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This small town is perfect for water-sports and hiking enthusiasts

The town of Forestville is a large farming community located in Southern Door County, with a population of 1,160. It was originally established in 1858 as the town of Maplewood. Though its name and boundaries were later changed, the unincorporated community of Maplewood is still located within the town of Forestville. The town boasts a number of attractions: Forestville Dam Park, which is located on the 13-acre Mill Pond that leads into the Ahnapee River; Robert Baumann Memorial Ball Park in Maplewood; and the Ahnapee State Trail, a 30-mile multi-use trail connecting Sturgeon Bay, Forestville, Algoma and Casco. Depending on the time of year, you could find people hiking, biking, running, horseback riding, cross-country skiing or snowmobiling this scenic trail. Learn more at

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This small Southern Door County town is big on outdoor adventure.

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