Category: Outdoor

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.

  • Downtown Algoma Sidewalk Sale Sept. 19

    The Algoma Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a socially distanced downtown Algoma sidewalk sale Sept. 19, 10 am – 5 pm. Face masks are highly recommended. Steele Street will be closed to vehicular traffic between 2nd and 4th Streets to accommodate the participating retailers. Enjoy the Algoma Lions Club’s steak fry, 10 am – […]

  • Become an Ecological-Restoration Volunteer at Crossroads

    Crossroads at Big Creek (, 2041 Michigan St. in Sturgeon Bay, invites volunteers to help make progress with the ecological-restoration project Sept. 12, 10 am. Social distancing will be observed, and volunteers should provide their own water, sunscreen and boots. All other equipment and instruction will be provided. Meet at the workshop. Nature by Appointment […]

  • Day Hikes, Night Hike, Kids’ Program at The Ridges

    Join a Ridges naturalist for a relaxing, informative, guided hike through The Ridges Sanctuary Tuesday – Friday, 10 am. The hike includes the Upper Range Light lantern room and historical cabins, is appropriate for all ages, is limited to six participants and requires advance registration. Try a night hike on the boardwalk Sept. 11, 8-9:30 […]

  • Hike This: Three Springs Nature Preserve

    The Three Springs Nature Preserve is what I’d consider “hidden in plain sight.” Only two miles outside of downtown Sister Bay, this beautiful preserve is a favorite of locals and a great place to get outside for a leisurely hike. Its full name is the Harold C. Wilson Three Springs Nature Preserve, and at 515 […]

  • Pose by Sunflowers: Check!

    This group from Kenosha stopped in Carlsville Saturday morning to pose by the sunflowers on their way to Ephraim, where they were spending the weekend. Photo by D.A. Fitzgerald.

  • Golf League Results: Sept. 4, 2020

    IDLEWILD Ladies’ Sundowners Golf League Aug. 26, 2020 • Top golfers: Mary Aiken 41, Anna Larsen 43, Pat Krueger 49, Rita Hunt 50, Pam DeMelle 54, Debbie McDermid 56 • Pars: Mary Aiken 5, Anna Larsen 2, Debbie McDermid 1 • Fewest putts: Debbie McDermid 14 • Special event: most bogeys: Anna Larsen 7 IDLEWILD Senior Men’s Thursday 8:30 […]

  • Borycki Achieves Hole-in-One

    John Borycki had a hole-in-one Aug. 25 on the fifth hole at Maxwelton Braes Golf Course.

  • Fall Flowers Help Fuel Monarch Migrations

    It seems everyone loves monarch butterflies – arguably the most charismatic insects in North America. Certainly these black and orange creatures are gorgeous, but many butterflies are beautiful. Monarch caterpillars feed exclusively on one plant, but that’s true of almost all butterfly species. They probably spread pollen from flower to flower, but monarchs are not […]

  • Ephraim’s Budding Nightlife

    The village of Ephraim – which had been the state’s last remaining dry town – is slowly changing its reputation when it comes to nightlife. Now when the spectacular sunset concludes over Eagle Bay, the twinkle lights come on, and the quaint courtyards and outdoor dining patios near Church Street illuminate the evening with a […]

  • Wild Things: Plum Island Deer-Hunt Draw Set for This Week

    If you applied for a shot at a limited gun deer hunt on Plum Island this year, watch your email. David Bolin, assistant refuge manager for the Green Bay National Wildlife Refuge (which includes Plum Island), said the drawing would take place this week.  Last year was the first year when the U.S. Fish and […]

  • Hiking at Toft Point State Natural Area

    The Toft Point Natural Area is one of my favorite hikes at any time of the year. The trail begins off Ridges Road, where there’s a small parking area, and it travels northeast through a mile of forest toward a spectacular, rocky dolomite shoreline on Moonlight Bay.  Round trip, the easy hike is about two […]

  • Midsummer’s Music to Present Outdoor and Virtual Concerts

    Midsummer’s Music will present a live, socially distanced, outdoor chamber-music concert at Woodwalk Gallery on Sept. 5, 5 pm. The rain date is Sept. 6, 5 pm. Wisconsin Public Radio broadcaster Norman Gilliland will serve as the concert host for the Friends of Old program, spotlighting Anton Reicha’s Clarinet Quintet in F Major and Ludwig […]

  • Fall Lighthouse Festival Better Than Ever

    The Door County Maritime Museum ( will host the Fall Lighthouse Festival Oct. 3-4: a weekend of air, land, boat and adventure tours that, together, will reach all 11 of the county’s treasured lighthouses. Many of the excursions are exclusive to the festival weekends and provide visitors with lighthouse access that is not typically available […]

  • Pro Fisher Wins $200,000 in Local Competition

    Destination Sturgeon Bay hosts the six-day Tackle Warehouse TITLE competition, featuring the top 50 professional anglers from the 2020 Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit season. They fish for a piece of $820,000, including the top prize of $200,000. Pro fisher Spencer Shuffield of Hot Springs, Arkansas, caught 25 smallmouth bass totaling 86 pounds, 13 ounces, to […]

  • Parallel 44 to Host Harvest Fest Sept. 12

    Parallel 44 (, N2185 Sleepy Hollow Road in Kewaunee, will host Harvest Fest on Sept. 12, 12-6 pm. Enjoy live music by Talk of the Town, pizza from Wild Fire Pizza, wine tastings, discounts and prize giveaways. There will be no tours or grape stomping this year.

  • Vintage Market in Ellison Bay Sept. 12

    The Liberty Grove Historical Society will host a vintage market Sept. 12, 10 am – 3 pm, on its grounds at 11831 Hwy 42 in Ellison Bay. The property’s historical buildings will be closed, but visitors are encouraged to explore the grounds on self-guided walking tours. Attendees should wear masks and observe social distancing. The […]

  • Volunteer for Crossroads Ecological-Restoration Project

    Crossroads at Big Creek (, 2041 Michigan St. in Sturgeon Bay, is looking for volunteers to work on an ecological-restoration project Sept. 5, 10 am. Social distancing will be observed, and volunteers are asked to supply their own water, sunscreen and boots. All other equipment and instruction will be provided. Meet at the workshop, 2041 […]

  • Northern Sky Hosts Lumberjack Car Wash Sept. 5

    Northern Sky Theater’s 2020 season is entirely virtual, and its new Gould Theater at the corner of County Roads F and A in Fish Creek has sat empty. But Northern Sky fans will have a chance to see some of their favorite actors in the parking lot Sept. 5 when the theater presents its first […]

  • It’s a Great Time for a Hike at The Ridges

    Join a Ridges Sanctuary naturalist for a relaxing, informative, guided hike through the sanctuary Sept. 4-11, 10 am. The walk includes the Upper Range Light lantern room and historical cabins.  Ridges naturalists will also lead a Solitude Swale guided hike Sept. 8, 1 pm; and a Rustic Trails guided hike Sept. 10, 1 pm. These […]

  • The Power of Sunflowers

    There’s a new patch of sunshine in Egg Harbor this summer that’s been eliciting smiles from all who visit. Do a quick search on Instagram, and you’ll easily discover many smiling faces in a sunflower field in Egg Harbor.  Kaaren Northrop, owner of Main Street Market in Egg Harbor, has been watching the field of […]