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11:00 AM Kick off your adventure beginning with a Meet and Greet at the Door County Visitor Bureau. For further information or to schedule your visit, contact Laura Bradley at (920) 818-1137.
11:30 AM Enjoy lunch at one of many fine local establishments.
1:00 PM Explore the area’s rich Belgian heritage when you embark on a narrated bus tour of the largest Belgian settlement in the United States. Belgian Settlement Tours offers a three hour tour that begins in southern Door County and ends at the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help. Reservations are required. For step-on guide information or reservations call (920) 743.1894.
4:00 PM Check into your hotel for a little R&R.
5:30 PM Savor the flavor that brings people back year after year when you attend a Door County Fish Boil at Mill Food & Spirits. Steeped in Scandinavian tradition, this unique Door County experience features locally caught whitefish served with red potatoes, carrots, onions, coleslaw, rye bread, and fresh baked cherry pie. Seats fill quickly, place your reservation by calling (920) 743.5044.
7:30 PM Immerse yourself in the art and culture scene that’s unique to the area with a delightful evening at the Third Avenue Playhouse. From intimate professional theatre in the 84-seat Studio Theatre to concerts in the 250-seat main stage along with performances by TAP’s resident children’s theatre company, StageKids, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. For additional information or to purchase tickets, call (920) 743.1760.
8:00 AM Arrive at the White Gull Inn Restaurant for breakfast. Located in Fish Creek, the historic White Gull Inn is famous for their cherry stuffed French toast which you may have seen featured as the Best Breakfast in America on Good Morning America in 2010. Call (888) 364.9542 for info.
10:15 AM Board the Washington Island Ferry for a half-hour trip across the four mile passageway between the tip of the County and the island known as “La Porte des Morts” or “the door of the dead.” The origin of its name and the County’s, arises from a fabled battle between the Winnebago and Potawatomi Indians as well as, early French settlers who learned the dangerous character of this narrow strait as ships became entombed below in the chilly, turbulent water. Call (800) 223.2094 for more info.
10:30 AM Visit the Washington Island Art and Nature Center located in a historic, 100 year old schoolhouse. Browse the art gallery which displays and sells original works diverse in both topic and medium including acrylics, oils, watercolors, photography, sculpture, computer arts, and carving. Stroll through the Nature Center for a unique learning experience featuring live snakes, frogs, a 180-gallon fish tank home to native species, and an observation beehive. For more info call (920) 847.2025.
12:00 PM Take a break for lunch.
1:00 PM Explore one of the Midwest’s largest lavender farms at Fragrant Isle Lavender Farm & Shop. Walk the fields and learn about lavender and its many benefits in everyday life. Peruse their gift shop or grab a scrumptious treat from their Le Petit Bistro. Call 920-737-5064 for additional information.
2:30 PM Return to the ferry and travel back to the mainland.
3:00 PM Stop at Island Orchard Cider in Ellison Bay. Using apples grown and harvested on Washington Island, you’ll enjoy a tasting of several dry, refreshing and crisp ciders. Don’t forget to take home some with you! Call (920) 854.3344 for more information.
4:00 PM Spend some time browsing the Liberty Square Shops before dinner. With two unique restaurants, a deli, pub and eight interconnected shops, it is a ‘charming village within a village’. Find kids toys, women’s clothing, accessories, Door County products, wine and more. Call (920) 868.4800 for more information.
5:30 PM Have dinner at the Bistro Bar & Grille where you can choose from a variety of signature dishes, vegetarian selections, pizza, burgers, sandwiches and more! Call (920) 868.4800 for more information.
7:00 PM Arrive at the Door Community Auditorium, the area’s only year-round performing arts and entertainment center located in Fish Creek. From symphony performances to original theater, folk-rock, jazz and more, the Door Community Auditorium has something everyone will appreciate. Contact the box office for more info at (920) 868.2728.
10:00 AM Step back in time at the Door County Historical Museum with educational displays detailing the history of Door County from initial settlement forward. Named “the best small museum in the Midwest” by the Chicago Tribune, the museum boasts an eclectic blend of local history including a restored 1920 Oldsmobile fire truck, historic street scene, and “Seasons of Life” wildlife diorama containing over 100 species of native wildlife. Call (920) 743.5809 for more info.
12:00 PM Enjoy lunch Mojo Rosas in Egg Harbor where you can indulge in delicious Mexican fare, burgers, pizza and more.
1:00 PM Climb aboard the Door County Trolley for a delightful afternoon on the Wine Trail. Scheduled stops at Lautenbach’s Orchard Country Winery & Market, Simon Creek Vineyard & Winery, and the Door Peninsula Winery allow you to sample and savor a taste of the region that has won awards and captured the taste buds of connoisseurs everywhere. Call (920) 868.1100 or visit www.doorcountytrolley.com for info. For more wineries in the area, check out the Door County Wine Trail.
4:00 PM Return to the hotel for R&R or take a leisurely stroll through any local historic shopping district where you’ll be sure to find galleries, boutiques, and specialty shops of all kinds.
6:00 PM Make the last evening of your trip something special with dinner at The English Inn. From choice steak to king crab legs, lobster, duck and pasta, The English Inn is proud to welcome guests with a fine dining experience nestled in northern Fish Creek across from Peninsula State Park. For more info call (920) 868.3076.
7:00 PM A night of R&R or a chance to explore as you wish. Check the event calendar for up-to-date information and additional details.
9:00 AM Enjoy a delicious field-to-table experience for breakfast at The Cookery Restaurant & Wine Bar in Fish Creek. Certified as a Travel Green Wisconsin business by the Department of Tourism, The Cookery uses fresh, local ingredients and sustainable practices to lessen their environmental impact and yours! For more info or to place a reservation call (920) 868.3634.
10:00 AM Gather everyone for a one-of-a-kind experience at the Hands On Art Studio before you head home. Paint ceramics, throw a pot, create a sculpture, make a mosaic and more! Create your own Door County keepsake or a special gift. For more information call (888)868.9311.
12:00 PM Take one last tour before heading home with Segway the Door Tours. Explore downtown Sturgeon Bay, take in the breathtaking scenery while gliding through Peninsula State Park or discover the pastoral back roads of Egg Harbor on an Eco Tour. No matter what tour you decide to take, it’s the perfect way to immerse yourself in Door County’s beauty. For more information or to make a reservation call (920) 376.0256.
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