Door County's 100 miles of backroad biking have everything from
trails through our state parks to country roads through fields and
orchards. It's a great way to discover the Door County peninsula.
Free maps are available through the Door County Visitors
Mountain bikers particularly enjoy the 15-mile Ahnapee Trail
that connects Algoma with Sturgeon Bay. Families and couples enjoy
the wooded off-road trails at Peninsula State Park (eight miles),
Newport State Park (13 miles), Potawatomi State Park (four
Two popular rides in the county are the Ridges Sanctuary Ride in
June and the Door County Century Ride in September. Also enjoy
local weekly cycling rides - see DC Bikes for additional
From a leisurely family stroll along a self-guided nature trail
to a more demanding hike, Door County's natural beauty is best
enjoyed close up and on foot.
Hiking trails abound in the five state parks as well as in many
of the smaller county parks. There are multiple trails and loops of
trails to choose from in Peninsula and Potawatomi state parks. The
11 miles of trails at Whitefish Dunes State Park includes a
self-guided tour past replicas of the structures used by Native
Americans in the area. Newport State Park, a semi-wilderness area,
features 28 miles of trails and is a favorite of backpacking
campers and day hikers.
Nature lovers will enjoy the unspoiled beauty and rare plants at
Toft's Point and the Ridges Sanctuary, both located near Baileys
A trip by ferry or boat to Rock Island will link hikers to more
than six miles of trails, covering terrain that ranges from sandy
beaches to rocky shores to towering bluffs. Pack a lunch and picnic
at the lighthouse.
There are many nooks and crannies in Door County that are often
overlooked but are outstanding places to visit. Door County Living
Classrooms provides the opportunity to be guided into the heart of
Door County's ecological hot spots or be taken off the beaten
Summer is the most popular time for hiking in the Door, but
brilliant foliage and cooler temperatures make fall a close second.
Spring and winter offer a serenity that can't be found at other
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