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.

  • Book Review: ‘UnDo It! How Simple Lifestyle Changes Can Reverse Most Chronic Diseases’

    by Amanda Bourbonais The key tenets of Dean and Anne Ornish’s “UnDo It! How Simple Lifestyle Changes can Reverse Most Chronic Diseases” are these: eat well, move more, stress less, love more. This 506-page manual breaks down the actionable steps to get you on the road to better living. And the studies the authors present […]

  • 2020 Fish Tales Lecture Series

    Four invited speakers will present the science of Great Lakes fisheries during the 2020 Fish Tales Lecture Series at the Collins Learning Center at Crossroads at Big Creek. The monthly lecture series will address the latest science on the impact of invasive species on Lake Michigan fisheries and movement of favorite game fish in Green […]

  • Ski for Free at Crossroads Jan. 4-5

    Stop by Crossroads at Big Creek on Jan. 4, 9 am – 3:30 pm, and Jan. 5, 1-3:30 pm, to Ski for Free. Crossroads and Door County Silent Sports lend, free of charge, an array of ski and snowshoe equipment in sizes to fit age 3 through large adult. When trail conditions permit, go to […]

  • Winter Park Set to Open

    The snow has fallen; the hills have been groomed; and Winter Park in Kewaunee County is ready to open! The fun will begin with a test run of the snow-tubing hill Dec. 27, 11 am – 4 pm, weather permitting. Then the ski/snowboarding hills are scheduled to open with regular-season hours for the entire park […]

  • Hiding Out: Bears and Wolves on the Door Peninsula (Yes, they’re here, but they’re rarely spotted)

    Somewhere in the woods of Door County, or deep in a swamp, a black bear is foraging for food right now. Fortunately for most of us, it’s unlikely we’ll ever run into it.  “Wolves and bears are scared of people – very secretive,” said Mike Neal, a conservation warden for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. […]

  • Seminar Will Address Rising Lake Levels, Shoreline Erosion

    A panel of experts from several state agencies will discuss the potential impacts of rising lake levels during a Jan. 16 seminar in Sturgeon Bay.  It will feature speakers from many agencies, including Door County Emergency Management and Communications, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the UW […]

  • Egg Harbor: Village Urges Caution at Marina

    Village of Egg Harbor officials urge users of the village’s public marina to use caution when in the area. To protect the infrastructure from rising water levels, aerators have been installed along the launch ramp to help prevent ice damage. Winter enthusiasts who use the marina to access the ice must be cautious at the […]

  • Yin Yoga, Stretch and Meditate Classes

    Fibonacci Salon and Studio (FSS) will be offering some new classes in the new year. Starting Jan. 3, FSS will host Yin Yoga classes on Fridays, 4-5 pm. Many types of yoga foster growth and development of our strong, active “yang” energy without creating opportunities for the soft, subtle “yin” energy. In this class, participants […]

  • Half Marathon Fees Increase New Year’s Day

    Now is the time to commit to run Door County in 2020. Registration fees for the 2020 Door County Half Marathon go up on New Year’s Day! The race returns to Peninsula State Park on Saturday, May 2, 2020. Commit now and you can still get into the Nicolet Bay 5k for just $35, and […]

  • 5 Reasons to Ride the Spring Classic

    Registration opens Jan. 1st Need motivation to get back on the bike? Here are just some of the reasons the Peninsula Century Spring Classic is a great way to see Door County by bike. The ride returns to Baileys Harbor June 20, 2020. Registration opens Jan. 1. 1. Less traffic. The crowds are still pretty […]

  • Jacksonport Polar Bear Club Plans Annual Icy Dip

    The Jacksonport Polar Bear Club will take its 34th annual plunge into Lake Michigan on Jan. 1, 12 pm. For the past 33 years, the club has celebrated the new year by going for an icy dip in the lake at Jacksonport’s Lakeside Park. More than 500 swimmers are expected to take the plunge, which […]

  • Winter Scavenger Hunt

    It’s well known that winter is a slow time of year on the peninsula, so to curb your potential boredom or add some excitement to your snowy visit, try completing this Door County winter scavenger hunt with your friends and family members. Make it a competition to see how many of these challenges you can […]

  • New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day Events

    Ring in 2020 with celebratory events throughout Door County! With live music, polar bear plunges, nature hikes and more, there are many and various ways to welcome the new year on the peninsula. Home for the Holidays 2019 Northern Sky’s Gould Theater, Fish Creek Reunite with Northern Sky favorites Eric Lewis, Katie Dahl and Rich […]

  • INDOORACTIVE Begins Second Winter Season with Indoor Cycling, Badminton

    Staying active during the winter can be a challenge, but it’s one that Fish Creek-based INDOORACTIVE seeks to overcome.  Rachel Stollenwerk launched INDOORACTIVE in late 2018 to provide sports leagues, events and classes for youth and adults because she’s passionate about community-minded sports and recreational programs that benefit individuals and families in northern Door County […]

  • Ski and Snowshoe for Free at Crossroads at Big Creek

    Crossroads at Big Creek’s Collins Learning Center will be closed Dec. 25 and 26 and Jan. 1. Attend the Ski for Free program Dec. 28, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm; and Dec. 29, 1-4 pm, when Crossroads and Door County Silent Sports will lend, free of charge, an array of ski and snowshoe equipment to fit […]

  • Door to Nature: Blue Jays

    The Alarm Sirens of the Forest I was reading in my quiet study at sunset when I heard the call of a great horned owl. I stepped onto the front porch in the dimming twilight and waited for it to call again. The voice came from the southern section of my 20 acres of woods. […]

  • DNR Streamlines Mitigation Process for Shoreline Erosion

    As shoreline property owners scramble to save eroding shorelines, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is making it easier for them to take emergency protection measures.  The DNR has created a self-certification tool for homeowners to help protect their property without the usual time-consuming permitting process.  “We have heard from homeowners up and down […]

  • Women’s Well-Being Retreat at Kick Ash

    Women, this holiday, give yourselves the gift of a restorative weekend of self-care and mindfulness by joining facilitators Susan Gould and Beth Coleman at the Door County Retreat for Women: Well-Being in the New Year, to be held Jan. 24-26 at Kick Ash Coffee in Ellison Bay.   During this gently paced weekend of personal rest […]

  • Season’s First Ice Offers Limited Fishing Opportunities

    It’s still too early for offshore exploration, but cold December air has allowed cautious anglers some early ice-fishing opportunities.  Door and Kewaunee County lakes have been attracting walk-on attention from those seeking panfish and other species. Clark and Kangaroo offer bonus pike and walleye, and Krohn’s near Algoma has stocked trout. All offer largemouth bass. […]

  • Door County Folk Alliance Holds Barn Dance Dec. 21

    Warm up at the Door County Folk Alliance’s barn dance Dec. 21, 7-9 pm, at the Kress Pavilion in Egg Harbor. Wear your holiday duds, and take your dancing shoes to enjoy this dance featuring in-house alliance callers. No partner or experience is needed. Children are welcome, but they must be old enough to follow […]