Discover Door County WI

Where is Door County WI?

Distance from Midwest cities to Chocolate Chicken in Egg Harbor WI:

  • Chicago IL – 250 miles
  • Green Bay WI – 60 miles
  • Indianapolis IN – 440 miles
  • Milwaukee WI – 175 miles
  • Twin Cities MN – 345 miles
  • Quad Cities IA/IL – 363 miles

AMAZING FACT - Door County has more shoreline than any other US state as it is surrounded by the largest US fresh water lake – Lake Michigan!

Unrivaled splendor has earned Wisconsin's Door County the deserved title of the "Cape Cod of the Midwest." Along the peninsula's 300 miles of shoreline, numerous lighthouses stand vigil above Green Bay and Lake Michigan, cutting stark silhouettes against a breathtaking expanse of sky that mirrors the azure waters below. The allure of numerous lakes and golf courses as well as hundreds of acres of protected land has helped make Door County a serene escape for more than a century.

Ten Quant Towns and Villages

Door County is blessed with a collection of 10 very different unique towns and villages; each one with its own history, charm and character. And Door County virtually has an unlimited number of activities to offer and a million reasons why the Most Spectacular County in Wisconsin remains the Number One vacation destination for so many. Door County is not only an attraction to fellow Wisconsinites and Midwesterners, but Door County appeals to millions of visitors from all areas of the US, with an ever-growing number of worldwide guests as well. Over 2 million visitors travel to Door County every year.

Beaches

Below is a list of just a few of our favorite local beaches; definitely worth checking out during your next summer vacation in Door County:

  • Egg Harbor Village Beach - 1/2 mile s/o Chocolate Chicken on Hwy G, north of Alpine Resort
  • Murphy County Beach - 4 miles s/o Chocolate Chicken at intersection of Hwys G & B
  • Nicolet Bay Beach - 12 miles n/o Chocolate Chicken within Peninsula State Park Fish Creek
  • Whitefish Dunes Beach located in Whitefish Dunes State Park - 14 miles s/e Chocolate Chicken 

Coffee Houses 

  • Chocolate Chicken - Egg Harbor WI
  • Door County Coffee - Carlsville WI
  • Drink Coffee - Sister Bay WI
  • Glas Green Coffeehouse - Sturgeon Bay WI
  • Kick Coffee Shop - Sturgeon Bay WI
  • Blue Horse Beach Café - Fish Creek WI
  • Leroy’s Water Street- Ephraim WI

Dining - over 500 eateries throughout Door County

  • Free Things to do in Door County - check out these event calendars:
  • DoorCounty.com
  • DoorCountyToday.com
  • DoorCountyNavigator.com
  • DNR.wi.gov

Galleries galore – here are a few in or near Egg Harbor

  • Dovetail Art Gallery - n/o Chocolate Chicken across from Trio Restaurant
  • Cupola House Gallery - just n/o Chocolate Chicken on Hwy 42
  • Yore Place Gallery - n/o Chocolate Chicken near Hwy E
  • Off the Wheel Pottery - n/o Chocolate Chicken on Hwy E
  • Plum Bottom Pottery - s/o Chocolate Chicken on Plum Bottom Rd e/o Hwy 42
  • Woodwalk Gallery - s/o Chocolate Chicken on Hwy G
  • Edgewood Orchard Gallery - n/o Chocolate Chicken on Peninsula Players Road

Light Houses

Door County has 300 miles of coastline and more lighthouses than any other county in the US. Take time to visit Door County Maritime Museum for map & update on current events. Even though Door County is dotted with 11 lighthouses, the most accessible lighthouses are: Cana Island Lighthouse, Eagle Bluff Lighthouse (daily guided tours), Bailey’s Harbor Range Lights, and Canal Station Lighthouse in Sturgeon Bay. These lighthouses are accessible by car and visitors are welcome. Additional tours are available by naturalist, trolley, and scenic boat.

Lodging

Check out Door County Visitors Bureau website link doorcounty.com/where-to-stay to obtain the best information about lodging that will suit your needs and your budget.

