Door County was recently featured on a new episode of the popular and award winning television show Discover Wisconsin.
The motorcycle themed episode took viewers on a statewide bike tour that highlighted fun and interesting points of interest in four different regions of the state, including a segment dedicated to Wisconsin’s famous peninsula. The Door County segment included stops at several area landmarks, a Door County Fish Boil, a trip aboard the ferry to Washington Island and a stop at the Wisconsin Motorcycle Memorial.
Other locations featured in the episode included Beloit, the Ashland and Lake Superior region and the Harley Davidson Museum in Milwaukee.
The episode, which originally aired earlier this month on the Discover Wisconsin broadcast network, reached nearly 250,000 viewers across the upper Great Lakes region including potential visitors in Minnesota, Iowa, Northern Illinois and Upper Michigan.
While any motorcyclist will appreciate this episode, it also features information on entertainment venues, shopping destinations, scenic parks and landmarks that will appeal to any Wisconsin traveler.
“Each episode of Discover Wisconsin is provides a glimpse at part of our great state,” said host, Emmy Fink. “But this episode does extra duty by sharing so many parts of the state.”
Jon Jarosh, Director of Communications & Public Relations for the Door County Visitor Bureau, said the Discover Wisconsin crew was in Door County in August and October of last year to shoot the Door County segment. The Visitor Bureau partnered with Discover Wisconsin on the project.
Thanks to the Internet, the Door County segment, along with the entire motorcycle themed episode, can be viewed for free at anytime on DiscoverWisconsin.com and on their YouTube channel here. Additional bonus footage from the Door County Fish Boil is also available through the DiscoverWisconsin.com site here.
Discover Wisconsin is the nation’s longest running tourism program, celebrating its 25th Anniversary throughout 2012. For more information about the show, visit www.discoverwisconsin.com.
Download high-res versions for print of the following photos by clicking on the image. Photo credit: Door County Visitor Bureau
|Discover Wisconsin host Emmy Fink sits on the back of a motorcycle with Managing Director Greg Smith at Sven’s Bluff in Peninsula State Park on Thursday, August 24, 2011 during filming of a Discover Wisconsin episode.|
Discover Wisconsin host Emmy Fink talks on camera while in front of Eagle Bluff Lighthouse during the filming of a motorcycling episode about Door County on Thursday August 24, 2011. She’s on the back of a motorcycle driven by Managing Director Greg Smith. Also shown are producer Jim Dick (black shirt) and camera man Scott Jaeger.
Discover Wisconsin camera man Scott Jaeger films motorcyclists at Sven’s Bluff in Peninsula State Park on Thursday August 24, 2011.
|Motorcyclists drive on board the Washington Island Ferry en route to Washington Island during the filming of a Discover Wisconsin episode being filmed in Door County August 24-25, 2011.|
Posted by Door County on 04/30 at 03:28 PMRead Story
19th Annual Festival of Blossoms Spotlights Orchards, Wildflowers and Special Events April 27 – June 3
Imagine thousands of acres of delicate white cherry blossoms, brilliant displays of daffodils or tulips and quiet forests carpeted with wildflowers. Add to that a variety of events along with special lodging packages complete with dining and activities and you’ve got a memorable Midwestern spring getaway ready to bloom on Wisconsin’s Door County peninsula.
The 19th annual Door County Festival of Blossoms is a 5-week long celebration of blossoming beauty framed by 300 miles of scenic Lake Michigan shoreline. Highlighting the festival is the arrival of the peninsula’s renowned cherry blossoms. The county’s 2,000 plus acres of cherry orchards are beginning to bloom in southern sections of this 70-mile long peninsula and should continue through early May, with blossoms spreading northward about 10 miles per day.
To add to the cherry blossoms, since this festival began residents and businesses on this bucolic peninsula have planted more than 2.25 million daffodil and tulip bulbs in public displays and personal gardens while Trillium, native orchids and other wildflowers spread like a colorful blanket through open meadows and forests.
Throughout the spring season many of Door County’s finest inns, resorts and B&B’s offer special lodging packages with value-added items such as gift baskets, dinners for two, winery tours, massages and more. As an added bonus, get a $25 Door County Gift Certificate upon check-in with any Festival of Blossoms lodging package.
To browse through all the reasons why Door County is a great place to celebrate spring’s splendor, visit the special Festival of Blossoms section on www.DoorCounty.com where you can view a list of special events, download a guide to spring garden map, find out what’s blooming and when, see lodging packages and more. For personal assistance in planning your spring getaway, call the Door County Visitor Bureau at 1-800-527-3529.
Door County is a bucolic peninsula that juts into Lake Michigan in the northeast corner of Wisconsin. One of the top leisure travel destinations in America, Door County features 300 miles of shoreline, over 30 islands, 11 lighthouses and 5 state parks. It is known for its natural beauty, artistic offerings, outdoor recreation and local cuisine and offers scenic seaside experiences in the heart of the Midwest.
Download a high-res version of the cherry blossoms image, left, here (JPG)
Photo caption: Over 2,000 acres of cherry blossoms take orchards in Door County, WI by storm each year during the annual Festival of Blossoms. Photo courtesy DoorCounty.com/Door County Visitor Bureau.
|Download a copy of the Festival of Blossoms 2012 media fact sheet here (PDF)|
|Download a copy of the 2012 Festival of Blossoms Tour Map here (PDF)|
|Download a copy of the Festival of Blossoms logo here (JPG)|
Posted by Door County on 04/24 at 01:59 PMRead Story