Door County
Press Coverage

In the Press

Below you can check out media coverage highlights for Door County. From articles about our lively wine and dining scene, to explorations of our wild outdoor places, to reviews of our top-notch arts and entertainment venues, check out what others are saying about Door County!

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Women's Health

Women’s Health online published a story on 3/29/2021 titled “31 Romantic Getaways Around The World” which included Door County, Wisconsin. (1) named the Door County Coastal Byway one of the most beautiful road trips in America.

Phoenix Magazine

Phoenix Magazine included a winter story about Door County in their December 2020 issue.

World Property Journal

Door County and the Landmark Resort were included in a World Property Journal story headlined “Top 5 Thanksgiving Getaways in American Revealed”

Matador Network

The Matador Network featured Door County in a story by travel journalist Jacqueline Kehoe with a headline “Stunning scenery and fresh easts make Door County Wisconsin’s best weekend getaway.”


Thrillist, a popular travel web site, published a Door County feature on May 28, 2020 with a tag line of “seventy miles of pure lakefront bliss.”

Boomer Magazine

Boomer magazine ran a travel feature about Door County headlined “Naturally Cool” in their March/April 2020 issue.

Midwest Living

Midwest Living includes Door County as a one of the destinations on a story headlined "25 Perfect Weekend Getaways."

Star Tribune

Travel journalist Lisa Meyers McClintick wrote a Door County winter themed travel story for the Minneapolis StarTribune that ran in the Sunday January 5, 2020 issue.

405 Magazine

The November 2019 issue of 405 Magazine (central Oklahoma) ran a story by travel journalist Elaine Warner about Door County’s culinary world of fish.

Good Day Wisconsin

WLUK FOX 11’s Good Day Wisconsin program welcomed the DCVB’s Jon Jarosh into their studio on Tuesday 10/15/2019 to talk about the fall colors and activities in Door County.

Michigan Golf Journal

Door County’s golf scene was featured in a story titled “Wisconsin Road Trip” in the September 2019 issue of the Michigan Golf Journal.

Los Angeles Times

The Los Angeles Times newspaper featured a travel story that highlighted Door County’s theater scene in their Sunday August 4, 2019 issue.

Coastal Living

Coastal Living magazine's Summer 2019 issue includes a fantastic 12-page feature story about Door County headlined "Land of Enchantment." Travel journalist Peter Richmond visited Door County last summer for the story

New York Times

The New York Times included Door County’s Sister Bay in a Sunday June 2, 2019 story about the 25 best beach vacations.

Fodor's Travel

Fodor’s Travel online included Door County in a May 27, 2019 story titled “These Small Towns are Totally Obsessed with Fruit” about places across the USA that are blessed with the bounty of a singular bodacious fruit.

The Chicago Tribune ran a story titled “Summer Camp for Adults: Learn a skill, make friends at these 5 Midwest creative destinations” that included The Clearing Folk School.

Chicago on Vacation

On Tuesday March 5, Door County was featured as part of a 90-minute documentary on WTTW, the PBS member station in Chicago, called Chicago on Vacation with Geoffrey Baer. The crew was in Door County in June 2018 filming for the show. named Door County one of the “Most Dog-Friendly Vacation Destinations in the US” in a story published on February 27, 2019

Reader's Digest Online

Readers Digest online ran a story about Washington Island headlined “Why This Tiny Island of 700 People is your Next Dream Vacation” that published on January 22, 2019 ran a story about Door County headlined “We Can’t Believe How Cool Door County is Being Right Now” that published on this popular site on October 9, 2018.

Lavender Magazine

Lavender Magazine featured Door County in an online story that was published September 13, 2018

Chicago Tribune-Travel Section

The Chicago Tribune ran a feature travel story in their Sunday July 8, 2018 issue that compared two popular Midwest peninsulas, Door County and Leelanau County (MI).

Coastal Living featured Door County's famous whitefish in two stories titled "5 Delicious Roads Trips Through the Coast's Best Seafood Dives" and "The Ultimate Lake Whitefish Road Trip."

Great Lakes Scuttlebutt

Great Lakes Scuttlebutt magazine ran a 2-page feature story on Washington Island in their March/April 2018 issue.

Minneapolis Star Tribune

The Minneapolis Star Tribune ran a feature story on Door County headlined “Door County Shines in Autumn” in their Sunday 11/5/2017 travel section.

Mother Earth News

Travel journalist Lisa Kivirist wrote about Door County in two separate stories based on her recent travels to Door County that ran on Mother Earth News online. listed Door County number one in the world in a travel story titled “5 Beautiful Foliage Destinations to Photograph This Fall.” The other locations were in Italy, Japan, Canada and Cape Cod.

USA Today Online-Fall 2017

USA Today online included Door County in a story titled "Four Fall and Winter Getaways in Wisconsin" by Chelsey Lewis.

USA Today online published a story headlined “Nine Classic Weekend Getaways That Are Better in Fall."

The Daily Herald

The Daily Herald, a suburban Chicago newspaper, ran a fall feature story on Door County headlined "Fall Foliage Lights Up Wisconsin’s Door County.”

