DOOR COUNTY’S FAVORITE CHEESE

During your next visit to Door County, experience Wisconsin cheese which offers award-winning cheese and cheese curds.  Here are some of our favorites:

RENARD’S CHEESE – located in Sturgeon Bay and Algoma.  Don’t miss out on their free samples.

WISCONSIN CHEESE MASTERS – is the home to the only Wisconsin Cheese Masters which is located in Egg Harbor.  They feature the widest array of all Wisconsin Cheese available anywhere.  Stop by and sample.

 

DOOR ARTISAN CHEESE COMPANY – experience Wisconsin Cheese made in Door County and aged on-site in caves located in Egg Harbor.

 

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FUN IN FEBRUARY . . . DOOR COUNTY

There are so many things to do in February.  It’s well worth a visit during the winter season.

FISH CREEK WINTER FESTIVAL – celebrating its 33rd year!  A long standing tradition featuring live music, games, food, fireworks display and the “Fruit Loop Fun Run on February 2.

January 31 – February 2

 

PENINSULA STATE PARK CANDLELIGHT SKI/HIKE –  a one mile loop through the forest filled with hundreds of candles lining the trail.  Follow the path and then enjoy a bonfire with refreshments in a warm shelter after your walk.  Make sure you have your state park admission sticker which is required.  Pets need to stay home, sorry.

 February 1 – 5:30-8:00 pm

 

DOOR COUNTY POND HOCKEY TOURNAMENT – takes place on Kangaroo Lake in Baileys Harbor, 60 teams competing in nine divisions.

February 8

Courtesy:  The Pulse

DOOR COUNTY ICE FISHING TOURNAMENT – hosted by Waterfront Mary’s in Sturgeon Bay with over $1,500 in prizes.  There are four categories which include:  Whitefish, Northern, Perch and Walleye.

February 8 – 8:00 am – 7:00 pm 

February 9 – 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

 

FIRE AND ICE FESTIVAL – visit downtown Sturgeon Bay to watch snow and ice carvers turn blocks of snow and ice into art.

February 15 @ 9:00 am

DOOR COUNTY SHORT FILM FESTIVAL –  are you a filmmaker or someone who enjoys films this is your chance to watch and experience short films from 2 minutes to 20 minutes.  

February 14 and 15 at the Sister Bay Village Hall

We are closed for the winter and reopen May 1.  If you are looking for a room, please contact the Door County Visitors Bureau at 1-800-527-3529 or 920-743-4456 for lodging opportunities.

Enjoy February!

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EGG HARBOR HIGHWAY 42 PROJECT

Egg Harbor has seen a lot of change over the years from a new marina, an expanded beach, the Kress Pavilion and many new shops and restaurants.  The infrastructure plans are coming to fruition which will be happening soon.   The plans are in the works for streets, parking, bike lanes and pedestrian improvements during the next three years.  The construction will begin at the end of 2022 and is expected to be completed in 2023. The Wisconsin DOT will repave Highway 42 through the village in 2022-23.   

 Courtesy:  The Pulse

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ARE YOU READY FOR THE BEACH?

Starting this spring, Egg Harbor will be removing a concrete seawall at the north end of the beach to expand the sand on the beach.  Which means, more room and greater access to the bay of Green Bay.  Come stay with us and have loads of fun at the beach!

Courtesy:  Village of Egg Harbor

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THINGS TO EAT DURING YOUR STAY IN DOOR COUNTY

Door County is a very special place with great things to eat. . .

CHERRY PIE – buy them frozen or fresh.  It is a tradition to eat a slice with some vanilla ice cream.

SWEDISH PANCAKES – Al Johnson’s in Sister Bay serves up authentic swedish pancakes along with lingonberries!

SMOKED SALMON – Charlie’s Smokehouse on the north end of Door County in Gills Rock has one of the best smoked salmon.  This makes for fresh treat!

ICE CREAM – Wilson’s Ice Cream in Ephraim has been around since 1906 and it’s the best Door County has to offer.

GOAT CHEESE – You can find goats on the roof in Sister Bay and you can also find goat cheese at the Door County Creamery.  

DOOR COUNTY MUSTARD – a very tasty mustard to take on your picnic in Door County.

WHITEFISH – Hickey Brothers fish market in Baileys Harbor sells fresh whitefish.  It is truly the fish of Door County.

 

SWEDISH MEATBALLS – Authentic Swedish meatballs can only be found at Al Johnson’s in Sister Bay.

CHERRY JAM –  With all the cherries in Door County, don’t miss out on buying some cherry jam to take home.  If you like chopped cherries, Bea’s ho made chopped cherry jam is the best.

CHERRIES – The cherry harvest in Door County is late July.  Pick your own which makes for a lot of fun for the entire family.

CHERRY SALSA – Salsa made in Door County provides a great blend of sweet cherry’s with the kick of salsa which will spice up your chips.

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