April 2015

Field of cherry blossoms

The Season of Blossoms has Arrived!

In Door County, you don’t have to wait for April showers to see May flowers — here, the winter melt coaxes buds to bloom as early as April, and they continue to blossom all spring long. In our newsletter this month we profile Sister Bay, interview the organizer of the Door County Half Marathon, and learn about the delicious fish dishes served at local restaurants. Enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of spring in Door County — take advantage of our annual Season of Blossoms promotion, running April 11 through June 7.

Man holding King Salmon

Put Door County on your Fishing Bucket List

There is no “off-season” when talking about Door County fishing. Read the latest post from the Door County Outdoorsman Insider for his rundown on what to target around the waters of Door County.

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Enjoy the fresh tastes of Spring with the Harvest Salad from Grasse’s Grill

The Harvest Salad at Grasse’s Grill spotlights fresh flavors and local produce, including Door County’s famous cherries! Try it today!

Flowers are already blooming in April in Door County! Look for Forget-Me-Nots, Hepaticas, Daffodils and Marsh Marigolds!

See Yourself in Sister Bay

Enjoy fabulous dining, waterfront access, parks, shops and activities year-round in Sister Bay.

Sunset at Westwood Shores

Reserve now and see this sunset for yourself!

Every suite has a breathtaking view of the water. Check out our new sunset webcam….better yet, book your vacation now to see the sunset for yourself! Spacious one and two bedroom suites are complemented by recreational amenities including indoor and outdoor pools, fitness room and paddle boats.

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Runners from 33 states have signed up to run in the 2015 Door County Half Marathon!

Door County Scottie Rally

Putting on a Door County Festival

Door County festival season starts in May and continues through fall. Parades, live music and entertainment, artist stands…not to mention the tasty food options, make these can’t-miss events. Read about what it takes to plan a festival from the Door County On the Go Insider!

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Planning Ahead for Family Fun This Summer

Summer in Door County is a blast — and you’ll want to start your planning as soon as you can so you don’t miss out on any of the fun.

Rentals: Your Home Away From Home

Door County rental properties provide all the comforts of home, including plenty of indoor and outdoor space, privacy, and independence.

Sister Bay has been voted number one for Wisconsin small town dining.

Village of Ephraim

Ephraim: Door County’s Classic Harbor Village

Ephraim is a quiet, picturesque community in the heart of Door County. Wide-open vistas of Eagle Harbor and the bluffs of Peninsula State Park welcome you to a world apart, more like life used to be. Come reconnect with the land, the water, and the more important things in life.

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Q&A With the Course Director of the Door County Half Marathon

The organizer of the Door County Half Marathon discusses details of the annual event, which many visitors have turned into a destination weekend.

Observe Art Being Created — and Make Your Own!

Learn how you can get up close and personal with an artist in the unique art classes and workshops offered in Door County.

Beach at Ephraim Shores

Ephraim Shores Resort & Restaurant is Your Door County Summer Destination

Book your room now for the Door County Half marathon or just to get away and get rates starting at $80 per night! May 1 & 2, 2015 only. Visit our website for more information.

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Locally caught whitefish is smoked and sold year-round at Charlie’s Smokehouse in Gills Rock.

Parkwood Lodge

Kicking off the season with May Specials

Parkwood Lodge will re-open for the 2015 season on May 1st! Just in time for the Door County Half Marathon. Check out our lodging packages for that event, as well as mid-week May specials! And are offering great deals for the Memorial Day weekend. Affordable rooms, indoor pool and a great location make this the perfect place for your next vacation.

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Savor the Freshest Catch

Locally caught fish are often featured on Door County menus. Learn about the delicious and innovative preparations you just have to try.

Country House Resort

Flowers, Fountains & Water Views

This award-winning Sister Bay resort invites you to relax and enjoy its unique blend of water view accommodations, luscious gardens and delightful Door County hospitality. Spring packages include dinner, massages and more. Whirlpool and fireplaces suites available.

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Top 10 Places to Experience Door County Spring Blossoms

Door County’s blossoms are just beginning to show themselves and part of what makes them so special is how fleeting they can be. To help you catch as many blossoms as you can this year, we’ve put together a list of best places to see, photograph and smell the blossoms. In April, look for Forget-Me-Nots, […]

Golf Course and Alpine Resort

Golf for the Birdies

From late May through early June, Golf for the Birdies at Alpine Resort and Golf’s amazing 36 hole course and stay two nights with breakfast daily and a $25 Door County voucher for a total price of $425 per twosome. Call 1-888-291-9716 or book online at www.AlpineResortandGolf.com

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Seasons Behind The Door – Photo Book Contest

We are thrilled to announce a new Capture Door County hardcover book, Seasons Behind the Door: A Photographic Look at Door County’s Seasons. This all-new volume will feature photos from Capture Door County photographers that highlight what makes Door County so unique in all four seasons. Its large format, high-quality printing and unique content make it a collector’s item perfectly suited for your coffee table.


April Photo Challenge: Signs of Spring

Each year April’s melting snow and ice give way to signs of spring, be it blossoms, birds, boats or open water on the bay. This challenge is in search of photos that capture whatever signs of spring you see in Door County. Upload your best photos, then rate photos to help choose this month’s photo challenge winner…all for a chance to win prizes and bragging rights!

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Door County in Pictures

Have you checked out the Capture Door County photo contest yet? 20,000 photos have been submitted so far, and users have cast 102,000 votes for their favorites! Check out recent winners and find out how you can enter and win by reading more…

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