in Door County
What to Know Before Hitting the Trails
Door County's unique topography and hundreds of miles of quiet countryside make for an incredible ATVing, UTVing, and other four-wheeled adventures. Visitors can enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Door in the open air on more than 100 miles of designated trails and roads while taking a backroad and back-trail tour of the county. Both Southern Door County and Washington Island offer top-tier ATVing experiences in Wisconsin.
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Door County ATV Trails
Door County's 60 miles of ATV routes are paved roads that meander through four communities in Southern Door County—Nasewaupee, Gardner, Union, and Brussels—and around the entire 23 square miles of Washington Island.
The route in Southern Door takes riders past gorgeous viewpoints along the shores of Green Bay and connects to communities with stops for food, drinks, shopping, and more. But the routes are also secluded enough that riders can enjoy peace, quiet, and solitude if they so choose.
Washington Island's 80+ miles of public roads are open to ATV and UTV use. Riders can bring their own vehicles to the island via the ferry. Traversing the island, you’ll find beaches, lake views, scenic backroads, and deep green forests. Need to rent? Island Adventure Company is located just a few steps off the ferry.
What Else to Know
Hardcopy trail maps can be picked up at the visitor center at Destination Door County in Sturgeon Bay or at most establishments along the route in Southern Door.
In addition, all riders must:
- Be at least 16 years old to use the routes
- Possess a valid license and registration for an ATV
- Follow all state laws on the road
See the County Map of ATV Routes
Map your perfect route by clicking on the 'Cultural/Recreation' folder on the left-hand menu and selecting 'ATV Road Routes'.