Door County Historical Itinerary
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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. Go on a hunt for morels on the forest floor or spot the signs of spring in the blossoms on the roadside, or look to the sky and listen for the songs of the scores of bird species returning to the county.
And it’s not just nature that comes back to life in the spring. Your servers and hosts share the excitement of a county reborn at the end of a long winter. There may be no better time to get acquainted with Door County than in the calmer, beautiful days of spring.
The season kicks off quickly once April rolls around, as a host of festivals get residents and visitors back outside to celebrate the season. Whether you want to run scenic routes in acclaimed events, soak in the beauty of the blossom season, tour gigantic lakers at the Sturgeon Bay shipyards, or salute nature in the annual Festival of Nature, you’ll find action around every corner this spring.
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 growing location for cherries.
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. Learn about everything cherry in our comprehensive online guide. Everything Cherry>>
There’s no shortage of great spots to view 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.
As temperatures creep up in April and May, runners and cyclists spill out of the confines of basement treadmills and spin classes to revel in the fresh air. The Door County endurance sports schedule kicks into gear with the Door County Half Marathon in early May, but you don’t have to sign up for a race to enjoy Door County’s beautiful surfaces and surroundings.
The Sunset Trail in Peninsula State Park is the most popular trail for riders and runners, perfect for weekend enthusiasts. The county also offers miles of trails to run, hike, and ride through state parks, county parks, and preserves.
Before riding off-road (available only in Peninsula, Newport, and Potawatomi State Parks) check trail conditions. Even if the trailhead looks good, the ground is often wet through mid-May, and riding on it before it dries is heavily discouraged as it could cause a lot of damage to the trails.
Get the lowdown on the county’s trails here>>
Are you itching to hit the links? You’ve come to the right place. Door County boasts nine golf courses to satisfy golfers of all skill levels. You won’t find more picturesque courses in the Midwest. See our complete guide here>>
Door County’s Farmers Markets return in May, with fresh local produce, artisan products, and meats available at public markets throughout the peninsula. Check out the schedule here>>
|March||32° / 17°||6:28a||5:37p|
|April||48° / 33°||6:31a||7:17p|
|May||57° / 39°||6:31a||7:54p|
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