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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.

  • The Ridges Sanctuary Presents Annual Door County Festival of Nature

    The Ridges Sanctuary has announced that registration is underway for the ninth annual Door County Festival of Nature, taking place May 26 – 28. The Festival of Nature is a three-day program of guided field trips and presentations, highlighting the natural beauty and diversity of Door County.

  • Crossroads of Door County Offers Various Programs

    Crossroads at Big Creek will continue offering programming and educational opportunities throughout May. Friday, May 13 at 9 am, the public is welcome to join Crossroads volunteers in weeding and removing invasive species from the Crossroads preserve during the “Invasive Work Party.”

  • Sturgeon Bay Training Foundation Begins Registration

    Registration for sail training by the not-for-profit Sturgeon Bay Sail Training Foundation has begun. The first of four, two-week sessions will begin Monday, June 20.

  • Door County Festival of Nature Boasts Nearly 50 Field Trips

    Registration is underway for the ninth annual Door County Festival of Nature held May 26 – 28. The three-day program of guided field trips and presentations will highlight the incredible natural beauty and diversity of Door County.

  • Door County Maritime Museum Included in Wisconsin’s Schooner Coast

    Wisconsin’s Schooner Coast, a new tourist destination that offers 60 miles of maritime experiences, recently launched with the release of its “Schooner Coast Savings Passport.

  • Peninsula State park

    The Enduring Value of Peninsula State Park

    “I’m going for a run in the park,” I said to Brian Fitzgerald, a friend and the race director for this weekend’s Door County Half Marathon in Peninsula State Park. We occasionally hit the trails there

  • When Every Step Is A Challenge

    Imagine having to pay attention to every step as you compete in a race. Imagine being at the starting line wondering when your feet will start to burn.

  • A Summer Rite of Passage

    Some would mark the start of a Door County summer season by the reduction of the speed limit through Ephraim, the commotion of Memorial Day Weekend or even the arrival of the summer solstice. I would mark it by the first campfire with friends sans snow on the ground. Yes, Door County residents are a […]

  • Givin’ a Boat a Lift

    It’s doubtful that many of the millions of annual visitors to the Door Peninsula, with vacation and relaxation on their minds, would pay much attention to the businesses that call the Sturgeon Bay Industrial Park home. They, along with many Door County residents, would be surprised to learn that the park is home to a […]

  • Come Closer

    “Thanks to the Interstate Highway System, it is now possible to travel across the country from coast to coast without seeing anything.” – Charles Kuralt Astute travelers along Door County’s main highways will notice a recent change. Sometime during the bleak months of winter, clusters of purple wood violets appeared next to the ubiquitous black […]

  • Tramp with the Golden Crown

    A plant that Mother Nature scatters to the rich and poor alike, a notorious weed that has so many ways of getting ahead of us, is unquestionably recognized by more people than any other flowering plant in the world. It’s the “tramp with the golden crown,” the “lion’s tooth,” the scourge of suburban homeowners, the […]

  • The Ridges Sanctuary of Door County Hosts Spring Programs

    The Ridges Sanctuary of Baileys Harbor will host a variety of programs and activities throughout the month of May. Friday and Saturday, May 6 and 7, guided wildflower hikes will take place at the Logan Creek Property.

  • Kayak Adventures of Door County to Contribute to Washington Island Canoe and Kayak Event

    Kayaking Adventures Door County (KADC) will lend their knowledgeable and enthusiastic staff to the 3rd Annual Washington Island Canoe and Kayak Event (WICKE) scheduled for June 17 – 19.

  • Whitefish Dunes of Door County Hosts Various Events and Programs

    Whitefish Dunes State Park will feature a variety of upcoming events. Saturday, April 30 from 10 am – 2 pm, the park will host a Flower Fairy Event. Participants, who may arrive at any time, will discover native spring wildflowers found in Door County and create a fairy based on a real flower.

  • The Ridges Sanctuary of Door County Seeks Park Memories

    The Ridges Sanctuary in Baileys Harbor has invited Door County residents and visitors alike to participate in The Ridges Memories Project. The project will showcase a collection of stories, remembrances, and reflections that relate the cultural history of The Ridges, celebrating the natural beauty and spirit of the land and community.

  • Crossroads of Door County Hosts Various Programs

    Crossroads at Big Creek will continue offering programming and educational opportunities throughout April and May. Saturday, April 30 at 9 am the public is welcome to join volunteers from the Friends of Crossroads and Door County Historical Society in a variety of spring-cleaning activities as a part of the United Way Day of Caring.

  • Peninsula State Park of Door County Seeks Volunteers for Workday

    Join the Friends of Peninsula State Park on Saturday, April 30 any time between 10 am – 2 pm for a volunteer workday at the Nature Center. Raking, cleaning trail signs, dusting taxidermy mounts, cleaning bird feeders, and more are planned.

  • Door County Master Gardeners’ Association Hosts Two Programs

    The Door County Master Gardeners’ Association will host two free public gardening programs in May. The programs will take place at the Crossroads at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay beginning at 7 pm.

  • Take to the Skies: EAA hosts Young Eagle Flight Rally at Ephraim-Gibraltar Airport

    Saturday, May 21 area young people ages 8 to 17 will have a chance to take to the skies when the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 535 will host a Young Eagles Flight Rally at the Ephraim-Gibraltar Airport.

  • Registration Open for 2011 Washington Island Canoe and Kayak Event

    Registration is open for the 3rd Annual Washington Island Canoe and Kayak Event, taking place June 17 – 19. In addition to a Marathon Race and Half Marathon Race, the event will include competitive, educational and social events.