A Hometown Feel
With Door County Flavor
A Taste of Door County Without the Crowds in Forestville
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.
Restaurants in Forestville
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.View All Restaurants
Lodging Near Forestville
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 All Lodging
Things to Do in Forestville
Motorcyclists will love the open roads of Southern Door, as will bicyclists looking for long rides and rural vistas. 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.View All 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...
Did you know?
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.
Long rural roads full of picturesque barns, small-town charm, and agricultural heritage make for great pictures in southern Door County. Snap a picture of your Forestville adventure and submit your pictures for a chance to be published.
Visit CaptureDoorCounty.com to find out how.