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.

  • Archers, Crossbow Hunters Preparing for Deer Season

    Howie’s Tackle and Archery in Sturgeon Bay is a busy place these days as bow and crossbow deer hunters prepare for opening day on Sept. 14. “We’ve got everything for the crossbow or vertical compound bow hunter,” owner Mike Richard said. In recent weeks, it’s been a mix of new bow or crossbow purchases and […]

  • DCHS Celebrates Vintage Day at Heritage Village

    Join the Door County Historical Society to celebrate its annual Vintage Day on Sept. 7, 10 am – 3 pm, at the Heritage Village at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay.  All foods and activities have been scheduled with “vintage” in mind: Costumed interpreters will engage guests in schoolhouse lessons; a wonderful group from Oneida will […]

  • Community Honey Harvest Was Big Success

    The Door County Beekeepers Club’s ( inaugural Community Honey Harvest was an educational success as visitors enjoyed the many bee stations in and around the Collins Learning Center at Crossroads at Big Creek. The event’s focus was to share the fascinating world of honeybees through hands-on activities – especially witnessing pure, golden honey being extracted from […]

  • Melinda Myers Joins Line-up at The Clearing

    The Clearing Folk School will continue its workshop program of one- and two-day classes in the arts, fine crafts, natural sciences and humanities this fall, 9 am – 4 pm, through Nov. 15. Most will take place at The Clearing’s Jens Jensen Visitor Center, 12171 Garrett Bay Road in Ellison Bay.   Nationally recognized gardening expert […]

  • Belgian Heritage Center’s Hunters’ Raffle and Wild-Game Meal

    The second annual hunters’ raffle will take place at the Belgian Heritage Center (, 1255 County Road DK in Brussels, on Sept. 14, 11 am – 3 pm. Among the 20-plus major prizes are hunting firearms, a crossbow, handmade outdoor products, taxidermy gift certificates and much more. Ticket holders do not need to be present […]

  • Ephraim Moravian Cemetery’s Annual Cemetery Walks

    The Ephraim Moravian Cemetery’s ninth annual cemetery walks will take place Sept. 9, 1 pm and 2:30 pm, rain or shine. Tickets are required and will be handed out right before the tours. Tickets are free – limited to the first 70 people at the first tour – but donations are appreciated. This year’s walks will […]

  • Monarch Tagging at Crossroads

    Crossroads at Big Creek will host a screening of CSI Milwaukee – a video of a lecture by Kevin Shafer, executive director of the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District – on Sept. 6, 3:30 pm, in the Collins Learning Center. Then join Crossroads for monarch tagging Sept. 7, 2 pm. In collaboration with Wild Ones of the […]

  • Three Paddles in the Bay

    For those in search of serenity on the water, there is no shortage of destinations around the Door peninsula. But when our editors wanted a glimpse of an excursion down the busy Sturgeon Bay shipping canal and bay, I was happy to accept the assignment.  My only real prior kayaking experience was going up and […]

  • Tug ‘John Purves’ Nuts & Bolts Tours

    In honor of the 100th anniversary of the tugboat John Purves, the Door County Maritime Museum has offered special Nuts & Bolts tours throughout the 2019 season. These small-group tours last about 90 minutes, give guests a chance to learn details about life aboard the tug and allow them to see areas of the historic […]

  • Blues on the Bay Drew Mighty Performers and Crowd

    Turnout for the 2019 Blues on the Bay in Ellison Bay on Aug. 24 was the biggest yet. Mighty Mouth shared its soulful, groovy sound; Billy Flynn joined his all-star friends Milwaukee Slim, Kenny Smith, Melvin Smith and Luca Chiellini; and Mike Zito and his band played their own brand of rockin’ Texas blues. It […]

  • There’s Still Time to Join Alpine Shamble League

    The Alpine Shamble League started Aug. 27, but you may still sign up. Teams are created on the day of play and include a 1-man, 2-man, 3-man and 4-man on each team. Handicap is used. Taking the longest drive in the foursome, you play the ball from there. Everyone is welcome. Play starts at 1 […]

  • Learn About Door County Herbal Teas at Hidden Acres

    Herbalist Dave LaLuzerne will host a celebration of Door County herbal teas Sept. 13, 5-7 pm, at Hidden Acres Farm, 11128 Beach Road in Sister Bay. It’s a fundraiser for the Climate Change Coalition of Door County.  LaLuzerne will introduce guests to the bounty of delicious and beneficial herbs that thrive on the Door peninsula […]

  • Parallel 44 Celebrates Harvest Fest

    After months of pruning, pulling and managing its 10-acre vineyard, Parallel 44 Vineyard and Winery ( invites you to join its annual Harvest Fest on Sept. 7, 12-6 pm.  Compete in the grape stomp at 3 pm; take a tour of the vineyard and production facility with winemaker Steve; enjoy a wagon ride around the […]

  • 2019 Egg Harbor Pumpkin Patch Festival (Oct. 12 – 13)

    Egg Harbor’s Pumpkin Patch Festival is one of the great family traditions in Door County, with kids activities, carnival rides, great food, drink, and fun!

  • Friends of Potawatomi State Park Complete Pier Campaign

    Thanks to the generosity of many donors, the nonprofit Friends of Potawatomi State Park ( has announced that fundraising for the park’s handicapped-accessible fishing pier ( is complete.  With support from the Department of Natural Resources and the state, $320,000 has been committed to this significant project. The National Resources Board recognized the community’s contribution […]

  • Door to Nature: Spiders of September

    September is a great month to search for, photograph, learn more about and increase your admiration for spiders in the great outdoors. On a recent early-morning walk, I saw a lot of dew-covered spider webs suspended between tall grasses along the side of the road. They looked like a fairyland. Arise at dawn and venture […]

  • 5 Tips for a Day on Washington Island

    There are a few tips you should know when spending the day on Washington Island, whether you’re riding a bike all day or hitting every tourist destination you can find. I learned the hard way: I went to the island with only a general idea of where I wanted to go, $6 in cash and […]

  • Golf League Results: Aug. 30, 2019

    IDLEWILD Jocko Rader Senior Scramble  Aug. 15, 2019  Nicklaus Division (team handicap 52-73) • First: Sam Andre, John Tong, Mark Voreis, Mitch Isen • Second: Lonnie Johnson, Don Ray, Kirby Gunnlaugsson, Dan Scheitzke Palmer Division (team handicap 73 and higher) • First: Tom Olson, Chapman, B. Jewell, Pollock • Second: Eugene Jacobs, Bertrand, B. Nelson, […]

  • DNR’s Salmon Dance Coming to Green Bay Meeting Sept. 3

    “Can you please stock more salmon?” That simple, private message to the Kewaunee/Door Salmon Tournament page after the 2019 contest ended in late July really hit home. One, as if we, as a tournament committee, had the power. And two, if only it were that easy.  But maybe it really is.  Let me backtrack a […]

  • Resale Adventures

    There’s nothing quite like a pair of vintage, high-waisted pants; a great deal on paperbacks; or hand-painted mugs. The affordable goods that you can pick up at resale stores can lie anywhere on the merchandise spectrum from practical items in good condition (that save you the expense of buying them new) to items that you’re […]