August 2014


A Taste of Bliss in Door County

There’s still plenty of opportunity for summer fun in Door County, and lots of amazing things to plan for this fall, too. In our August newsletter, read about a favorite summer treat, get a first look at our So Delicious, So Door County culinary celebration and get tips to have a perfect Door County picnic.


Door County Ride Guide: 30 Beautiful Northern Door Miles

Door County offers cyclists an up-close and unforgettable look at the natural beauty of the peninsula and Washington Island. Our bicycling insider shares tips to help fellow pedal pushers make the most of local bike trails and routes so you can enjoy your two-wheeled tour of Door County. View Blog

Door County Fact: Door County is home to the only apple orchard in Wisconsin that grows the popular and delicious SweeTango™ apple variety.


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 order online!

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Get the dish!

Experienced foodies and those simply looking for a great meal have the perfect guide in our Door County culinary insider. Jaime Forest gives you an inside look at Door County’s culinary scene and shares her passion for amazing, original cuisine in our official Door County Food and Wine blog. Get the inside dish!


White Lace Inn’s Strawberry Rhubarb Muffins

Wake up to a taste of Door County even when you’re at home. This recipe from White Lace Inn puts some of the best summer produce together in one delicious muffin. Tastes like summertime!


Grasse’s Grill’s Apple Orchard Sandwich

Give a sophisticated spin to your next grilled cheese sandwich. Dress it up using tasty Door County ingredients with this simple recipe from Grasse’s Grill.

Amazing August Events

Looking for something fun to do while you’re in Door County? Look no further. Here, you’ll find a sampling of all there is to see and do in August, from cultural celebrations to nature walks, live performances and more.

Door County Fact: To see spectacular fall color in Door County, plan your visit between late-September and mid-October.

Country House Resort– Relaxing Adult Getaway

We welcome adults & children 13 years and older to enjoy our peaceful secluded setting on 27 wooded acres and 1100 feet of private shoreline. In room whirlpools, gas fireplaces and private water view balconies available. Book direct for guaranteed best rate and personalized service.

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Picnic the Door

A great meal in an exceptional setting is easy to find in Door County, especially when you bring the meal to the setting! With dozens of parks to visit, farm markets and lots of to go and carry out options from your favorite restaurants, the possibilities for picnicking in Door County are endless.

Hop Aboard

Get a unique look at Door County’s scenic shoreline from a guided boat tour, or take a peek at underwater life with a clear-bottomed kayak excursion. Whether you want to explore hidden treasures or snap the perfect photo of one of our beautiful bluffs, there’s a boat tour for you.

Parkwood Lodge – Summer Fun in Fish Creek

There is still time to getaway to Door County this summer! Check out our new remodeled rooms, rates start at $109/night even during peak dates. Enjoy s’mores at our bonfire pit, indoor pool, whirlpool and lots of space to play. Check availability online or call for help planning the perfect vacation.

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Door County Fact: There are over 50 acres of grapes planted in Door County. Sample some of the wine they are grown for on the Door County Wine Trail.

A Delicious Celebration

Raise a glass of cherry wine and toast the bounty and beauty of Door County during our annual So Delicious, So Door County celebration. Sample culinary creations by our masterful local chefs, taste something new during Door County Restaurant Week, discover new works by Door County artists, and revel in the natural wonder of the changing season.

Somerset Inn & Suites: Where warm hospitality welcomes you at the DOOR

Enjoy the indoor pool and hot tub or outdoor pool and sundeck at this Ephraim hotel. Perfect location within walking distance to shops and restaurants yet minutes to beaches and attractions. Affordable lodging with personalized care and red carpet service.

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Dog Days of Summer

You don’t need to leave your four-legged friend behind while you enjoy a getaway. Dogs are welcome in many parks, hotels, beaches and businesses throughout Door County. Learn more about taking your furry family member with you on your Door County vacation.

Door County Fact: Door County offers over a dozen different boat tour opportunities along the peninsula and surrounding islands 300 miles of shoreline.

American Folklore Theatre in Peninsula State Park

American Folklore Theatre’s summer season is in full swing at our amphitheater in Peninsula State Park and the critics are raving. AFT was also named to USA Today’s “10 Best Outdoor Venues You Shouldn’t Miss” alongside Red Rocks Amphitheatre, CO and Millennium Park in Chicago!

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Bushels of Flavor

Door County is known for cherries, but by mid- to late August another fruit is ready to harvest and enjoy: apples. Learn which taste best in pies, which new popular varieties can be found in Door County markets, and how many apples are in a peck.

Scoops of Joy

From handmade premium ice cream, to tangy frozen yogurt, you’ll find a variety of cool summer treats in Door County restaurants and specialty shops. Want to sample them all? Take a look at our guide to learn the difference between custard and gelato, and see how one local ice cream shop makes their product.

Egg Harbor AleFest – It’s Ale We Be Drinkin’ – September 20

Join us on September 20, 2014 for the Egg Harbor AleFest. Event runs from 1-5 pm, with early admission available to our VIP guests (noon). Unlimited sampling of 100+ craft beers. Live music. Great food for purchase. Complimentary trolley shuttle. Tickets on sale now!

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Freshly Baked Treats

Artisan breads, hand crafted pastries, sweet and savory pies – you’ll find them all in Door County bakeries. Take a vacation from your low-carb lifestyle and give in to a tempting baked treat or two.


Enter the Life’s A Beach Photo Challenge

This month’s Capture Door County photo challenge has a summer theme: beaches! Celebrate the heart of summer by capturing and submitting your favorite beach 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 16,000 photos have been submitted so far, and users have cast 86,000 votes for their favorites! Check out recent winners and find out how you can enter and win by reading more…

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