Spring, summer, fall, winter — whatever the season, there are always plenty of great reasons to visit Door County! In fact, Door County hosts three unique, seasonally themed promotions that celebrate all the romance, recreation, food, music, arts, nature and beauty our area offers like nowhere else. Come, explore the wonder of the seasons in Door County today!
MAY MEANS BLOSSOMS EVERYWHERE
Every May, thousands of acres of cherry and apple blossoms spring to life, millions of daffodils and tulips pop up all over the peninsula, and countless wildflowers carpet the forests, meadows and roadsides.
SUMMER SERVES UP FUN FOR EVERYONE
A SEASON FOR YOUR SENSES
It's hard to imagine something better than summer in Door County, but fall makes a strong bid.
WINTER ROMANCE AND OUTDOOR FUN
Between the time the last leaf drifts to the ground and the first daffodil pops her head up, the full beauty of Door County's Quiet Season offers a feeling that this very special place was created just for you. It's a season filled with romantic crackling fires, scenic explorations, and leisurely dining and browsing. Whether you like to get out and play or stay in and snuggle, Door County is the place to be in the winter.
Enjoy horse-drawn sleigh and wagon rides, caroling, a parade, and candlelight tours of some of our finest inns and B&Bs during our Capture the Spirit of a Door County Christmas celebration, which runs from early November through the holidays.
Use your camera to capture the frozen beauty of our snow-draped cedars and frozen waters such as Lake Michigan at Cave Point County Park.
Explore our hundreds of miles of quiet trails, perfect for skiing or snowshoeing, or zip along 250 miles of snowmobile trails. For weather and trail conditions, visit our Winter Snow Report on the Home Page at www.doorcounty.com.
Pack up the sleds and tubes and take the Hill 17 challenge at Peninsula State Park in Fish Creek, just one of the county's great sledding spots.
Go ice fishing along the peninsula's scenic shoreline. For those who like fishing on hard water, the frozen waters of Green Bay offer great ice fishing opportunities as shanty villages sprout in the harbors. For tips on how and where they're biting, call the Fishing Hotline at (920) 743-7046.
Explore a winter trail on horseback at Kurtz Corral, County I near Carlsville. Call to reserve a trail time. (920) 743-6742.
Enjoy our pristine parks on skis, snowshoes, or foot at special candlelight skis scheduled at each of the state parks in January and February.
Tour and taste at one of Door County's five great wineries.
Make an art project at Hands On Art Studio in Fish Creek.
Plan ahead to beat cabin fever by coming to Door County for a romantic getaway weekend. From December to April, we offer special packages for two that include pampering accommodations, tasty food, and special extras such as massages, sleigh rides, or chocolates and champagne. Choose from dozens of packages. Click on The Nature of Romance promotion for more info.
Start the year off with a splash by joining the plunging "polar bears" in the Annual Polar Bear Swim. Come to Lakeside Park in Jacksonport at noon on Jan. 1 and watch as hundreds of hearty souls storm into the freezing water of Lake Michigan.
At 1 p.m. on Jan. 1, the attention shifts to Egg Harbor where the Midwest's goofiest parade takes to the streets. The fun is in never knowing what or who will show up to take part in this impromptu tradition.
In February, the Fish Creek Winter Games turn the Fish Creek marina into a carnival on ice. Music, food, beverages, and games like ice bowling, ice golf and toilet seat tossing are just some of the highlights. This winter get your nose cold and your heart warm in Door County as you discover the joys of our quiet season. For more information about Door County in the winter or any season, call the helpful Door County Visitor Center staff at (920) 743-4456.