Door County

Spent several days in Door County after stumbling upon a great deal in accommodation. We chose to stay on the east side because it is more secluded. The amenities at the lodge were excellent: above average complimentary hot breakfast, free kayaking, free biking, nearby trails, tennis court, big and clean lodging room, and most importantly, it was just a short walk from our room to the lake.

Throughout our time in Door County, we enjoyed the complimentary wine tastings at three wineries, hiked six miles in Peninsula State Park, tasted lots of freebies at every market store we stopped by, ate fish boils twice, and drove around aimlessly. We also spent about half day in Green Bay to visit the famous Lambeau Field.

A couple of observations…

  • While Door County is surrounded by Lake Michigan, the lake is usually not visible from the main road due to dense wooded areas, unlike the drive along Minnesota’s North Shore where Lake Superior could be seen from the road.
  • Wisconsin ranks fourth in producing cherries in the US and they are all grown in Door County. That said, we tasted lots of cherry related products: cherry pie, cherry wine, cherry salsa, cherry jam, cherry flavored olive oil, etc.
  • The most touristy town is Fish Creek, closely followed by Sister Bay. These towns have quite a few places to see and eat, hence, lots of people and traffic.
  • Lake Michigan Whitefish is very delicious. However, Canadian Walleye is still one of the best fish we ever had.
Sunset view at our lodge in Baileys Harbor.
Crystal clear water of Lake Michigan.
Joined the Legendary Tour that brought us to a few interesting spots at the Lambeau Field in Green Bay.
Press Play button to watch the clip – Fish boil at White Gull Inn. There are pretty much four ingredients: Lake Michigan Whitefish, red potatoes, salt and water.
Goats on the roof at Al Johnson’s Swedish Restaurant in Sister Bay. We had Swedish meals for lunch.
Sea caves at Cave Point County Park in Sturgeon Bay.
A mile-long of sandy beach at Whitefish Dunes State Park in Sturgeon Bay.
The 5.5 hours drive to Door County.
Places we covered in Door County.

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