Celebrate Fall’s
Vibrant Colors
in Door County

Find Wisconsin’s Best Fall Foliage in Door County

Fall in Door County is a time to relax and unwind. The hustle and bustle of summer winds down, and a quieter, calmer atmosphere takes over the peninsula and Washington Island. Get away to the Door this autumn to see some of the most beautiful, most vibrant fall colors in Wisconsin while enjoying exquisite restaurants, world-class shopping, and thrilling live performances.

Fall High / Low Temperature Report

Sept. 71° / 51°
Oct. 56° / 39°
Nov. 46° / 24°

Fall Sunrise / Sunset Report

Sept. 6:11 a.m. / 7:27 p.m.
Oct. 6:47 a.m. / 6:30 p.m.
Nov. 7:27 a.m. / 5:38 p.m.

Fall Event Highlights

September

Harvest Fest and Street Art Auction

Sturgeon Bay

September

Autumnfest & Classic Auto Show

Baileys Harbor

October

Pumpkin Patch Festival

Egg Harbor

October

Fall Fun Fest & Cider-Pressing Party

Washington Island

October

Fall Festival

Sister Bay

October

Jack-O-Lantern Days

Fish Creek

Interactive Fall Report

View the changing of the season from the comfort of your desk.

Color Key:

3 Ways to Embrace the Beauty of the Season

The best time to see fall colors in Wisconsin, especially Door County, is late-September to mid-October, but spectacular color can be found in the area all autumn long. Here are three ways to experience Door County’s palette of fall colors:
  • Plan a Fall Camping Trip. The pace may be slower and the nights a bit chillier, but camping in Door County in fall is an incredible experience. Get up early to witness the trees and leaves basking in a cold-weather sunrise or plan an all-day hike on one of dozens of trails to immerse yourself in a kaleidoscope of color.

  • Recalibrate with a 3-Day Nature Adventure. Follow our three-day nature itinerary to a T or modify for your preferences—either way, you’re sure to see some stunning vistas of color. With its climate, scenery, and vast public space, Door County boasts some of the best fall displays in the Midwest.

  • Take a Drive or a Ride. Whether you have a few hours to kill or want to make a weekend of it, a car, motorcycle, or bike ride across the region’s highways and backroads is a great way to see fall colors at their finest. From the famous Jens Jensen Road to Skyline Road to the Door County Coastal Byway, there’s no shortage of tree-lined, leaf-laden roads to cruise down.

Have Some Classic Fall Fun

While the buzz and energy of a Door County summer might fade away come autumn, the opportunities for outdoor fun do not! In fact, the area’s biggest festivals and some of its most popular activities are best experienced in autumn. Try these favorite fall activities when you’re in Door County between September and November and check out our collection of guides and reports for even more information:

Go Out, Stay Social

The days and nights are getting colder, but that’s no reason hide indoors. Door County’s food and dining scene, breweries and wineries, and arts & culture offerings are all open for business during the fall. Looking for a some alone time now that the kids are back in school and the region has settled down? Try a romantic getaway to Door County.