• Jacksonport Polar Bear Club Plans Annual Icy Dip

    The Jacksonport Polar Bear Club will take its 34th annual plunge into Lake Michigan on Jan. 1, 12 pm. For the past 33 years, the club has celebrated the new year by going for an icy dip in the lake at Jacksonport’s Lakeside Park. More than 500 swimmers are expected to take the plunge, which […]

  • New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day Events

    Ring in 2020 with celebratory events throughout Door County! With live music, polar bear plunges, nature hikes and more, there are many and various ways to welcome the new year on the peninsula. Home for the Holidays 2019 Northern Sky’s Gould Theater, Fish Creek Reunite with Northern Sky favorites Eric Lewis, Katie Dahl and Rich […]

  • Ski and Snowshoe for Free at Crossroads at Big Creek

    Crossroads at Big Creek’s Collins Learning Center will be closed Dec. 25 and 26 and Jan. 1. Attend the Ski for Free program Dec. 28, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm; and Dec. 29, 1-4 pm, when Crossroads and Door County Silent Sports will lend, free of charge, an array of ski and snowshoe equipment to fit […]

  • Women’s Well-Being Retreat at Kick Ash

    Women, this holiday, give yourselves the gift of a restorative weekend of self-care and mindfulness by joining facilitators Susan Gould and Beth Coleman at the Door County Retreat for Women: Well-Being in the New Year, to be held Jan. 24-26 at Kick Ash Coffee in Ellison Bay.   During this gently paced weekend of personal rest […]

  • Season’s First Ice Offers Limited Fishing Opportunities

    It’s still too early for offshore exploration, but cold December air has allowed cautious anglers some early ice-fishing opportunities.  Door and Kewaunee County lakes have been attracting walk-on attention from those seeking panfish and other species. Clark and Kangaroo offer bonus pike and walleye, and Krohn’s near Algoma has stocked trout. All offer largemouth bass. […]

  • Ski for Free, Solstice Campfire at Crossroads

    Join Crossroads at Big Creek and researcher-in-residence Emily Rux for an archaeological workshop Dec. 20, 2 pm. Rux will conduct an open lab so participants can clean and sort the artifacts unearthed at The Cove and Ida Bay Preserve (or just watch). No experience is necessary. Meet in the lower level of the Collins Learning […]

  • Natural Christmas Ridges

    Natural Christmas Event at Ridges Sanctuary

    The Ridges Sanctuary ( in Baileys Harbor will once again hold its annual Natural Christmas event Dec. 14, 3-6 pm. Spend a few hours this holiday season surrounded by the natural beauty of The Ridges Sanctuary. Stroll down the softly lit Hidden Brook Boardwalk, enjoy an outdoor campfire, and music in the beautifully decorated Kaye […]

  • Christmas Bird Count on December 14

    Crossroads at Big Creek will again participate in the Sturgeon Bay portion of the annual Christmas Bird Count on Dec. 14. Email Charlotte Lukes at [email protected] to participate.  Crossroads will be open for those who want to spend a short time participating in the count, and volunteers are welcome to sit inside the Collins Learning […]

  • Take a Safe Walk on the Wild Side as Hunts Continue

    Those heading outdoors to enjoy the snow should remember that firearm deer hunts continue through Dec. 15 and are on again Dec. 24 – Jan. 1. Keep yourself, your family, friends and pets visible by wearing bright colors. Though not required unless you’re hunting, blaze orange is always a good choice. In an effort to reduce […]

  • Jacksonport Tree Lighting Dec. 7

    The Jacksonport Advancement Corporation and the Jacksonport Women’s Club invite one and all to the annual Christmas-tree lighting Dec. 7, 5:45 pm, at Lakeside Park in Jacksonport. After singing carols around the tree, head to the Jacksonport Town Hall, 3365 Cty V, for a Christmas party featuring food, fun and friends at 6 pm. Admission […]

  • Rotary Club’s Holiday Fair: Dec. 7 during Harbor Holiday

    The Rotary Club of Door County North will kick off the season with its annual holiday fair Dec. 7, 10 am – 2 pm, at the Baileys Harbor Town Hall. This year the event will be bigger than ever, with more than 20 vendors; Bearded Heart Coffee will be selling coffee and pastries; and Lampert […]

  • DCMM’s Merry-Time Festival of Trees

    Create a new holiday tradition! Visit the eighth annual Merry-Time Festival of Trees at the Door County Maritime Museum in Sturgeon Bay, where decorated trees and wreaths donated by businesses and individuals will grace the museum’s galleries. Visitors can also purchase raffle tickets for the chance to win one of the beautifully decorated trees. Kids […]

  • Learn the History of Christmas Trees at Crossroads

    Join Crossroads at Big Creek’s researcher-in-residence, Emily Rux, on Dec. 6, 2 pm, for an archaeology workshop. She’ll conduct an open lab so that participants can experience cleaning and sorting the artifacts that have been unearthed at The Cove and Ida Bay Preserve (or just observe). No experience is necessary. Meet in the Collins Learning […]

  • Old-Fashioned Christmas at Eagle Harbor Inn Nov. 30

    Eagle Harbor Inn, 9914 Water St. in Ephraim, welcomes all families, friends and neighbors to start off the holiday season at its old-fashioned Christmas gathering on Nov. 30, 1-4 pm. Warm up with hot cocoa that pairs perfectly with a smorgasbord of holiday treats and goodies; craft a mistletoe garland; and write a letter to […]

  • Enjoy Scents of the Season at Crossroads

    Crossroads at Big Creek’s Collins Learning Center will be closed for Thanksgiving on Nov. 28, but the restrooms and trails will remain open. Join a Crossroads naturalist Nov. 29, 10 am, for a gentle walk through the Big Creek preserve to enjoy the air and work off some of that Thanksgiving dinner. Dress for the […]

  • Hunters Geared Up for 23 Days of Blaze Orange

    Wisconsin’s most treasured hunting tradition will begin Saturday: opening day of the nine-day gun deer season. Regulated deer hunting began with the first closed season in 1851 (Feb. 1-June 30), though Native Americans could hunt year-round. The first bag limit was in 1897 – two deer per season – and a resident license cost $1. Estimated […]

  • Ski for Free Program Seeks Volunteers

    The Friends of Crossroads’ Ski for Free program seeks volunteers to help outfit weekend visitors with free skis and snowshoes at Crossroads at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St. in Sturgeon Bay. Crossroads has a five-mile, groomed trail system available to all 24/7. Visitors may borrow skis and snowshoes each Saturday and Sunday, 9 am – […]

  • Look for Seasonal Constellations at Crossroads

    Looking up and looking around are on tap at Crossroads at Big Creek this weekend. The Door Peninsula Astronomical Society will open the Stonecipher Astronomy Center’s observatory and planetarium to the public Nov. 23, 7 pm. If the sky is clear, society members will use laser pointers to point out the fall/winter constellations. If the […]

  • 2019 Holiday Festivals and Tree Lightings

    The merry-making season is here! Starting the weekend before Thanksgiving and extending into mid-December, you’ll find lots of holiday happenings throughout the county. Whether you’d like to sing carols with hot cocoa, take a horse-drawn carriage ride or spot the jolly man in the red suit, Door County has ample opportunities for all ages to […]

  • Cherry Will Drop New Year’s Eve in Sister Bay

    The third annual FM 106.9 the Lodge Cherry Drop will return to Sister Bay during an evening of celebration to greet the new year. Think of the ball drop in New York’s Times Square, but then imagine a roughly 300-pound cherry with red lights, a stem and leaves that’s hoisted more than 150 feet above […]