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Carlsville, Wisconsin

A Hub for Authentic Door County Products

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Small Town, Big Fun

Located between Sturgeon Bay and Egg Harbor, the small community of Carlsville is home to a remarkable number of hallmark Door County products. From coffee and candles to wine, spirits, and specialty foods, you’ll find some of Door County’s most famous exports at the same intersection.

Carlsville packs a lot for visitors of all ages to do in a small package—enjoy picking your own cherries, horseback riding, a petting zoo, a working dairy farm, and ice cream and sweet treats.

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Carlsville Restaurants

Drink coffee and enjoy amazing bakery at Door County’s first and largest coffee roaster or sample wine and spirits at three wineries and distilleries. If you're in need of a heavier meal, head to nearby Sturgeon Bay for more dining options.

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Lodging in Carlsville

Carlsville offers camping, complete with the county’s largest waterslide. You won’t find hotels or resorts here in town, but you’ll be just minutes from both Egg Harbor and Sturgeon Bay, where you can find every type of lodging imaginable.

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Things to Do in Carlsville

Tucked among the farm fields surrounding the tiny town center are businesses where you can get a truly authentic Door County experience. Sample the wares at two wineries and a distillery and stock up on coffee from the county's original coffee roaster.

See inside our agricultural heritage, visit an animal farm, or simply take a drive or bike ride through the beautiful countryside.

Deeper Dive: Carlsville

Community Spotlight: Carlsville

Carlsville, located just south of Egg Harbor and North of Sturgeon Bay on Highway 42, is an unincorporated community with year round activities.

How Door County Got Its Name

There is some debate about the true origin of the name, but all the folklore points to Death’s Door as the inspiration—that chillingly (and appropriately) named strait between the northernmost tip of the Door peninsula and Washington Island.
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Stores & Shops

Explore Door County's huge array of boutiques, galleries, gear shops, and markets.
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Biking & Bike Trails

One of the best ways to see Door County in all its splendor is with two wheels and a set of handlebars. Whether casually ambling through town or seeking a high-adrenaline challenge, you can get your biking fix up here.

3 Must-Dos in Carlsville

1. Hit the backroads & explore

You'll find great photo opportunites, beautiful countryside, fields full of cows, and rippling spring creeks.

2. Get tasting!

Fresh-roasted coffee, the county's oldest winery, a distillery, and a second winery in the countryside all await in Carlsville.

3. Take a ride or run

If you're a runner or cyclist, Carlsville is home to one of the most challenging climbs on the peninsula. Monument Point Road climbs up the bluff from Bay Shore Drive. Test yourself!

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