Category: Beaches

  • 5 Washington Island Gems

    The atmosphere on Washington Island in August feels like all the best parts of a black-and-white photograph, complete with sticky hands from melting ice cream, sandy toes, cruising with the windows down, sunburned shoulders and freckles. Full of hidden gems and time-tested favorites, Washington Island is the best place to while away the last, golden […]

  • Food Trucks and Floaties at Anclam Beach

    No shoes, no shirts, no problem! Celebrate the food-truck scene in Baileys Harbor during Food Trucks and Floaties ( on Aug. 17, 11 am – 4 pm. Enjoy offerings from local food-truck vendors – Chives’ Harbor Pizza and Harbor Griddle & Grill trucks, the Lumberjack Taco Shack, Wally’s Weenie Wagon and Ohana Hospitality – and […]

  • Algoma’s Soar on the Shore Kite and Beach Festival!

    Friends of Crescent Beach and the Algoma Area Chamber of Commerce are once again partnering to present the fifth annual, family-friendly Soar on the Shore Kite and Beach Festival ( on Crescent Beach on Aug. 17, 11 am – 4 pm. (All activities are weather-dependent; the rain date is Aug. 18, 11 am – 4 […]

  • Food Trucks & Floaties at Anclam Beach

    Beat the summer heat by heading to Baileys Harbor’s Anclam Beach and Park for Food Trucks & Floaties on Aug. 17, 11 am – 4 pm. Baileys Harbor is celebrating its food-truck scene with Chives’ Harbor Pizza and Harbor Griddle & Grill trucks, the Lumberjack Taco Shack, Wally’s Weenie Wagon and Ohana Hospitality. Also check […]

  • Algoma’s Shanty Days

    This annual, weekend-long event is Algoma’s “celebration of the lake,” complete with a parade, 5K run, juried art-and-craft fair, food, live music, beach volleyball, pool tournament, fishing contest, car cruise and more. Food includes Belgian trippe, gyros, walking tacos, roasted corn, mini donuts, roasted nuts, gourmet corn, roasted corn with all the fixings, and ceviche. […]

  • New Tribute Wall at Nicolet Beach Shelter

    The Friends of Peninsula State Park unveiled a new tribute wall ( at the Nicolet Beach shelter at Peninsula State Park on May 25. Donors who made a gift of $1,000, $1,500 or $2,500 could specify the wording on a plate to honor family members or friends. These donations are helping to provide three new […]

  • Sister Bay Gets First Glance at Pebble Beach Proposal

    The first step toward changing the look of one of northern Door County’s most beloved places took place at the Sister Bay Plan Commission meeting Tuesday, Dec. 11. Tom Scheuerman of NAI Pfefferle, on behalf of the Luber family, presented a preliminary concept plan that would divide the Pebble Beach shoreline into four parcels for […]

  • Body Found at Whitefish Dunes is Likely Missing Swimmer from Harrington Beach State Park

    Door County authorities believe the body of a man found floating in the water at Whitefish Dunes State Park Sunday, Sept. 2, is that of 34-year-old Ahmad Adl. Adl went missing while swimming with four friends 120 miles south of the park at Harrington Beach State Park in Ozaukee County the afternoon of Aug. 20. […]

  • A Stairway to Death’s Door

    A scuba diving club that wanted better access to the shoreline of a Liberty Grove park has made that happen with a stainless steel stairway now providing access up and down the bluff. “It took us us a while, but we made it happen,” said John Touscany of the Neptune’s Dive Club (, adding that […]

  • Safe Kids Day Returns Aug. 18

    Families and visitors in Door County, seeking end of the summer fun and activities, can bring the kids to the second Safe Kids Day, a free and interactive program that teaches important safety lessons at the Door County Fairgrounds on Aug. 18 from 10 am – 2 pm. This year Safe Kids Day will partner […]

  • Surf’s Up in Door

    With all modesty, I’ve posted many surfing pictures of myself on social media during the last few years. The picture posted from a December surf session in Door County with a tagline simply reading “Lake Michigan, December 6th,” seemed to garner an unusually high number of comments: “You’re crazy,” “Brrr…,” and my favorite, “So cool, […]

  • 2018 Door County Half Iron Triathlon in Photos

    The 2018 Door County Half Iron Triathlon is in the books.Photographer Len Villano captured the action Sunday at Murphy Park. See more results here>>

  • 571 Athletes Complete 2018 Door County Half Iron Triathlon

    For the first time in three years weather did not interfere with the Door County Triathlon. Nearly perfect water conditions Sunday helped all but 5 of the 688 athletes who entered the water complete the full 1.2-mile swim course. The swim was followed by a 56-mile bike ride and 13.1-mile run. Vant Lammers was the […]

  • Perfect Day Greets Door County Triathlon Sprint Participants

    Participants were greeted with a picture perfect day at the Door County Sprint Triathlon Saturday, July 14. A total of 828 athletes finished the race – 430 women and 398 men. Nearly 300 young athletes took place in the third annual Kids’ Triathlon in the afternoon. In that race, kids age 6 – 14 competed. Sprint […]

  • Gibraltar Voters Reject Beach Bathhouse

    Gibraltar town electors rejected construction of a bathhouse at the Fish Creek Beach Monday night by a vote of 153 to 58. “It’s back to the drawing board,” town chair Dick Skare said after the vote tally. The proposed bathhouse would have cost approximately $850,000 and many voters spoke of sticker shock during the public […]

  • Gibraltar Electors to Vote on $850,000 Beach Bathhouse

    Electors in the Town of Gibraltar will vote Monday night on the construction of a new bathhouse at the Fish Creek beach. The bathhouse would cost $850,000 and is part of $2.1 million in beach improvements. The new building would provide permanent bathrooms to replace the portable toilets at the beach now, which the town […]

  • Steve Mann Retires After 40 Years in Sister Bay

    Steve Mann likes to remind people that the 40 years he spent in various roles for the Village of Sister Bay began with something of a fluke. There were three candidates interviewing for the position back in 1979. One took a different job. Another didn’t show up to the interview. Then there was Steve. “That […]

  • This Weekend in Door County: Open Door Pride and Uncork Summer

    As summer starts to heat up in Door County so do its weekend activities. Check out all the fun happening in Door County this weekend. Friday, June 22 New restaurants in Door County Before the summer season starts to pick up, right now is a perfect time to try one of Door County’s new restaurants. […]

  • Board Hears Update on Beach Health Program

    A series of incidents took place 16 years ago that has led to Door County being a progressive leader in the health of its 34 beaches. It all began in 2002 when the Door County Public Health Department was notified that an unusual amount of toilet paper and anti-diarraheal medicine were being sold at the […]

  • A Guide to New Year’s Celebrations in Door County

    We put it all in one place, all the live music, community celebrations, parades and plunges around the county on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Now get out and do it! New Year’s Eve Ski or snowshoe for free at Crossroads at Big Creek New Year’s Eve afternoon from 1 – 3:30 pm. […]