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.

  • Northern Door Pride June 21

    Northern Door Pride will hold its second Pride event June 21 at the Sister Bay Village Hall. Last year’s gathering was a huge success, and this year’s event promises to be even more fun. The festivities will kick off with a Pride Walk at the Country Walk Shops at 3:30 pm. At 4 pm, the […]


    Volunteers of all ages are invited to join the Habitat Healers: a weekly land-restoration effort at Crossroads at Big Creek. The group will meet next on June 4, 9:30-11:30 am. Instruction, equipment, gloves, cookies and lemonade are all provided. Wear appropriate footwear and clothing that can get dirty and wet.  Then celebrate National Trails Day […]

  • Door to Nature: Fledgling Birds

    June is the month when most songbirds are mated and females are in their nests, incubating eggs. Males sing from trees nearby, encouraging their mates to be successful at hatching the eggs and remaining vigilant for predators.  During the 1970s, my late husband, Roy, and I used to conduct a breeding-bird survey for the federal […]

  • Hiking with Kids in Door County

    I’m only a couple of years into the whole parenting thing, but the other evening I experienced a moment that assured me that for all the things I may get wrong, I’ve been doing something right. As we drove past Peninsula State Park, my 2-½-year-old son, Jack, asked eagerly from the back seat, “Mama? We […]

  • Get Lost in the Woods

    Explore Door County for National Trails Day Coming home with muddy boots isn’t usually a good thing, but even the cold rain couldn’t dim the rejuvenation I experienced recently while out on the trails. Door County has trails in every corner: in state and county parks, nature sanctuaries, Door County Land Trust properties and state […]

  • Growing a Plant Fair

    Door County Master Gardeners return to hosting popular annual sale It was a chilly, drizzly day in late April, but inside the greenhouse at the Peninsular Agricultural Research Station in Sturgeon Bay, the air was warm and humid, the earthy scent of dirt and tender young plants hanging in the air. A buzz of activity […]

  • Wild Things: Get Your Fish On

    School’s not out for finned targets by KEVIN NAZE, [email protected] June’s arrival is a welcome turning point to what has often been a cold, windy spring. Warmer air and sunshine will lure spawning panfish into the shallows, where they’ll join bass that are already sitting on beds. Look in fewer than three feet of water […]

  • Befriend Your Body with Emerald Lion Alchemy

    Emerald Lion Alchemy will host a Viniyoga class on Mondays, June 13-27, 8:30-9:30 am, at Studio 234, 234 N. 3rd Ave. in Sturgeon Bay. Certified Viniyoga teacher and yoga therapist Mary Hilliker will lead Befriending Body, Breath, Mind and Heart. All are welcome in the studio’s light-filled space to explore slow-flowing, breath-infused movement in yoga […]

  • Horseshoe Bay Farms Guided Tours

    Horseshoe Bay Farms is offering guided tours of its facilities on June 3, 10:30 am. The tour will walk you around the property, into select historic barns and a visit to the new Stickwork sculpture build. Learn about this non-profit’s rich history and vision for the future. The tour is limited to 12 participants. The […]

  • Sully's Produce

    Sturgeon Bay Farmers Market Back with New Setup

    The Sturgeon Bay Farmers Market will open June 4 and is set to run every Saturday, 8 am – 12 pm, through Oct. 15. It will showcase an abundant variety of locally grown produce, specialty foods and drinks, freshly cut flowers, meats, cheese, bakery, crafts, jewelry, photography, wood products, yard art, soaps, lotions and more.  […]

  • Island Farm and Field Bike Tour

    Gathering Ground is hosting its second annual Farm and Field bike tour June 26, 9:30 am – 2 pm. The tour will feature an approximately 10-mile route to seven farms on Washington Island: Island Harvest Farm, Gathering Ground, Riola Shorthorn, Hoot Blossom Farm, Sweet Mountain Farm, Island Cider and Birchwood.  The farm owners or volunteers […]

  • Twelve Eleven Launches Artisan Market

    Twelve Eleven Wine Bar will host a Last Monday Local Artisan Market starting May 30, 3-7 pm. Ten-plus vendors will gather monthly on the last Monday to offer florals, baked goods and art items, and a portion of the proceeds each month will be donated to a charity. In May, donations will go to […]


    Observe Memorial Day weekend at Crossroads at Big Creek (, 2041 Michigan St. in Sturgeon Bay. Saturday Science will meet May 28, 2 pm, when families can learn how to recognize some of the county’s common fossils with a free fossil chart and, if weather permits, by going on a fossil hunt outdoors. Meet at […]

  • Have Kids, Will Travel: family-friendly Memorial weekend activities around the Door

    This Memorial Day weekend, an impressive 39.2 million Americans are expected to hit the road for the unofficial kickoff to summer travel. For families traveling to Door County, enjoying a staycation or entertaining guests on the peninsula, there’s plenty to do and see – some for the first time in two years.  Plum Loco is Back […]

  • Wild Things: Set Your Sights on a Safe Weekend

    Properly fitting life jackets are boating essentials by KEVIN NAZE, [email protected] Door County’s fish-filled waters have already been packed with boats this spring, but things are about to get a whole lot busier.  Many consider Memorial Day weekend to be the unofficial start to summer and the recreational boating season, and as more boaters take […]

  • Wild Things: Giant Door County Smallmouths Hooked

    Local pros Neu, Doering among tournament winners by KEVIN NAZE, [email protected] A pair of Sturgeon Bay anglers cashed in on the county’s world-class smallmouth bass fishery last week. Adam Neu and his fishing partner, Grant Ehlenfeldt of Osceola, weighed 10 bass totaling 52 pounds, 12 ounces to win the 142-team North American Bass Challenge’s (NABC) […]

  • ‘Spring Cleaning’ Your Smile Can Lead to Better Overall Health

    Blame it on the nice weather or the fact that we’ve spent months cooped up indoors, but the arrival of spring also seems to bring a sense of urgency to clean the garage, power-wash the patio and give our closets a renewed sense of organization.  But our home is not the only area of our […]

  • A Week of Upsets: Kolberg, Sister Bay knocked off in week 2

    It’s a new year in County League baseball. The top two teams of a year ago, Sister Bay and Kolberg, were upset on Sunday. The first two or three weeks of every season is hard to gauge because many teams are missing key starters who are finishing a high school or college sports season commitment. […]

  • DOOR TO NATURE: Help Native Birds Survive

    There are many people who enjoy birdwatching and feeding songbirds that nest in our area. It is important to keep your feeders and bird baths clean and refreshed daily.  The bird flu that has devastated many poultry farms does not appear to affect small songbirds. There has been evidence of larger birds like bald eagles […]


    The Door County Master Gardeners Association (DCMGA) will host its annual Plant Fair on June 4, 8:30 am – 12 pm, at the Peninsular Agricultural Research Station in Sturgeon Bay. Shoppers will find annuals, herbs, vegetables, popular and unusual varieties, all for just $3. People will be on-site to offer free education and gardening tips. […]