March 2015

Peninsula State Park

Welcoming Signs of Spring in Door County

March in Door County is a time of transition. It may begin with snow on the ground, but by the time it ends, we’ve entered a new season and the earth is beginning to thaw. It’s the perfect time to witness the stirring of nature. In our newsletter this month we profile Baileys Harbor, examine the fat tire biking craze, and explore the annual tradition of making maple syrup.

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.


Phil’s Maple Pecan Pie

It’s March, which means it’s maple syrup season!

Newport Resort

Spring Break at Newport Resort!

Treat your family to a spring break get away at Newport Resort. Stay warm by the fireplace as you challenge the family to a checkers tournament (you take home the game), enjoy our large pool and play area and FREE movie rentals. We’ll also provide free pizza and cookie dough you can bake in your fully equipped kitchen.

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Thorp House Inn

Third Night Free!

Spring is right around the corner, and the Thorp House Inn & Cottages has a fantastic offer you do not want to miss! Reserve a cottage for two nights at the regular rate, and receive your third night for free! Our offer is valid March 2, 2015 through April 30, 2015. Book your stay today!

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Fat Tires: The Newest Trend in All-Terrain Biking

Fat tire biking is gaining traction in Door County. Read more about what makes fat tire biking so much fun in the Family Man Insider blog.

Plan an Unforgettable Girls’ Weekend

Is a girls’ getaway calling your name? Learn about upcoming promotions, and escape to Door County this spring!

From Sap to Syrup

Follow — and learn how to participate in — the journey of maple sap as it’s tapped from the tree, collected and turned into syrup.

Country House Resort

Romantic Getaway

It may still be chilly outside but you will be warm and cozy in your comfortable suite with a stunning winter view of Sister Bay, a two person whirlpool and gas fireplace. Enjoy this quiet, peaceful time of year. Add dinner and a massage with our Getaway to Romance package.

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Hotels and Motels Offer Hospitality at its Finest

Girls’ weekend? Family trip? Group getaway? Find friendly accommodations for groups of all sizes at Door County’s hotels.

Community Spirit Percolates at Coffee Shops

There’s always something good brewing at Door County’s coffee shops — and not just coffee. From food to art to music, they’re community treasures.

Door County’s Top 10 Notable Native Plants

Have you ever wondered about the gorgeous wildflowers, bushes and trees you see in Door County? Discover the top 10 native Door County plants.

Q&A With a Horticulturalist

Cultivate your knowledge of Door County plant life with this Q&A with a local horticulturalist!

See Yourself in Baileys Harbor

This historic town on Lake Michigan is a favorite for outdoor recreationalists and wilderness-lovers alike.

Ladies getaway trips to Door County are gaining in popularity every year. This spring, Egg Harbor and Sturgeon Bay are hosting their own gals’ getaway weekends — Sassy Sisters in Sturgeon Bay will be held April 24-26, and the Girlfriends Great EGGscape will be held May 14-17.

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The temperatures in summer tend to stay between 70 and 85, and the region usually gets adequate rainfall, creating ideal growing conditions for plants and flowers in Door County. This is why plants in Door County seem so vibrant in health and color.

Maple sugaring season typically lasts for 4-6 week every March and April. As you’ll see if you visit Door County during late winter and early spring, many people, from farmers to residents, tap their maple trees and hang the tell-tale sap buckets upon them.

Baileys Harbor is home to three of the 11 lighthouses in Door County.

2015 Door County Visitor Guide

Plan your stay with the 2015 Door County Visitor Guide!

The 2015 Door County Visitor Guide is filled with useful information on where to stay, where to dine, the arts, history and things to do in Door County. Request your COMPLIMENTARY copy today, and get a jump start on planning your next vacation to the peninsula and islands! Call 1 (800) 52-RELAX (73529), or click below to order.


March Photo Challenge: The Golden Hour

This month’s Capture Door County photo challenge focuses on the “golden hour,” that period of time shortly after sunrise and before sunset which provides some truly magical light for photography. Capture and submit your Door County photos captured during the golden hour 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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