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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.

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    Spring Classic Ride Registration Opens New Year’s Day

    Believe it or not, it’s time to think spring. Registration for the Peninsula Century Spring Classic opens New Year’s Day. The ride is capped at 1,000 participants, guaranteeing a great boutique ride experience, and early birds can get in on it for just $45! That fee includes aid stations stocked with snacks, beverages and specialties […]

  • Anglers Play Risky Game on Thin Ice

    With ice rescues becoming more common in recent years, one can’t help but wonder if social media and online fishing report pages are playing a role. Anglers posting photos of early or late-season success – when ice conditions are sketchy at best – may be attracting less-experienced fishermen hungry for action. It’s one thing to […]

  • Final Sunset of 2018

    Crossroads at Big Creek’s 2019 educational theme will be “The Great Lakes.” Crossroads will join a number of other organizations this winter that are focusing their programming on the Great Lakes as part of Celebrate Water Door County, a year-long series of activities to celebrate Door County’s water. Crossroads continues its winter programming with the […]

  • Fat Biking in Kewaunee

    Kewaunee County is gearing up to bring fat biking to its parks. The Promotions & Recreation Department is partnering with Broken Spoke Bike Studio in Green Bay to create an unusual experience at Ryan Park and Riverview ATV Park. “More people are riding these off-road bicycles with oversized tires, especially in winter, and we’re happy […]

  • 2019 Door County New Year’s Events

    New Year’s Eve Cherry Drop Dec. 31, 8 pm – 12 am The New Year’s Eve Cherry Drop event adds more fun activities to ring in the new year in Sister Bay. Watch a professional ice sculptor carve unique designs; ice skate with friends and family; see a fireworks show; get your picture taken at the […]

  • Door to Nature: Christmas Bird Counts

    This year was my 47th consecutive year of organizing Door County Christmas bird counts. My first one was in 1972: the year Roy and I were married. Roy worked at The Ridges Sanctuary as well as teaching full time in several schools. I had a part-time job working as a dental hygienist in Sister Bay. […]

  • What to Watch in 2019: Celebrate Water Summit

    Celebrate Water Door County will conclude its year of celebration with a three-day summit, June 4-6, 2019, at the Landmark Resort in Egg Harbor. Throughout 2018, groups and organizations have celebrated all things water with gallery shows, performances, concerts and more. During the winter, these celebrations will continue through educational presentations and activities organized in […]

  • Run the Door Events in 2019

    The Door County Silent Sports Alliance has compiled the dates for races on the 2019 Run the Door circuit.   Sign up to score points on the running race circuit. There are three divisions: overall, out-of-county and youth (12 and younger). All divisions are gender-free. Points are scored each time a runner participates in a […]

  • Roughing the Trails of Door Bluff Headlands County Park

    A winter hike at Door Bluff Headlands County Park provides spectacular views.

  • 2019 Door County Runs and Rides

    We’ve made your planning easy with this guide to getting active with 2019 Door County runs and rides to check out. If you want plan to take on many runs, consider signing up for the Run the Door race series. Door County has become a hotbed for silent sports competition and experiences. Whether you want […]

  • New Year’s Special: Weekend Primer Podcast

    Andrew and Matt are back with a special New Years weekend primer. Events include: Home for the Holidays at the Old Gibraltar Town Hall BINGO at the Donald and Carol Kress Pavilion A Winter Birds Program at Peninsula State Park New Year’s Eve Bash at the Carrington Pub at the Landmark Resort New Year’s Eve […]

  • Door to Nature: Snow, Ice and Jack Frost

    Photography by Roy Lukes One of the great joys of living in the North Country is watching a “mega-flake” snowfall. It was in mid-February 1985 when such an event began. The flakes were huge, flat and fell with very little wind, making them drift down like chicken feathers, as our good friend Ted Kubicz described […]

  • Top 20 Stories of the Year: Pulse Podcast

      Andrew Kleidon and Myles Dannhausen wrap up 2018 with the Pulse Year in Review, and the 20 most read articles of the year on doorcountypulse.com. Can you guess which articles were the most popular of the year?

  • Cherry Drop in Sister Bay

    The New Year’s Eve Cherry Drop event is adding more fun activities to ring in the New Year. Watch a professional ice sculptor carve unique designs; ice skate with friends and family; see a fireworks show; get your picture taken at the Cherry Drop photo booth; buy Cherry Drop gear; listen to a live broadcast […]

  • Christmas Eve Family Program at Crossroads at Big Creek

    During the run-up to Christmas Day, Crossroads at Big Creek is offering a number of family programs and outdoor activities. Enjoy the winter solstice on Dec. 21 with a Health Hike at 4 pm. Walk through the solstice, and begin the slow progression of longer days. The hike will take about an hour. Hikers should […]

  • Supporters Hopeful New Leadership Leads to New Marine Sanctuary

    Will a change in leadership be enough to revive a proposal for the first National Marine Sanctuary in Lake Michigan? Supporters hope so, and some believe it should include Door and Kewaunee counties, where an incredible number of underwater shipwrecks are worth protecting and promoting. In February — after nearly a decade of work by […]

  • Sled Dogs on ‘Wisconsin Life’

    The sixth season of Wisconsin Life on Wisconsin Public Television (WPT) offers plenty to get excited about. Host Angela Fitzgerald connects viewers with what makes Wisconsin such a great place to live in and explore. The Door County Sled Dogs are featured in an all-new episode of Wisconsin Life, “Running Strong,” which originally aired Dec. […]

  • A Half-century of Building Ships at Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding

    In October 1975, at the age of 18 and fresh out of high school, Dave Dart started a job at Bay Shipbuilding and had the privilege of working on the first 1,000-foot vessel that the company built in Sturgeon Bay. “My first job was putting together the inner bottoms for the Belle River. You start […]

  • County Supports Medical Marijuana; Votes to Expand Door Bluff Headlands Park

    On a voice vote at its Dec. 18 meeting, the Door County Board of Supervisors approved a resolution in support of the legalization of medical marijuana. Chair Dave Lienau said he decided to directly sponsor the resolution because he knows people who use cannabis for pain relief, and 33 other states already allow its use […]

  • Pre-Christmas Primer: Weekend Primer Podcast

    Andrew and Matt are back this week with your weekend primer for the weekend of December 21st, 2018. Events include: The Velvet Gentleman at Third Avenue Playhouse Ugly Sweater Party at Ape’s Bar & Grill in Algoma Christmas with Tonic Sol-Fa at the Southern Door Auditorium WheelHouse, at the Door County Brewing Co. And a […]