• Green Bay Offers Anglers a Smorgasbord of Species

    Green Bay anglers are finding a smorgasbord of fish species willing to take the bait. Yellow perch action is heating up right along with the weather this month, and there’s been a wide variety of sizes available. Many anglers are keeping fish seven to 11 inches, with an occasional jumbo that’s a foot long or […]

  • 2019 Tall Ships Festival, Schedule of Events

    Nicolet Bank Tall Ships Festival, July 29 – 30 STURGEON BAY Monday, July 29  3-4 pm: Ships will muster near Sherwood Point and George K. Pinney County Park 3 pm at Graham Park: One Barrel Brewing will serve brats, hot dogs and refreshments. Proceeds will benefit the nonprofit PATH of Door County.Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center Wine and Beer […]

  • Committee Presents New Vision for Sturgeon Bay’s West Waterfront

    The Sturgeon Bay Common Council got its first look at a new vision for the West Waterfront Tuesday night when the Ad Hoc West Waterfront Planning Committee presented a new proposal for the centerpiece property that has been stuck in neutral for nearly a decade.  Committee member Erich Pfeifer said the goal of the plan […]

  • Maritime Week in Sturgeon Bay Begins Aug. 3

    The City of Sturgeon Bay will again honor its rich maritime heritage and the area’s past and present Coast Guard personnel through Sturgeon Bay Maritime Week events. Sturgeon Bay is one of only 20 communities nationwide – and the first and only in the state – to be designated a Coast Guard City. Sturgeon Bay Maritime […]

  • Kayaking Algoma Celebrates the Wild Side of the Ahnapee

    One of the fastest growing sports in North America is taking off in Algoma, too. Whether you enjoy the solitude on a leisurely paddle or prefer a good conversation and hearty workout with others, kayaking has something for everyone. You can float, photograph and fish the Ahnapee River, experience the clear water and forested shorelines […]

  • Salmon Fever Strikes as Tournament Nears

    Gorgeous colors fill the eastern skies at 5 am on Lake Michigan, and you’re sipping a cup of steaming-hot coffee to wash down a freshly baked doughnut. Or maybe the sun has just dipped below the western horizon on a sultry summer night, and you’re gripping an ice-cold can of soda. The lake is calm […]

  • Unprecedented High Water Closes Kewaunee Boat Ramps

    Lake Michigan’s record-high water levels are eroding shorelines, causing problems with docks and leading to flooding in some river systems every time there’s a significant rain event. But last week’s announcement that the public boat-launching ramps in Kewaunee would be closed beginning July 1 was a shock to hundreds of anglers and the dozens of […]

  • Explore Algoma Opened June 21

    Explore Algoma, a new kayak and paddle-board rental business, celebrated its official opening June 21. Explore Algoma rents single and tandem kayaks and stand-up paddle boards at hourly and daily rates starting at $35 per hour. Couple and co-owners Don Chic and Katie Crossman are renting their tiki-inspired shed from the City of Algoma. It’s […]

  • Door County Sea Kayak Symposium Returns for 16th Year

    Rowleys Bay Resort in Ellison Bay will host the 16th year of the family-friendly Door County Sea Kayak Symposium ( July 12-14 – a gathering that welcomes beginners to advanced kayakers to participate in 80-plus classes, tours, demonstrations and group activities. Instructors are experienced and passionate about helping kayakers get to the next level. Beginner-level […]

  • Hook, Line and Sinker: Fishing Success Requires Nothing Fancy

    Growing up with a fishing pole in one hand and a net in the other, I didn’t need the latest study to tell me that relaxing outdoors and being close to nature were the primary reasons why many people fished, or that folks who participate in outdoor recreation are often more satisfied with life. For […]

  • Friends of Plum and Pilot Islands’ Sunset Cruise Features Kuhns and Sawyn

    The Friends of Plum and Pilot Islands (FOPPI) are offering their fourth annual sunset cruise July 27. Cruisers will meet at Gills Rock around 5:30 pm, leave at 6:15 pm and return at 9:30 pm. Enjoy the mellow music of Jeanne Kuhns and George Sawyn, food catered by Jackson Harbor Soup, beverages and a silent […]

  • Peninsula State Park Naturalist-Led Kayak Trips

    See Peninsula State Park’s soaring, 150-foot bluffs from the water by joining a naturalist-led kayak trip. They take place every Friday (weather permitting), 10 am – 12 pm, starting June 28. The paddles feature the Niagara Escarpment and Green Bay ecology plus park history. The two-mile paddle is best suited for adults and kids 10 […]

  • Outdoor Must-Haves, K/D Salmon Tournament, ICAST

    Summer is finally here, but “cooler by the lake” – and bay – may still bein our vocabulary for another week or two. The extended forecast showshighs only in the mid-60s to low 70s and overnight lows in the 50s, withour wet spring continuing into early summer. Although there’s no heat wave on the horizon, […]

  • Tickets Available for Nicolet Bank Tall Ships Events

    Tickets are available to board the Picton Castle and Santa Maria to enjoy a spectacular view of the fireworks display at Nicolet Bank Tall Ships on July 26. Ship boarding will begin at 9 pm; fireworks will start around 9:30 pm; the experience will conclude at 10:30 pm. The $60-per-person ticket includes festival admission, fireworks […]

  • Meet Door County Kayak Tours Staff Members

    Door County Kayak Tours features tours around bays, lakes and streams, led by guides possessing different attributes – but they all bring smiles and lots of enthusiasm. New guide Alexandria Lekan is a college student in Madison who’s pursuing graphic design with a minor in advertising. Her goals are to gain insights into the secrets of […]

  • All Things Paddling at Paddlefest!

    Check out the newest kayaks and stand-up paddleboards at Sister Bay’s Paddlefest ( at Waterfront Park on June 22, 9 am – 1 pm. Start your day with a group kayak paddle led by Bay Shore Outfitters (9-10 am) or a stand-up paddleboard yoga class (9:15-10 am). Reserve your spot for either activity by calling 920.854.7598. […]

  • Welcome, New Door County Kayak Tours Staff

    Door County Kayak Tours welcomes summer staff members Collin Richter, Megan Growt and Sarah Labitzke. Richter specializes in nature and landscape photography, and he loves getting people passionate about the outdoors. This year he’ll lead groups on photo safaris and kayak tours all across Door County. Growt, a UW-Madison senior, is the summer communications coordinator […]

  • Kids’ Lighthouse Festival at Eagle Bluff Light Station

    Eagle Bluff Light Station will host its first Kids’ Lighthouse Festival on June 8, 12-3 pm. Festivities will include cherry pie in a cup, children’s games and a book signing with Sue Jarosh and costumed characters from her new book, Lighthouse Hero. The Door County Historical Society invites guests to delight in the tales of […]

  • Spring Lighthouse Festival

    Baileys Harbor Range Lights’ 150th Anniversary The Ridges Sanctuary will celebrate the sesquicentennial of the Baileys Harbor Range Lights on June 7, 3-6 pm, with a range of tours, tales, tunes and a tent full of treats. Festivities kick off at 3 pm with live music by Last Man Standing and hors d’oeuvres by Thyme […]

  • Lake Michigan Water Levels Highest Many Have Seen

    If you’re age 33 or younger, you’ve never seen Green Bay and Lake Michigan water levels higher than they were last weekend. And – depending on what the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers finds this week – there’s a chance that we could be looking at an all-time record as we head into June. Frequent […]