Then snow is melting which means it is time to get outside and see what Mother Nature has to offer. When the snow melts a new world appears with gorgeous blooming flowers and raging waters. There are a lot of things to do in Door County including five state parks, the greatest number of any county in Wisconsin. Referred to as the “Five Jewels in the Crown,” each of Door County’s state parks is unique. If hiking is not your thing you can take part in some golf and fishing at these amazing parks. At Landmark Resort we have everything you need after a long day of exploring to relax and enjoy what spring has to offer.
Newport State Park, northeast of Ellison Bay, is Wisconsin’s only “Wilderness Park.” This 2,400-acre park has 11 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline, including 3 miles of sand beaches and one mile of shoreline on Europe Lake. Newport has 30 miles of hiking trails and 12 miles of off-road bicycle trails
Rock Island State Park, at the very tip of the Door County Peninsula, begins with two ferry rides. Rock Island offers visitors a “walking only” tour through its many trails. Picnic areas, a half-mile sandy shoreline, a lighthouse, and several historic buildings are all part of the Rock Island experience.
Whitefish Dunes State Park features 865 acres offering an extensive trail system winding through wooded sand dunes, an arid meadow, a cool pine plantation, a boardwalk through a marsh and the dramatic rocky shoreline around Cave Point. The park is also home to scenic views of Lake Michigan and 250 yards of accessible sand beach.
Potawatomi State Park, near Sturgeon Bay in Door County, is known for its great walleye and bass fishing. Potawatomi State Park, south of Sturgeon Bay, has rolling upland terrain, bordered by steep slopes and rugged limestone cliffs along the Green Bay shoreline. While fishing you will be able to sit back and enjoy the view while you find that perfect fish.
Peninsula State Park is a 3,776-acre state treasure on Wisconsin’s Door County peninsula. Seven miles of Lake Michigan’s Green Bay shoreline wrap around a landscape of forests, meadows, and wetlands. Rocky bluffs ascend over 150 feet while deer graze in abandoned farm fields. Peninsula State Park is the only Wisconsin State Park with a golf course. With its unique geography and verdant landscapes, Door County is the perfect setting for golf. There are eleven golf courses of varying lengths and degree of challenge. No matter your skill level, you’ll want to try one or more of Door County’s golf courses. With fresh air, warm sun and unbeatable views of Lake Michigan and Green Bay, golfing in Door County is an experience to remember.
There are so many things to do in Door County that you will need to take your time to see it all. At Landmark Resort we want to make sure that during your stay you are comfortable and are enjoying your time in the beautiful Door County. After spending time in Door County we dare you not to fall in love. So spring into action and book your vacation today and create your memories today.