• Happy Trails to You

    To the uninitiated, horses can be intimidating creatures. Although horses vary in size, a healthy horse at a height of 13 hands (52 inches) weighs an average of 760 pounds.  So why should you hop on a horse? Despite their intimidating size, horses and humans have been partners for nearly 5,500 years. If you’re like […]

  • 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 […]

  • Sweet! Community Honey Harvest Aug. 24

    The Door County Beekeepers Club, in cooperation with Crossroads at Big Creek, will host an educational, family-oriented community honey harvest for all ages on Aug. 24, rain or shine.  The event will begin at 9 am with activities centered around the Collins Learning Center and adjacent grounds. Children’s activities include dressing up as a beekeeper, […]

  • Crossroads Focuses on Bees and Pollinators

    Crossroads at Big Creek is preparing for the upcoming honey harvest hosted by the Door County Beekeepers Club by focusing on bees and other pollinators. The week will begin with an invasive-species work party Aug. 17, 10 am. Meet the Friends of Crossroads at the maintenance building. No experience is necessary, but work gloves are […]

  • Learn How to Put Up Your Harvest

    The Door County Seed Library (DCSL) is offering a Putting Up Your Harvest class Aug. 17, 10 am – 12 pm, at the Sturgeon Bay Library. This is a free community event with no registration.  DCSL planning-team members Renee Borkovetz and Cathy Edmundson will discuss how to safely preserve the fall bounty of fruits and […]

  • Have You Seen This Dragonfly?

    Door County’s lone endangered species You may be surprised to learn that Door County hosts a single federally endangered species: the Hine’s emerald dragonfly. And it turns out that these metallic, green fliers can be seen on the peninsula like nowhere else in the world: in swarms. This dragonfly can be identified by its bright, […]

  • Welch’s Return to Fishing One for the Record Books

    Anglers caught the heaviest chinooks since the 1990s in this year’s Kewaunee/Door County Salmon Tournament. There were 13 heavier than 30 pounds that were officially in the money, plus a half-dozen others taken to official scales with no tournament ticket.  A trio of Door County graduates topped the list of winners in a contest that […]

  • 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 […]

  • ‘What’s All the Buzz about Bees?’ at ADRC

    The Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC) of Door County presents “What’s All the Buzz about Bees?” on Aug. 16, 10 am. Max Martin of the Door County Beekeepers Club will discuss beekeeping and the fate of bees due to colony collapse disorder – a phenomenon that occurs when the majority of worker bees in a […]

  • View Perseid Meteor Shower at Newport State Park Aug. 12

    Join UW-Madison astronomy students for a presentation during Universe in the Park on Aug. 12, 8:30 pm, at Newport State Park, 475 Cty NP in Ellison Bay. Look through a high-powered telescope to view the Perseid meteor shower on peak viewing night, and enjoy the darks skies at Wisconsin’s only International Dark Sky Park. Meet […]

  • Tour Horseshoe Bay Cave!

    Join public tours of Horseshoe Bay Cave on Aug. 10, between 8:30 am and 3 pm; and Aug. 11, between 8:30 am and 12 pm. Reservations are recommended (though not required) to ensure a spot. Make reservations by visiting the Door County Facilities and Parks Department, 421 Nebraska St. in Sturgeon Bay, Monday through Friday, […]

  • All about Glaciers at Crossroads

    Crossroads at Big Creek will discuss Ice Age glaciers with learners of all ages this week, beginning with “It’s Because of the Glaciers” on Aug. 9, 2 pm, about how glaciers influenced Door County’s cultural history. Meet in the Collins Learning Center.  On Aug. 11, 2 pm, also in the Collins Learning Center, see a […]

  • 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 […]

  • Crossroad’s Family Programs Highlight Birds and Butterflies

    Crossroads at Big Creek’s upcoming family programs will highlight its Heritage Garden and bird and butterfly garden, which are both magnets for colorful, winged visitors. Family programs – free and appropriate for all ages – begin at 10 am.  Meet at the garden gate on Aug. 6 to visit the 1890s-style Heritage Garden; uncover the […]

  • Friends of Plum and Pilot Islands’ Annual Meeting and Picnic

    About 80 Friends of Plum and Pilot Islands members, U.S. Fish and Wildlife staff, kayakers and boaters showed up on Plum Island on July 13 for the organization’s annual meeting and picnic. Chris Voight donated the use of his boat, the Yankee Clipper, to transport most of the people to the event.

  • 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, […]

  • Smells Like Christmas at Crossroads

    It seems – and smells – like Christmas in July at Crossroads at Big Creek because it’s received some very fragrant gifts. Boy Scout Fletcher Hubbard chose to restore the ash grove as his Eagle Scout project, so last weekend, Hubbard led a group of 23 volunteers from Boy Scout Troop 1022, his family and […]

  • Astronomical Event of the Century

    by the Door Peninsula Astronomical Society We all know what happened 50 years ago: Apollo 11 made the first manned moon landing on July 20, 1969. But what event in July 1994 did several publications that year dub the “astronomical event of the century”? It was the fascinating impact of fragments of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 […]

  • Learn about Wetland Science and History at Crossroads

    Crossroads at Big Creek will host a free lecture of the Door County Environmental Council, “Fifty Years of Wetland Science, Awareness, Policy,” on July 25, 7 pm. Tracy Hames, the executive director of the Wisconsin Wetlands Association, will discuss the types of wetlands in the state and why they’re important, and explore the history and […]