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Springtime Trip to Door County

Enjoy Peace, Quiet, and Spring Blossoms in Door County

Spring in Door County is a time of renewal. Local residents come out of hibernation, gardens and wildflowers come to life, and, of course, cherry and apple trees blossom in spectacular fashion. There may be no better time to get acquainted with Door County than in the calmer, slower days of spring.

Check Out the Spring Seasonal Page to Find Inspiration for Your Getaway.

Spring High / Low Temperature Report
March 32° / 17°
April 48° / 33°
May 57° / 39°
Spring Sunrise / Sunset Report
March 6:28 a.m. / 5:37 p.m.
April 6:31 a.m. / 7:17 p.m.
May 6:31 a.m. / 7:54 p.m.

3 Ways to Experience a Region in Bloom

Spring in Door County kicks off quietly in late March and is usually in full force once April rolls around. Although the start of spring is hard to predict around here, the apple, cherry, and flower blossoms are tell-tale signs that region has fully thawed out and spring is in the air. Here are three ways to enjoy the fruits of spring’s arrival:

  • Play I Spy: Blossoms Edition. There’s no shortage of great places to view apple and flower blossoms in Door County. Whether it’s at a nature preserve, one of 19 county parks, a visit to any of our five state parks, or just on a drive through the countryside, be prepared to be awed in April and May.

  • Hunt for Edible Mushrooms. With more than 550 varieties in Door County, a trip into the forest is almost sure to yield some morels or other favorite mushrooms. Check with an expert before consuming, but plan on cooking up these fungi as a side dish or toss them into salad, soup, risotto, or vegan sandwiches.

  • Snap Photos of the Cherry Blossoms. Door County is famous for its cherries and ranks as the nation’s 4th largest cherry-growing region. Thanks to warm days and cool nights influenced by Lake Michigan and Green Bay, the peninsula is an ideal location for growing them. Cherry-picking season doesn't arrive until late July, but spring is the time to break out your camera and soak in the awe-inspiring panorama of blossoms sprouting on 2,500 acres of cherry orchards and 500 acres of apple orchards throughout the county.

Break a Sweat

In springtime, Door County is still emerging from its winter state. The streets and fairways are still somewhat empty, the trails aren’t quite bustling yet, and the rivers and lakes serve as tranquil escapes. Try these favorite spring activities when you’re in Door County between March and May and check out our collection of guides and reports for even more information:

Renew Your Spirit

As the locals gear up for the summer season, there’s still plenty to keep visitors busy. If you’re interested in an outdoors-centric trip, check out local farmers markets, scenic tours, and birding opportunities. Or, if R&R is more your thing, get centered at one of the area’s many salons and spas, restaurants, or taverns or take in some arts and culture.