Door County was #1 in a story headlined "8 Best Chicago Weekend Getaways" on

Fall 2017-Broadcast TV

Door County spokesperson Jon Jarosh appeared on several broadcast TV outlets throughout the fall sharing Door County to the Madison, Milwaukee, Chicago, and Minneapolis markets.

The Washington Post

The Washington Post named Peninsula State Park in Door County one of the “Top Leaf-Peeping Destinations in the U.S.”

Women's Running Online

Door County was featured in an article by Meghan Roos for Women's Running Online titled "Door County Opens The Door To Great Wisconsin Running."

Food & Wine Online

Time Inc’s highlighted Door County in a September 6, 2017 story that focused on the culinary tastes of Door County during the fall season.

USA Today

USA Today published an online story headlined “Taste the Cape Cod of the Midwest” on September 6, 2017. Check out the flavors of Wisconsin’s Door County themed story on

Milwaukee Magazine

John McGivern highlights Fish Creek and Ephraim in an article titled "Take A Sweet Getaway to Door County" in Milwaukee Magazine.

New Jersey Local News

Door County is featured in in an article titled "Take a visit to the 'Cape Cod of the Midwest'--Door County, Wisconsin" by Nicole Pensiero.

Lakeland Boating-July 2017

Lakeland Boating magazine’s July 2017 issue includes an 8-page feature story about Sturgeon Bay by Heather Steinberger.

Chicago Tribune-Travel

The Chicago Tribune travel section featured an article titled "Scandinavian heritage, quirky charm await on winsome Washington Island" by Kurt Chandler.

Country Gardens Magazine

Country Gardens Magazine ran a 10-page feature story highlighting Door County cherries in their Summer 2017 issue.

Grate. Pair. Share.

Door County cheeses are highlighted in the Spring/Summer 2017 issue of Grate. Pair. Share. an online magazine produced by the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board.

Green Bay Press Gazette-Life Section

Door Artisan Cheese and new Door County eateries were featured in the Green Bay Press Gazette in a story titled "Cheesemaking rises to an art form in Wisconsin" by Mary Bergin.

Green Bay Press-Gazette

Door County cherry blossoms were highlighted in the Life section of the Green Bay Press-Gazette on April 30, 2017 in an article titled "Chasing Cherry Blossoms in Door County."

Chicago Tribune

Door County islands are highlighted in the Chicago Tribune's travel section in a story headlined "Door County's islands awash in adventure, surprises" by Jay Jones.

American Craft Magazine

American Craft magazine's April/May 2017 issue includes a fabulous 8-page feature story about Door County headlined "Cape Calm - Artists make a difference in this relaxing Lake Michigan escape."

USA Today's 10 Best Series

Door County was included in USA Today's 10 Best series in a story headlined "10 Places to Experience Hygge Outside of Denmark" by Lois Alter Mark. If you’re not familiar, hygge (pronounced “hooga”) encompasses the Danish philosophy of coziness and it's become a huge trend.

Travel + Leisure Online

Travel + Leisure online named Washington Island's Schoolhouse Beach as the most romantic spot in Wisconsin in an article titled "The Most Romantic Destination in Every State" by Cailey Rizzo.

Échappées Belles

French language travel show "Échappées Belles" recently featured Door County in an episode they did on Chicago and the Lake Michigan area of the USA.

Country Living Magazine Online

Door County was featured in an online story for Country Living Magazine headlined "25 Under-The-Radar Midwestern Towns for Girlfriends Getaways" by Perri Blumberg.

CNN Travel

Door County was featured as one of eleven wine regions located globally in an article on CNN online titled, "11 great wine regions you've probably never heard of" by Adrienne Jordan.

Travel + Leisure

Travel + Leisure online lists snowshoeing in Door County as a novice outdoor adventure for vacationers in Teresa Bergen's article titled "Get Your Thrills in Safe Doses on These Vacations for Adventure Travel Novices."

Parade Online, the online home of Parade Magazine, included the Egg Harbor New Year's Day Parade in an article about celebrating the holidays.

World Property Journal Online

Door County was at the top of the list in a recent story titled “The 5 Top Christmas Hideaways in America Revealed” that first posted to World Property Journal on December 9, 2016.

Road & Track Online

Door County's Hwy 42 from Egg Harbor to Northport was included in a story titled “50 Most Scenic Drives Across The Country” that ran on

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel-Travel Section

Door County was the focus of an editorial feature in the Sunday, September 25, 2016 issue of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. A feature article headlined “Door County Apples Ready For Picking" appeared on the front page of the travel section. To read the online version, click

Local 5 Live

Local 5 Live, a TV show that airs weekdays from 9-10 AM on WFRV CBS 5, was broadcast live from the shores of Door County on Friday August 5, 2016. Check out several clips from the show featuring a variety of Door County interviews on

Wall Street Journal

Door County was the feature travel story in the Wall Street Journal’s Off Duty section in the July 16-17, 2016 weekend issue. The opening caption read: “If you’re after a slower pace this summer – a quaintly all-American vacation marked by waterfront bonfires, creaky lighthouses and cherry pie – make your way to Lake Michigan, where Wisconsin’s Door Peninsula is wide open.”

