recently posted thirty-five amazing photos of The Badger State as part of their series “Fifty,” and of incredible images, three are right here in Door County, and one in particular is just up the (curvy) road.

The “curvy” road at Northport
Many people are familiar with what we call the “curvy” or “windy” road up at Northport. This incredible feature was purposely designed to add the road into nature’s existing boundaries, rather than a straight plow through. Many professional and amateur photographers have created incredible impressions of this space throughout all seasons and conditions.

This road is just a short drive north of Rowleys Bay Resort on your way to the Washington Island Ferry! You can capture your own memories of this fun landmark when you stay with us.

Link to Google Maps directions

(BONUS – when you stay with us in the Lodge for two nights in June you get the third night FREE.)

Cana Island is another must-see event in northern Door County, and it’s just a 25 minute drive from the resort. Water and weather conditions affect how and when visitors can see the lighthouse up close, so visit the Door County Maritime Museum website for more details.


The Sturgeon Bay Canal North Pierhead Light is another of our incredibly photogenic landmarks that you can visit on your way through Sturgeon Bay. Located at the southern most tip of the northern half of the peninsula (map here). It’s just off the mainland from the Canal Light Tower, another fun place to explore.

Do you have some amazing photos of these and other Door County locations? Send them to social @ with permission to use and a name to credit, and we’ll feature them on our website, blog, Instagram, or Facebook!