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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

    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 […]

  • Cycling in woods

    Door County’s Quiet Jewel

    Few Door County visitors have missed a spin through famed Peninsula State Park to climb the tower, take in a show at American Folklore Theatre, or just meander along the roads. But if you’ve never been to Potawatomi State Park, located along the southern shoreline of Sturgeon Bay, you’re missing out on one of the […]

  • Easy Riders

    After the passing of actor Dennis Hopper earlier this year, television news programs showed clips of the iconic film Easy Rider. For some of us, meeting a group of bikers on the highway conjures images of Hopper’s counter-culture character, and we flip the locks of our car doors. According to Door County biker Rol Grabenkort, […]

  • Old-Growth Forests

    Growing up in the small town of Kewaunee, especially during my high school days from 1944 to 1947, taking long weekend hikes in our favorite woods was an absolute tonic, a necessity, for a few of my best friends and me. The privately-owned mixed hardwoods bordering the Kewaunee River on the north and west sides […]

  • Time to Leave the Lakes Alone

    After a century and a half of trying to control the Great Lakes, is it time to concede to Mother Nature? Bryan Nelson stands on his wooden boardwalk over Lake Michigan, about 100 feet from shore. Well, 10 years ago he’d be standing over Lake Michigan water. Today, he’s surrounded by tall grasses growing from […]

  • 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.