Wisconsin Hometown Stories

Wisconsin Public Television’s popular program Wisconsin Hometown Stories featured an episode all about Door County that premiered on WPT June 24, 2016.

MotorHome Magazine

Motor Home magazine ran a feature story highlighting Door County in their April 2016 issue. Headlined “Spring into Door County, Wisconsin,” the story shares a spring visit to the area through the eyes of travel journalist James Richardson.

Discover Wisconsin

The popular television program Discover Wisconsin will visit Washington & Rock Islands this weekend in their latest installment of the long-running travel show. Check out some clips from the show.

The Knot Magazine

Door County was one of eight destinations featured in an article titled " 8 Honeymoon Spots by Sunset" in the Winter 2015 issue of the Knot magazine.

Money Magazine

Money Magazine included Door County as 1 of 12 world-wide destinations in an article headlined "Where to go in 2016" in the magazine's January 2016 issue. The travel article chose one destination per month, and Door County was the September selection.

Road Runner Magazine

Door County was featured in a 9-page travel article in the August 2015 issue of Road Runner magazine. The story highlighted touring Door County via motorcycle. Read a preview of the article here or virtually flip through the entire article in the online version of the August 2015 issue of the magazine on RoadRunner travel.

Cooking with Paula Deen

Door County cherries were featured in a multi-page story titled “Cheers to Cherries” in the July/August 2015 issue of Cooking with Paula Deenmagazine. The July/August 2015 issue was available on newsstands nationwide through August 25, 2015.

Fodor’s Travel Online

Door County was highlighted as one of “5 Perfect Shoulder-Season Destinations in the U.S.” in a story that posted to Fodors online on June 8, 2015.

The Weather Channel

Door County was featured on The Weather Channel’s AMHQ with Sam Champion show on Friday May 22, 2015 as part of a story about last minute Memorial Day road trips. Elaine Alimonti, the publisher of Budget Travel, talked about Door County and some of the area’s highlights with Sam Champion as part of a story that included 3 different destinations.

Today Show on NBC

Door County was featured in a travel story that ran on NBC’s Today Show on May 18, 2015. The travel story, titled Memorial Day Hot Spots, highlighted select USA getaways from Joe Diaz, AFAR magazine co-founder.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Bike touring in Door County was the subject of an article that ran in the Sunday, May 17, 2015 travel section of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Travel journalist Brian Clark talked about available bike tour options and interviewed the owner of Door County Bike Tours for the piece.

LA Travel Magazine

Door County’s golf scene was featured in the spring 2015 issue of Los Angeles Travel Magazine.

West Suburban Living

Door County was featured in a 4½ page feature story in the May 2015 issue of West Suburban Living magazine (Chicago area).

HOG Magazine

A 1-page “Next Ride” featured Door County in the May 2015 issue of HOG Magazine, the publication of the nationwide Harley Owners Group motorcycle club.

USA Today online

Door County’s own Al Johnson’s Swedish Restaurant was included in a green travel story that ran in USA Today online on April 25, 2015. The article talked about green roofs.

Door County Cherries featured in Chicago Tribune

The Chicago Tribune’s Sunday April 12, 2015 issue included a full page “Fork in the Road” travel story about Door County cherries. Travel journalist Jay Jones wrote about a number of cherry related items including where to buy, where to pick and the history of the cherry industry in Door County.


Door County was highlighted on the WLUK FOX 11 morning news program Good Day Wisconsin on Friday February 27, 2015. Cave Point County Park and Peninsula State Park were featured on multiple segments that highlighted their winter beauty.

Food and Travel Magazine

Door County was featured in a 2-page destination story in the Spring 2015 issue of Food and Travel magazine, available on newsstands nationwide through May 25. Travel journalist Laura Dean-Shapiro covered outdoor recreation activities, culinary opportunities, wine tours and more.

Kankakee Daily Journal & Rochester Post-Bulletin

Wintertime fun in Door County was the focus of an article written by travel journalist Mark Shuman that ran in February 2015 in Midwestern newspapers, including the Kankakee (IL) Daily Journal and the Rochester (MN) Post Bulletin. Mr. Shuman wrote about his family’s winter travel adventures in the county including snowmobiling, visiting Cana Island Lighthouse, museums, dining and more.


Romantic Door County getaway ideas were the topic all morning on WSAW’s Sunrise 7 morning show in central Wisconsin on February 5, 2015. Reporter Kasia Gregorczyk covered a variety of Door County topics and also interviewed spokesperson Jon Jarosh from the Door County Visitor Bureau during the morning news show’s lead up to Valentine’s Day.

Around The Corner with John McGivern

The popular Wisconsin Public Television show Around The Corner with John McGivern aired a half-hour episode featuring Door County’s county seat of Sturgeon Bay that premiered statewide on February 5, 2015.