January 2015


You Deserve a Door County Winter Getaway!

Door County winters offer the best of both worlds — a ton of active, outdoor pursuits, and plenty of cozy coffee shops, restaurants, pubs and lodging options to keep you warm when you come inside.

Nature of Romance

Discover Nature of Romance Lodging Specials

Take advantage of our seasonal Nature of Romance specials and packages for a winter getaway with the one you love. Click here to learn more.

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Cheer On Teams at the Second Annual Pond Hockey Tourney

Organizers and hockey players alike are gearing up for the second annual tourney, which will be held Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015.

Explore the Door: Ice Fishing

Explore The Door: Ice Fishing

Head out on the ice of Green Bay with Jon Jarosh, host of travel show Explore The Door, as he tries to keep up with a local ice fisherman’s whitefish catch. Watch the episode here!

2015 Door County Visitor Guide

Get Your Hands on the New Door County Visitor Guide!

We know you’ve been waiting, and finally, the 2015 Door County Visitor Guide has arrived! This amazing resource will help you get a jump start on planning your next trip to the peninsula and islands. Pre-order now! Call 1 (800) 52-RELAX (73529), or click below to order.

See Yourself in Sturgeon Bay

The “See Yourself In…” newsletter series will feature Door County’s communities in 2015, starting with Sturgeon Bay. Read more about this important industrial hub and popular travel destination.


Cooper’s Corner’s Roadhouse Burger

This complex recipe will make you work hard for your meal, but it’s oh-so-worth-it when you bite through the layers of chipotle cherry BBQ sauce, onion strings, cheese and hamburger.

The Peninsula Arts Association, established in 1937, is Door County’s oldest nonprofit for local artists and crafters.

Fall in Love with Door County’s Art Scene

Door County’s art scene is thriving. Find the art and spaces that speak to you.

Two of the five state parks in Door County, Peninsula State Park and Potawatomi State Park, are open for winter camping.

Fish and Tell, With an Ice Fisherman

Get lured in by this interview with a Door County ice fisherman, who shares local lore and personal tales of success and adventure.


Door Peninsula Winery’s Orange Catawba Torte

Warm up the kitchen and flex your culinary skills with this delectable dessert!

Go Anywhere, With Snowshoes

Don’t let snow get in the way of hiking this winter! Strap on snowshoes and trek Door County’s gorgeous trails.

Like Adventures? Try Winter Camping

Does your body stay at an even 98.6 degrees, even when the temps dip below freezing? If so, winter camping might be for you.

Three of the 11 Door County lighthouses are located on or near the Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal: Canal Station Pier-head Lighthouse, Canal Station Lighthouse and Sherwood Point Lighthouse.

Winter Drinks to Sip and Savor

When the temperature drops — and you know it will in Wisconsin — there’s nothing quite as comforting as sipping a warm beverage. Read on for suggestions for what to drink while doing your favorite Door County activities.

Top 5 Door County Ice Fishing Spots

Curious about where the catch is the best in Door County? Our featured ice fisherman names a few of his favorite spots (he won’t give them all away!).

The canal that runs through Sturgeon Bay from the lakeside of the peninsula to the bayside (aptly named the Sturgeon Bay Shipping Canal) is 7 miles long, and reduces the trip distance from Green Bay to the open waters of Lake Michigan by 150 miles.


January Photo Challenge: Cold As Ice

This month’s Capture Door County photo challenge tips its’ cap to frozen water. Ice can take many forms in many places. Whatever the form or wherever the place (as long as it’s in Door County!), we are looking for your best ice themed photos. Capture and submit your best photo interpretations of this challenge for a chance to win prizes and bragging rights!

Enter Contest

Door County in Pictures

Have you checked out the Capture Door County photo contest yet? More than 18,500 photos have been submitted so far, and users have cast 96,000 votes for their favorites! Check out recent winners and find out how you can enter and win by reading more…

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