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Fish Creek, Wisconsin

The Hub of Northern Door County’s Shopping & Recreation

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Style, Nightlife, & Outdoor Adventure in Fish Creek

Fish Creek, WI is a hub for shopping and recreation in Northern Door County. 

With amazing galleries, shops, scenic beauty, boat tours, beaches, lighthouses, live entertainment, fine dining and casual eats, and incredible waterfront lodging, Peninsula State Park, Fish Creek offers nearly everything travelers could want in a destination.

Fish Creek Restaurants

From casual outdoor eateries and pub grub to fine dining and farm-to-table menus, Fish Creek’s vibrant restaurant scene will have you choosing your next meal before you finish your first. Enjoy fish boils, cozy coffee shops, and local flavor in Fish Creek.

Fish Creek Favorites

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Fish Creek Lodging

Fish Creek offers lodging right in the middle of it all, whether you aim for a cottage on the water, easy access to trails, or a place to park your RV. Find classic Victorian-style bed and breakfasts or luxurious waterfront villas in Fish Creek.

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Things to Do in Fish Creek

In Fish Creek you’ll find a community melded to the water and natural splendor in rare fashion. 

Explore a flourishing arts scene or find adventure by pedal, paddle, or foot in Peninsula State Park—including the brand new and fully accessible Eagle Tower. Explore history, catch a Grammy-winning artist, or simply soak in the scenery.

Deeper Dive: Fish Creek

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Traditional Fish Boils

Fish boils are an integral part of Door County, WI tradition and have been one of the area’s most alluring tourist attractions for more than 70 years.

DC Land Trust: Preserving Mother Earth

As we gear up for Earth Day, we’re showing our appreciation for the Door County Land Trust and its ongoing conservation, sustainability, and advocacy efforts by answering some of the most frequently asked questions.

Community Spotlight: Fish Creek

Located on the bay side of Door County just south of Peninsula State Park, this village is central on the western shoreline and central to all the peninsula has to offer.

Trail Biking in Door County

Door County is home to dozens of miles of bike-friendly trails that will take you within view of bluffs, cliffsides, forests, shorelines, waterways, and other fantastic scenery.

6 Must-Dos in Fish Creek

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1. Go for a shopping stroll

In Fish Creek, Door County’s most walkable community, you’ll find dozens of stores, galleries, and eateries in just a couple of blocks.

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2. Hit the trail

The Sunset Trail in Peninsula State Park is great for running, walking, or biking, with beautiful vistas along the path that’s easily accessible at the park entrance.

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3. See a star

Yes, you’ll see a lot of them in the night sky, but you can catch big names at the Door Community Auditorium. Recent acts have included Mavis Staples, Melissa Etheridge, The Lumineers, Indigo Girls, Ira Glass, Charlie Daniels, Justin Townes Earl, and Ben Folds.

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4. Taste the fruits of our labor

Get tuned into cherry culture at one of the county’s multi-generational orchards by sampling wine and cherry products.

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5. Rent a boat

Head to the marina and see the village and Peninsula State Park from its most majestic vantage point: the water.

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6. Soak up the sun

Hang in the middle of town at the Fish Creek Beach, or make your way into the park to visit the party at Nicolet Bay, named one of the top beaches in America.

Fish Creek Annual Events

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Winter Festival

The family-friendly festival features games and activities, live music, a chili cook-off, food and drinks, raffles, and fireworks.
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Half Marathon

The Door County Half Marathon takes runners through 13.1 miles of Peninsula State Park, providing a variety of incredible views.
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Inside/Outside Sale

Fish Creek retailers will showcase special sale merchandise both inside and outside of their shops for unbeatable sales all weekend long!
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Jack O' Lantern Days

This festival puts the “eek!” in Fish Creek. Full of surprises, this event and will give your family a Halloween filled with good memories they’ll remember forever.

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