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.

  • MS Walk Organizers Determined to Continue After Fire Destroys Home Base

    When the shock of the catastrophic fire at Rowleys Bay Resort began to settle, the ripple effects of the tragedy began to surface. That includes a frantic effort for the MS Society to re-organize one of their largest fundraisers of the year – the annual Door County Challenge Walk MS. “For this event, planning usually […]

  • Fall Challenge Seeks Volunteers

    Organizers are seeking a few more volunteers for the Peninsula Fall Challenge bike ride on Sept. 15 and 16. Shifts are available in the afternoon and early evening on Sept. 15, and in the morning on Sept. 16 for packet pickup and registration at Waterfront Park in Sister Bay. Email [email protected] to volunteer or get […]

  • Tree Stand Safety Reminder

    The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds hunters to take proper precautions and follow all safety best practices before climbing into a tree stand this fall. Surveys indicate one-quarter of Wisconsin bowhunters have experienced a fall or near-fall from an elevated stand in the past. Hunters should inspect their equipment before each use and […]

  • Clearing Hiking Tours

    The Clearing Folk School is offering free, docent-led, interpretive hiking tours that cover the history, folklore and landscape of the school, its historic campus and its 128-acre property.  The hikes last about two hours. They begin at the Jens Jensen Visitor Center at 1 pm on many Saturdays and Sundays through the end of October. […]

  • Land Restoration And Night-Sky Viewing

    Join the Habitat Healers on Sept. 9, 9 am, to help with land-restoration efforts. All ages are welcome. Wear clothing and footwear that can get dirty and wet and take a water bottle. Meet at the workshop. The evening of Sept. 12, 7 pm, join the members of the Door Peninsula Astronomical Society (DPAS) for […]

  • Eagle Bluff Twilight Tours

    The Door County Historical Society invites guests to listen to the tales of the keepers through storytelling, live music and poetry readings at the Eagle Bluff Light Station for Twilight Tours. The tours will take place Sept. 30 and Oct. 7, 6-8 pm, offering participants the opportunity to explore the historic light station after dusk.  […]

  • Ice Age Trail to be Rerouted in Potawatomi State Park

    Trail-building project will draw hundreds of volunteers, Sept. 6-10 The Ice Age National Scenic Trail in Potawatomi State Park will be rerouted away from the existing shared-use ski and bike trail and onto the edge of the Niagara Escarpment – a geologic formation, which runs from Door County all the way to New York state.  […]

  • DOOR TO NATURE: Mushroom Season

    This year’s very dry spring yielded only two morel mushrooms in my favorite hunting area. I didn’t even look for any chanterelles in July. A normal good season for these early edible mushrooms would have a winter of heavy snow and a spring with warm weather and lots of rain. None of these events occurred […]

  • Ephraim Scraps Multi-modal Path for Pedestrian-only Path

    The Ephraim Village Board voted Wednesday morning not to proceed with the multimodal path along the north end of the village. Instead, the board voted to build a 6-foot-wide pedestrian-only path. The decision came after engineers from AECOM, the engineering firm designing the path for the village, received guidance from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation […]

  • Wild Things: Tribes Get New Netting Agreement

    Sport anglers object; coalition expected to appeal by KEVIN NAZE, [email protected], Peninsula Pulse contributor While Wisconsin commercial anglers continue to push for a small, experimental “study fishery” to scoop lake trout from Lake Michigan, a federal judge has approved an agreement that will allow Indigenous Michigan tribes to use gill nets in more places. Last […]

  • Door County Half Marathon Registration Opens Sept. 1

    Registration for Door County’s biggest race of the year opens Sept. 1 with a special introductory price of $65 through Sept. 7. The Door County Half Marathon is expected to draw 2,500 runners to Peninsula State Park on Saturday, May 4, 2024, for a run on a closed-road course.  All runners get a great race […]

  • Labor Day Weekend Events At Crossroads

    Crossroads at Big Creek invites the community to visit the Hanson House to discuss the people who have labored there. If you or someone you know has worked or lived at what is now Big Creek Preserve, please share those memories. The tours with Labor Day reminiscences are taking place Sept. 1-3, 1-3:30 pm. Meet […]

  • Half Marathon Registration Opens Sept. 1

    Registration for Door County’s biggest race of the year opens Sept. 1 with a special introductory price of $65 through Sept. 7. The Door County Half Marathon is expected to draw 2,500 runners to Peninsula State Park on Saturday, May 4, 2024, for a run on a closed-road course.  All runners get a great race […]

  • Sister Bay Marina Fest Celebrates Community on Labor Day Weekend

    Sister Bay’s waterfront will be full of food, games, music and smiles on Labor Day weekend.  Marina Fest is now a family-friendly weekend that features the Lions Club’s boat-building event for kids, a classic and wooden boat show at the marina, numerous bands, bounce houses and food. But at its roots, the festival celebrates a […]

  • Horseshoe Island Adventure

    There’s something about islands that calls to us. Even when standing on the thin spit of this peninsula, an island in the distance begs us to come, to explore, to wonder, “What’s out there?”  So it is when you’re standing on the shore of Nicolet Bay, looking out toward Horseshoe Island.  “How far is that? […]

  • City Seats New Transportation Board

    Five members appointed by Sturgeon Bay Mayor David Ward to serve on Sturgeon Bay’s newly created Local Transportation Board were approved Aug. 15 by the Common Council. The board composed of three council members and two citizen members will be chaired by District 7 alderwoman Kirsten Reeths, with District 5 alderman Gary Nault as vice […]

  • DNR Seeks Comments on Equestrian Trail Expansion at Newport State Park

    The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is seeking public comment on a master plan variance to allow the expansion of equestrian trails in Newport State Park in Door County. The public comment period is open through Sept. 16. A master plan variance is a change in the use or management of an area that […]

  • Enroll In A Hunter Education Course

    The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) encourages hunters to enroll in a hunter education course before the upcoming fall season.  As part of the program, hunter education graduates receive a certificate accepted in all U.S. states, as well as Canada and Mexico. Anyone born on or after Jan.1, 1973, must have a hunter education […]

  • Tour A Pollinator Garden, Tag A Butterfly

    Join Wild Ones of the Door board member Don Gustafson Aug. 26, 2 pm to tour his native pollinator garden at 4850 Bay Shore Drive. Drive all the way up so others can park.  Then Aug. 27, 2 pm, join Wild Ones and Master Gardeners for their annual Monarch Tagging Event. Presenter Karen Newbern, a […]

  • Wilderness Days At Newport State Park

    Newport State Park will host its annual Newport Wilderness Days Sept. 2-3. Established in 1992, the event has provided a way for members of the Newport Wilderness Society (NWS) – the park’s official friends group – to showcase the wilderness park by leading hikes and programs. The first day, Sept. 2, 8:30 am will start […]