You might be wondering when is the best time to visit Door County. While most tourists tend to visit May – October, there is plenty to enjoy at any time of the year. Door County is a year-round destination spot with great weather for a variety of things to do in each season.
Enjoy the Great Lakes in the summer, with camping and hiking. Go to festivals in the fall. Snowshoe through a state park or try ice fishing in the winter. And the springtime is perfect for bird-watching hikes, picnics, and soaking up some sun after a long winter. Keep reading to learn what the weather is like for each season and some of the best things to do in Door County.
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Summer Weather in Door County
Summer is a gorgeous time of year when the sand is warm, the sun is hot, and everyone is thawing out from the long winter months. Temperatures in the summer reach highs of 80˚ with overnight lows of 57˚. The humidity in the summer can see a few rare days of unpleasantness but for the most part, is quite comfortable.
Door in the summertime is teeming with things to do like Door County Farmer’s Markets to the Door County Fair. Visitors and locals alike love going on beach trips, hiking adventures, and participating in fish boils. There are plenty of things to do in the summer to keep you busy your entire vacation.
After the heat of summer, fall temperatures generally cool down by November to around 46˚ during the day and overnight lows hit around 24˚. It’s time to start bringing out the flannels, hoodies, and hot cider! This is the wetter part of the year and rainfall in Door County is around 30” per year.
The trees start their annual fall color-changing show and the festivals around Door County begin! Fall is one of the most romantic times of the year and invites a plentitude of ideas for a romantic getaway. What better way to spend a fall holiday than celebrating the autumnal season by attending the best Door County festivals or walking hand-in-hand through an apple orchard? Take a scenic boat tour or a scenic drive through some of Door County’s most breathtaking places to see the fall colors!
Winter Weather in Door County
With the days getting shorter and shorter, the temperatures start to drop more dramatically in the winter. Daytime temperatures range between 39˚ and 33˚ and nights will make your teeth chatter at an average of 20˚. The average snowfall is 47” per year making Door County a winter wonderland of fun things to do!
Say hello to hot cocoa, cozy fireplaces, and thick wool blankets. But only after a long day of exciting winter activities like snowshoeing through some snow-covered trees or going to a winter festival. There are just as many things to do in the winter weather in Door County as there are in the summer!
Spring is a time of joy when life springs back from the harsh winter. Trees begin budding, flowers start to bloom, baby birds are hatching, and everyone wants to be outside more.
March temperatures hit around 32˚ and overnight temps, at about 17˚. By the end of spring, temps are up to 57˚ in the day and at night get to 39˚ in May.
This time of year is often dry with less rain than in the fall. It’s a perfect time of year to explore all this refreshing beauty in Door County. Hike around a state park, visit the lighthouses, or stroll along the beach! There are plenty of fun things to do in spring.
Stay at the Ashbrooke Any Time of the Year
At the heart of Door County, Ashbrook is one of the best places to stay. Everything is just minutes away and you’re surrounded by the natural beauty of Door County and the Great Lakes.
Sit back and enjoy compliments like a firepit, a stylish indoor pool, a fitness facility, and a whirlpool hot tub! Your room is ready with a built-in wet bar, coffeemaker, microwave, and premium toiletries. Browse our rooms, find your favorite one, and book a romantic getaway today.