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Door County

Cherry season is during July
Cherry season is during July


Located just 40 miles northeast of Green Bay, Wisconsin, the 70-mile long peninsula of Door County is situated perfectly between the waters of Green Bay (to the west) and Lake Michigan (to the east) giving visitors a variety of experiences on two distinctive coastsand charming towns in between. Door County features 300 miles of shoreline, 34 islands, 11 lighthouses, 5 state parks and 19 county parks. It is known for its natural beauty, artistic offerings and outdoor recreation opportunities.

Door County is known for its picturesque coastal towns, specialty shops, fish boils, cherry and apple orchards, and scenic beauty, Door County is often referred to as the "New England of the Midwest." With the waters of Green Bay on one side and Lake Michigan on the other, the Door Peninsula offers spectacular sights - 250 miles of shoreline feature towering limestone bluffs, rugged rock formations and pristine beaches.

Door County has more miles of shoreline, more lighthouses and more state parks - a total of five - than any other county in the nation.

Cave Point
Cave Point
The area offers outdoor recreational opportunities that include biking, hiking, canoeing, swimming, boating, sailing, fishing and horseback riding.

The peninsula is also known for its art galleries and performing arts.

Eagle Bluff Lighthouse

Of Wisconsin's 34 lighthouses, Eagle Bluff Lighthouse in Peninsula State Park is among those most easily accessible to the public. Originally built in 1868 and occupied until it was automated in 1926, the structure has been completely restored. Guided by costumed docents, visitors can tour the "keeper's building," now a living-history museum returned to the way it appeared when the last lighthouse keeper and his family lived there, complete with rope beds. Set on the shores of picturesque Door County overlooking the sparkling waters of Green Bay, Eagle Bluff Lighthouse offers a firsthand look at life as a lighthouse custodian.

Address: 9462 Shore Road, Fish Creek, WI 54212

Door County Wine Trail

The Door County Wine Trail is nestled between Lake Michigan and the Bay of Green Bay, depicting the beauty of Door County and the charm of its small towns. Composed of seven unique wineries, each stop on the trail is dedicated to making your trip a memorable experience.


GPS Coordinates

1 -- Door County
Decimal Lat: 44.9979380588 / Lon: -87.2608267382

2 -- East Bluff Lighthouse Museum
Decimal Lat: 45.12886913079372 / Lon: -87.237706



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Source: WI Dep. of Tourism
Last modified: 20110727
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