November 2014

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Snuggle Up in Peaceful Door County

Just because the summer season has ended, it doesn’t mean the fun has to stop. If you’re drawn to the quieter, more relaxed getaway, Door County in late fall and winter is the place for you. In our newsletter this month, we provide a glimpse into Door County’s Native American history and the region’s Thanksgiving traditions, holiday shopping tips, reading list recommendations that shine the spotlight on Door County, and a winter performing arts guide.

Winter in Door County

Winter Gear-Prep 101

Find out how to protect yourself from the cold temperatures and enjoy the winter!

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White Lace Inn’s Pumpkin Nut Bread

This delicious pumpkin nut bread will be a hit with the family for breakfast, with coworkers, or as holiday gifts to friends and neighbors.

Giving Thanks, Door County Style

You can make Thanksgiving in Door County a tradition for your family. Learn how.

Performing Arts Guide

Performing arts feature artists who use their voices, bodies or other objects to express themselves — so unlike visual arts, these subjects don’t stand still. From dance to musical theater to opera and plays, there are many ways to experience the performing arts. And Door County has plenty of events to usher in the winter and holiday season.

Door County has been inhabited for more than 11,000 years! Long before European explorers and settlers arrived, it was home to early hunters and gatherers and, later, to various Native American tribes.

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The Door County 2014-2015 Winter Guide is Now Available

The 2014-2015 Winter Guide highlights winter operating hours for attractions, dining and lodging, along with a calendar of events and seasonal activities. To request a hard copy please fill out the form online, or pick one up when you arrive. Guides are available at the Door County Visitor Bureau and hundreds of businesses throughout the county.

Door County: A Winter-Lover’s Dream

Thanks to snow and ice, there’s almost as much to do in the great outdoors of Door County during the winter as there is during the summer — you just have to layer up and bring the right accessories.


Inn at Cedar Crossing’s Hazelnut French Toast

You won’t be able to wait to wake up and dig into this fragrant, nutty breakfast.

Find Your Spiritual Home

No matter what holidays you celebrate or how you worship, you can find a spiritual home in Door County. The county features more than 50 places of worship for the devout, the curious, and everyone in between.

The American Folklore Theater in Fish Creek will be renamed the Northern Sky Theater in 2015.

Holiday Shopping

Whether you’re looking for wines, coffees, quilts, clothing, toys, Door County’s unique shops and artisans will help you earn a reputation as a terrific gift-giver.

JR Vacation Rentals

Relaxation Awaits at JR Vacation Rentals!!!

Let the staff at J R Vacation Rentals help you choose just the right spot for a group of 1-12 in one of our over 40 vacation rental properties. We offer rentals from the bay to the lake, rustic wooded cabins, luxury waterfront homes or beautiful condos. J R has something for everyone and every budget. Plan a winter getaway now……or book next summer’s week in paradise. Either way, give us a call today to reserve!

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In November, the average daily high temperature in Door County is 42.8 degrees F and the average daily low is 29.9 degrees F.

There’s Nothing Like a Door County Fire

Whether you’re building a bonfire, campfire or just cozying up in front of the fireplace at home, there’s no better way to ward off the November chill.

Door County Coffee & Tea Co.

WIN the Gift of Door County Coffee this Holiday Season!!

Wouldn’t you love to give AND receive the gift of a perfect Door County morning? Here’s your chance to win a gift for YOU & five coffee lovers on your holiday list from Door County Coffee! Yup, a coffee gift for each of you with a total prize value up to $550!! Takes just a minute to sign-up!

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Native American History is Rich in Door County

The Native Americans that lived in Door County helped shape its current state, from naming landmarks to helping European settlers thrive.

Make a long-lasting, hearty fire with dry, seasoned, mixed hardwood — which in Door County may include beech, maple, ash and oak. And don’t forget to buy and burn wood locally.

Rad Door County Reads

Add to your literary collection with entertaining and educational books featuring Door County authors and settings.

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November Photo Challenge: Waterscapes

This month’s Capture Door County photo challenge focuses on the beauty of the water that surrounds the county. Capture and submit your favorite waterscape themed images 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? Nearly 16,900 photos have been submitted so far, and users have cast 89,500 votes for their favorites! Check out recent winners and find out how you can enter and win by reading more…

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