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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.

  • 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.

  • Enjoy a Fall Hike Through The Ridges

    The pubic is welcome to join Ridges Naturalist Karen Newbern for a fall hike through the Ridges Sanctuary’s Logan Creek Property on either Friday or Saturday, October 1 or 2 at 10 am.

  • Join the 65th Annual Fall Fest Parade

    Businesses, clubs, organizations, youth group, and individuals from every Door County community are invited to participate in the 65th Annual Fall Fest parade with a float or in costume.

  • At the Crossroads

    On Sunday, October 3 from 1:30 – 3:30 pm, the Crossroads at Big Creek will host tours of The Historical Village. Members of the Door County Historical Society will be selling caramel apples and pumpkin pie in the Warren House.

  • Washington Island Farm Museum Hosts Annual Cider Pressing Party

    On Columbus Day Weekend, Saturday, October 9 – Sunday, October 10, the Washington Island Farm Museum will host their annual Cider Pressing Party. The festivities will take place from 10 am – 4 pm both days.

  • Best Baileys Bike Route

    For some, a nice bike ride can be 30 miles or more of non-stop jockeying while trying to look serious in the most unserious-looking poly-mesh jerseys and tiny shorts that betray no detail.

  • Dairy View Opens their Corn Maze

    For 10 years Great Adventure Corn Mazes (GACM) has been working with the Schopf Family at Hilltop Dairy. Each spring, when the plants are short, GACM brings in a computerized corn-cutting machine, GPS-guided via satellite, to carve out a maze in detail.

  • 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.