• Hey Hey 5K Draws an AutumnFest Crowd

    Brigham Green led 331 runners who finished the fifth Hey Hey 5K run Sept. 28 in Baileys Harbor. Green, of Waukesha, finished in 18:32, topping Ryan Miller of Fish Creek, who finished in 19:19.  Valerie Richter of St. Charles, Illinois, paced the women with a time of 19:29. Kate Nelson of Lake Villa, Illinois, finished […]

  • Half Marathon Registration Opens Oct. 1

    Registration for one of Wisconsin’s premier running events opens Oct. 1. That’s when runners can lock in their spot for the 13th Door County Half Marathon and Nicolet Bay 5K. The runs will take place Saturday, May 2, 2020, on a closed-road course in Door County’s beautiful Peninsula State Park.  The half marathon, capped at […]

  • Fall Colors and Space Exploration at Crossroads

    Crossroads at Big Creek is focusing on water, fall colors and outer space!  On Sept. 27, 3:30 pm, attend a showing of “Water 101,” the lecture that Professor Gregory Kleinheinz presented during the 2019 Water Summit to provide an overview of the region’s water issues.  On Sept. 28, 4 pm, meet at the Collins Learning […]

  • Don’t Miss Baileys Harbor’s AutumnFest Sept. 27-29

    Baileys Harbor’s AutumnFest welcomes the start of fall this weekend with a variety of fun events that seek to offer something for everyone. From a speakeasy casino party to a classic car show, farmers’ market and 5K running event, partake in one activity or do them all for a fun-filled weekend on the lake side! […]

  • AutumnFest in Baileys Harbor

    Are you a car buff? Do you have a car, truck or motorcycle you’d like to show off? Attend Baileys Harbor’s Classic Car Show – part of AutumnFest – on Sept. 28, 9 am – 3 pm, when trophies will go to People’s Choice, Best in Show, Emergency Vehicle, Louie Oldenburg Best Motorcycle and Top Vehicle in each […]

  • Peninsula Century Fall Challenge on Saturday, Sept. 14

    This weekend, 700 cyclists will hit the pavement for the annual Peninsula Century Fall Challenge ride. Participants will follow four routes, ranging from 25 to 100 miles, beginning in Sister Bay and riding along rustic roads and past the water vistas of the northern tip of the Door peninsula. On-site registration is still available at […]

  • This Weekend in Door: Fall Challenge, AleFest & Wet Whistle Wine Fest

    Peninsula Century Fall Challenge The annual cycling event will take 700 riders along rustic roads and scenic vistas in Northern Door. Riders begin at Waterfront Park in Sister Bay where they will embark on a 25, 50, 62 or 100 mile. Riders return to a meal from Thyme Catering, a beer from One Barrel or […]

  • Monarch Tagging at Crossroads

    Crossroads at Big Creek will host a screening of CSI Milwaukee – a video of a lecture by Kevin Shafer, executive director of the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District – on Sept. 6, 3:30 pm, in the Collins Learning Center. Then join Crossroads for monarch tagging Sept. 7, 2 pm. In collaboration with Wild Ones of the […]

  • Newport Wilderness Days Aug. 31 and Sept. 1

    On Aug. 31 and Sept. 1, Newport State Park will host Newport Wilderness Days ( an event that started in 1992 as a way for the Newport Wilderness Society – the park’s official friends group – to showcase its beautiful park. Volunteers will lead hikes and programs that cover many areas of interest. Activities on […]

  • This Weekend in Door County: Marina Fest, Sausage Fest & Wilderness Day

    Sister Bay Marina Fest All weekend long join the festival of fun in Sister Bay where you can find live music, kids’ carnival, food vendors, a vintage boat show and fireworks. See the full schedule here. Sausage Fest at One Barrel Brewing Company Find an Oktoberfest beer tent from One Barrel Brewing Co., hot sausages […]

  • Run the Door Race-Circuit Standings

    Presented by the Door County Silent Sports Alliance, the Run the Door race circuit is a year-round opportunity for runners to collect points by participating in runs held in Door County.  The Alliance keeps track of points. The top 25 overall runners, top three youth runners (ages 12 and younger) and the top five out-of-county […]

  • Newport Wilderness Days Show off Exceptional Park

    On Aug. 31 and Sept. 1, Newport State Park will host Newport Wilderness Days ( an event that started in 1992 as a way for the Newport Wilderness Society – the park’s official friends group – to showcase its beautiful park. Volunteers will lead hikes and programs that cover many areas of interest. Activities on Aug. 31 […]

  • Toft Point Hike Fundraiser for Climate Change Coalition

    Join the Climate Change Coalition of Door County on Aug. 27, 10 am – 12 pm, for Toft Point: A Nature Lover’s Dream – the second of two guided hikes through this old-growth forest in Baileys Harbor. Charlotte Lukes and Nick Anderson will lead the hike and share their deep knowledge of the forest and […]

  • Five Tips to Better 5K Training

    The end of summer is in sight. For some, it’s the start of the best time of the year: the time of perfect running weather. Dry trails, lower temperatures and gorgeous, changing colors provide a string of weeks that are perfect for running outdoors. Also approaching on Sept. 28 is the Hey Hey 5K in […]

  • 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. […]

  • Guided Hikes at The Ridges Sanctuary

    Join a Ridges Sanctuary naturalist for a relaxing, informative, two-hour walk through the sanctuary during one of its guided hikes, Monday through Friday, 10 am and 2 pm. The hikes are appropriate for all ages and include the Upper Range Light lantern room and historic cabins. Meet at the Cook-Albert Fuller Nature Center, 8166 Hwy 57 […]

  • Get Acquainted with Plum Island on Aug. 17

    Take the family for a picnic on Plum Island on Aug. 17, when the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and the Friends of Plum and Pilot Islands will offer guided, interpretive tours of the island’s natural habitat and historic maritime structures.  Visitors can hike the trails, climb the rear range light, kayak around the island […]

  • Docent-Led Hikes at The Clearing

    The 84-year history, folklore and landscape of The Clearing Folk School are the subject of free, interpretive hikes to the historic campus and buildings, led by volunteer docents on select Saturdays and Sundays: Aug. 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25, 31; Sept. 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29; Oct. 5, 6, […]

  • ‘The Trail Will Give You What You Need’: Veteran Finishes Ice Age Trail

    When Nick Chronis came around the final bend of the Ice Age Trail (IAT) at 2 pm on July 12, well-deserved cheers from members of Door County VFW Post 3088 greeted him. “Well-deserved” is an understatement in light of the fact that Chronis – a Salt Lake City, Utah, native and Army veteran with deployments […]

  • Pedal for Pancakes!

    Ann and Mike Johnson of Serenity Bridge Yoga invite bike enthusiasts of all levels to the 20-mile-round-trip Pedal for Pancakes on July 21.  Riders will meet at Egg Harbor’s Kress Pavilion and travel to Thyme Cuisine in Baileys Harbor for a pancake buffet. After breakfast, they will traverse the county and end up back at […]