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7590 Boynton Ln
Baileys Harbor, WI 54202

Educational, Family Friendly


Treat yourself to a thinking vacation! Magnificent lodge and idyllic lakeside setting creates a peaceful learning environment. Studies include art, music, religion, literature, history and the nature of Door County. Week-long seminars are offered from early June to Late October on this 425-acre estate. Participants may reside in the lodge on the shores of Lake Michigan, or commute.


M-F 9am-5pm.

Winter Hours

Please call for availability.

More Information

Björklunden* vid Sjön, Swedish for "Birch Grove at the Lake" (but commonly translated to "Birch Forest by the Water") is a 441-acre estate on the Lake Michigan shore just south of Baileys Harbor in Door County, Wisconsin. A place of great beauty and serenity, the estate was bequeathed to Lawrence University in 1963 by Donald and Winifred Boynton of Highland Park, Illinois. Since 1980, Lawrence has offered a series of adult-education seminars at Björklunden, interrupted only by a 1993 fire that destroyed the estate’s main lodge. In 1996, construction was completed on a new and larger facility, and the Björklunden seminars resumed.

This magnificent, year-round facility also allows Lawrence University’s mission as an undergraduate liberal arts college and conservatory of music to extend to Björklunden through a popular series of weekend student-faculty seminars which have been running since 1996.

Upcoming Events

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February 5, 2024

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