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Plan Your Stay

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Whether you’re here for an afternoon, a weekend, a week, or you decide to never leave, our handy planning guide can give you the best tips and suggestions for how to spend your time while you’re here.

Fall - I Have a Weekend

On the water
  • Refresh in the bay on an Indian Summer day
  • Kayaking and canoeing
  • Sailboat rides and Sunset cruises
  • Fishing off the docks
  • Jet-skiing and boat charters

 

Attractions
  • Explore Sturgeon Bay’s history at Heritage Village at Big Creek
  • Indoor theater at Third Avenue Playhouse or Rogue Theater
  • Dine indoors or out, at fine restaurants and casual eateries
  • Explore a favorite food  of Door County with a stop at award-winning cheesemaker Renards Cheese
  • Partake in Sturgeon Bay history and enjoy a Friday night fish frys, or watch the spectacle of a Fish Boil
  • Shop at specialty gift shops and boutiques
  • Explore Sturgeon Bay’s art offerings: galleries and districts stimulate your brain’s right side, and make for enlightening shopping and gifts
  • Feed the animals at The Farm
  • Skaters and BMXers will dig the rails at Door County’s only Skate Park
  • Enjoy a beverage at a cafe, brewery, distillery or winery
  • Tour and experience Sturgeon Bay and Door County on an authentic trolley tour
  • Visit the U.S. Coast Guard Canal Station lighthouses and stop at lookout points for views of the canal

 

In the great outdoors
  • Relax – take a fall color tour on winding country roads
  • Pick sweet, crisp apples or sip fresh-pressed cider
  • Enjoy the last fruits of the fields at the Farmer’s Markets
  • Bike around town or off-road on trails in Potawatomi State Park, or a rustic county park
  • Climb the observation tower and take in the scenic vistas at Potawatomi State 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, or Whitefish State Park
  • Fish the canal, bay or lake. Guides and charters available to help hook the big ones.
  • 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
  • Take a drive to Carlsville and check out the shops, eat delicious food, taste wine and spirits. 
  • Take a stroll around the waterfront, watching the maritime hustle and bustle, and relaxing to the sounds of the water and waterfowl
  • Check out our historic walking tour

 

Traveling with children & teens
  • Check out our “In the great outdoors” section
  • Learn about Door County history at the Door County Historical Museum & Archives, Door County Maritime Museum, and Miller Art Museum
  • Explore a favorite food  of Door County with a stop and tour at award-winning cheesemaker Renards Cheese
  • Pick sweet, crisp apples or sip fresh-pressed cider
  • Tour and experience Sturgeon Bay and Door County on an authentic trolley tour
  • Bird watch by the canal, lake or bay
  • Take a stroll around the waterfront, watch the maritime hustle and bustle
  • Feed the animals at The Farm
  • Skaters and BMXers will dig the rails at Door County’s only Skate Park
  • Outdoor activities are great for burning off energy
  • The Farm  is a great stop for exploration and education
  • Do some shore fishing with kids
  • Sunset Park is a great park for kids, offering a sandy beach, playground, restrooms and acres of green space with picnic amenities

 

Traveling with pets
  • Check out the "In the great outdoors" section
  • Visit the U.S. Coast Guard Canal Station lighthouses and stop at lookout points for views of the canal
  • Bird watch by the canal, lake or bay
  • Take in the astounding sights and sounds of massive Great Lakes freighters
  • Run off some energy (or your canine’s) at the dog park

 

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