rugged, unspoiled beauty
on door county's
northern lakeside

Enjoy outdoor recreation and the wilderness of Rowleys Bay

Rowleys Bay is located just south of Newport State Park on the lakeside of the peninsula, near its tip. The community is a great place to fish, kayak and canoe, and features a huge diversity of vegetation and wildlife. It is home to the Mink River Estuary, one of the most pristine freshwater estuaries in the country, which empties into Lake Michigan at Rowleys Bay. The community features miles of trails, as well as shopping and dining options. Though this unincorporated community is named for Peter Rowley, who settled here in 1835, French missionaries visited long before that, in the late 1600s.  Learn more at


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A trip to Northern Door County isn’t complete without a visit to Rowleys Bay.

Captured in Rowleys Bay

The natural beauty of Door County makes a photographer of most everyone. View thousands of photos submitted by visitors and locals throughout the county. Your next shot could be published! Find out how on Capture Door County.