Get Inspired in Wisconsin’s Winter Wonderland
Door County’s quiet season is the perfect time for a getaway to play on the snow and ice or cozy up by the fire. Explore otherworldly ice formations by the lake, dine at acclaimed restaurants, sample the wares at wineries and breweries, stock up at local stores and shops, experience one-of-a-kind seasonal festivals, and reconnect with nature and yourself. No matter how you spend your days, December–February is a special time to be here.
Winter High / Low Temperature Report
|Dec.||39° / 22°|
|Jan.||31° / 19°|
|Feb.||33° / 19°|
Winter Sunrise / Sunset Report
|Dec.||7:07 a.m. / 4:10 p.m.|
|Jan.||7:27 a.m. / 4:29 p.m.|
|Feb.||7:09 a.m. / 4:58 p.m.|
Winter Event Highlights
Merry-Time Festival of TreesSturgeon Bay
New Year’s Eve Fireworks & Cherry DropSister Bay
New Year’s Day ParadeEgg Harbor
Polar Bear PlungeJacksonport
Winter FestivalFish Creek
Fire & Ice FestivalSturgeon Bay
Door County Snow Report
Wondering if Door County's 250 miles of trails are open for business? Explore the Winter Report to find out. This report is as up-to-date as possible, but visit the Door County Parks Department for the most accurate trail conditions.
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3 Ways to Take on the Tundra
Winter’s chill doesn’t stop visitors from taking advantage of the area's beautiful landscapes and ample outdoor space. Don’t forget to gear up at a winter-gear shop or equipment lender before hitting the trails, and be sure to stop at a local coffee shop or tavern for a post-excursion warmup.
- By Foot: Door County’s plentiful trails are the perfect spots to try cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, winter biking, and other winter sports.
- By Ice: If you’re a fan of extraordinary views, try venturing out onto a frozen lake for a little ice fishing. Or, strap on the old skates at the Teresa K. Hilander Ice Rink in Sister Bay for some ice skating, ice hockey, or broomball.
- By Machine: If speed is your need, consider snowmobiling or ATVing across an open field or a backwoods trail.
Celebrate the Season
Ring in the holidays and embrace the colder months at one of the many seasonal celebrations Door County hosts, including tree lightings, family events, and winter festivals. In addition to favorite festivities such as the Fish Creek Winter Fest, the Polar Plunge, and the Fire & Ice Festival, the region hosts plenty of other cold-weather events such as:
Stay Warm with Indoor Activities
Relax at area salons or spas, catch a play or a live show at a performance venue, or shop for unique holiday gifts. Door County’s array of galleries, boutiques, and shops means you can get some serious gift shopping done or treat yourself to post-holiday sales.
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