A Door County Tradition
There are many traditions in Door County, but the most known one is the Door County Fish Boil! Fish Boil? That’s right. A tradition that reaches back over several generations to 19th century Swedish and Norwegian settlers, this method of cooking delicious whitefish began as the most efficient way to feed scores of lumberjacks and other local workers. For over 100 years, this beloved practice was passed down and kept alive by local residents and churchgoers on the Door Peninsula. Ideal for preparing large meals for community events and picnics, this time-honored ritual remains a sight to behold! I would highly recommend experiencing this at Rowleys Bay Restaurant and Resort. Rowleys is an affordable, family-owned complex that lies on Rowleys Bay, which is apart of Lake Michigan. Nestled on 100 secluded acres, including 700 feet of shoreline the welcoming staff hosts everyone from young energetic couples looking to take full advantage of the rustic outdoors and family groups large and small who want a place where all ages can be fed well and fully entertained.
Door County Day Adventures
A guided Door County kayak tour is a great way to explore the natural beauty of the peninsula. No matter what your skill level, Door County has a kayak tour for you. From the pristine waters of Logan Creek to the wild landscape of Cave Point, or the breath-taking mornings or sunsets in Ephraim, the experienced kayak guides will ensure you; your family and your friends will have a favorite memory they will cherish for a lifetime. With Door County’s Kayak Tours, enjoy getting picturesque photo opportunities that can only be seen from the waterside.
Door County Lodging:
When in Door County, your lodging accommodations must match your vacation surrounding. The Eagle Harbor Inn is located on Ephraim's main street in the Historic District offering elegant B&B Inn rooms & Whirlpool Suites. As a family owned & operated the property, the owners live here, so its refreshing to be welcomed by the by those who are behind this spectacular B&B. On property you will find an indoor current pool, wonderful workout room, sauna, free Wi-Fi, Fresh lemonade & Homemade Treats and Free Beach Chairs! The elegant whirlpool suites offer wonderful accommodations for couples and families in architecturally distinct houses, each containing several suites. Nestled throughout our 5-acres, the unique setting provides the perfect retreat during your getaway.
On A Personal Note
Who would have thought there was so much that lies in the Peninsula of Wisconsin! Overall, Door County, WI is really the Martha’s Vineyard of the Midwest. With 300 miles of shoreline, Door County embodies scenery and outdoor adventures offering vast arts, dining, and shopping and top-notch lodging. Are you wanting to Ferry to Washington Island to explore the lavender field and historic sites or do you want to visit a lighthouse, relax at a beach or stroll through waterfront villages? Either or, there is something for everyone in Door County! Last but certainly not least, thank you to the many restaurants, tour guides and welcoming citizens of Door County for their warm welcome. Thank you also goes to Maria Nixon of Geiger & Associates and Jon Jarosh, Director of Communications & PR for Door County Tourism, for being such gracious host.
For more information, visit DoorCounty.com