Rowleys Bay:
Ecological Wonder on
Door County’s Northern Lakeside

Explore Stunning Natural Beauty in Rowleys Bay

Rowleys Bay sits on the edge of the Mink River Estuary, one of Wisconsin’s most diverse and important wildlife habitats. This makes Rowleys Bay a phenomenal location for hiking, kayaking, fishing, and birding, which may be why Fodor’s named it one of the “500 places to see before they disappear” in 2009.

You’ll find miles of trails, few distractions, and no crowds in this northern lakeside hamlet named for Peter Rowley who settled here in 1835, nearly 150 years after French missionaries first visited in the late 1600s. Learn more at DoorCountyNorth.net.

 

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Things to Do in Rowleys Bay

Rowleys Bay is an ideal place to base your ecological adventure. Take a kayak or canoe up the Mink River and watch for birds, rare plants, and other wildlife. Hike miles of trails, find a perch to write or read in absolute solitude, or join the crowds for an authentic Door County fish boil.

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