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Jacksonport, Wisconsin

Lakeside Charm in the Middle of Door County

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Check out the Cherry Report to see if the cherries have arrived, or view the Spring Guide for springtime activities.

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Sandy Beaches, Quaint Shops, & Rural Charm in Jacksonport

Situated along the Lake Michigan shoreline, this quaint community offers a variety of fun and exciting activities and is a quick drive to some of the county’s most iconic natural treasures. 

Relax on sandy beaches, get photos of rocky shoreline cliffs, hike peaceful trails, bike on quiet backroads, walk to shops and restaurants, and don't forget to stop at Meridian Park, which is just north of town and signifies the halfway point between the Equator and the North Pole.

A couple getting refreshments at Pelican Cove Tiki Bar and Ice Cream Shack.

Restaurants in Jacksonport

Down-home is the theme in Jacksonport, where you’ll find long-time supper clubs and dinner spots, a bakery, and welcoming local taverns with great pub grub.

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Lodging in Jacksonport

Choose from nearly a dozen different hotels, motels, cottages, and resorts in Jacksonport, most of them on the spectacular Lake Michigan shoreline. While Door County is famous for its sunsets, the sunrises are just as spectacular, and Jacksonport is the perfect place to watch them.

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Things to Do in Jacksonport

Check out the Tuesday farmers market at Lakeside Park, one of Door County’s largest. Or, head up to iconic Cave Point to see the waves crash into the rocky shore, hike beach trails at Whitefish Dunes State Park, or hop a bike to soak in the simple beauty of Jacksonport’s rustic countryside.

Deeper Dive: Jacksonport

Splendor & Solitude at County Parks

One of the area’s best-kept secrets for escaping crowds and finding peace in nature is heading to these 19 county parks spread throughout the peninsula and Washington Island.

Embrace the Lakes: Boating & Water Sports

Getting on the water means being closer to places only accessible by boat, such as islands, caves, cliffs, bluffs, and lighthouses. Here are just a few ways to get out on the water to take advantage of all that local waterways have to offer.

Quirky Traditions in Door County

Door County claims a rich heritage of quirky characters, strange traditions, and oddball activities.

9 Natural Wonders of Door County

Door County is home to breathtaking natural beauty at every turn, but you’d be hard-pressed to find natural features to surpass these 9 natural wonders of Door County.

3 Must-Dos in Jacksonport

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1. Attend Maifest

The highly anticipated festival is the town's official signal of spring. Packed with activities, local cuisine, and opportunities for artistic edification, the festival is held in Lakeside Park and the Erskine Rest Area.

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2. Hit up the Tuesday farmers market

Held at Lakeside Park, this weekday market features loads of produce fresh from the fields and crafts straight from the hands of local artisans.

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3. Take a side adventure to Cave Point

This iconic county park is home to stunning shoreline views and rocky bluffs that you can stand atop and take in the endless horizon. Enjoy the short hiking trail and snap a few photos.

Jacksonport Annual Events

People rushing into the lake at the Polar Plunge

Polar Bear Plunge

Some of Door County's bravest and cold-averse citizens trek to the shores of Lake Michigan on New Year's Day to jump into the icy water and celebrate the fresh year ahead.
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A celebration of spring, Maifest is Jacksonport's multi-day festival with music, a parade, a horse pull, fun runs, food, and an art fair.

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