Our Day on the Ahnapee Trail

Door County has had some usually mild temperatures lately, which has been putting a damper on our snowmobile plans thus far.  Usually this time of year, we would have been up and down the Ahnapee Trail (our favorite trail to snowmobile) at least three times.  As I was griping to myself about how there is no snow on the ground, Evian (my son) suggested that we take a walk on the Ahnapee trail instead.  “Walk?? Why not.”
The Ahnapee Trail stretches between Sturgeon Bay, Algoma and Casco along a 29-mile former railroad grade.  The trail itself is pretty level and is great for biking, snowmobiling and even horseback riding.  But that particular day, we were walking.  We parked at the parking lot on Neenah Street in Sturgeon Bay about a mile right off of Hwy 42/57.

I must say, zipping through the Ahnapee Trail on a snowmobile is fun, but walking through the picturesque paths was extremely peaceful.  I was glad Evian suggested it. Even more, what I thought would be a normal walk turned into a “Kodak moment” between my boys.  Between their incredible bond and a Door County backdrop, I’ve truly grown to understand our motto:

“Your story, our setting… Like nowhere Else.” I could not have said it better myself. For more information on the Ahnapee Trail, contact the Door County Parks Department at 920-746-9959.