Have you ever had the pleasure of spending the holiday season in scenic Door County? It’s the perfect getaway if you want to let someone else do the heavy cooking and cleaning while you sit back, relax, and explore our picturesque peninsula. Thanksgiving in Door County should be a cherished tradition that you look forward to year after year!
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How To Make the Most Out of Thanksgiving in Door County
Don’t just visit Door County for Thanksgiving Day—make a whole long weekend getaway out of it! Here are three fun-filled things you can do while you spend time and celebrate Thanksgiving in Door County.
Indulge in a Delicious Thanksgiving Dinner
You can’t have a successful Thanksgiving holiday without treating yourself to a mouthwatering meal! One of the best places to indulge in Door County is Stone Harbor in Sturgeon Bay. Each year, they offer a fantastic Thanksgiving buffet for the whole family. Begin your meal with a salad, such as tossed mixed greens, pasta salad, or cranberry and orange salad. Their hot buffet entrees include prime rib, roasted turkey, baked salmon, portabella ravioli, and more! You can also choose from a variety of top-notch side dishes and sweet desserts.
Walk Off the Calories
Once you’re finished filling your belly with delicious goodness, get your body moving again and enjoy some fresh air. One of the most picturesque state parks in our area is Whitefish Dunes State Park. When you explore the park during this time of year, you can experience snowy terrain or warm and sunny air. When you walk along the shoreline of Lake Michigan, you’ll be serenaded by the sound of crashing waves. Don’t forget to keep your eyes peeled for beautiful birds!
Kick-off the Gift-giving Season
After Thanksgiving comes and goes, it’s officially the gift-giving season! This is the perfect excuse to visit some of the charming local businesses in Door County and start checking people off your shopping list. Some of our favorite places to pick up festive gifts and unique finds include:
- Tannenbaum Holiday Shop I 11054 WI-42, Sister Bay, WI 54234
- The Barrel Room I 4170 Main St., Fish Creek, WI 54212
- Turtle Ridge Gallery & Destination Boutique I 11736 Mink River Rd., Ellison Bay, WI 54210
- Door County Candle Company I 5789 WI-42, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
- The Red Geranium Gift Shop I 8024 WI-57 Unit C-1, Baileys Harbor, WI 54202
Where Is the Best Place To Stay in Door County?
Where will you call your home-away-from-home when you’re visiting Door County? We invite you to stay with us at The Ashbrooke Hotel! We might be closed for the winter when Thanksgiving comes around, but you should definitely book a getaway during our open season! Our adults-only hotel is conveniently located in Egg Harbor and features an indoor pool, 24-hour fitness center, luxurious accommodations, and more!