April 2014


Spring is here, which means life in Door County is about to kick into high gear! Our annual Season of Blossoms celebration officially begins on April 12th, and it’s full of opportunities to enjoy the natural splendor of the season. In this month’s e-newsletter, learn more about the daffodil named for Door County, find out when you […]


Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

Spring is filled with sweetness, so why not indulge in a little of it yourself? Trio’s signature Nut Torte may be just the thing to pamper your palate

Ephraim Business Council

Ephraim in the Spring!

Nestled on the shores of Eagle Harbor, the quaint Village of Ephraim offers a variety of accommodations in close proximity to Door County’s springtime fun! Get away from it all in a cozy cabin, comfortable hotel room, fully equipped condo or romantic bed and breakfast!

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Door County Half Marathon Accepting “Bribes”

Race registration has closed, but the Door County Half Marathon is offering interested runners a second chance to participate AND contribute to Peninsula State Park.

Door County USA

Door County in spring is glorious. Thousands of blossoms burst from our orchards, forests, parks, and gardens, but there’s one flower that is extra special. The variety of daffodil is named for Door County, and it’s as unique as the place whose name it bears.

Customize Your Next Door County Getaway

Make planning your Door County getaway easier than ever by using our custom itinerary builder tool. Simply select the things you’d like to do and see, and how long you’ll be staying, and you’ll get great suggestions for your trip. See something interesting on DoorCounty.com? Click the “Add to Itinerary” button and your selection will be saved. Don’t wait another minute – start planning now!

Door County Cherry Website

All Cherries, All the Time

Looking for the perfect cherry recipe to bring a taste of Door County to your table? Wondering which orchard is closest to your favorite summer getaway? You can find that – and a lot more juicy information – about Door County cherries on our new Door County Cherry Website!

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Honey of a Buzz

Honeybees help make our orchards and flowers come to life. In turn, local beekeepers help bees thrive all year long by tending to the colonies. It’s a harmonious relationship that keeps nature in balance, and brings deliciously unique Door County honey to shops, restaurants and roadside stands throughout the county.

Memorial Day Weekend Activities

Memorial Day is the unofficial kickoff to summer and an exciting time to visit Door County. Businesses that have been closed for winter reopen, flowers are blooming, and there’s plenty for the whole family to do from southern Door to Washington Island. Read on for a preview.

Bay Shore Inn

Bay Shore Inn: Something Special in Door County!

This award winning property with main lodge fireplace, sitting room and airy sun porch are just the beginning of the charm you’ll find throughout the resort. All suites include separate bedroom/king bed, 2-person whirlpool, equipped kitchens, queen sleeper sofa in living room, cable, WiFi, flat screen TVs with Blu-ray players. 920-743-4551 or 800-556-4551

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Spring Festival Guide

If big celebrations are your thing, don’t miss Door County this spring. Weekend getaways with the girls? We have two to attend. Fishing? How about a weekend long tournament? Animal lover? Get ready to say “awwwwwww.” Check out these highlights of our upcoming festival season, and just try to choose just one.

Groovin Sisterhood Weekend

Women’s Weekend in the Heart of Door County

Groovin’ Sisterhood Weekend is a perfect Door County weekend escape for ladies looking for a little adventure, a little relaxation, and a lot of fun! April 24 – 27 in Sturgeon Bay, this exclusive weekend gives you the chance to treat yourself to your own Spring Break!

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Season of Blossoms: When good things come to life

Every season is special in Door County, but after this winter, we have to admit, we are pleased to welcome spring with our annual Season of Blossoms celebration, from April 12th through June 8th. Something tells us you might be, too. Lodging packages are available, and there’s plenty to see and do!

Parkwood Lodge

Spring Silent Sports and Value Packages available at Parkwood Lodge

Open for the season May 2nd! Parkwood Lodge offers affordable rooms, an indoor heated pool & whirlpool, a park like setting near all the Fish Creek attractions. Check our website for special discount packages.

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Ephraim Shores

Help Celebrate our 45th Anniversary at Ephraim Shores

Ephraim Shores is turning 45 and to celebrate we are offering the first 20 people to book rooms for the May 2 – 3, 2014 weekend, the room of their choice for $80. All rooms after that are $90. Offer valid May 2 – 3, 2014 only! Call 920-854-2371 to book this special package.

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History Ahoy!

You don’t need sea legs to appreciate Door County’s rich maritime history. Just plan a trip to learn about shipbuilding, tour one of our historic lighthouses, or take advantage of the rare opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes look at the area’s largest working shipyard.

Order Your 2014 Visitor Guide

Whether you’re looking to plan a week of family fun, a romantic weekend escape, a shopping trip with the girls or a golf getaway with the guys, you’ll find all the information you need to plan your vacation with our free 2014 Visitor Guide. Call 1 (800) 52-RELAX to request your copy

Country House Resort

Spring at the Country House!

Relax and enjoy our flowers, fountains, gardens and water views of Sister Bay. Add dinner and a massage with one of our spring packages. From suites with whirlpools and fireplaces to single hotel rooms, we have a package for every taste and budget. You deserve a spring getaway!

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Upcoming Events

Events take place all year long across Door County. This month, enjoy a rollicking evening with Wisconsin’s own Michael Perry at the Door Community Auditorium, celebrate with your best friends during the Groovin’ Sisterhood weekend, try to catch the big one at the Baileys Harbor Brown Trout Tournament, and more.

Capture Door County Photo Contest

Have you checked out the Capture Door County photo contest yet? 14,000 photos have been submitted so far, and users have cast 80,000 votes for their favorites! Find out how you can enter and win by reading more…