Category: Winter

  • Kewaunee Snowmobile Trail Update

    Kewaunee County opened snowmobile trails in sections one (Red River area) and two (Algoma area) on Jan. 10, including a portion of the Ahnapee State Trail. This amounts to approximately 70 miles to ride. Six snowmobile clubs maintain Kewaunee County’s nearly 205 miles of trail and provide condition updates to the county’s Promotions and Recreation […]

  • It’s Free Fishing Weekend

    The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) is hosting Free Fishing Weekend Jan. 15-16 to promote the fun and excitement of winter fishing. Anglers may fish state waters where there is an open season, and no fishing license or trout and salmon stamps are required. All other fishing regulations apply, such as observing limits on […]

  • Ringing in 2022

    Photos by Rachel Lukas Door County got in the New Year’s spirit with creative outdoor activities in Sister Bay, Jacksonport and Egg Harbor over the weekend. Photographer Rachel Lukas hopped around to capture the scenes as we said hello to 2022.  A “Balmy” Day for a Polar Plunge The 35th Jacksonport Polar Plunge drew a […]

  • Hike This: Logan Creek Trails

    Entering a wet-mesic forest habitat feels magical. White cedar, hemlock and pine shut out the sky. The darkened, hushed and hummocky trail, infused with balsamy aromatics, encourages silence. Moss coats everything from felled tree trunks to the edges of icy pools, bright splashes of green in the shadowy space. The deadfall in some places creates […]

  • Pond Hockey Tourney Moves to Sister Bay

    The Door County Pond Hockey Tournament has a new home. After fighting Mother Nature to host the tournament on Kangaroo Lake for seven years, organizers have moved the event to the Teresa K. Hilander Community Ice Rink in Sister Bay.  Event founder and organizer Brian Fitzgerald said the move will make for a better playing […]

  • Polar Plunging Back for 2022

    If you want to start 2022 feeling better about your winter tan or physique, try heading to Jacksonport to watch a sea of pure Wisconsinite hit the lake for the 35th Jacksonport Polar Bear Plunge.  The swim returns after a one-year COVID-19 pause in 2020. Organizer J.R. Jarosh said participants are welcome to make up […]

  • Egg Harbor Hosts New Year’s Day Parade

    Egg Harbor’s New Year’s Day Parade will be back Jan. 1, 1 pm. The 41st edition of the parade will run north from Stella Maris through town to County E. Want to be a part of the parade instead of watching? No formal registration is required. Just dress up, take your pets, push or pull […]

  • Dropping into 2022: New Year’s Eve Highlights

    New Year’s Eve used to be a relatively simple affair in Door County. You hit the supper club, wolfed down a steak or a lobster tail fresh from the bay, then maybe counted down to midnight with some friends wearing silly hats at a bar.  If you were lucky, there might be a band playing. […]

  • Winter Park Open for Snow Sports

    Winter Park in Kewaunee County has made enough snow to open the Prevea Health snow-tubing hill during special winter-break hours, ahead of opening the skiing and snowboarding runs. The tubing hill will be open Dec. 30, 10 am – 4 pm, and Jan. 2, 11 am – 5 pm.  The regular season for snow tubing, skiing and […]

  • Crossroads Guided Hikes

    Join the naturalist for about an hour Dec. 30, 1 pm, to visit the Ida Bay Preserve. Meet at the parking lot at the intersection of Canal Road and Buffalo Ridge Trail, 1195 Canal Road, to explore the deep beech-hemlock forest at the preserve’s east end.  Join the pre-school-aged members of the Junior Nature Club […]

  • First Day Hike at Newport, Other State Properties

    Kick off your new year by getting out into nature on a First Day hike. Each year Wisconsinites join thousands across the nation hiking at state parks, forests or trails on New Year’s Day.  These hikes provide a way for individuals and families to welcome the coming year in the outdoors, exercising and connecting with […]

  • New Year’s Events Primer

    NEW YEAR’S EVE Here’s your guide to New Year’s Eve activities throughout Door County as of Dec. 20, 2021. Check for the latest updates!  Cherry Drop in Sister Bay The giant cherry is bouncing back to Sister Bay for New Year’s Eve, when the Cherry Drop, presented by FM 106.9 The Lodge, will return […]

  • Polar Bear Plunge Returns to Jacksonport

    The Jacksonport Polar Bear Club (JPBC) is preparing for its annual plunge into Lake Michigan on Jan. 1, 12 pm, to celebrate the new year with an icy dip. After canceling last year’s event, organizers are calling this the 35th and 36th annual event. More than 500 swimmers are expected to take the plunge, which […]

  • Wild Ones: With Holiday Decorations, Buy Local, Be Responsible

    When it comes to holiday evergreens, buy local! Yes, it’s good to support our neighbors, but perhaps even more importantly, it’s crucial to protect our local forests. We must do everything we can to prevent the introduction of nonnative invasives. Understand that I have the utmost respect for human immigrants, and I reverently hope that […]

  • Ice Rink Input Session Dec. 22

    Planning continues for revamped Sister Bay facility Plans are underway for a new community centerpiece at the Teresa K. Hilander Ice Rink in Sister Bay, so the Friends of the Teresa K. Hilander Ice Rink organization is seeking ideas from the community during a public-input session at the rink on Wednesday, Dec. 22, 6 pm.  […]

  • Start Your New Year at Whitefish Dunes

    The Friends of Whitefish Dunes State Park organization is sponsoring a New Year’s Day activity Jan. 1, 9:30 am – 12 pm, to enjoy hiking, snowshoeing or cross-country skiing. After you’ve tackled the trails, meet outside the picnic shelter around a roaring fire and warm up with some hot chocolate or hot cider.  This is […]

  • Celebrate the Season at Crossroads

    December is a great time to be at Crossroads at Big Creek.  On Dec. 17, 10-11 am, the Junior Nature Club – a program intended for preschool children and their companions – will take a snowy hike to the cedar forest to look for animal tracks. Meet on the porch of the Collins Learning Center. Saturday Science […]

  • State Parks Take Camping Reservations Online

    The temperature may be dropping, but that doesn’t mean the end of camping for those who are looking for a winter adventure: The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is making year-round camping reservations available at more than 20 state parks and forests.  Visitors can now plan ahead and have peace of mind before hitting the […]

  • Hilander Ice Rink Preparing for Season

    Broomball teams wanted The temperature has dropped, and the snow has started falling, which means it’s time to start thinking about lacing up your skates and broomball shoes. Staff members at the Teresa K. Hilander Community Ice Rink in Sister Bay hope to be open as soon as it’s cold enough to make ice. The […]

  • Lights, Decorations Abound in Sturgeon Bay

    Holiday lights are twinkling throughout Sturgeon Bay since the annual Christmas by the Bay holiday parade helped to kick off the city’s celebrations Nov. 20 with a total of 27 festive float entries. The award for the Best Nonprofit Entry went to Sunrise Elementary School; DC Automotive earned the Best Business Entry; and the Jingle […]