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Category: Bike, Run, Hike

  • Sustainability Issue 2022: Making Better Streets with CityBeautiful’s Dave Amos

    For five years, Cal Poly professor Dave Amos has been making complex planning and zoning topics interesting – even fun – through his YouTube channel, CityBeautiful. The Sturgeon Bay native and Sturgeon Bay High School graduate of the Class of 2001 has earned a large following for his expertise on creating better cities for all […]

  • “EGG”CEPTIONAL PROGRAMS AT CROSSROADS

    Which came first, the chicken or the egg? That age-old question may not be answered, but Crossroads at Big Creek will be celebrating all things eggs (and chickens) April 16 with three egg-focused programs. The family favorite EGGStravaganza will kick off the lineup at 10 am, when learners will crack, break, throw and drop eggs […]

  • 2022 Door County Runs and Rides

    We’ve made your planning easy with this guide to getting active with 2022 Door County runs and rides to check out. If you want plan to take on many runs, consider signing up for the Run the Door race series. Door County has become a hotbed for silent sports competition and experiences. Whether you want […]

  • SEARCH FOR PIKE AT CROSSROADS

    For the past several years, northern pike have begun swimming up Big Creek around April Fools’ Day, so during the April 2, 2 pm, meeting of Saturday Science, participants will hike to Big Creek to search for pike after a short lab activity. Meet at the Collins Learning Center. On April 3, 2 pm, enjoy […]

  • Cross-training versus Supplemental Training

    How to integrate both into your running plan With the Door County Half Marathon nearly five weeks away, runners should be well into their training plans by now. But runners – and good race times – are not built by miles alone. Equally important is engaging and strengthening other muscle groups to help you run […]

  • Cross-training versus Supplemental Training

    How to integrate both into your running plan With the Door County Half Marathon nearly five weeks away, runners should be well into their training plans by now. But runners – and good race times – are not built by miles alone. Equally important is engaging and strengthening other muscle groups to help you run […]

  • VIEWING NIGHT, NATURE CLUB AND MORE AT CROSSROADS

    The Door Peninsula Astronomical Society will host an evening of night-sky observation March 26, 7 pm, at Crossroads at Big Creek’s Astronomy Campus, 2200 Utah St. in Sturgeon Bay. If it’s overcast, attend the indoor program. Enjoy a hike at Ida Bay Preserve – no matter the weather and open to all ages – March 27, […]

  • Peninsula Mountain Bike Club to Launch This Spring

    Door County mountain biking enthusiasts will soon have a new club to join. Peninsula Mountain Bike Club plans to launch this spring, bringing with it volunteers and big plans for the mountain bike trails within Peninsula State Park.  “The idea of doing a mountain bike club specific to Peninsula State Park came out of looking […]

  • FIND FOSSILS AT CROSSROADS AT BIG CREEK

    Visit Crossroads at Big Creek for family-friendly events this coming week. On March 19, 2-3 pm, Crossroads will present one of its most popular programs – Fossils of Door County – during which families will learn how to recognize some common fossils. Each family will receive a free Door County fossil chart and, if weather permits, […]

  • Ready to Ride

    Spring tune-up tips before you hit the trail Temps are rising. Snow is melting. The itch to dust off the ol’ bike and hit the trails (or road) is growing. But before you jump in the saddle, you’ll want to take a moment to make sure your bike is in good working order. Pump it […]

  • Cycling Without Age Gives Seniors Access to Bikes, Community and Camaraderie

    One of the perks of cycling is that it’s an activity that can be enjoyed for a lifetime. Many of us learn as children and continue well into late adulthood. But what about those who once loved to cycle, but now, because of age or mobility issues, no longer can? John and Diane Ludwigsen hope […]

  • CELEBRATE ST. PADDY’S DAY AT CROSSROADS

    Visit Crossroads at Big Creek on March 12, 2 pm, for Saturday Science – an indoor/outdoor, all-ages family program that will explore how water changes from a solid to a liquid, and even to a gas. Meet in the lab at the Collins Learning Center. Crossroads will celebrate the Ides of March on March 15, 3:30 […]

  • Environmentalists Focus of Crossroads Program

    Spend a day with environmentalists at Crossroads at Big Creek during its Walk with Aldo event March 5, 10 am – 5 pm, when a route will be marked with green ribbons and quotations from Aldo Leopold’s writings will be posted.  This year, Crossroads has added an indoor component as well: screening video documentaries featuring […]

  • Ice-Road Trekking to Rock Island

    I’ve always been a big fan of winter. This year, much of January was cold and led to good ice conditions on area lakes. Once February rolled around, I was itching for a trip to Washington Island to see what the big chill had done to the water up there. In particular, I wanted to […]

  • CANDLELIGHT SKI AT CROSSROADS

    Crossroads at Big Creek will kick off Fire & Ice weekend on Feb. 18 with a Candlelight Ski, 6-8 pm. (If there’s not enough snow, it will be a Candlelight Hike instead.) Ski equipment will be available to rent, or take your own. Attendees can enjoy a roaring fire and hot cocoa during the event.  […]

  • ENJOY THE NIGHT SKY DURING NEWPORT’S CANDLELIGHT SKI

    Newport State Park will host its 32nd annual Candlelight Ski, Hike and Snowshoe on Feb. 12, 5:30-8 pm. Gather that special someone, family members and friends for a breathtaking view of the Milky Way while surrounded by the beauty and serenity of a glistening, snowy landscape. This magical journey begins with more than 300 candles […]

  • CROSSROADS PROGRAMS AVAILABLE FOR ALL AGES

    A Candlelight Ski and Snowshoe at Crossroads at Big Creek will kick off Destination Sturgeon Bay’s Fire and Ice Weekend (conditions permitting) Feb. 18, 6-8 pm. During the event, Crossroads Meadow Trail will be lined with luminaries to provide a magical, memorable winter experience. A candlelight hike will be offered if there’s not enough snow […]

  • Bird Sanctuary Open to Guests Feb. 12

    Enjoy the beauty of winter and meet birds of prey during Open Door Bird Sanctuary’s (ODBS) Winter Open Days Feb. 12 and March 12, 11 am – 3 pm. Also enjoy the trails for a snowshoe, hike or cross-country ski. (Provide your own equipment.) The three trails provide about two miles of prairie, hardwood and pine […]

  • Bird Sanctuary Hosts Winter Open Days

    Enjoy the serenity of Open Door Bird Sanctuary during its fourth annual Winter Open Days on Feb. 12 and March 12, both 11 am – 3 pm.  Take to the trails to snowshoe, hike or cross-country ski (supply your own equipment) on about two miles of trail, all fairly level and traversing various landscapes.  These […]

  • COMMUNITY FUNDING HELPS REPLACE CROSSROADS’ BRIDGES

    Thanks to an outpouring of community support, Crossroads at Big Creek has raised the funds needed to replace the aging North Bridge and Cedar Crossing Bridge. The installation of helical pilings is expected before March 1, and as the work proceeds, short segments of the Creek and Forest Habitat Trails will be closed for much […]