a peninsula and a series of islands comprising the "Thumb" of Wisconsin. With Lake Michigan on one side, Green Bay waters on the other and "Death's Door" at the tip, Door County is an emerald jewel surrounded by vibrant blue waters.
Door County is known for its cherry and apple orchards, its beautiful natural setting, boating/fishing, shipbuilding/maritime history and the arts. There are wineries, breweries and distilleries to explore. Or visit the local fruit markets. Some activities include bicycling, running, or swimming. Fishing and sailing charters are available to experience the waters. There are also golf, airplane rides, adventure, segway tours, winter activities, arts and many options for the performing arts and entertainment.
The county is dotted with little towns and villages all the way up the peninsula. Each town is approximately 5 to 10 miles apart. The entire county is easily driveable in a day. Each village has its own series of shops, restaurants, lodges, beaches, activities and entertainment featuring their own unique flavor.
The village of Fish Creek is centrally located in the county. It's a 30-minute drive to the tip of the peninsula and a 20-minute drive to Sturgeon Bay. At the tip of the peninsula you can catch a car or passenger ferry over to Washington Island and another boat to Rock Island. There are many lighthouses you can see and some you can tour.
Fish Creek has its back to the glacier-carved limestone bluffs and its face to Green Bay waters. It is a charming little village full of history. Visit the Gibraltar Historical Society for more information on historical walks and events. The port, originally settled for lumber, is now lined with picturesque marinas. There are many unique shops, restaurants and lodges both in the main village and in the surrounding areas. In the middle of the town is the Fish Creek beach with a lawn area, playground and sandy beachfront.
The entrance to Peninsula State Park is found in downtown Fish Creek, which has beaches, play areas, bicycle trails, hiking trails, boating rentals, camping, Eagle Tower, a golf course and more.
Plan your trip:
Door County calendar of events
Peninsula Pulse calendar.
What's the weather forecast?
Map and directions to Settlement Courtyard Inn & Lavender Spa
Door County Government website
For information on arts in Door County .