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Plan Your Stay in Sturgeon Bay: Eco-tourism Edition!

For many of us, snowy winters (though beautiful) leave you itching to get outside during the warm summer months. With ⅓ of Door County’s 300 miles of coastline and multiple natural areas and state parks, Sturgeon Bay is the perfect place to explore the great outdoors.

Given the vast amount of coastline, Sturgeon Bay is perfect for kayaking and paddleboarding. Not only are these activities great exercise, but they are also great opportunities to sightsee from the water. One unique sight you may run across is a shipwreck, many of which can be seen from the water’s surface. Whether you paddle the coastline at Cave Point, the canal, or under the bridges and past the 1,000 footers in the bay, adventure and breathtaking views are guaranteed. There are plenty of options to rent or buy kayaks and paddleboards in Sturgeon Bay - give us a call to learn more!

Fishing the lake, canal, or bay is another great way to explore the eco-tourism of Sturgeon Bay. Sturgeon Bay hosts multiple major fishing tournaments each year and was named the #1 bass fishing spot in the nation by Bassmaster in 2014. There are many places to fish from land (including Potawatomi Park’s new ADA Accessible fishing pier) or by water via kayak or fishing charter. Whether or not you reel in the big ones, as they say, “a bad day fishing is better than a good day at work.”

Sturgeon Bay is also great for exploring the outdoors by land. Home to two state parks, Potawatomi State Park and Whitefish Dunes State Park, there are plenty of options for hiking and biking. Potawatomi Park marks the Eastern Terminus of the Ice Age Trail and is great for hiking. Not only does the trail provide sweeping views of the channel, but it also serves as a great reminder of how Sturgeon Bay’s natural landscape was formed. Whitefish Dunes State Park is located on the coast of Lake Michigan, just south of Cave Point County Park. Whitefish Dunes is the perfect place to walk the coastline and explore one of the many trails, sand dunes, or forests that Whitefish Dunes is home to. Both parks have multiple picnic areas and public bathrooms so they are great places to pack up and spend your day!

No matter how you choose to explore the eco-tourism that Sturgeon Bay has to offer, please remember to enjoy these natural wonders responsibly and ensure they can be enjoyed by generations to come. For more information on Sturgeon Bay’s vast eco-tourism offerings or to plan your stay in Sturgeon Bay, visit https://www.sturgeonbay.net/new-in-2021/eco-tourism/.