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Top Family Must-Dos


Discover the top activities for exploring the County with your family.  

Explore the history
Summers are full of festivals celebrating our rich history and unique culture. From fish boils to lighthouses to anything and everything cherry, your family will have a blast discovering the Door County lifestyle.

Get your toes wet
With over 300 miles of shoreline, there are plenty of places to get your toes wet. Whether you’re renting a jet ski, jumping off a pier or paddling along to enjoy the views, you and your family will enjoy getting out on the water.

Go to a show
This classic family activity is a rare find around Wisconsin but it’s one not to be missed. Take your kids for one of Skyway Drive-In’s double features and snuggle up together under the stars. If you’re looking for more fun inside or outdoors, check out a live performance at our local arts and culture venues.

Get a bird’s eye view
See our beautiful scenery from a whole new angle. Take in the gorgeous blue lake, the lush treetops and even see the shapes of the County’s islands from the top of a lighthouse or observation tower. Or catch a peek from one of the many hiking and biking trails, including the high trails in Peninsula State Park.

Pick cherries
Thousands of blossoms will turn into delicious cherries, ripe for the picking. Follow our cherry report to see when the fruits are ready to be picked, plucked, and transformed into your favorite delicacies. Get your family out to the orchards and start collecting.

Cast a line
First-time fishers and skilled catchers all enjoy fishing on the waters of Green Bay, Lake Michigan and the County’s three inland lakes. Cast a line from the shore or reel in some bigger game on a fishing tour.

Play in the parks
Hike, bike, swim, picnic, and so much more in one of the County’s scenic and spacious parks. And don’t worry about hauling your equipment everywhere. There are plenty of rentals to enjoy around the area.

Stop for ice cream
A longstanding tradition, families love to stop for a midday ice cream concoction. See the best places around the County to get your fix.

Make a souvenir
The best kind of souvenirs are the ones that bring you back to the wonderful time you had on vacation. Make a personal souvenir at one of our make-your-own-art galleries and shops.

Take in the sunset
Unwind after an adventurous day with your family as you take in the blazing orange sky and slowly setting sun.

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