Stunning vistas, expansive stretch of shorelines, heady culture, and a rich history worth revisiting time and time again—all these are yours when you go on a tour in Door County, Wisconsin. Here are the top attractions you should visit.
Home to a total of 53 beaches, this part of the Midwest offers a spectacular 300 miles of shoreline waiting for you to enjoy. Whichever hotel room in Door County you’re staying in, there’s a good chance there’s a beach nearby. Some notable beaches are Bailey’s Harbor, where you can watch kite boarders hone their chops, and Waterfront Park, the largest public beach in the area.
With over 3,000 acres of cherry and apple orchards, there’s never any shortage of farms to visit in this county. And while you’re at it, you can try your hand in harvesting cherries or munch a delicious cherry pie that Door County is very known for.
Cave Point County Park
If you’re an outdoor enthusiast, Cave Point County Park is your ultimate playground. Located along the eastern shoreline of the county, you’ll see limestone cliffs hewn out by elements to create fascinating underwater and sea caves. You can kayak up to the mouth of these sea caves or enjoy a splash in the water of Green Bay.
Ten historic lighthouses dot this peninsula. You can hike up to each one and immerse yourself in stunning vista and the pervading feeling of awe. If you’re going for the oldest lighthouse in all of Wisconsin, head over to Rock Island State Park, a remote island that will take you two boat rides to get to.
Door County Maritime Museum
If you want to get a feel for what the region’s really about, you need to visit the Maritime Museum. This museum highlights the county’s maritime history and culture that pretty much revolves around its waters. It’s home to the Baumgartner Gallery, which showcases 30 model boats, and Horton Gallery, which demonstrates how lighthouses work.
Fondly called as the “Cape Cod of the Midwest,” Door County lives up to its moniker with the peninsula’s numerous attractions and scenic landscapes that are sure to fuel the adventurer in you.