Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center News

Plan your Spring Trip to Sturgeon Bay!

Looking to escape for an afternoon, an overnight, or a week long vacation? Sturgeon Bay offers as much, or as little activity as you wish to do, in the time you have to spend on the peninsula. Paddle along the canal on a Stand Up Paddleboard, lounge while sipping wine and sampling cheese, treat yourself to a spa treatment, take a fishing charter and hook a big one.

Spring awakens more than just the birds and bees…notes of outdoor music begin to drift on the breeze, fresh greens, flowers and early fruits make their way onto menus and farmers market stands, nature trails come alive in the bright spring sunshine, offering options to experience the natural beauty the Door peninsula offers.

Come and explore Sturgeon Bay your way. The expert staff at the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center can help you create the experience you want. Call us (920) 743-6246, email: vacation@sturgeonbay.net, or stop by for insider tips.

Arts & Culture:

  • Experience indoor theater at Third Avenue Playhouse or Rogue Theater
  • Explore Sturgeon Bay’s art offerings: galleries, museums and art districts stimulate your brain’s right side, and make for enlightening shopping and gifts.


  • Dine indoors or out, as the weather warms, at fine restaurants and casual eateries
  • Explore a taste of Door County with a stop at award-winning cheesemakers
  • Enjoy a warm beverage at a cafe, sample hearty brews, take a nip at a distillery or taste wines
  • Partake in Sturgeon Bay culinary history and enjoy a Fish Boil, or Friday night fish fry



  • Climb Door County’s tallest observation tower and take in the scenic vistas above the trees at Potawatomi State Park
  • Visit the U.S. Coast Guard Canal Station lighthouses, and stop at lookout points along the way for views of the canal. You may even catch a freighter leaving winter lay-up (March-early April, dependent on ice).
  • Take a stroll around the waterfront, watching the maritime hustle and bustle, and relaxing to the sounds of the water and waterfowl
  • Fish the canal, bay or lake. Guides and charters available to help you hook the big ones.
  • Explore country roads to see the explosion of blossoms and smell their sweet perfume
  • Bike around town or off-road on trails in Potawatomi State Park, or a rustic county park
  • Stroll the sand dunes, or bask in the spring sunshine at Whitefish Dunes State Park
  • Enjoy a picnic at one of the beautiful beaches of Otumba or Sunset Parks
  • Take in a youth baseball or soccer game
  • Run off some energy (or your canine’s) at any of the parks with courts, cages, disc golf, outdoor fitness equipment, and the dog park
  • Bring, or rent, a kayak, canoe or Stand Up Paddleboard for exploring the waters around Sturgeon Bay
  • Take a sailboat ride or sunset cruise. Rent a jet ski, or charter a boat.
  • Putt-er around the golf course, take a ride on a Segway or zip through the trees on a zip line


  • Feed the spring baby animals at The Farm. The Farm is a great stop for exploration and education.
  • Skaters and BMXers will dig the rails at Door County’s only Skate Park
  • Take a drive to Carlsville and visit the country store with a small petting zoo.
  • Ride on a Segway or zip through the trees on a zip line

Events – Mark your calendar for upcoming Spring & early Summer events: