can be found all up and down the shoreline.

Boat tours are a great way to take in the sights of Door County. Here are some ideas for Door County Boat Tours.

Fish Creek Scenic Boat Tours
9448 Spruce Street, Fish Creek, WI (920) 421-4442
Come cruise aboard …

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DOOR COUNTY BOAT TOURS

OFF SEASON FAMILY FUN IN DOOR COUNTY

Mar 6, 2015

Whether you want to build a snowman or relax inside by the fireplace, there are plenty of activities for family fun during the off season in Door County. Here are ten family fun ideas for you.

  1. Ice Skating in Sturgeon Bay at Memorial Field.
    Memorial Field has a warming house, concessions, skate and hockey rinks and lights until 9:00 p.m. as weather permits in the winter.
  2. DC Adventure Center 
    Zip line year round at the Door County Adventure Center.
  3. Hands on Art Studio 
    Hands On Art …

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FAMILY FRIENDLY SWIMMING AT BRIDGEPORT RESORT

Dec 29, 2014

Bridgeport Waterfront Resort in Door County comes fully equipped for family swimming year round! Located indoors is a pool, whirlpool, sauna and children’s splash play area. Outside there is an outdoor pool with a waterfall.

Here are some common questions we have received about our pool facilities and the answers… please let me know if you have other questions! Email us at stay@bridgeportresort.net or call 920-746-9919. 

Question: Does my reservation come with …

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FAMILY FRIENDLY SWIMMING AT BRIDGEPORT RESORT

RESTAURANTS THAT DELIVER IN STURGEON BAY, WISCONSIN

Dec 6, 2014

Dining out can be beautiful… or tragic! There are some days that you just want to sit down for a nice meal… in front of the television… with the remote in your hand. There are many benefits to having dinner delivered. Here are three of our favorites:

  1. No dress code required. If you like to dine in your pajamas, delivery is for you.
  2. The weather is irrelevant… because you will not be going out into it!
  3. No tantrums while waiting in a restaurant! In fact… no …

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RESTAURANTS THAT DELIVER IN STURGEON BAY, WISCONSIN

SIX WATERFRONT DINING OPTIONS IN STURGEON BAY

Aug 31, 2014

Door County has over three hundred miles of shoreline! The county is surrounded by the Bay of Green Bay and Lake Michigan. The Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal runs through Sturgeon Bay. There are many restaurants in Door County offering both outdoor dining and waterfront dining. Here are six waterfront dining options located in Sturgeon Bay.

Stone Harbor Resort and Pub
107 N. First Ave. Sturgeon Bay , WI 54235
Phone: (920) 746-9004
Waterfront dining and outdoor dining available. 

Sunset Grill
3810 …

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GLUTEN FREE DINING IN DOOR COUNTY

Jul 2, 2014

It has become very common for a guest to inquire, “Where can I find a place to eat in Door County that is Gluten Free?” A Google search revealed… that it is really hard to find a list of Gluten Free Restaurants in Door County. The available information was hard to find and dated in many cases.

I have researched and compiled a list of places to eat in Door County who state they have gluten free options. Some have a few salads… and some places have everything from pizza …

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GLUTEN FREE DINING IN DOOR COUNTY

TOP TEN DOOR COUNTY WINTER ACTIVITIES

Feb 18, 2014

What will you do with the Winter Wonderland of Door County when you visit this year? Here are the Top Ten Suggestions.

1. Snowshoeing

Door County has many great places to go snowshoeing. Find Door County’s Secret Snowshoe Spots.

2. Cross-country skiing

Potawatomi State Park has over eight miles of one way trails and this is just one of the many places to ski in Door County. Download the Door County map of ski areas.

3. Sledding

Get out your sleds and find a big hill to …

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TOP TEN DOOR COUNTY WINTER ACTIVITIES