Did you know that Door County’s cooler spring months and unique soil composition make it an ideal spot for growing cherries? Door County cherry-picking season takes place each year between mid-July and mid-August. It’s the sweetest time of the year! To learn more about this delicious season—keep reading!
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All About Door County Cherry-Picking Season
Pick Your Own Sweet and Tart Cherries
During your trip to Door County, embrace the tradition of cherry season and pick your own fruit at the local cherry orchards. Some of the best places around to pick these delicious fruits straight from the cherry tree include:
Location: Fish Creek, WI
Only a 6-minute drive from The Ashbrooke Hotel.
At the Lautenbach Orchard, you can make memories that will last a lifetime and pick your own tart cherries. If you’re interested in sweet cherries, they can be purchased at their indoor market. If you’re interested in taking additional cherry products home with you, the orchard sells fantastic homemade cherry salsa, cherry jam, cherry oatmeal cookie mix, chocolate-covered cherries, and more! If you’re visiting the area during the fall (mid-September to early October), you can pick apples here as well.
Location: Sister Bay, WI
Only a 27-minute drive from The Ashbrooke Hotel.
Seaquist Orchards yields approximately 1000 acres of tart cherries and over 50 acres of apples and sweet cherries. On average, the farm can produce about 6 million pounds of cherries per cherry harvesting season—wow! At this orchard, you can pick or own cherries, as well as take a motorcoach tour of the grounds so you can experience a working farm. Plus, you can also observe their canning facility where they have a viewing area and windows that allow you to see what’s happening in their canning kitchen and packing line. Afterward, head over to the bakery and pick up a freshly-baked homemade cherry pie to take with you.
Location: Sturgeon Bay, WI
Only a 38-minute drive from The Ashbrooke Hotel.
Cherry Lane Orchards takes pride in providing you with the memory of picking your own cherries that you will cherish forever. To ensure a positive and memorable outing, you can expect to find a clean, well-groomed orchard, ample parking, pristine restroom facilities, a relaxed atmosphere, and family-friendly service. When you visit the farm, they recommend that you bring your camera to snapshots of the beautiful property, as well as a packed picnic lunch and blanket so you can embrace the fantastic scenery while you enjoy lunch.
Stay in Door County’s Finest Adult-Only Hotel
Stay in the heart of Door County at our luxurious hotel, The Ashbrooke Hotel. You’ll fall in love with our gorgeous accommodations and high-class amenities. Plus, our hotel is conveniently located near all of the best things to see and do on the peninsula, so you can enjoy everything that our county has to offer, such as Door County cherry-picking season.
When you stay at The Ashbrooke Hotel, you’ll find much more than your average hotel. We offer six sophisticated styles of guest rooms and suites, and our Getaway Room is the perfect choice to relax and recharge. These rooms feature a king-size bed, an in-room 2-person Sanijet™ spa tub with color therapy, and plush micro-fiber terry cloth robes. These sophisticated rooms also feature WiFi access, a 55″ TV with HBO, and a wet bar with a refrigerator and microwave. Are you sold yet? Check our availability today and start planning your next getaway to Door County, Wisconsin!