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Scenic Attractions in Door County

Where Nature, Adventure, & Beauty Collide

From traversing the sand dunes of the Lake Michigan coastline to trekking through wooded forests to exploring the islands, caves, and bluffs left behind by glaciers, there's no shortage of ways to experience Door County's stunning scenic attractions. With the community’s strong conservation ethic, much of this scenery is preserved and free to the public. Whether it’s on land or water, you can find an amazing scene in Door County’s great outdoors.

People enjoying a day at the beach.


With 53 public Lake Michigan beaches in Door County, you're sure to find one that's just right for you.
Trees lining the rocky lakeshore at Cave Point.

Cave Point County Park

This iconic park is known for jagged limestone cliffs, unmatched lake views, and top-notch paddling along semi-submerged caves.
A tree-lined road.

Door County Coastal Byway

The region's National Scenic Byway is one of the finest Great Lakes road trips around and features winding highways, verdant green farmland, and plenty of Lake Michigan views.
Calm water at the lakefront.


Door County's 35 named islands make this area a boater's dream. Venture to the islands or view them from afar from a kayak, canoe, ferry, chartered boat, or guided cruise


Enjoy the crystal-clear waters of Door County's three inland lakes and surrounding waters for boating, paddling, fishing, swimming, or sunning.
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Discover the beauty of Door County from the water—find a which marina or boat launch that suits your needs.
An escarpment lined with trees and the lake in the distance.

Niagara Escarpment

The Niagara Escarpment is the geological foundation of the Door region and much of the Great Lakes Basin. Here's how you can enjoy the escarpment and learn a little something about geology at the same time.
The Northern Lights over the lake.

Northern Lights

On the darkest nights in Door County, constellations, the Milky Way, and even the Northern Lights can be seen by the naked eye.
Looking through the trees at the sun shining with its rays


Door County's extensive park system—which includes five state parks, 19 county parks, and four dog parks—provides visitors with pristine natural surroundings and diverse ecosystems.
Clear calm water at the lakefront.


Door County sports water on three sides, which means there's more than 300 miles of shoreline where you can stop and take in the views of Lake Michigan and Green Bay.
The sun setting over the lake and clouds.

Sunrises & Sunsets

Door County is famous for its fantastic sunrises and sunsets, and the unique topography of the peninsula makes it perfect for catching one—or both—each day you're here.
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Love Door County's Natural Beauty?

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Watch: Scenic Attractions of Door County

Door County is known for its scenic beauty and iconic water views. See for yourself why visitors travel from near and far to soak in the picturesque landscape.

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