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First, we’d like to thank everyone who told us to visit Door County, Wisconsin. Despite the unusually wet summer, we soaked up all the beauty Door County has to offer. If you follow our travels closely, you know it’s heavily focused on food. Our trip to Door County was no different, so we hope you enjoy our list of Things to Do in Door County.
Warning: fish boils not included.
Things to Do in Door County
Go for a Scenic Drive
Start your Door County adventure by taking a scenic drive around the peninsula. There are many scenic places to stop along the way. Door County also offers quite a few specialities that you won’t want to miss. If you take Bay Shore Drive towards Egg Harbor, make a stop at Frank E Murphy Park.
Ghost Pepper Cheese
Renard’s Cheese Shop in Sturgeon Bay has free cheese and wine samples daily. Our favorite cheese was their ghost pepper cheese. It’s not for the faint of heart, but if you enjoy heat, this cheese will get you sweating. Another favorite is the terrific trio made of cheddar, parmesan and gouda.
Homemade Licorice Caramel
Sink your sweet tooth into a soft, chewy licorice caramel by Door County Confectionery. I’m not a big licorice fan, but I can get down with licorice caramel! They also have cherry caramel which is just as good. No free samples here, you’ll just have to take our word for it and try one for $0.40.
Watch Goats Graze on the Roof
You read that correctly. Al Johnson’s Swedish Restaurant in Sister Bay has a grass covered rooftop with several goats roaming on it. Keep your eyes peeled as you drive by for these adorable goats.
Apple Cider Donut
Seaquist Orchard in Sister Bay makes these wonderful donuts using apple cider. Think of a light cake donut covered in sugar that tastes like apple cider. Fresh donuts are $1 each or head over to the bargain table and pick up a pack of four for $2. Note: Seaquist Orchard is closed on Sundays.
Door County Cherry Wine
There is no shortage of wineries to choose from in Door County. Our favorite was Simon Creek Winery for two reasons. First, they offer a free wine tasting with four pours. Second, they make good cherry wine sold at a decent price. We found it for less than $10 a bottle at a local grocery store.
Dip Your Toes in the Water at Death’s Door
Nicknamed Death’s Door, the strait between Washington Island and Door Peninsula saw many shipwrecks in its early days. Head over to the Washington Island Ferry Line and take a walk along the beach. Dip your toes in the water where Lake Michigan meets Green Bay.
Where to Stay in Door County, Wisconsin
We camped at Tranquil Timbers in Sturgeon Bay. Below are some other options.