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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.

Spring - I Have an Afternoon

On the water
  • Kayaking, canoeing and paddleboarding
  • Sailboat rides and Sunset cruises
  • Fishing off the docks
  • Jet-skiing
 
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 taste of Door County with a stop at award-winning cheesemaker Renards Cheese
  • 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 spring baby 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
  • Explore country roads to see the explosion of blossoms and smell their sweet perfume
  • Wander through the daffodils along the roadsides
  • 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
  • Take in a youth baseball or soccer game
  • Fish the canal, bay, or lake
  • 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
  • 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 taste of Door County with a stop and tour at award-winning cheesemaker Renards Cheese
  • Tour and experience Sturgeon Bay and Door County on an authentic trolley tour
  • Take a drive to Carlsville and visit the country store with a small petting zoo
  • Bird watch by the canal, lake or bay
  • Take a stroll around the waterfront, watch the maritime hustle and bustle
  • Feed the spring baby 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
 
Traveling with pets
  • Check out our “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 maneuvering through the ship canal on their way out of winter layup
  • Run off some energy (or your canine’s) at the dog park
 
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