Where else can you say you went to a film fest for Valentine's Day, without it costing a bajillion dollars? Why Door County of course! Buy your tickets online in advance, and for just $15 enjoy your Friday evening and Saturday afternoon with freelance filmographers from all over the world. Plus a few added treats from amazing local vendors. None of that boring stuff - snuggle up with your sweetheart and watch art come alive. Who knows? Maybe one of the films will go viral, and then you can say you saw it first! We're a proud sponsor! Staying the [...]
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2/26/2020, 3:33 PM update: Trails in Northern Door County are open! (All trails open as of this time!) See maps and info here. There's an app for that.
It's here! The 33rd Annual Fish Creek Winterfest! Starting at 10 AM on Saturday, February 1st, enjoy winter in Northern Door County done right. Get your schedule of events here. The fun doesn't end on Sunday. Once you've had your fill of the snow, head north to Ellison Bay for what has been referred to as "a phenomenal" brunch at Hugel Haus and the locals' favorite parade of the year, the Groundhog Day Parade starting at 2 PM! Stick around afterward and head to the Mink River Basin for FREE "groundhog" stew to warm you up in advance of the [...]
From the Sister Bay events page: Sister Bay celebrates New Year’s Eve with a shopping extravaganza throughout the village, ice skating and a bonfire at the Sports Complex, dining specials, and an early evening fireworks show at the Sports Complex. The fm 106.9 The Lodge Cherry Drop portion of the evening starts at 10:30pm with The Lodge playing some the biggest tunes of all time from Cherry ground zero at The Garage. As we countdown to midnight, we drop the giant sparkling cherry to welcome the new year! Get the 2019-2020 party details here. Click to see what you missed [...]
In the late winter and early spring, Northern Door County is quiet...but not closed! Whether you're up to enjoy snowshoeing or cross country skiing at one of our nearby parks, or just getting away from home for a few days, Rowleys Bay Resort has lodging available for your mini getaway. This January 1st through April 30th, stay with us for two nights, and the third night is free! Our Woodside and Lakeside rooms each have two queen beds, comfortable sitting areas, 24 channels of cable channels, and high-speed wifi for your relaxation and winter sports recuperation. Starting at just $74 [...]
One of the fabulous things about all the communities that are close in Door County is it's Christmas every weekend! This Saturday, head down to Baileys Harbor for the Holiday Fair by Door County North Rotary Club. From 10 AM to 2 PM at the Town Hall, enjoy gift shopping from over twenty local vendors, lunch and treats from local eateries. The fun doesn't stop there. Starting at 10 AM just next door is a full day of other holiday events, including cider at the library, wreath making at Ridges, and cookie decorating at Knit Whit's. Bundle up for the [...]
Now that Thanksgiving feasts are dwindling, naps are being enjoyed, and shopping is gearing up, it's time to think about Santa! via GIPHY Capture the Spirit in Sister Bay with photos with Santa and his reindeer, a special holiday lighting event, and storytime and crafts at the library, all starting at 3:00 PM on Friday, November 29th. On Saturday there's cookie decorating at the fire hall, and all weekend long there's a special holiday arts fair with lunch available for purchase. Visit the website for more details, and enjoy the weekend! While the kids are entertained, think [...]
Walmart and Amazon and Target all have the same stuff, so this year make it a post-Thanksgiving weekend in quiet Northern Door County, where plenty of unique shops are open for Small Business Saturday. Enjoy world-class food and serene scenes, avoid the traffic jams and long lines. Book a short weekend at Rowleys Bay Resort and you'll find its just a short drive to walking trails, water-front parks, and clusters of delightful small businesses and delicious eateries. Here are just a few shops and restaurants open the weekend after Thanksgiving: Gills Rock Stoneware, Ellison Bay Pottery Studios, and Lynn's Pottery [...]
As Thanksgiving approaches, there's still a lot to do in Northern Door County! This weekend, join the Ellison Bay Service Club at their Annual Tree Lighting & Caroling, taking place this Sunday, November 24th. Travel to the Mink River Basin in Ellison Bay, then cross the street to the Bayview Marina entrance to join in an evening of candlelit song, inspiration, fellowship, and fun. Afterwards, enjoy a community chili dinner back at the Basin. The rest of the weekend, enjoy a crisp walk at Newport State Park, a fresh cup of coffee and treat at Brew or Kick Ash, and [...]
When is the best time for Door County fall leaf peeping? No one loves the vague but honest answer, "it changes every year." However, with the Travel Wisconsin Fall Color Report you can get the most topical updates and do your best to align your fall road trip with Mother Nature's golden tint. This interactive map helps you discover current autumn color status, as well as predict when fall splendor will be at its peak, a weather forecast to help you plan what to pack, and a list of selfie stations so you and your tribe can capture the perfect [...]