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  • 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 […]

  • 34 Things We Love About Winter in Door County

    I used to hate winters. Though some friends loved the day when the tourists disappeared, the restaurants cleared out and the shops closed for the winter, I dreaded it. The Monday after Fall Fest was always one of the most depressing of the year. But after returning to Door County in 2017 after living in […]

  • ‘The History of the Christmas Tree’ at Crossroads

    It’s the time of year when many people focus on evergreen trees. They are talked about a lot at Crossroads at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay. There are also a lot of opportunities to learn more about, and experience, these holiday trees. On Dec. 8, learn about “The History of the Christmas Tree” at 2 […]

  • Door County Land Trust Night Hike

    Join the Door County Land Trust on Dec. 7, 7–9 pm, for a special night adventure at the Solitude Natural Area. Discover the adaptations nocturnal animals use to survive as you explore the woods and old fields. In the darkness of night, without the aid of our vision, experience how the other four senses become […]

  • First Day Hike on Jan. 1

    Join Newport State Park on Jan. 1, 2019 for a First Day Hike. This is the eighth year that Wisconsin state parks have participated in this national event. Meet at the end of Europe Bay Road at the Hotz Park at 9 am. This moderate, three-mile hike will bring hikers along Europe Lake, with rolling hills along […]

  • Christmas in the County

    Saturday, Dec. 1, will be a busy day in the county. From Sturgeon Bay to Baileys Harbor and Ephraim, there are many options to get in the festive spirit this weekend. Many of the following celebrations are, or are becoming, holiday traditions with families. If you’re really ambitious or just a really big fan of […]

  • Health Hike at Crossroads at Big Creek

    Crossroads at Big Creek will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 22–23, for the Thanksgiving holiday. Crossroads has had a year of celebrating as a participant in the Celebrate Water Door County initiative. Its objective has been to appreciate and to be thankful for healthy water. Crossroads is especially thankful for Big Creek and The […]

  • Holiday Parade

    On Dec. 1, enjoy a Christmas parade of lights, arts and crafts plus a tree-lighting ceremony in Baileys Harbor. Take a stroll through downtown and check out all the trees that local businesses and families have decorated before the parade. Walk along the parade route on Guy Street that follows Santa on a fire truck […]

  • Christmas in the County

    Door County Christmas celebrations kick into high gear the weekend after Thanksgiving. Both Sister Bay and Egg Harbor hold their annual celebrations this weekend — keeping Santa busy with plenty of tree lightings. The weekend really starts, however, with the Jacksonport Thanksgiving Day Parade — a parade with a big heart that gives to members […]

  • Making Snow at Winter Park

    The Kewaunee County Promotion & Recreation staff has temporarily fired up the snow guns at Winter Park to begin the snow making process at the snowtubing, skiing, and snowboarding destination along the lakeshore. “We’re not expecting to open until late December at the earliest, but we wanted to take advantage of the cold snap that […]

  • Christmas in the County: Nov. 22-24, 2018

    Door County Christmas celebrations kick into high gear the weekend after Thanksgiving. Both Sister Bay and Egg Harbor hold their annual celebrations this weekend – keeping Santa busy with plenty of tree lightings. The weekend really starts, however, with the Jacksonport Thanksgiving Day Parade – a parade with a big heart that gives to members […]