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Barrier Free Travel in Door County


There are many things to do in Door County for people of all ability levels.

Sights a Plenty

Get a bird’s-eye view of Sturgeon Bay’s historic working waterfront while inside the Door County Maritime Museum’s Lighthouse Tower.

Venture up and through the trees at Peninsula State Park’s 850-foot-long Eagle Tower ramp to experience a view of the waters of Green Bay from the top of the Niagara Escarpment. The park’s Sentinel and Sunset trails follow hard-packed limestone paths, making it easy to explore the popular park via wheelchair. A Trackchair is also available on reserve from the nature center.

Peninsula State Park's ramp to Eagle Tower.

Culinary Delights

Experience local flavors at one of Door County’s wineries, breweries, distilleries, or cider houses, including Door 44 Vineyard and Winery, Door Peninsula Winery, and Door County Distillery.

Door County DIstillery

Boat Tours

Take a narrated tour with Sister Bay Scenic Boat Tours.

Launch a kayak from Carmody County Park in Gardner.

Cross Death’s Door on the Washington Island Ferry and visit the county’s largest island, Washington Island.

Washington Island Ferry

Show Time

Northern Sky Theater

Catch a live performance at one of the county’s accessible performing arts venues, such as Third Avenue Playworks, Peninsula Players Theatre, Birch Creek Performance Center, and Northern Sky Theater. The latter also offers a hearing loop system.

Free summer entertainment takes place at parks and other outdoor venues in communities throughout the county. 

Creative Endeavors 

Making memories at Anderson Dock

Sign the walls of the famously decorated Anderson Dock warehouse in Ephraim. (But please be sure to do so in a tasteful, respectful manner. Adding graffiti or decorating any other areas surrounding Anderson Dock is strictly prohibited.)

Explore the county’s numerous galleries, such as Edgewood Orchard Gallery and its scenic outdoor area.

Take a workshop and learn a new skill at Write On, Door County; Peninsula School of Art; or a Door County public library.

Family Fun

For an afternoon of play, head to the ADA-accessible playgrounds at Otumba Park, Nicolet Beach, and Kendall Park.

Score a hole-in-one at Evergreen Miniature Golf, which is fully ADA-compliant.

Look for fossils dating back 425 million years in limestone formations along the 1.5-mile accessible Brachiopod Trail at Whitefish Dunes State Park.

Catch a double feature the old-fashioned way during summer nights at the Skyway Drive-In Theater.

Whitefish Dunes State Park


A family hikes on a fall day at The Ridges Sanctuary.

The Hidden Brook Boardwalk at the Cook-Albert Fuller Nature Center in Baileys Harbor is a one-third-mile trail through The Ridges Sanctuary. Its eight-foot-wide path and full-length tow rails allow plenty of space for two-way traffic. Borrow a complimentary Trackchair to explore the bumpy terrain of the sanctuary’s Family Discovery Trail. 

Enjoy the beach at Otumba Park in Sturgeon Bay. You’ll find a Mobi-mat® that starts at the pavement and rolls out across the sand until it reaches the water. A beach wheelchair is available to use at Whitefish Dunes State Park.

Drive the Door County Coastal Byway loop for scenic vistas of Lake Michigan, the Bay of Green Bay, and the Niagara Escarpment.

Cruise along the water on the paved boardwalks at Anclam Park in Baileys Harbor or Sister Bay Beach.

Experience Newport State Park’s 1.2-mile interpretive accessible Fern/Europe Bay Trail Loop by day—or in the evening view the wonder that is the night sky. It’s a certified International Dark Sky Park—the only one in Wisconsin.

Glide down Fish Creek’s wheelchair-accessible pier and sit among the crashing waves and bobbing sailboats.

Catch fish off the Kangaroo Lake Causeway in Baileys Harbor or at Potawatomi State Park’s fishing pier.

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