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19 04, 2020

It’s National Library Week! What are you reading?

From the American Library Association website: "The theme for National Library Week 2020, "Find your place at the library," was chosen some time ago, before any of us could imagine the emergence of a global pandemic that would force most libraries to temporarily close their physical spaces. But you can still find your place at the library because libraries are open for business online, providing the virtual services and digital content their communities need more than ever. You can access ebooks, movies, music, video games, virtual storytimes and activities, and so much more — all from the the comfort of [...]

18 04, 2020

Self-Care Saturday, Door County Style

Over the past thirty days I've spent a lot of time on Instagram. Normally, there wouldn't be anything remarkable about this - I've been posting daily for our super fun game of bingo - but the last month has been no normal month. While Door County is generally thought of as a destination, a place you have to physically visit in order to enjoy, the past few weeks have proven to me that we are a flexible lot, and if we are asked to bring Door County to you, we shall figure out how to deliver. Your favorite shops and [...]

17 04, 2020

Throwback Friday – April 2018 Blizzard

On April 16th, 2018, Rowleys Bay got an unprecedented late spring blizzard. Up to 32" of snow fell in Door County! The next day there was a lot of cleaning up to do. Snow from the pool roof slid off and completely covered the windows and raised beds.   I just did not even want to tackle this. There are other doors, right?   It doesn't look like much until you see where the doorknob is in comparison to the snow. Yes, those are first floor windows!   I couldn't even enjoy it [...]

16 04, 2020

Day 30 of Bingo – Segway

Biking and hiking are two ways you can enjoy the hundreds of miles of trails and shoreline you'll find in northern Door County. Can you think of a third? We have an exciting idea for you: Segways! And not just any kind of Segways, offroad Segways. Rick's Off-Road Segway Adventures of Door County is by far the coolest way to explore the unique features that make up Door County's landscape. With beefy tires, these Segways will take you over sand and mud, grass and boardwalks, through wooded and beach paths, on concrete and gravel. You don't need to be a [...]

15 04, 2020

Day 29 of Bingo – Newport State Park

TOMORROW is the last day for bingo so be sure to send your card to bingo @ to be entered! Don't worry - we'll leave submissions open for a week or two so you have time to complete your card and send it in. Know someone who hasn't had a chance to play? Have them print a card and fill it out! Get started here. We won't leave you hanging. We'll start a new game, to be determined. ;) The land northeast across Rowleys Bay is part of Newport State Park, one of five state parks in Door County [...]

14 04, 2020

Day 28 of Bingo – Swimming

Whether it's at our indoor pool or at Sand Bay Beach around the corner, we know that our guests love to visit and go swimming. Are you missing the roar of the waves, the sun on your face, the sand in your...everywhere? Us too! Take a virtual tour of Door County beaches, courtesy of Destination Door County and YouTube. This isn't even it. There are MORE. Do you know how many beaches there are in Door County? CTAs, you should know this. The answer may surprise you! Today's BINGO phrase is SWIMMING! Mark over it with 4/14 (or X if [...]

13 04, 2020

Day 27 of Bingo – Cherries

Yesterday was a FREE SPACE for BINGO so hopefully you have a winning page! Be sure to submit it for a chance to win cool prizes. Instructions here. If you've ever been to Door County, or even if you've just heard about it at some point, you probably know we have a thing with cherries. Cherries everywhere! We put them in everything, we put them ON everything, and we even let you come snatch them right off the trees. In fact, we encourage it! Cherry Picking Scene, Door County, Wisconsin. Photo hanging in Grandma's Swedish Bakery. Click to enlarge [...]

12 04, 2020

Day 26 of Bingo – Happy Easter!

Yesterday I went for a drive around northern Door County to see what I could see. It was a beautiful sunny day, reaching 50 degrees! A clear contrast to this cloudy morning with a chance of snow. Since many businesses are closed completely and others have altered their business model, it was tricky finding Easter decorations to photograph, but I did come across a few bunnies and eggs and pastel delights! "The truck" at the corner of Highway 42 and Garrett Bay Road in Ellison Bay. Mural on the building facing William Caxton Ltd Books, Ellison Bay. [...]

11 04, 2020

Day 25 of Bingo – Motorcoach Tours

Door County is taking social distancing seriously, with heartfelt messages that we love you and miss you can't can't wait to see you again!! ...later. Thank you to everyone still out there making the world go 'round. This beautiful morning I went out for a drive, and it was as empty as I've seen without snow on the ground.     Not photoshopped. Legit empty roads in Sister Bay.  Restaurants and recreation facilities and boutiques and spa services and coffee shops and the library are all doing what they can, shutting down when they need to, offering contact-less [...]

10 04, 2020

Day 24 of Bingo – Washington Island Ferry

While most ferry companies are perfunctory, the service that connects the Door County Peninsula to Washington Island is more than just that. The Washington Island Ferry Line is a dedicated community service that runs every single day of the year (unless weather says no). Logo borrowed from Washington Island Ferry Line website. They ferry tourists, of course, but they also keep the residents, businesses, schools, clinics, and other resources on the island going. You'll hear their jolly jingle on the radio, and see their maps and schedules in all the card racks. They've made their necessary service a delight to [...]

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