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Unique Things to Do: 5 Door County Adventures You’ll Love

If you’re looking for some unique things to do while you’re vacationing in Door County, you’re going to love this list. In this picturesque region, you’ll discover a treasure trove of natural beauty, cultural attractions, and outdoor adventures you won’t find anywhere else. From exploring lush parks to marveling at historic lighthouses and indulging in local farm experiences, this blog will take you on an exciting journey. With plenty of adventure ideas to keep you busy, you’ll have a wonderful time in Door County.

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Explore 5 Fabulous and Unique Things To Do in Door County

Outdoor Destinations

Begin your Door County journey at Peninsula State Park, where you’ll find forests, scenic hiking trails, and breathtaking shoreline views. Just a short drive away, Cave Point County Park offers dramatic limestone sea caves and stunning coastal vistas. Whitefish Dunes State Park is a serene escape with sandy beaches and towering dunes. If you’re a stargazer, Newport State Park boasts dark skies ideal for celestial observations. For those seeking diverse landscapes, Potawatomi State Park offers a variety of outdoor experiences, like an observation tower that provides a stunning view. Don’t forget to visit the Ellison Bluff State Natural Area for history and breathtaking views.


Door County is famous for its charming lighthouses. Climb to the top of Cana Island Lighthouse for panoramic views of Lake Michigan, or explore the maritime history at Sherwood Point Lighthouse or Eagle Bluff Lighthouse. These iconic structures are not to be missed.

Local Attractions

To immerse yourself in the local culture, hop aboard the Door County Trolley for entertaining and informative tours. Experience world-class theater under the stars at Northern Sky Theater. Thrill-seekers can embark on exhilarating boat tours with Door County Adventure Rafting. At the same time, nature enthusiasts will find solace in The Garden Door’s botanical wonders.

Local Farms

For a taste of farm life, head to The Farm, where you can interact with animals and explore heritage buildings. At Seaquist Orchards Farm Market, savor fresh, locally grown produce and delicious treats.

Hidden Gems

The Ridges Sanctuary is a natural wonderland, a protected area teeming with unique ecosystems. Door Peninsula Winery offers wine tasting and tours, while School House Beach’s smooth limestone pebbles and crystal-clear waters are an impressive sight on Washington Island. Dive into Door County’s rich history at the Door County Historical Museum and enjoy wine tasting with breathtaking vineyard views at Stone’s Throw Winery. Don’t miss Cana Island, another hidden gem with its iconic lighthouse and unique location.

One of the Most Unique Places to Stay in Door County

Your list of unique things to do isn’t complete without a fantastic place to stay. Enjoy the best of Wisconsin by staying in a luxury room at the Ashbrooke Hotel in Egg Harbor. Our adult-only accommodations are the perfect place to use as a central base for all the fantastic and fun things to do.

Our luxurious suites provide unbeatable service and Door County Hotel amenities such as a complimentary breakfast, pool, fire pit, hot tub, and much more. Local markets and attractions are just a few minutes away. Book your stay at the Ashbrooke Hotel today!