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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.

  • At the Crossroads

    Crossroads at Big Creek will continue offering programming and educational opportunities throughout November. On Sunday, Nov. 14 the Crossroads will host a Nature Hike at 1 pm.

  • The Ridges of Bailey’s Harbor Presents “Survival” Program

    The pubic is welcome to learn about winter survival tips during “Survival,” a program hosted by The Ridges Sanctuary in Baileys Harbor. The program is Saturday, Nov.

  • Door County’s Whitefish Dunes State Park Opens to Hunters

    This year, for the first time, Whitefish Dunes State Park will be open to deer hunting during Wisconsin’s regular gun deer season, Nov. 20 – 28. The park will not be open to hunting during any other early or late-season deer hunts.

  • Blazing Good Times

    Cuddling up next to the fire is a great way to stay warm as the fall and winter cold creeps in, and there’s nothing better than a bonfire built in the backyard.

  • Trick-or-Treating Hours

    Whether they’re a peapod, ghost, witch, lion, princess, football player or disguised in another creative costume, bring your kids to a party or stop at homes with the porch lights on to spook friends and neighbors this Halloween.

  • 5 Essential Pieces of Gear to Stay Active When It’s Cold Outside

    1. Gloves: Whether walking, running, hiking or biking, as the weather turns colder you’ve got to keep those hands warm. For those of us who like to stay active, gloves need to have a snug fit and allow maximum finger movement.

  • Date Set for 45th Annual “Olde Ellison Bay Days”

    At its monthly membership meeting on October 14, the Ellison Bay Service Club confirmed dates for the 45th annual “Olde Ellison Bay Days” celebration – Door County’s original summer festival.

  • At the Crossroads

    To celebrate the “Year of the Escarpment,” the Crossroads at Big Creek has replicated the Niagara Escarpment in their Learning Center. With the help of Meissner Landscaping, Inc and muralist Patty Clark, the center has not only expanded accessibility, but become a visual aid of the impressive Door County feature.

  • Door County Half Marathon Registration Opens Nov. 1

    Registration for the fourth annual Door County Half Marathon and Nicolet Bay 5k, a run in Peninsula State Park, opens Monday, Nov. 1.

  • There Ain’t No Maze Like This One…

    Corn Mazes come in all shapes, sizes, and levels of difficulty. You may have been through a couple before, but if you visit the corn maze at Schopf’s Dairy View Country Store, you’re in for a real treat.

  • At The Ridges

    Over the past year, The Ridges Sanctuary has partnered with the Door County YMCA and McArdle Library in Baileys Harbor to provide “No Family Left Inside,” nature programs for parents and children to explore Door County.

  • Join Fall Work Day at Newport State Park

    The Newport Wilderness Society (NWS) will host a Fall Work Day at Newport State Park on Wednesday, October 27. Volunteers of the event will spruce up the hiking trails to get them ready for cross-county skiing prior to any snowfall.

  • DC Master Gardeners Association Presents Seminar

    The Door County Master Gardeners Association will host a seminar entitled “Ornamental Grasses at the Garden Door” on Saturday, October 16 at 10 am. The free seminar will take place at the UW Extension Research Station.

  • Fish Creek Jack-O-Lantern Days

    From Oct. 29 – 31, Fish Creek will host their second annual Jack-O-Lantern Days. The weekend event will feature trick-o-treating for children, a costume party for adults, blowout sales from local business, ghost tours, and more.

  • At the Crossroads

    The Crossroads at Big Creek will continue its educational programs into the fall. On Monday, Oct. 18 at 2 pm, the Door County Invasive Species Team will host a lecture by Bob Bultman and Rich Novy entitled “The Ecology of Bats.”

  • Crossroads Presents Civil War Re-Enactor

    The 2010 season of The Historical Village at The Crossroads at Big Creek will come to a close Sunday, Oct. 17. The village will be open from 1:30 – 3:30 pm at no charge to visitors.

  • At the Crossroads

    On Saturday, October 9 at 4 pm, the Wild Ones of Door County will hold their annual meeting at the Crossroads at Big Creek. Bob Bultman, local conservationist and geologist, will present a program about the Niagara Escarpment.

  • 9th Annual Spook-tacular Hike October 9

    Peninsula State Park and Northern Door Girl Scouts are hosting the 9th Annual Spook-tacular Hike on Saturday, October 9. The event will run from 4 – 7:30 pm at Peninsula’s amphitheater parking lot across from Nicolet Beach.

  • Silence is Golden

    The radio in my 1992 Chevrolet Lumina, ‘the Lumi,’ has recently broken, so all I hear when I drive down the dirt road to Ellison Bay’s Door Bluff Headland County Park is the rumble of the engine, the somewhat alarming sound of a bad suspension, and my own thoughts, ‘What a lovely drive.’

  • The Ridges Hosts Volunteer Work Day

    To help prepare The Ridges Sanctuary for winter, the park is holding a Volunteer Work Day on Saturday, October 2. Members and non-members of all ages are invited to help with a variety of indoor and outdoor projects.