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A Door County vacation doesn’t have to break the bank. In fact, many of the county’s best activities are free and open to everyone. Whether you’re an outdoor adventurer or you enjoy the finer things, you’re sure to find some fantastic ideas for exploring the county on a budget.
Check Out the Summer Guide for Vacation Inspiration
Door County has just about everything you could want to see, taste, or experience, including a host of activities that don’t cost a dime (or cost only a few dimes) to enjoy. Check out these seven experiences you can get for free in Door County and on Washington Island.
Parks have always been a source of inexpensive fun. With 300 miles of shoreline, we've got quite the source. Stop at Anclam Park in Baileys Harbor on a windy day to watch the kite boarders or Ellison Bay Bluff Park to gaze at stunning views from the deck.
Our 53 public beaches make Door County a favorite summer-vacation destination! Enjoy lakeside sunrises, swimming in the midday heat, bayside sunsets, and moonlit bonfires on our shores.
Door County's lookout towers and viewing spots—all located several stories off the ground—offer visitors (who dare to climb hundreds of stairs) gorgeous panoramic views and a brand new perspective on the county.
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