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 Lobster, Baked Whitefish, and more. Enjoy the breathtaking view of Lake Michigan.
Head up to Sister Bay in the morning on day two and meet the goats at the Door County Creamery!
You can take a tour and eat a delicious lunch. The Door County Creamery Tour start at 10:00 a.m. Make advanced reservations online! The Creamery is a cheese making facility, eatery and retail store to sell cheeses, soap and goat’s milk gelato. Enjoy a light walking tour of the farm where all your favorite Door County Creamery items have their beginnings. Transportation between the Creamery and Farm provided. All Tours Include:
1. In depth tour of how we operate our farm, raise our animals and make our cheese.
2. Up close and personal encounters with our “daddy” goats, “mommy” goats and “baby” goats.
3. Our Homemade Goat Milk Gelato, Cheese Tasting and Patio Lunch at the Creamery around our Reserved Farm Table.
Wisconsin may be most famous for its beer and brandy, but its wine-making scene has been expanding rapidly, and Door County has been a hub of this action. From winery tours and wine festivals to restaurants embracing local-wine programs, the region’s fruit and cherry wines can be found around every corner. Spend the afternoon touring Simon Creek Winery. Tours are available daily at 2:00 p.m. Get to know Simon Creek Winery! Our expert guides will lead you thru a 20-30 minute immersion into our rich history along with current vineyard and winemaking operations. A guided exploration of the winery helps tell the story of our birth and evolution of our place by our late founder and ever loving family member, Colonel (Ret.) Tim Lawrie. Then enjoy wine testing.
For dinner, get ready for another Door County treasure and more goats! 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.
After dinner, spend some time relaxing in your suite. Perhaps it is movie time. Bridgeport Resort has complimentary movies available for check out at the guest services desk. Or take a dip in one of the pools. The outdoor pool is heated and there are plenty of lounge chairs to bask in the last rays of sunshine.
Still ready for more action? Take a stroll and browse the shops of Madison Avenue. These downtown shops are just a few blocks away from Bridgeport Resort. You will find Bay Shore Outfitters, the Door County Olive Oil Company, Alley Katz Boutique and more!
Day three brings another chance to take in the sights of Door County. Try a guided tour on a Segway! Segway Tours offers guided Segway Personal Transporter (PT) tours of where you want to be in Wisconsin, including Peninsula State Park, Baileys Harbor Lighthouses, Sturgeon Bay, Cave Point, Washington Island and Egg Harbor. Experience the FUN of the Segway PT as you enjoy the beautiful Wisconsin nature around you and learn a little history about Door County. The tour guides have over 40 years combined experience and have your enjoyment and safety as their top priorities.
Have a great time on your next Door County Vacation!