September 2014

Fall in Door County

Door County’s Delicious Season

As the seasons begin to change, we enjoy summer’s bounty and look forward to the beauty of fall with our So Delicious, So Door County celebration. In our newsletter this month, we highlight some of the fall festivals, specialty foods and activities that await you in Door County.

Door County Fact: Door County has been named a Bird City by Bird City Wisconsin, which recognizes communities dedicated to conservation and wildlife preservation.

So Delicious, So Door County

Get a taste of what makes Door County special during our So Delicious, So Door County celebration. Our locally sourced and seasonal fruits and vegetables, hand crafted wines, brews and spirits and lots of great events will leave you with a full stomach and spirit.


Waterfront Restaurant’s Roasted Corn Bisque with Jalapeno & Thyme

A hearty bisque with the right amount of bite is perfect for the first cool days of fall, especially when the bisque is this recipe courtesy of Waterfront Restaurant.

Color From Above

When the leaves begin to change, Door County is decked out in glorious colors. You can get a bird’s eye view of of the breathtaking hues and an amazing photo or two, from one of the lookout towers in our parks. Learn where to find them.


“Biggest Pumpkin” Weigh-off Could Break State Record!

PUMPKINMANIA! The Lodge at Leathem Smith, Sturgeon Bay. NE Wisconsin’s “biggest pumpkin” contest, featuring pumpkins as large as 1,500-2,000 lbs. Pie fest, food booths, kids’ games, regatta (10–5). Music by Sammy Llanas, formerly of the Bodeans (8-11). Sat., Sept. 27. 920.743.5555.

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Hiking Cave Point

Active Lifestyles Get a Door County Cherry Boost

Looking for a delicious way to fuel up before a bike ride or run? Our Silent Sports blogger, Myles, has some tips on tasty foods to help fuel your next Door County workout, along with ideas and advice on where to ride, run and row while you’re here.

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Fall Festivals

Summer may be winding down, but in Door County that doesn’t mean the end of things to do. Now is the time to celebrate the harvest season at one of the many fun, fall festivals happening in communities from Sturgeon Bay to Washington Island. Find a festival to visit during your fall getaway.

Door County Fact: Peak fall color generally starts in Washington Island and northern Door County communities first, then works its way down the peninsula as autumn goes on.

Dive into History

Get an up-close look at the shipwrecks of Door County, and our rich maritime history, through the eyes of local divers.

Apple Cider – Fresh (and Gluten Free!)

Traditionally made cider, both alcoholic and nonalcoholic, is gaining in popularity. Learn about this tangy drink, the history behind it, how it’s made, and where to find it in Door County.

Landmark Resort

Landmark Resort – Resort or Sanctuary?

Family fun? Yep. Quiet retreat? Sure. Check out the Landmark Resort in Egg Harbor for a great getaway. All suites. Free internet. An indoor pool that’s open 24/7. And an amazing water view. Door County’s largest resort was named the “Best of Door County” by the readers of Door County Magazine.

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So Delicious So Door County Culinary Guide

Get Your Guide to Delicious Door County

Discover all the flavors of Door County with our complimentary Culinary Guide to Door County. Call 1 (800) 52-RELAX (73529) to request a copy, or click below to view it online.

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Cooper’s Corner Door County Cider Slaw

Give your slaw a Door County twist – and a bit of fall flavor – with this delicious dish from Cooper’s Corner.

Take a Midweek Break

Who says you have to wait for the weekend to get away? Get tips for making the most of a midweek trip to Door County.


Enter the Local Flavor Photo Challenge

The flavors of Door County can be savored in countless ways. This month’s Capture Door County photo challenge is in search of your best photographic interpretation of Door County’s local flavors! Capture and submit your favorite local flavor themed images for a chance to win prizes and bragging rights.

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Door County Fact: Door County celebrates fall with lots of exciting festivals. The oldest is Sister Bay’s Fall Festival, which began in 1945.

On Deck Clothing Company

We’re ready for Fall at On Deck Clothing Company!

You’ll find the finest Fall clothing, footwear and accessories for men and women at all 3 On Deck locations – Sturgeon Bay, Fish Creek and Uptown Sister Bay. Don’t miss our Lower Deck Sale Stores in Fish Creek and Uptown Sister Bay. All stores open year round. 920-868-9091.

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Farmer’s Markets: Your Farm-To-Table Source

Farm-to-table dining is something Door County has been doing for, well, as long as we’ve been Door County. It means you can trust that the fruits, vegetables and products you find at local farm markets and restaurants are fresh and coming to you from local farmers. Learn more about this food movement and where you can find farmer’s markets.

Village of Ephraim

Autumn in Ephraim

Ephraim is widely regarded as one of the most picturesque communities in the country, and its charm is perhaps most apparent in the fall. Come surround yourself in Ephraim’s autumnal beauty, and enjoy life at a slower pace, as nature makes its magnificent annual transformation.

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Door County Fact: It takes about 36 apples to make a gallon of cider. Good thing Door County is so perfect for growing apple trees!

Country House Resort

Country House Resort – Relax & Reconnect

We welcome adults & children 13 yrs and older to relax & reconnect in our peaceful secluded setting on 27 wooded acres & 1100 ft of private shoreline. Dog friendly accommodations available. Book direct for guaranteed best rates & personalized service. Ask about our midweek specials.

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Orchard Country Winery

Orchard County Winery – Enjoy the Harvest!

We invite you to visit our family-owned market for award-winning wines, delicious farm market foods, warm bakery, fresh-pressed juice, local cheese, Door County gifts, and more. Plus, don’t miss our Fall Harvest Fest on Saturday, September 27th from 10 am – 5 pm.

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Door County in Pictures

Have you checked out the Capture Door County photo contest yet? Nearly 16,500 photos have been submitted so far, and users have cast 88,000 votes for their favorites! Check out recent winners and find out how you can enter and win by reading more…

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