Fun doesn't have to
cost a thing

Give your wallet a rest and fill your itinerary with fun, free things to do - like hanging out at beaches and parks, going on walking tours and hiking trails, checking out local libraries and museums, attending outdoor community concerts, and exploring nature preserves.

Free & Fun

Mountain Park - Washington Island

Climb the 184 steps to the top of the wooden Lookout Tower and see Door County from above the treetops. If the climb doesn't take your breath away, the view will. 

Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal and Coast Guard Station

Bring your camera. The lighthouse and breakwater pier are some of the most photographed subjects in the county. 

Fun-Filled Family Activities 

Hike the Ahnapee Trail or one of our Nature Preserves. Visit the Door County Garden or take the Sturgeon Bay Historic Walking Tour. Enjoy the playground and animals at Schoft's Hilltop Dairy. 


If you have a GPS, you have an adventurous game in hand. Many caches are hidden throughout Door County and contain interesting prizes. Go online, type in your location and the adventure begins. 

For more free things to do in Door County, check out these event calendars:



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.