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10 Exciting Things to do in Door County

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, you’re sure to have a blast. Here’s a list of some of our favorite things to do in Door County.

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The Top 10 Things to Do in Door County

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 a part 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 our area besides sightseeing, take some time to catch a live music performance.

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.

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.

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 these courses, all within a short drive of The Ashbrooke. 

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.

10. Spend Your Evenings at The Ashbrooke

A visit to Door County isn’t complete without a stay at The Ashbrooke Hotel. We’re conveniently located in Egg Harbor, keeping you close to all the best attractions in Door County.

Our top-notch accommodations and amenities make for a luxurious and romantic getaway that you’ll never forget.

Browse our inventory of guest rooms and suites and pick your favorite. Don’t forget to check our list of specials to make the most of your visit. We’ll see you soon in our Hotel in Door County WI!

Front of The Ashbrooke with sign