Door County’s Living History

History, Fine Arts, and Water Sports Collide in Ephraim

No community embodies and values its heritage like Ephraim. Embedded in the harbor with a panoramic view of Peninsula State Park’s Eagle Bluff and Horseshoe Island, Ephraim has preserved its Norwegian and Moravian roots by making them a part of its modern life.

A historic logging pier finds new life as an art gallery, an impossible fire station becomes a museum, and log cabins are reborn as coffee shops and storefronts. The past is alive in Ephraim, where it all sits on the beautiful shoreline where you can soak up the views of sailboats, kite boarders, or hop on a paddleboard yourself.

And each June you can celebrate with them at Fyr Bal festival, which recreates the celebrations of Midsummer’s Eve by early Norwegian settlers. Learn more at


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Captured in Ephraim

If you can’t find a great photo to take in this picturesque village, you may want to give up on photography. Ice cream parlors straight out of yesteryear, beautiful shoreline, watersports, and galleries abound. Submit your pictures of Ephraim for a chance to be published.

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66 °F

Cloudy this morning followed by isolated thunderstorms this afternoon. High 74F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

Summer is when Door County shines the brightest. Learn about the area's culinary riches or find family-friendly activities.

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