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.
BeachesWith 53 public Lake Michigan beaches in Door County, you're sure to find one that's just right for you.
Cave Point County ParkThis iconic park is known for jagged limestone cliffs, unmatched lake views, and top-notch paddling along semi-submerged caves.
Door County Coastal BywayThe 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.
IslandsDoor 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
LakesEnjoy the crystal-clear waters of Door County's three inland lakes and surrounding waters for boating, paddling, fishing, swimming, or sunning.
MarinasDiscover the beauty of Door County from the water—find a which marina or boat launch that suits your needs.
Niagara EscarpmentThe 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.
Northern LightsOn the darkest nights in Door County, constellations, the Milky Way, and even the Northern Lights can be seen by the naked eye.
ParksDoor 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.
ShorelineDoor 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.
Sunrises & SunsetsDoor 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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