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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.

  • Open House Celebration at The Clearing

    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.

  • Monarch Tagging at The Ridges

    The public is invited to learn about monarch butterflies during a program entitled “Monarch Tagging,” sponsored by the Ridges Sanctuary on Friday and Saturday, August 27 and 28, from 10 – 11:30 am.

  • At the Crossroads

    On Sunday, August 29 from 1:30 – 3:30 pm, the Crossroads at Big Creek will host a Monarch Tagging Program sponsored by the Northeastern Wisconsin Audubon Society.

  • Door County Sail & Power Squadron Presents Advanced Courses

    For the first time in its 56 year history, the Door County Sail & Power Squadron, a unit of the United States Power Squadrons (USPS), District 10, is offering advanced boating classes to the public.

  • Frisbee Fun in the Sun

    Frisbee is a free kind of fun. Most people have a Frisbee lying around the house somewhere. Dust it off, because it’s summer time. Light and easy to pack in your beach bag, a Frisbee is a must for a day hanging out in the sand.

  • 5 Alternatives to Air Conditioning in the Humid Wisconsin Weather

    1. The answer to a hot, humid day? Cool dip. Door County’s surrounded by water, so take advantage of it! The water on the bayside has reached a positively perfect temperature, and there’s a wide range of places to go splish-splashing around (Egg Harbor beach, Fish Creek beach, and Nicolet Bay Beach, to name a few).

  • Monarch Tagging at The Ridges

    The public is invited to learn about monarch butterflies during a program entitled “Monarch Tagging,” sponsored by the Ridges Sanctuary on Friday and Saturday, August 27 and 28, from 10 – 11:30 am.

  • Open House at Gills Rock Museum

    The Door County Maritime Museum will host a fish boil in conjunction with an open house at its Gills Rock Museum Sunday, August 22. The museum open house will takes place from 10 am – 5 pm while the fish boil will begin with a social hour at 12:30 pm followed by the boil-over at 1:30 pm.

  • At the Crossroads

    On Sunday, August 22 from 1:30 – 3:30 pm, The Historical Village at the Crossroads will host “Quilting Though the Years,” featuring quilt displays and demonstrations throughout the village.

  • Sturgeon Bay’s West Fest

    The Annual West Fest on Sturgeon Bay’s West side business district will take place Saturday, August 21 from 10 am – 4 pm. This western themed event will be fun for young and old with most of the action on Madison Avenue between Maple and Oak Streets.

  • Whitefish Dunes Sand Sculpture Winners

    Rain may have deterred some folks from entering this year’s Whitefish Dunes Sand Sculpture Contest, but 76 determined individuals braved wet conditions to produce wonderful displays of sandy talent.

  • Mosquito Mania at The Ridges

    The Ridge’s Mosquito Mania will conclude on Friday, August 13 with a variety of activities at The Ridges. From noon – 4 pm, participants may build bat houses for $15, play games, study mosquitoes, and test repellent.

  • Labor Day Kayak Adventure

    Kayaking Adventures Door County is offering a weekend kayak-camping adventure to popular Rock Island, the northernmost tip of Door County. The trip begins Friday, September 10 at noon and ends Sunday, September 12 at approximately noon and includes all kayak and camping gear, certified instruction, gourmet meals, and lots of time on the water.

  • Wilson Presents on Jacksonport’s Cherry Orchards

    On Wednesday, August 25 at 7 pm, Tom Wilson will share historical pictures featuring Jacksonport’s cherry orchards, workers, and processing plants.

  • Door County Ice Cream Factory’s Top 5 Flavors

    If the summer heat is making you melt, swing up to the Door County Ice Cream Factory for a cool and tasty treat. Their top five flavors include: 1. Vanilla: made with Madagascar vanilla beans (the finest in the world) and used in most of their sundaes, shakes, and malts.

  • Riding the Waves of the Sturgeon Bay Shipbuilding Industry

    Bay Shipbuilding Company has made it through tough economic times before, something it will have to do again to return to prominence.

  • Doyle Touts Door County Beach Restoration Projects at Ridges

    Governor Jim Doyle touted progress on a grant for beach restoration in Door County in an appearance at the Ridges Sanctuary this morning in Baileys Harbor.

  • Channel Your Inner Child

    Stop feeling defeated by the rainy Door County days. First step, buy rain boots. They don’t need to be expensive. Target offers cute rain boots for $25.

  • Free Hiking Tours at the Clearing

    The Clearing Folk School continues its free interpretive hiking tours of its historic buildings and campus, led by volunteer docents familiar with the school’s 75-year history, folklore, and landscape.

  • Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club Evening on the Bay and Venetian Night

    The Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club will host its Annual Evening on the Bay and Venetian Night on August 7. The fun-filled event, held at 600 Nautical Drive, Sturgeon Bay is free and open to the public.