10 Reasons to Visit Door County

Although there are innumerable reasons to visit Door County, here are our 10 favorite reasons to visit the peninsula…

Natural Beauty.  From farm fields, to orchards, to shoreline and woodlands, we think the natural beauty of Door County is the main reason to visit.

The Arts.  With such a small population, Door County is blessed with such a wonderful variety of performing arts.  Third Avenue Playhouse, in Sturgeon Bay, and Peninsula Players and American Folklore Theater, both in Fish Creek, are among our favorites.

300 miles of Shoreline.  The most of any county in the United States!  You don’t have to travel far to enjoy the shores of Lake Michigan and Green Bay.

Galleries Galore.  Whether you are into ceramics, glass, pottery, painting or fiber arts, Door County has an artist’s gallery for everyone.

Delicious Dining.  From fine dining, fish boils or a burger and beer…if you like to eat, Door County is the place for you.

For the Birds.  Very few places in Wisconsin have more variety of birds to watch.  Summer residents include sandhill cranes, bluebirds, grosbeaks, wrens, hawks, orioles, just name a few.  We even have white pelicans as a summer resident!  Fall and spring migration bring swans and other waterfowl.  Make sure to bring your bird guide and binoculars. 

Cherry and Apple Picking.  Commercial orchards have been established in Door County since the early 1900’s.  They still exist.  However, smaller orchards allow visitors to pick their own cherries and apples. 

Shop ‘til you Drop.  There’s no shortage of shops, stores and boutiques on the peninsula.  Each town in Door County has their own quaint shopping district and what better way to spend a rainy afternoon.

Wine tasting.  There are several excellent wineries in Door County.  All offer wine tasting and several provide guided tours, which show the wine making process up close.  From California style wines to Door County fruit wines, you’ll enjoy sampling and taking a couple of bottles home.

Out on the Water.  Kayaking or canoeing give visitors an intimate view of the shoreline.  If you are not that adventurous, rent a sail boat charter, fishing charter or enjoy the relative luxury of the Harbor Lady dinner cruise ship. 

Whatever you enjoy doing, we know you will have a terrific time visiting Door County!


  1. Marc says:

    10 very good reasons to succumb to a well deserved vacation in Door County. This is a great article and speaks to interests of all your guests. I am a big fan of food and arts, it seems a stay in the county could supply a good few days of fun and eats.
    have a great week

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