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Summer in Door County

Endless Sun & Summer Fun

Door County summers are second to none. The sun is bright, the sand is warm, and the water calls you to the shore. Whether you want to jump in the lake, soak up the sun, explore world-class parks, dine al fresco, sip a drink by the pool, take in live show, or go on a food or shopping adventure—you can do it all in a Door County summer.
Kids jumping off of a dock into the lake.

Vacation Packages

Find packages, deals, and offers to make your getaway to Door County even sweeter.

Summer High / Low Temperature Report

June 74° / 51°
July 80° / 58°
August 77° / 57°

Summer Sunrise / Sunset Report

June 5:07 a.m. / 8:28 p.m.
July 5:07 a.m. / 8:17 p.m.
August 5:35 a.m. / 7:28 p.m.
A woman with a backpack hiking a leaf-covered trail through the woods.

Door County Trail Conditions

Gearing up for a day of exploring Door County state parks? Check the Trail Report to confirm the trails are in good shape before heading out. 

People in a boat pulling up with a tree-lined cliff line.

3 Ways to Stay Active in Summer

Summer is peak season, which means there’s no shortage of ways to get outside and stay active. From woods and water to fairways and byways, the area boasts all kinds of environments and terrains for getting up your heart rate while taking in spectacular views:

  1. Run, Bike, or Hike: As the rain and mud of spring yield to summer's fairer conditions, Door County’s trails, parks, and organized races open up to bikers, runners, and hikers.

  2. Golf Your Heart Out: Are nine golf courses enough for you? Try an entry-level short course, a picturesque 18 holes in a state park, or hit the links along the bluffs of Egg Harbor at one of the best golf courses in Wisconsin.

  3. Take to the Water: Warmer weather means more temperate lakes and waterways, so grab your gear and get ready for some kayaking, paddle boarding, parasailing, tubing, boating, jet skiing, fishing, and other water activities. Join a guided tour or set sail from a marina or boat launch.
A family walking on a boardwalk down to the beach.

Family Fun Comes First, Second, & Third

Door County offers a wide range of activities perfect for families. Check out a nature program at a preserve, take in a movie or concert in the park, or hit up a weekend festival where kids' activities are always part of the equation. Check out these additional ideas for things to do during a Door County summer with your family:

A plate of gourmet food.

Discover Locally Sourced Eats

There's no better time than summer to take a tasting tour of Door County, when the area's top restaurants and eateries are all open for business and many favorite foods—fish, meat, vegetables, jams, cherries, stone fruit, and even beer—are fresher than any other time of year.

Don't know where to go for local food? Check out these local food resources:

Top Chef Takes on Wisconsin

Tune into Bravo’s Top Chef: Wisconsin Season 21 Wednesdays at 8:00 p.m. CST when the cheftestants create culinary masterpieces in the Dairy State. With each new episode, you’ll discover new dishes to try that you can find right here in Door County, including all things cherry and traditional fish boils. 

Dine, Snap, & Win

Sample and savor delicious dishes around Door County throughout 2024, and you could win a $250 Door County Gift Certificate in our Savor the Flavor Sweepstakes. Simply explore our diverse culinary scene and post photos of your food and drinks on Instagram with #SavortheFlavorDoorCounty and tag @doorcounty.

Camp This Summer in Door County

Whether you're an avid hiker, a nature enthusiast, or simply seeking a tranquil retreat, Door County is the perfect place to go camping with your family and friends with private campgrounds nestled amidst towering trees, state parks offering rustic campsites with stunning waterfront views, and more. Plus, you can get the inside scoop on the perfect place to pitch your tent by how you like to explore the outdoors. 

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