As the seasons change, and we get closer to winter, there is still plenty to do in the coming months.
We haven’t had the true winter weather yet in Door County, but it will come.
So many of the things that you can see in Door County, other times of the year, are available in the winter. It’s just a little different, and perhaps a little quieter. The area offers plenty of natural beauty.
There are still a number of businesses that close down in the winter, however, if you haven’t come to Door County in the wintertime for maybe 10 or 15 years, you’ll be amazed at how many places are open now in the off season.
Places like Bay Shore Outfitters in Sturgeon Bay. The store features all-things outdoors, and they sell and rent snowshoes and cross country skis as well.
Many places celebrate the snow (when it comes). At Potawatomi State Park near Sturgeon Bay and Peninsula State Park in Fish Creek, there are many trails that offers hikers and mountain bikers a view of ancient rock formations known at the Niagara Escarpment.
Many of the cute little shops and boutiques are open year-round. Some shops like Maxwell’s House, Blacksmith Clothing and Kim’s Boutique have substantially reduced hours, but still welcome guests regularly.
The Door County Visitors Bureau puts out an annual winter guide. The booklet is packed with information on major winter events, as well as wineries, restaurants, shops, and places to stay. Of course, here at the landmark resort, we would put the Landmark tops on the lodging list.
If you need an excuse to come back and see what Door County is like in the colder months of the year, there is everything from a pond hockey tournament on a frozen lake, to a snowshoe trek through the woods. Door County is quite different in the winter, but it’s still a magical place and there’s still some wonderful things to see and do while they’re up here.