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9:30 AM Consider arranging a tour with Door County Tours so you can be sure to see and visit all the area's outdoor hotspots. Choose from a selection of pre-planned tours or create your own. Call (920) 493.1572 for additional information.
10:00 AM Arrive at the Door County Historical Museum for a tour of "the best small museum in the Midwest" as named by the Chicago Tribune. Here you will find educational displays that convey the history of Door County from settlement forward. Take time to peruse the spectacular "Seasons of Life" diorama which contains over 100 species of wildlife native to the area including a black bear and Wisconsin badger. For additional info call (920) 743.5809
12:00 PM Break for lunch at Waterfront Mary's Bar and Grill. Dine outdoors on the patio as you watch boats pass through the Sturgeon Bay ship canal. Choose from a selection of soups, salads, wraps, burgers and sandwiches that keep both locals and visitors coming back for more. For additional info call (920) 743.3191.
1:00 PM Take a guided tour of the Collins Learning Center and the Heritage Village at the Crossroads at Big Creek, a 115-acre preserve focused on science, history and the environment located in Sturgeon Bay. For more information or to make a reservation, call (920) 746.5895.
3:00 PM Check into the hotel to refresh.
4:00 PM Attend a traditional Door County Fish Boil at The Viking Grill and Lounge located in Ellison Bay. Sit back and relax as Masterboiler Dan Peterson, a native of Door County, cooks locally caught Lake Michigan whitefish outdoors over an open fire just as Scandinavian settlers did more than 100 years ago. Traditional family style fare and local favorites including hearty chili, homemade soup, cheeseburgers, BBQ chicken and ribs, along with choice steaks, are also available. For group info or to make a reservation, contact Dan Peterson at (920) 854.2998.
6:00 PM Rent bikes from the Edge of Park Bike & Moped Rental or take a stroll along the tranquil Sunset Bike Trail in Peninsula State Park. For a bird's eye view, climb Eagle Tower, a 75 foot tall lookout tower originally constructed as a forest fire observation platform in 1914. Once on top, enjoy majestic views of the Green Bay islands and Upper Michigan peninsula from 225 feet above the water. For rental information and prices call (920) 868.3344.
7:30 PM Make your way to the west end of Main Street where the road ends in Fish Creek to claim your spot for a breathtaking view of the sunset at Sunset Beach Park.
9:30 AM Embark on a naturalist-guided hike at Wisconsin's oldest land trust and most biologically diverse area, The Ridges Sanctuary, located in Baileys Harbor. Uncover the history of the Ridges and the Baileys Harbor Range Lights as you explore the diverse flora and fauna of this unique area. Keep your eyes open for nesting cranes, Hine's Emerald dragonflies, monarch butterflies and the occasional porcupine. Custom tours including birding hot spots and wildflower hikes are also available. For additional information or to book a tour (at least two weeks in advance) call (920) 839.2802.
11:30 AM Enjoy a delicious lunch on the water at the Top Deck Restaurant and Bar in Baileys Harbor. They offer casual dining indoors or outdoors on their patio. Dishes include specialty sandwiches, great burgers and more. To reserve your seat call (920) 868.3634.
1:00 pm Paddle away on an adventure guided by the experts at Door County Kayak Tours. From beginner to expert, all skill sets are welcome to join. Choose from a variety of themes and subjects for the purpose of your tour including 1,000 year old caves, lighthouses, bluffs, shipwrecks and more! Take advantage of special group benefits and place a reservation by calling (920) 868.1400 for more info.
4:00 PM Return to the hotel to refresh and get a little R&R.
6:00 PM Satisfy the hearty appetite you worked-up all day with a scrumptious dinner at Grasse’s Grill in Sister Bay. Your group will enjoy their menu of real, fresh food rooted in four generations of family. Call (920) 854.9070 for additional information or to make reservations.
8:00 PM Enjoy an evening under the stars at the Northern Sky Theater. Nestled within Peninsula State Park, the Northern Sky Theatre is a treasured tradition on the Door County performing arts scene renowned for heartwarming musical comedies that delight men, women, and children of all ages. For additional information or to book your group outing, contact Holly Feldman at (920) 854.6117 ext. 104.
8:00 AM Indulge in a Swiss-German breakfast in a spectacular shoreline setting at Alpine Resort’s Hof Restaurant & Pub in Egg Harbor. Enjoy favorites like Swiss toast or German potato pancakes. For more information call 920.868.3000.
9:30 AM Arrive at Whitefish Dunes State Park located on the eastern side of the Peninsula. This 867 acre park is comprised of forest and dunes on the rugged Lake Michigan shore. Enjoy a 1 1/2 mile interpretive trail before exploring a mile of sand beach, two miles of rocky shoreline and the highest sand dunes in Wisconsin.
10:30 AM Next, travel a short distance to Cave Point County Park. You will discover spectacular sea caves formed by the relentless water of Lake Michigan crashing against limestone bluffs that frame the shore. While here, arrange for a Segway the Door Tour where you will glide to sink holes, experience the majestic overlooks and hear the soothing sounds of the surf. Don't forget your camera, to capture the natural beauty of this Door County treasure. For more information or to make a reservation call (920) 376.0256.
10:30 AM Build leadership skills at the Door County Adventure Center’s Team Leadership Center. Learn and challenge yourself as you increase your communication skills and think "outside the box" with a variety of programs, training seminars, and workshops. For more information call (920) 746.9999.
12:30 PM On your way out, stop in at Gilmo’s Bar & Bistro located in Wave Point Marina & Resort in quiet Southern Door County. Enjoy some of Door County’s favorite dishes with a twist that is unique to Gilmo’s. Take in the beautiful water view from the dining room. For more information or to make reservations call (920) 824-5440.
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