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Door County boasts more state parks than any other county in Wisconsin, and for those of us that live here, these green spaces prove to be haven-like playgrounds amidst our busy lifestyles. In my tenure in the county, I’ve spent countless nights beneath the stars at Newport, plenty of days on the beach at Whitefish […]
“In our little corner of the woods, those ominous rumblings about the Death of American Musical Theatre are drowned out by the footfalls of 50,000 loyal fans strolling down the path in Fish Creek’s Peninsula State Park each year to laugh and cry with our merry players under the newborn stars.” – Fred Alley, AFT […]
Door County boasts many natives, but it takes a special breed to be recognized as a Door County “personality” – that person who sets the tone for the peninsula, an icon that embodies everything great about life in our small communities. These are the people who know everyone and everything, not because they like to […]
After meeting jewelry designer Jen Hough, you may have trouble believing that she has been interested in art for more than 20 years. It might be more plausible if you learn that her career began in kindergarten when she started making her own jewelry. She expanded and started selling her necklaces by age 11. While […]
A stand of trees glowing in the sunrise. A bank of clouds illuminated by the evening’s final rays of light. Artists have always been transfixed by the beautiful landscapes of Door County. The natural world has long been one of the primary inspirations of visual artists. But perhaps no artist has put as much effort […]
It’s a dilemma every tourism destination must confront at some point and one Door County is grappling with now. You need to attract visitors to drive your economy, to provide the economic lifeblood that allows you to live in a place you love. But those visitors and the growth that accompanies them are eroding much […]
Founded in 1853, Ephraim is historically significant on many levels, not least of which is its status as one of the oldest organized communities in Door County. Today, the village’s more than 150 year-old history and the story of its early settlement are preserved through the dedicated efforts of the Ephraim Historical Foundation, established in […]
The first words Eric Lewis utters on his live recording at Camp David in Fish Creek are, “I have to say, I didn’t expect this many people to show up.” And once you meet the quiet, humble man with an accent that is distinctly not of northern Wisconsin, you can believe that he was surprised […]
Keeping your boat clean means something different to each boater. For some it means rinsing off fish guts after a successful catch, washing away scuff marks from a lively sail, or keeping a yacht detailed to shine. The thing that all boaters have in common is a love for both their craft and being out […]
One of the best things about summer is cooking with fresh, local produce. All winter, I make do with vegetables and fruit that have traveled from afar – losing most of their flavor along the way. Come July, however, an array of brightly-colored and flavored offerings are available, the strawberry being one of my favorites. […]
It took their honeymoon for Carol and Dick Skare to realize they could fall in love all over again. But this time, it was with an idea – to open a restaurant in Door County. The beginnings of The Cookery restaurant in Fish Creek began as most romantic endeavors do, with a chance meeting. Wanting […]
For many visitors to Door County a vacation would not be complete without spending a bit of time on the golf course. As a personal challenge or a way to unwind, the game provides an exciting diversion while in the county. While there are many challenging and beautiful courses to be found, only one can […]
Customers strolling through the county are exposed to all kinds of artwork – watercolor, pottery, sculpture and photography to name a few. Another medium not always instantly thought of as art is woodworking, unless of course one has seen Joel Thomas’ handcrafted furniture. The detail, the tones of the wood he selects, and the overall […]
Right on the main drag of Highway 57 in Ellison Bay sits a modest, two story home. It is the type of home that a person can drive by quite literally hundreds of times without noticing. It is unassuming and may not spark the interest of the average passerby. The moment it starts to get […]