As the season starts to transition to spring, Door County emerges from its winter hibernation. The temperatures slowly climb upward, greenery comes back to life, and cherry and apple trees begin to bloom. These elements, paired with the lack of summer crowds, make this the perfect time to take a trip to Door County. If you’re wondering what the best things to do in Door County in the spring are, keep reading!
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Fun Things To Do in Door County in the Spring
Here are some fantastic ways to spend your time in this magical area during springtime.
Explore the Lighthouses
Since the 1800s, Door County lighthouses have guided sailors as they made their way through the Great Lakes. Although most of the beacons have long since retired, they still stand as symbols of strength and protection along Door County’s shores. A visit to our peninsula is incomplete without seeing these breathtaking figures. Some of our favorite local lighthouses include:
- Eagle Bluff Lighthouse
- Sherwood Point Lighthouse
- Cana Island Lighthouse
- Old Baileys Harbor Lighthouse
- Plum Island Lighthouse
- Sturgeon Bay Canal North Pierhead Light
Adventure in the Parks
Door County’s natural scenery is one of the area’s main attractions. From stunning rocky shorelines to dense forests, you could spend an entire day exploring our area’s unique flora and fauna. If you’re hoping to spend some time exploring the great outdoors during your stay with us at The Ashbrooke, we are conveniently located near many state parks and county parks. Here are the most popular parks in Door County that you won’t want to miss:
- Peninsula State Park
- Newport State Park
- Whitefish Dunes State Park
- Rock Island State Park
- Potawatomi State Park
- Cave Point County Park
- Ridges Sanctuary
Admire the Blossoms
Cooler spring months, paired with the soil composition in Door County, make it an ideal location for growing cherries and apples. When you begin to see the apple and cherry blossoms bloom, it’s a sign that the county has thawed out from winter and spring is in the air. During your spring trip to Door County, break out your camera and explore the gorgeous blossoms at some of these locations.
- Apple orchards (Lautenbach’s Orchard Country Winery & Market is one of our favorites)
- Trolley tours (Door County Trolley offers a Spring Blossom Tour)
- One of the area’s 19 county parks (Cave Point County Park is a great one)
- Hiking trails (Newport State Park offers an extensive trail system, as well as long stretches of beach along Lake Michigan)
Dine at Fantastic Eateries
An essential part of any vacation is food. Local food can make or break a trip, regardless of where you are. Lucky for Door County visitors, there are plenty of top-notch restaurants on the peninsula to keep you and your stomach happy on your Wisconsin getaway:
Stay in the Heart of Door County at the Ashbrooke Hotel
The Ashbrooke Hotel is an adults-only Door County hotel in Egg Harbor and is the perfect Wisconsin getaway. Our convenient location keeps you close to surrounding areas and all the best things to do in Door County year-round.
When you stay at The Ashbrooke Hotel, you’ll find much more than your average hotel. We offer six sophisticated styles of rooms and suites paired with opulent amenities. The Ashley Room is our standard room and is located on the first floor facing the front of the building. These stunning rooms feature a king-sized bed, a wet bar with microwave and refrigerator, free WiFi access, a 42″ TV with HBO, and a lovely outside sitting area. It’s the perfect spot to lay your head during your Door County getaway.
Spring will be here before you know it. Check our availability and start planning your trip today!