  • Cabin
  • Camping
  • Condo
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Motel
  • Resort
  • RV park
  • Vacation Rental

State Parks

Five awesome Wisconsin State Parks in beautiful Door County – One around every corner!

  • Peninsula State Park - Fish Creek WI
  • Potowatomi State Park - west side Door County Sturgeon Bay WI
  • Newport Beach State Park - east side of Door County Ellison Bay WI
  • Rock Island State Park - north of Door County peninsula & accessible by ferry boat only
  • Whitefish Dunes State Park - east side of Door County - 14 miles northeast of Sturgeon Bay

County Parks

With picturesque bluffs, trails, and vistas in northern Door County:

  • Cave Point County Park - trail connects to adjacent Whitefish Dunes State Park
  • Door Bluff Headlands County Park -  west of Gills Rock
  • Ellison Bluff - southwest of Ellison Bay
  • Ridges Sanctuary - Bailey’s Harbor ( US National Natural Landmark & Audubon Bird Area)

Outdoor Activities

  • Biking
  • Camping
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Scooters
  • Motorcycles
  • Walking

Performing Arts

Outstanding entertainment by local, regional, national, & international performers:

  • American Folklore Theatre - within Peninsula State Park Fish Creek WI
  • Door County Auditorium - Fish Creek WI
  • Door Shakespeare - Baileys Harbor WI
  • Peninsula Players Theatre -  Fish Creek WI (longest-running outdoor theatre in US)
  • Stage Door Theatre Company - Sturgeon Bay WI (lower level – seasonal)
  • Third Avenue Playhouse / TAP  - Sturgeon Bay WI (upper level – year-round)
  • Door Shakespeare - Baileys Harbor WI

Shopping

Each village has its own unique specialty stores to make your shopping experience memorable.

Sweet Treats: Ice Cream, Fudge, Chocolates

  • Chocolate Chicken - Egg Harbor WI
  • Door County Candy -  Sturgeon Bay WI
  • Door County Confectionary - Sturgeon Bay WI
  • Door County Ice Cream - Sister Bay WI
  • Not Licked Yet - Fish Creek WI
  • Malibu Moo’s - Fish Creek WI
  • Dippy’s Ice Cream - Fish Creek WI
  • Dairy View Country Store - Carlsville, WI
  • Sister Sweets - Fish Creek, WI
  • Uncle Tom’s Newport School Candy - Ellison Bay WI
  • Yum Yum Tree - Baileys Harbor, WI
  • Wilsons - Ephraim WI

Special Events

Visit doorcounty.com/events for current update on year-round events, activities & festivals throughout Door County.

Vineyards

The ever-growing popularity of Door County vineyards and their award-winning wines has critics in northern California taking note. Judge for yourself by visiting and sampling wine at any one of the following wineries:

  • Door Peninsula Winery & Distillery - Hwy 42 at Hwy I / Carlsville Road
  • Harbor Ridge Winery - Hwy 42 Egg Harbor (new orchard – also sell Von Stiehl Wine)
  • Orchard Country Winery - Hwy 42 just south of Fish Creek
  • Simon Creek Winery - 3 miles east of Hwy 42 on Hwy I in Carlsville
  • Stone’s Throw Winery - 4 miles east of Egg Harbor on Hwy E, just a stone’s throw past Hwy A
  • Door 44 Winery - Hwy 42 just north of Sturgeon Bay & one mile south of Hwy 57 split (in same bldg as Grandma Tommy’s)
  • Von Stiehl Winery - Algoma (Wisconsin’s oldest winery – excellent reviews!)

For more info and reasons to Visit Door County WI, contact:

Door County Visitors Bureau: DCVB Center: 1015 Green Bay Rd Sturgeon Bay WI 54235  Tel (920) 743-4456

  • DoorCounty.com
  • DoorCountyNavigator.com
  • DoorCountyToday.com
  • DoorCountyDiningGuide.com