100 miles of roads,
millions of possibilities

An island experience like no other

Getting to this island community starts with a five-mile ferry or boat ride over the waters where Green Bay and Lake Michigan meet, also known as "Death's Door." From the moment you land, you'll get to choose from unique family-owned shops and restaurants, an array of lodging choices, museums, theater performances, beautiful parks, and breathtaking beaches — including School House Beach Park, which is one of only five smooth limestone beaches in the world! Washington Island is home to descendants of Icelandic immigrants who were the first permanent settlers here. Don't forget to stop at our lavender farms for a truly one-of-a-kind Door County experience. Learn more at

Did you know?

Washington Island welcomes you to Door County’s only year-round island community and the largest of Door County’s thirty-four named islands with over 35 beautiful square miles and over 100 miles of roads to explore and enjoy.

Captured in Washington Island

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