Families gathered around the firepit and on the ice at the Teresa K. Hilander Community Ice Rink to get some skating in to close out 2021 and enjoy the fireworks.
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 big crowd of swimmers to Lakeside Park on New Year’s Day. Nearly 600 people willingly chose to throw themselves into the “balmy,” 32-degree Lake Michigan water, emerging to sunbathe in the 19-degree air temperature.
An estimated 1,500 people were there to cheer on, heckle and shake their heads at those who chose to dive in. The registered swimmers included people from 18 states and one foreign country.