Why do they call it Door County?

Where does Door County begin?

It starts with a five-mile ferry ride across the once-treacherous waters of Death’s Door, where Green Bay and Lake Michigan meet. Once ashore, embark on a tour of one-of-a-kind shopping and eating hosted by the 600 one-of-a-kind residents who call the island home.

What is the best city to stay in Door County?

Of all the options of places to stay in Door County, Sturgeon Bay is by and large the most popular choice and it is not hard to see why. With a picturesque lighthouse, a calm canal and, of course, a gorgeous waterfront to match, Surgeon Bay steals the hearts of all who visit.

Why is Door County so popular?

Door County is increasingly becoming well known for its’ culinary delights. … shipwrecks along Door County’s 300 miles of coastline, some of which are part of the Wisconsin Maritime Trail system. Trail kiosks are located along shorelines throughout Door County.

Where do people go in Door County?

The top attractions to visit in Door County are:

  • Cave Point County Park.
  • Washington Island Ferry Line.
  • Peninsula State Park.
  • Stone’s Throw Winery.
  • Schoolhouse Beach.

When should I go to Door County?

When to go

In late May and early June, see the rare wildflowers at Ridges Sanctuary near Baileys Harbor and at the 28 state natural areas in Door County. For more, see Spring in Door County. Hotel rates start to go down in mid-August, and weekdays in September and October are very pleasant.

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Are there bears in Door County?

Black bears aren’t common in Door County, but it’s estimated there may be a dozen or so on the peninsula at any given time. … Bear sightings on the peninsula are extremely rare, but wildlife experts estimate there could be anywhere from 10 to 20 in Door County at any given time.