Tag: Door County Trails

The Harold C. Wilson Three Springs Nature Preserve, and at 515 total acres, it’s one of the biggest Door County Land Trust purchases ever made. Photo by Aleah Kidd.


The karst topography of the escarpment is visible throughout the hike along Eagle Trail in Peninsula State Park. Photo by Myles Dannhausen Jr.


  • Hiking the Bay Shore Blufflands Nature Preserve

    If you’re looking for a hike to take you from Little House on the Prairie into magical fairy woods in fewer than three miles, the Bay Shore Blufflands Nature Preserve is the perfect place to start.  The 2.5-mile loop through this Door County Land Trust property begins in level fields of windswept grass. Open fields […]

  • Getting Out: Newport State Park

    Most visitors to Door County are well aware of Peninsula State Park, but relatively few make the trek north to Newport, the state’s only designated Wilderness Park. For a beautiful, easy hike, head to Europe Bay for a trek on the Hotz Trail.  Difficulty: Easy, with some small hills to climb Distance: The Hotz Trail […]

  • Hiking to Old Baldy

    To me, fall is the most romantic time of the year in Door County. Spring often gets the credit as the season of love, when the birds and the bees awaken and get busy procreating. Then summer arrives, with “Summer Lovin’” playing on repeat and sunshine heating things up. But fall has always found a […]

  • Roughing the Trails of Door Bluff Headlands County Park

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

  • Exploring Eagle Trail in Peninsula State Park

    The bluffs of the Niagara Escarpment are one of Door County’s defining features, and nowhere is their scale and beauty more pronounced than along Eagle Trail in Peninsula State Park. This two-mile loop that drops more than 200 feet from atop the bluff to the bottom is the most popular of all the peninsula’s hiking […]

  • Hike This: Four Must-Hike Winter Trails

    The temperature outside may be frightful but the views at the state parks in Door County are absolutely delightful. Enjoying the outdoors in the winter might take more planning than when the temperature is above 50 degrees but if you set out for any of the following trails, your efforts will be greatly rewarded.

  • Geology, Flora & Fauna on Whitefish Dunes State Park’s Brachiopod Trail

    About 10 miles north of Sturgeon Bay on the shores of Lake Michigan is one of Door County’s most unspoiled gems:  Whitefish Dunes State Park. The park is known best for its pristine sand dunes gracefully sloping into one of the most magnificent beaches the Door Peninsula has to offer. To characterize it as such […]