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Exploring the Northern Lakeside of Sturgeon Bay

Early Fall is one of our favorite times to explore Sturgeon Bay. The crowds and traffic have diminished, but the weather is still warm and enjoyable! We took an opportunity this week to explore some landmarks in our very own hometown – something that we don’t do often enough.

We started out the morning with a hike through Whitefish Dunes State Park on the Red Trail. Approximately one mile into the hike, we turned on the Old Baldy over look trail. Unfortunately, the overlook is closed, but we still hiked the trail to take in the sites.

Since we were so close, we also popped over to Cave Point County Park. Cave Point is by far one of the most popular landmarks in all of Door County. The crashing waves and underwater caves attract hundreds of thousands of visitors every year.

The park, established in 1943, features limestone cliffs that have been carved out after centuries of forceful waves crashing ashore – some reaching over 30 ft tall!

Cave Point County Park can be enjoyed by land, through their many walking trails, but also by water. Kayakers and scuba divers frequent the waters surrounding the park to catch a different view of the landscape.

The park is open year-round, and many say that winter is their favorite time to visit. The ice formations and rolling waves are breathtaking and you can explore by snowshoeing or cross-country skiing around the 19 acres of park.

Photo credit * DCVB – Destination Door County*