Category: Camping

  • Much of State Parks Built by 1930s Federal Work Program

    Almost 75 years after the enormous labor of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) finished, their efforts still provide the base of some of Wisconsin’s most cherished attractions. Peninsula State Park was just 23 years old in 1933, when President Franklin D. Roosevelt created the CCC as one of the first New Deal programs. As the […]

  • Door County Adventure Center Offers Women’s Kayaking Retreat

    Door County Adventure Center is offering an opportunity this summer for women of all ages to participate in an all-inclusive kayaking retreat in Door County. The trip takes place June 16-19, four days, three nights, and is sure to be an unforgettable experience for paddlers of all skill levels. The Women’s Kayaking Retreat includes a […]

  • Door County Adventure Center Now Offers Mink River Eco Adventures

    Get ready to experience the outdoors through nature-based activities with Door County Adventure Center, now offering Mink River Eco Adventures. During this overnight camp experience, campers will explore the natural environment in a safe and exciting setting where participants can develop life skills and make new friends. Camp is scheduled for Aug. 2 – 4 […]

  • Abigail Edmonds. Rock Island.

    A Weekend On Rock Island

    Gabe arrived at my house with a sleek, lightweight backpack. His gear has special names that make us sound like adventurers—the pack is an Osprey Exos, with a Stoic tent and Therm-a-Rest RidgeRest sleeping pad packed inside. I carried a frameless pack that my parents bought in 1991 for a backpacking trip that was derailed […]

  • Historic Door County Summer Camps

    Happy campers…Door County was full of them in the 1920s. Its forests, fields and bays reverberated with Reveille at dawn and Taps at dusk. From the Mabel Katherine Pearse modern dance camp on Washington Island to the rustic Adventure Island Camp off the shores of Ephraim to Camp Meenahga in Peninsula State Park, Door County […]

  • Len Villano

    Camping in Door County

    In the summer of 1921, Peninsula State Park was 12 years old, and anyone interested in camping at one of its three campgrounds would have paid 21 cents a week or a mere $5 to stay the entire season. Setting up canvas tents on wooden platforms at Shanty Bay (now Nicolet), Welcker’s Point or Weborg […]

  • Door County’s RV Culture

    I didn’t have to ask Jan Harlow a lot of questions. I showed up at Aqualand Camp Resort to talk to the owner, Mike McAndrews, to get a feel for the place, and after a few minutes he stopped talking and said, “you know what, I should just take you down to meet Jan and […]

  • Autumn’s Glory: Fall Camping in Door County

    Naturalist and preservationist John Muir once noted, “The clearest way to the Universe is through a forest wilderness.” The Universe he’s referring to is not necessarily the cosmological universe, but rather the deep, mystical sense of knowing that comes from understanding the interconnectedness of the natural world and its beings. Muir, along with a great […]