Paddle Garrett Bay

Cave Point isn’t the only spot to float along the rocky outcroppings of the Niagara Escarpment.

Take the drive north to Ellison Bay and turn down Garrett Bay Road almost to Gills Rock, winding beneath the picturesque tree canopy, and put in at the Garrett Bay boat launch. Even in the heart of summer, you’ll find minimal boat traffic here as you float over the wreck of the schooner Fleetwing, which sank close to the shore in 1888 (learn more at the Door County Maritime Museum display near the launch). Paddle south and hug the shore to take in the rocky outcroppings of Door Bluff Headlands County Park.

Photo by Myles Dannhausen Jr.