Grand View Property Purchase Moving Forward

The efforts to purchase and protect the iconic 16-acre Grand View property overlooking Ellison Bay received a big boost recently when legal issues surrounding the purchase by the Door County Land Trust were resolved. The Land Trust has been working to permanently protect the Grand View property for nearly three years and has now set a March 7 closing date.

Total costs for acquisition and short-term land management activities of the project are estimated to be $1,133,000. The Land Trust applied for and received two grants totaling $905,755 to assist with the purchase from Wisconsin’s State Stewardship Fund and from the Department of Transportation’s Scenic Byways Fund. The remaining $227,000 must be provided through private donations. A portion of the private dollars has been raised; the Land Trust is now seeking to raise the final funds needed before the March 7 closing date.

“The Door County Land Trust is obviously very pleased that all legal impediments and title issues that were delaying the sale have been settled and resolved. Now our attention can turn to raising the remaining funds needed to pay for the purchase and to establish a public scenic overlook and park,” comments Dan Burke, Executive Director of the Door County Land Trust.

Shortly after closing, the Land Trust will transfer ownership of the Grand View property to the Town of Liberty Grove and will work in partnership with the Town to establish the Grand View Scenic Overlook and Park.

To make a contribution of support visit or call the Land Trust office at 920.746.1359.