Getting outside in Door County is a must! While you can always explore a trail or lake shore on your own, the calendar is dotted with guided hikes, wildlife tours, bird watching treks, and cross-country skiing meetups. Find a group bicycle ride, a naturalist session, or paddleboard tour and explore Door County’s natural wonders.

  • Newport State Park Celebrates Earth Science Week

    The American Geological Institute has declared October 10 – 16, 2010 as Earth Science Week. This year’s theme is “Exploring Energy.” In addition, the United States National Parks have declared October 13, 2010 as the first annual National Fossil Day.

  • A Day off in Door County

    Oh, I love days off in Door County. I love mornings, afternoons, and evenings off in Door County – there is so much, too much, to do and see and eat. So if I had one day, a single day with a friend in tow, I would begin at Espresso Lane in Baileys Harbor and grab a cup of their home-brewed coffee to go.

  • The Ridges Sanctuary Hosts “Recycling Extravaganza Sale”

    The Ridges Sanctuary is hosting their third annual “Recycling Extravaganza Sale” (a.k.a. flea market) on Saturday, September 18 during the Baileys Harbor Autumn Fest.

  • Enjoy the 6th Annual Fall Fest at Orchard Country

    Lautenbach’s Orchard Country Winery & Market will host its 6th Annual Fall Harvest Fest on Saturday, September 25 from 10 am – 5 pm. The fall festival will include free winery tours, complimentary wine, beer, and product tasting along with fresh baked fall goodies.

  • Fish Creek Hosts Annual Inside/Outside Sale

    Fish Creek will host their Annual Inside/Outside Sale the weekend of September 24 – 26. The event will feature autumn decorations around the downtown, free trolley rides, live music, an art fair, harvest festival, and end-of-season savings at shops throughout town.

  • At the Crossroads

    On Friday, September 17 at 7 pm, Jerry Krause will present a lecture entitled, “Door County’s Other Canal” in the Collins Learning Center of the Crossroads at Big Creek.

  • Sailing 101

    Jay Lott, former sailing instructor and Board Member at the Ephraim Yacht Club, has a few tips for beginners. “Get a good instructor. Sailing is a lot of fun, but you do need to learn it from somebody,” Lott said.

  • “Celebrate Orchards” at the Crossroads

    “Celebrate Orchards” it the theme of the Crossroads at Big Creek’s Family History Day on Saturday, September 11. A collaborative event of Friends of Crossroads, the Door County Historical Society, and the Sturgeon Bay Home and Garden Club, the festivities will run from 1 – 5 pm.

  • Learn Basic Coastal Navigation with Door County Sail & Power Squadron

    On Monday, September 13 the Door County Sail & Power Squadron will offer a free two-hour seminar, “Basic Coastal Navigation,” beginning at 6:30 pm at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College.

  • Enjoy the “Taste of the Garden Door” September 11

    The Door County Master Gardeners Association will host the “Taste of The Garden Door” and the “4th Annual Pesto Festo” on Saturday, September 11 from 1 – 4 pm.

  • 3rd Annual Kermiss Celebration

    The Family Centers of Door County and the Peninsula Belgian American Club are hosting their 3rd Annual Kermiss Celebration on Sunday, September 12 from 11 am – 4 pm at the newly established Southern Door Family Center in Brussels.

  • The Clearing Hosts Open House Celebration

    The public is welcome to the 75th Anniversary Open House Celebration at The Clearing in Ellison Bay on Saturday, September 11 from 1 – 4 pm. Attendees can enjoy The Clearing’s unique landscape while learning of its rich history of learning and the people that make up the organization.

  • Take a Swing at Johnson’s Park

    On a dreary evening, a few of us headed to Johnson’s Park in Sister Bay, put on plastic helmets and took a few practice swings before entering the batting cages.

  • Become a Door County Naturalist

    There are still a few openings for interested individuals to become a Door County Wisconsin Naturalist in this fall’s Wisconsin Naturalist class, which will begin September 9.

  • Dr. Kuhns Presents

    “The Natural History and Preservation of the Niagara Escarpment” will be the subject of Dr. Roger Kuhn’s presentation at the 4th annual meeting of the Friends of Peninsula State Park on Saturday, September 11 at 1:30 pm.

  • Call for “Pesto Festo” Submissions

    The Door County Master Gardener Volunteers seek chefs willing to share their most inventive and tastiest pesto recipes. During “Pesto Festo,” a part of “The Taste of the Garden Door” on Saturday, September 11, entries will be taste-tested by a panel of judges.

  • At the Crossroads

    On Tuesday, September 7 at 7 pm, the Door Peninsula Astronomical Society will focus on the sun and the moon during their monthly meeting at the Crossroads in Sturgeon Bay.

  • 8th Annual Corn Fest

    Sunshine House Inc. invites one and all to their 8th Annual Corn Fest on Saturday, September 11 at Schopf’s Hilltop Dairy in Carlsville. The Corn Fest grounds will open 9 am – 4 pm.

  • A Few Tips for Duathlon Spectators

    There are many activities to partake of Labor Day weekend, but the annual YMCA Run and Duathlon, scheduled for Saturday, September 4, offers family fun for everyone.

  • Family-Operated Fun on the Water

    People visiting and people working in Door County have one key similarity:  we all value our days (or even our few precious hours) off. So, when I was offered a chance by Captain David Graves to come aboard his Harbor Lady cruise boat on a sunny Fourth of July afternoon, I gladly jumped at the […]