Father and son fishing.

5 of the Best Activities for a Father and Son Trip to Door County  

Fishing, hiking, food, and drinks, are father-son trip essentials. But where should you go? Look no further than Door County, WI! This fantastic community offers outdoor activities, breweries, and top-notch adventures. Here is the guide to cover all your bases for a great father and son trip to Door County!  

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Your Guide to the Best Father and Son Trip to Door County 

Cast a Line  

Who’s the better angler? Water is never too far away when visiting Door County. With so many options, you’ll never run out of great spots to check out. Egg Harbor Marina boasts a yacht club and perfect areas for fishing. Pack your gear and head on over! These waters feature many local fish including Smallmouth Bass, Walleye, Perch, Salmon, and Trout.  

For a more adventurous pursuit, take a day trip to Newport State Park. This beautiful park in northern Door County offers plenty of public water access to cast your line!  

Hit the Trails  

Door County is filled with opportunities to take a hike! From popular trails to hidden gems, there is something for everyone. However, we have a few bucket list spots!  like Peninsula State Park. This popular hike offers amazing views and beautiful terrain to navigate. Featuring upland woods, bluffs, and the Sunset Bike Path, the possibilities are endless.  

Another great dual adventure is Cave Point County Park and Whitefish Dunes State Park. These two areas are adjacent to one other and offer stunning limestone cliffsides that give way to magnificent sandy beaches. Watch the terrain change before your eyes and have plenty of bonding time along the way.  

Grab a Cold One 

After all the day’s activities, it’s time to have a well-deserved drink. Door County has many breweries, and wineries. Suppose you’re in the mood for a locally crafted beer, head over to Shipwrecked in Egg Harbor. These county-made brews are sure to please. Enjoy water views while learning about the long history of the site. There are even stories of ghosts!  

If beers aren’t at the top of your list, sip on a glass of cabernet at Stone’s Throw Winery in Baileys Harbor. This winery has been serving fine wine for over 20 years! Share stories and laugh while taking in the beauty of the area.  

 Attend a Fish Boil 

Taking a father-son trip to Door County wouldn’t be complete without attending a fish boil! They are a tradition that has held firmly in Door County for centuries. Fish boils were originally held to feed large groups of Scandinavian workers that migrated to the peninsula. Today, fish boils are engrained into the local culture and are often held to celebrate special occasions. A local favorite is Pelletier’s. They host nightly fish boils, so there are plenty of opportunities to experience this tradition!  

Stay at the Ashbrooke Hotel 

Memories between father and son last a lifetime. From laughs to hugs and everything in between, they are always cherished. Plan your next father and son trip to Door County, where you will experience the very best eastern Wisconsin has to offer. Fish at the state parks, hike the trails, drink the finest wine, have a culinary experience, and stay at the comfiest accommodation. You will never forget your trip by the bay. 

Bed in Grand Whirlpool Suite

The Ashbrooke Hotel offers a peaceful and luxurious place to stay. Located in Egg Harbor, this hotel offers superior accommodations and unmatched comfort. This adults-only property will be the home base after a day of father and son excursions.  

Check our availability to start planning your father and son trip to Door County!