Break from the Ordinary
with a Door County Winter Getaway

Get Inspired in Wisconsin’s Winter Wonderland

Door County’s quiet season is the perfect time for a getaway to play in the snow and ice or cozy up by the fire. Explore acclaimed restaurants, wineries, breweries, and shops and reconnect with nature and yourself. From holiday festivities to polar plunges to winter festivals, December–February is a special time to be in the county. 

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

Nov.–Dec.

Merry-Time Festival of Trees

Sturgeon Bay

December

New Year’s Eve Fireworks & Cherry Drop

Sister Bay

January

New Year’s Day Parade

Egg Harbor

January

Polar Bear Plunge

Jacksonport

February

Winter Festival

Fish Creek

February

Fire & Ice Festival

Sturgeon Bay

Door County Snow Report

Snow Conditions

Wondering if Door County's 250 miles of trails are open for business? Explore the Winter Report map to find out. This report is as up-to-date as possible, but visit the Door County Parks Department for the most accurate data.

Trail Condition Grading System Key (PDF)


Cross Country Skiing & Snowmobiling Trails

We've marked a few favorite parks and trails to this map, but explore each zone's map for a far more detailed view of snowmobiling trails.

   North Zone Map (PDF)
   Central Zone Map (PDF)
   Southwest Zone Map (PDF)
   Southeast Zone Map (PDF)
   Full County Map (PDF)

3 Ways to Take on the Winter Tundra

Winter’s chill doesn’t stop Door County’s visitors from taking advantage of the beautiful winter landscapes and the area's trails, parks, and nature preserves. Don’t forget to gear up at one of these equipment-rental locations before hitting the trails, and be sure to stop at a local coffee shop or tavern for a post-excursion warm-up. Here are three ways to stay active and explore Door County’s beautiful winter scenery:

  • By Foot: Door County’s plentiful trails and parks create ample opportunities to try cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and other winter sports. 

  • By Ice: If you’re a fan of extraordinary views and unusual experiences, try venturing out onto a frozen lake for a little ice fishing or ice skating.

  • By Machine: If speed is your need, consider snowmobiling or ATVing across an open field or hidden 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, find some indoor fun, catch a play or a live show at one of our performance venues, or find great 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.