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  • A July Fourth Tradition: The Hairpin Run

    For more than a thousand runners, the Fourth of July starts the same way each year: with a grueling climb up the Fish Creek hill for the start of the Hairpin Run.  The 5K run is the largest fundraiser of the year for the Friends of Gibraltar, and it has become a tradition for plenty […]

  • Swim Safety Is Top Priority

    by Sean Ryan, Race Director, Door County Triathlon Recent fatalities during the swim portion of other Midwest triathlons have attracted media interest and inquiries from participants. In response, the organizers of the Door County Triathlon (DCT) are providing the following information to keep the participants safe and to maximize their safety during the swim portion […]

  • Eagle Bluff: The Lighthouse with a Story

    Sitting high on the bluffs of Peninsula State Park, right off Shore Road, Eagle Bluff Lighthouse is the perfect destination for a blend of beautiful views and local history. While driving (or hiking or biking) along Shore Road’s winding, sun-speckled path, be on the lookout for bright wildflowers and softly stepping deer. In late May […]

  • This Weekend in Door County: Wine, Dine and Celebrate Pride

    This weekend, check out Door County Wine Fest, Uncork Summer, Open Door Pride and Paddlefest. Festivals Wine Fest On June 22 (12-4 pm), enjoy unlimited tasting of award-winning wines from eight local wineries and relaxing music from the Fabulous Rugburns at Wine Fest’s new location in Sunset Park, Sturgeon Bay. Food will be available for […]

  • Yardstick Books Host 4th of July Bike Parade

    Join Yardstick Books, 317 Steele St. in Algoma, for an Independence Day bicycle parade on July 4, 9 am. Children and adults are encouraged to decorate bikes, strollers, scooters, wagons – and dogs! – to celebrate the holiday. Arrive around 8:45 am to line up before the parade travels around the block at 9 am. […]

  • Celebrate Flag Day at Crossroads

    Celebrate Flag Day at Crossroads at Big Creek on June 14, 9 am, by taking a hike to search for other “flags”: wild iris or the flash of a whitetail deer. Meet at the Collins Learning Center. See Wisconsin from a new perspective on June 15, 1 pm, during a screening of Wisconsin Public Television’s […]

  • This Weekend in Door County

    There’s no shortage of happenings in Door County this Saturday, June 15. Here’s a preview! Peninsula Century Spring Classic Avid and casual cyclists alike will enjoy this scenic ride, beginning in Baileys Harbor, which offers 25-, 50-, 62- and 100-mile (“century”) courses with aid stations along the way. Watch for riders on roads throughout the […]

  • Crossroads Used-Shoe Collection and Trail Run/Walk

    Do you have running or other athletic shoes that don’t work for you anymore? Take your used running shoes to be collected June 21-22 on the shoe-hanging tree near the front of the Collins Learning Center at Crossroads at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St. in Sturgeon Bay. Working with Fleet Feet of Appleton, Friends of […]

  • This Weekend in Door County: Bikes, Beer and Fyr Bal

    Festivals Peninsula Century Spring Classic Avid and casual cyclists alike will enjoy this scenic ride on June 15, beginning in Baileys Harbor at 7 am, which offers 25-, 50-, 62- and 100-mile (“century”) courses with aid stations along the way. Celebrate with a post-ride meal back in Baileys Harbor. Riders can register on-site Friday, June […]

  • Explore Woodsy Europe Bay Trail at Newport State Park

    by Maddy Schierl, [email protected] Winding through pleasant forests framed by Lake Michigan on one side and the inland Europe Lake on the other, Newport State Park’s Europe Bay Trail is perfect if you’re craving a peaceful, woodsy retreat. To access the trail, enter Newport State Park through the main entrance – just past Ellison Bay, near the […]

  • Crossroads Trail Run Offers Fun and a Real Tree

    The 2019 Crossroads Trail Run will be held June 22, starting at 8 am, at Crossroads at Big Creek. This chip-timed event welcomes all ages and all levels of runners and walkers. Participants who are seven and younger and 70-plus may register for free. All participants will receive a native tree, T-shirt and refreshments. Awards […]

  • Dave LaLuzerne to Lead Herb Walk June 15

    Herbal pharmacist Dave LaLuzerne will lead an herb walk – limited to 16 participants – at Ellison Bluff County Park on June 15, 10 am – 12 pm. During this fundraiser for the Climate Change Coalition of Door County, he’ll teach hikers about the medical and culinary uses of spring woodland plants such as ramps, wild sarsaparilla, burdock, […]

  • This Weekend in Door County: Lighthouse Festival and Goat Fest

    This weekend, learn about Door County history during Lighthouse Festival, celebrate goats in Sister Bay, and experience live music throughout the peninsula. Festivals Lighthouse Festival and 150th Anniversary Celebration of the Baileys Harbor Range Lights Explore and celebrate Door County’s 11 historic lighthouses from June 7-9. Tours, tales, boat excursions and educational programming will take […]

  • Volunteers Needed for Crossroads Trail Run/Walk

    Organizers of the Crossroads Trail Run/Walk, held on June 22, are seeking volunteers to assist with refreshments, hand water to participants, direct them to the right route, cheer them on at the finish line and hand out native plants to the finishers. The race starts at 8 am and will conclude by 10:30 am. All […]

  • One Runner’s Slow Course to Recovery

    Most of the 750 runners standing at the starting line of the Nicolet Bay 5K race Saturday morning will have similar stories. Some will be recreational runners taking in the beauty of the course in Peninsula State Park. Others will be more serious runners trying to break a personal record. Finally, there will be participants […]

  • Half Marathon Registration Closes Monday

    Organizers of the Door County Half Marathon and Nicolet Bay 5k have extended registration through Monday, April 29. “We’ve had a lot of runners transfer from the half marathon to the 5k, which has opened some spots in the half marathon,” said race director Brian Fitzgerald. The race takes place Saturday, May 4 in Peninsula […]

  • Crossroads Trail Run/Walk June 22

    The 10th annual, family-friendly Crossroads Trail Run/Walk will be held on June 22 at Crossroads at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St. in Sturgeon Bay. Be one of the participants of all ages who come together for this 2K, 5K or 10K event on the trails of a 200-acre preserve. The course follows the perimeter trail […]

  • The Barney Fun Run: A Refresher Course on Joyful Running

    How often has exercising become a strain on your schedule or just another obligation to check off? For me, it happens more often than I’d like to admit, especially now that I live here in Door County, where running trails and quiet, curving cycling roads seem endless. Perhaps it’s too many years of training for […]

  • Half Marathon Releases 2019 Finishers’ Medals

    The medals for the 2019 Door County Half Marathon finishers have arrived. The medals are designed by race co-founder David Eliot and include the race logo on the front, with the date and the tagline, “A run in Peninsula State Park” engraved on the back. Registration for the May 4, 2019, Door County Half Marathon […]

  • Fish Creek’s Big Idea: Town Considers Buying 195-acre, $2.1 Million Bluff Property

    Could Fish Creek become a destination for off-road cyclists? Town Chair Dick Skare thinks so, and the Gibraltar Board of Supervisors took a big step toward an ambitious plan to make it happen by securing an option to buy 195 acres of land below and above the bluff south of the town center for $2.1 […]