The Top 10 Things to Do in Door County, WI
Door County is one of the best-kept secrets in Wisconsin. Located on a peninsula in the Northeast region of the state, it is surrounded by Lake Michigan and boasts many unique activities and events. You’ll find all kinds of interesting things to do in Door County whether it’s attending a local fish boil, spending a day kayaking on the lake, or testing your golf swing on one of the great greens in the area. Here’s a list of some of our favorite activities in Door County. If you want more in-depth information and local tips to help plan your next Wisconsin trip, request access to our free Vacation Guide!
1. Attend a Door County Fish Boil
If you want to experience something unique to Wisconsin, make sure you attend a fish boil during your visit to Door County. This old Scandinavian practice features a community gathering where fish, usually a locally caught white fish, is cooked over a large wood fire. Enjoy the meaty fish steaks with melted butter and potatoes. Fish boils are a fun way to be apart of a local tradition filled with great food, laughter, and friends.
2. Feel the Local Rhythm
Throughout Door County, you’ll find several venues showcasing live music. So, if you’re looking for more things to do in Door County besides sightseeing, take some time to catch a live music performance.
- Birch Creek Music Center
- Peg Egan Performing Arts Center
- Peninsula Music Festival
- Camp David Music Barn
- Midsummer’s Music Festival
3. Watch a Theatre Production
Plan a date night for two here in Door County and catch a play at one of these local performance venues.
4. Get the Full Door County Story on a Tour
Explore everything that Door County has to offer by land and sea! These tours showcase the natural beauty of Peninsula State Park, Sturgeon Bay, and Cave Point in addition to the rich local history of Egg Harbor and neighboring towns. Travel by kayak, Segway, trolley, and sailboat as you immerse yourself in Door County’s food, sights, and everything in between.
5. Quench Your Thirst at a Door County Winery & Brewery
Explore the wonderful breweries and wineries in Door County, Wisconsin. We can recommend some of the best local wineries. Take a wine tour or explore a brewery to see how Door County creates its local beer.
- Stone’s Throw Winery
- Simon Creek Winery
- Door County Brewing Company
- Orchard Country Winery and Market
- Harbor Ridge Winery
6. Wander Through Trendy Local Art Galleries
Door County is home to a vibrant art culture with unique craftsmanship. Some local attractions in Door County, WI include studios and art galleries that are worth visiting at least once while in the area. Door County art galleries showcase work from local artists and historical pieces and collections.
- Edgewood Orchard Galleries
- Frykman Studio Gallery
- Hands On Art Studio
- Blue Dolphin House
- Hardy Gallery
- Water Street Gallery
7. Explore the Beaches and Parks of Door County
If you’re seeking more relaxing things to do in Egg Harbor, WI, while staying with us, look no further than the beautiful parks and beaches. Enjoy the sun, plan a picnic at the pavilion, and stroll along the shoreline. See where our favorite beaches and parks are in the area.
8. Hit a Hole-in-One at a Door County Golf Course
Golf enthusiasts will love the sensational courses in Door County. Grab your clubs and head out to three different courses, all within a short drive of The Ashbrooke. When you stay with us, you even have access to the only private golf club in Door County. Once you’re here, all you have to do is set up your tee time and hit the links.
9. Discover Your Adventurous Side at a Door County State Park
Experience natural beauty at it’s finest in one of Door County’s unbelievable state parks. A variety of different landscapes sit in Whitefish Dunes State Park, Rock Island State Park, and Potawatomi State Park. Go from the beach to the forest to rocky cliffs in a matter of minutes at these fantastic parks.
- Peninsula State Park
- Newport State Park
- Whitefish Dunes State Park
- Rock Island State Park
- Potawatomi State Park
10. Spend Your Evenings at The Ashbrooke
A visit to Door County isn’t complete without a stay at The Ashbrooke Hotel. Our top-notch accommodations and amenities make for a luxurious and romantic getaway. Check our list of specials to make the most of your visit.
For more things to do and places to see, download our free Door County Vacation Guide! We can’t wait to meet you!