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This small town is big on spirit. With bountiful scenic stops and specialty stores, Carlsville embodies the iconic Door County spirit—relaxing, beautiful and charming. Founded by a group of men named Karl, Carlsville is located between Sturgeon Bay and Egg Harbor, offering you gorgeous views along Highway 42 to enjoy.
Attractions and Activities
Carlsville is home to Door County’s only coffee roaster, Door County Coffee & Tea. You can watch the roasters in action during the week from the store’s gift shop. Stop by for homemade breakfasts and shop over 100 coffees and a huge assortment of tea from around the world.
After your tasting, wander the area and discover all of the nearby specialty stores where you can shop locally sourced preserved, unique art and more. Follow your nose to Door County Candle Company to explore one of the Midwest’s largest selections of candles and accessories. And, don’t forget to pick something up for your four-legged friend too. Pet Expressions/Door Co. General Store carries fun and fashionable items for you and your pampered pets. Shop for toys, gourmet treats and breed-specific decorations for the pet-lovers in your life.
Pay a visit to Schopf’s Dairy View Country Store for some family fun. Learn about the Wisconsin dairy industry. Watch the milking process or roll up your sleeves and try it yourself. Afterward, you can tour the grounds and enjoy homemade ice cream, fudge, soup and pizza.
Wining and Dining
Carlsville is home to some delicious wining and dining options including Door County’s oldest winery, Door Peninsula Winery. You can taste, tour and enjoy a variety of vintages made right there. County Distillery. Sample locally distilled spirits including vodka, gin and cherry vodka – all produced on site. Afterword, grab a bite to eat there or at the Roadhouse of Downtown Carlsville where they serve extra large broasted chickens, succulent baby back ribs and a variety of tasty appetizers year round.
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