When Write On, Door County began planning for its writing center on Juddville Road, its leaders envisioned something more than a building. They aimed to create a sense of place in an environment where the mind could recede into the core of Door County. That includes more than 39 acres of woods that surround the center, encircled by a half-mile walking path with places to sit, reflect and write.
February’s theme is Find the Benches, Find the Beauty: a guided hike to search for beautiful cedar donor benches carved by Norm Wiedemeier. Each bench features an etched brass nature plaque by Mary Ellen Sisulak and hides a special word, chosen by the donor of the bench. The writing activities invite visitors to explore nature and pause at the benches for creative writing and drawing.
Write On, Door County Trail
Where: 4210 Juddville Road, Fish Creek
Distance: Half mile
Difficulty: Easy. The trail has very little elevation change, but during the winter, snowshoes or winter boots are recommended because the path is not cleared of snow.
Highlights: The trail begins at the new writing center (reserve time there for individuals or small groups at writeondoorcounty.org) and includes benches carved by Norm Wiedemeier with etchings by Mary Ellen Sisulak.