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  • Resources Board Takes Shot at Options for Crossbow Deer Season

    Popular state hunting message boards and Facebook pages are ablaze with debate this week after word spread that the crossbow deer-hunting season may be shortened. Never mind that the state’s Natural Resources Board (NRB) had only requested information on possible options to consider, should the DNR ever decide to pursue a rule change. With crossbow […]

  • Winter Programs at Crossroads

    Winter programming at Crossroads at Big Creek continues Jan. 18 with a showing of Geologic History of the Earth at 2 pm. This film condenses four and a half billion years of geologic history into an engaging documentary. Ski for Free Jan. 19, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm; and Jan. 20, 1 – 3:30 pm. […]

  • Candlelight Ski/Hike Feb. 2

    Peninsula State Park will host a candlelight ski/hike on Feb. 2, 5:30-8 pm. Skiers and hikers are invited to head out on a one-mile, candlelit trail. At the end of the trail, enjoy a bonfire with refreshments. Participants may take a small flashlight or headlamp. Pets are not allowed. Skiers/hikers should enter at Highland Road. […]

  • Snowshoe, Len Villano, winter, hike

    Guided Hikes at The Ridges

    Join the Ridges Sanctuary naturalist on Friday at 1pm, and Saturday at 10 am and 1 pm, for guided snowshoe hikes. Enjoy a leisurely hike on level terrain. Participants may hike in boots or, if there’s sufficient snow cover, snowshoes. The hike ends at the Cook-Albert Fuller Nature Center with a cup of hot chocolate […]

  • Wild Turkey, Len Villano

    Thousands of Leftovers for Spring Turkey Hunters

    If you love hunting wild turkeys in the spring but forgot to apply for a harvest permit by the December deadline, you’re not plucked yet. More than 16,000 bonus Zone 2 authorizations for Door, Kewaunee and other eastern Wisconsin counties will go on sale in March. Jaqi Christopher, assistant upland wildlife ecologist for the DNR […]

  • Snow, hemlock, Door County, winter

    Get Outside at Crossroads at Big Creek

    It’s a new year and there is — potentially — a new invasive insect species to worry about at Crossroads at Big Creek. The Department of Agriculture (DOA) reported that its inspectors found an invasive insect on Christmas decorations in Wisconsin. The insect, called elongate hemlock scale (EHS), feeds on eastern hemlock and fir trees. […]

  • Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center, Fire and Ice, Ice Carving

    Ice Carvers Needed

    Challenge yourself by carving an ice sculpture during the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center’s (SBVC) Fire and Ice event on Saturday, Feb. 16. The SBVC is seeking beginner, intermediate and advanced ice carvers for the 2019 ice-carving competition from 9 am to 2 pm. Individuals and teams of all ages and skill levels are encouraged to […]

  • Hoping for Snow at Crossroads

    Crossroads at Big Creek continues its winter programming with preserve and community events. On Jan. 4, 2 pm, Crossroads presents the film Cosmic Collisions. Created by the American Museum of Natural History and NASA, and narrated by Robert Redford, it explains the many collisions that have resulted in our solar system. Crossroads presents two programs […]

  • Snow Tubing at Winter Park

    Visitors are welcome to Winter Park in Kewaunee for the 2018-19 season and for a test run of its five-lane snow tubing hill. The ski/snowboarding hill will be temporarily closed until temperatures drop. “It’s all hands on deck to get this park ready each season, and we do our best to try to open as […]

  • 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 […]

  • Roughing the Trails of Door Bluff Headlands County Park

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

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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. […]

  • Longest Door County Deer Hunt Ends Jan. 31

    Hunters who want a shot at extra venison this season have plenty of days of blaze orange and camo to go. By the time the last broadhead is fired during an extended bow and crossbow season Jan. 31, archers and crossbow users will have had 139 straight days of opportunities to be afield. Most gun […]

  • Christmas Bird Count

    The Annual Christmas Bird Count for Sturgeon Bay is scheduled for Dec. 15, and Crossroads at Big Creek will participate. The community is invited to join in its efforts. To kick off the bird count, Crossroads will host “Know the Winter Birds” on Dec. 14 at 2 pm. This presentation is for beginners or those […]

  • Beekeeper Meeting

    The Door County Beekeepers Club will hold its monthly meeting on Dec. 18, 6:30 pm at Crossroads at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan Street, Sturgeon Bay. Take a dish to pass for the potluck social, and enjoy the company of fellow beekeepers. Max Martin will demonstrate how to make bee candy for your honeybees this winter. The […]