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Located in Southern Door County, Forestville doesn’t burst with the attractions of its counterparts to the north, but there’s still much to do and see in this large farming community. Cyclists and runners will love the Ahnapee State Trail, a railway turned into a 30-mile crushed-stone path connecting Sturgeon Bay, Forestville, Algoma, and Casco.
Forestville Dam Park offers a boat launch and beautiful scenery in the 13-acre Mill Pond that leads into the Ahnapee River. A visit to the town of Maplewood brings you to classic small town drinking and dining, and the area’s rural roads are wonderful for road cycling. Learn more at SouthernDoorCounty.com.
Enjoy local eats at these down-home family restaurants in Forestville and get big bang for your dining dollar. Be sure to make a stop at Cherry De-lite/ Country Ovens, where you can get dried Door County cherry products that are great for athletes or just for the sweet tooth.
There aren't many places to stay in Forestville proper, but the town is a quick drive away from Sturgeon Bay as well as other towns and cities. If you're willing to travel just a bit, plentiful lodging options await.View Lodging
Motorcyclists will love the open roads of Southern Door, as will bicyclists looking for long rides and rural vistas. Southern Door is also home to the first ATV trails in Door County allowing many different ways to explore the area. Bring home dinner and experience great charter fishing, get acquainted with Southern Door’s rich Belgian heritage, or hit the links. Shop and sample delicious cherry products at Cherry De-Lite/Country Ovens. Get a taste of Door County without the crowds in Forestville. To watch a video on what Southern Door has to offer click here.View Activities
Southern Door’s geographical location makes it the first place you’ll see when you enter the county and is a little less known than the rest of the county. It covers about 30 square miles and tons of shoreline...
The Ahnapee State Trail—a popular outdoor destination for biking, hiking, snow shoeing, snowmobiling and other outdoor sports—was once part of a bustling railway system, complete with wooden tracks, steel bridges, locomotive trains, and machinery.
1. Take a Hike. Both the Ahnapee State Trail and Forestville Dam Park offer outdoor enthusiasts beautiful scenery and miles of open space for hiking, running, or contemplation.
2. Get Pedaling. With smooth, curvy roads and a distinct lack of cars and pedestrians, Forestville's rustic roads are a biker's dream.
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