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.

  • More Than 2,000 Will Compete in 15th Door County Triathlon

    More than 2,000 finely tuned athletes will hit the shore of Frank Murphy County Park in Egg Harbor this weekend for the 15th Door County Triathlon.  The event will kick off Saturday with the sold-out Sprint Triathlon at 8 am. Participants will take on a .25-mile swim, 18-mile bike ride and 3.1-mile run. A thousand […]

  • Lyme Disease on the Rise

    Lyme Disease is on the rise in Door County, according to data from the Door County Department of Health Services (DHS). Cases have more than doubled during the past 10 years. Lindsey Donohue, a supervising nurse at Door County Medical Center, said the hospital has been getting more calls for tick bites than ever before. […]

  • Lumberjack’s Taco Shack

    The Taco Boss sets the rules for serving award-winning tacos Cash Murphy, also known as the Taco Boss, has brought award-winning tacos to downtown Sturgeon Bay through his food truck, Lumberjack’s Taco Shack. Originally from Chandler, Arizona, Murphy has been visiting Sturgeon Bay for the past 11 summers, first as a songwriter and Steel Bridge […]

  • New Interpretive Trail Signage at Ellison Bluff County Park

    The Door County Facilities and Parks Department officially unveiled new interpretive trail signage along a 1.3-mile hiking trail at Ellison Bluff County Park on June 29. The signs were created using memorial gifts from the family and friends of the late Norbert “Trip” Kroening III. The Friends of Door County Parks and the Facilities and […]

  • Lukes and Anderson to Lead Toft Point Hike July 20

    Join the Climate Change Coalition (CCC) of Door County for “Toft Point: A Nature Lover’s Dream” – a guided hike through a pristine, old-growth forest in Baileys Harbor – on July 20, 10 am – 12 pm. Charlotte Lukes and Nick Anderson will lead the hike and share their deep knowledge of the forest and Toft […]

  • Battle Invasive Species at Crossroads

    Community members are invited to help battle invasive species at Crossroads at Big Creek on July 13, 10 am. No experience is necessary; work gloves are recommended. Meet at the maintenance building. Family programs will continue July 16, 10 am, with Rocks and Fossils. Door County sits on fossil beds that are millions of years […]

  • 59th House and Garden Walk Features Homes with ‘History and Character’

    Now in her third year as the committee chair of the Door County House and Garden Walk, Gloria Heck emphasizes local charm when looking for homes to include on the walk. It’s a process that begins in February, when committee members look for homes with “history and character, not just brand-new, big homes,” Heck said. […]

  • Students Learn about Health and Wellness in Summer-School Initiative

    Nearly 100 students in grades five through eight in the Algoma, Kewaunee and Luxemburg-Casco school districts are learning about health and wellness through a new summer-school initiative led by the Kewaunee County Public Health Department.  They’re learning through cooking classes that choosing healthful foods can be fun, and they’re learning how to be leaders as […]

  • Pastor Jim Honig Discusses End-of-Life Decisions in ‘The Conversation Project’

    The Northern Door Health & Wellness Ministry ( continues its Community Health Information Programs with “The Conversation Project” on July 28, 4 pm, at First Baptist Church in Sister Bay. The Conversation Project was launched in 2010 to bring people together to discuss end-of-life decisions and how to express end-of-life wishes. Pastor Jim Honig will […]

  • Seed to Harvest Retreat July 25

    Carla Byrnes, Sara Oswald and Barbara Weikel-Wilson will offer an outdoor meditative experience called forest bathing and a reflective art-journaling process called the Power to Create on July 25, 9 am – 12 pm, at 6390 Loritz Road in Jacksonport.   The three Door County women have shared their training, wisdom and energy with individuals and groups separately, but they will join forces to […]

  • Weekly Beach Yoga at Egg Harbor Beach

    Weekly beach yoga is under way at the Egg Harbor beach. The Level II class runs 8-9:30 am each Monday; the Beginner/Level I class runs 10-11:30 am each Monday. Instructors from Junction Center Yoga ( lead the classes. Drop-ins are welcome; the fee is a $10 donation per class; mats and straps are provided if […]

  • Todd Carey to Play Sunshine House Benefit Concert

    Join the Sunshine House and Todd Carey ( for a free, family-friendly concert in Sturgeon Bay’s Martin Park on July 27, 4-8 pm. Food, wine and beer will be available for purchase, with the proceeds going to Sunshine House. There will also be a silent auction, 50/50 raffle and dancing. Take your chairs and your […]

  • This Weekend in Door County: Folk Festival, Sea Kayak Symposium and More

    The festivities in Door County don’t stop after the Fourth of July weekend! In fact, we are in the midst of the most happenin’ time of the summer here on the peninsula. Check out this weekend’s highlights below. Festivals and Celebrations Door County Folk Festival  Stop by Baileys Harbor this weekend (July 10-14) to participate […]

  • Switchback to Offer Celtic and Americana at Peg Egan PAC

    The internationally renowned duo Switchback will bring its eclectic Celtic and Americana music to the Peg Egan Performing Arts Center (PAC) on July 14, 7 pm, in a concert of original and traditional Irish music and a selection from its catalog of more than 300 original Americana tunes. Switchback has been playing in sold-out concert […]

  • Woodwalk Welcomes Eric Lewis July 12

    The Woodwalk concert series ( welcomes country and bluegrass favorite Eric Lewis on July 12, 7 pm. The Memphis-based multi-instrumentalist is renowned for his flat-picking skills and has been nominated in consecutive years by the Memphis chapter of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences for the Premier String Player Award. Lewis has performed […]

  • Good Days at Maxwelton Braes

    Tony Smith of Sturgeon Bay sank a hole-in-one on Maxwelton Braes’ hole #17.  The McArdle family – which has long, strong historical ties to Maxwelton Braes and Baileys Harbor – celebrated its 10th consecutive family golf reunion at Maxwelton Braes on July 5.

  • Hunting Spring Photos with Len Villano

    Most mornings, photographer Len Villano wakes before sunrise. He has to in order to have a chance at capturing the best photos.  “You can’t wait for sunrise to leave the house,” said the longtime photographer for the Peninsula Pulse and Door County Living magazine. “You’ll be there too late.” The best photos are taken right […]

  • Ron Schweigert and Flying Tractor Farm

    By Polly Pitz When the White Gull Inn needed baby kale in November and December for its holiday dinners, owner Meredith Coulson-Kanter called Ron Schweigert of Flying Tractor Farm. And Schweigert delivered. “As a restaurant [owner], I want to use good-quality ingredients that are grown as responsibly as possible,” Coulson-Kanter said.“We definitely make menu decisions […]

  • Trilliums of the Eastern United States

    I grew up in Milwaukee and never knew what a trillium was until I moved to Baileys Harbor after my late husband, Roy, and I were married in 1972. The spring hardwoods in some areas are generously adorned with trilliums in the month of May. That summer was the beginning of a longtime nature-education experience […]

  • Restoring Dunes Lakes

    Conservation partnership restores a hidden gem Some of the participants in Celebrate Water Door County’s Water Summit, to be held June 4–6, will take a kayak trip into the little-known Dunes Lake: the largest inland lake in Door County that’s directly connected to Lake Michigan.  They will travel to the Town of Sevastopol, parking just […]