Best Door County Bike Rides

Glidden Drive
Glidden Drive takes cyclists along the eastern shoreline, starting just south of Whitefish Dunes State Park. The total ride is about six miles, but if you’re looking for additional mileage you can switch over to County Road T or TT and ride west toward Sturgeon Bay, where you’ll be treated to views of the canal.

Bay Shore Drive
This smooth, paved route is approximately 13 miles long and hugs the western shoreline as it takes bikers from Sunset Park in Sturgeon Bay to Frank E. Murphy Park in Egg Harbor.

County Road Q
County Road Q begins a little north of Bailey’s Harbor, not far from The Ridges. Take this forested route north, winding past the Mud Lake State Wildlife Area, Moonlight Bay, North Bay, and more, eventually letting out in Ephraim. The entire stretch is about nine miles and has multiple view points for admiring the lake, including the turn off for access to Cana Island.

Washington Island
Bring your bike and hop the ferry to this island with 100 miles of pavement to explore. If you don’t have a bike, you can rent one on the island. Plan your route around seeing historic churches, beaches, lavender fields, lake views, and deep green forest.

Newport State Park
Newport State Park has seven bike-friendly trails that provide views of Lake Michigan, Europe Lake, Rowley’s Bay, islands, cliffs, and forest. Newport’s biking trails can get muddy and rocky, so be ready to do some work.

Peninsula State Park
Between the 9.6-mile Sunset Bike Route and an additional 12 miles of rugged off-road terrain, Peninsula State Park is a huge cycling destination in Wisconsin. The park offers bike rentals for both kids and adults.

Potawatomi State Park
Bike across eight miles of off-road trails with varied terrain and forest and lake views. Cyclists may also bike on any park roads.

Whitefish Dunes State Park
The Red Trail in this lakeside park has five miles of packed biking trail. You’ll pass by forests, sand dunes, including Old Baldy, the tallest sand dune in the park.

Ahnapee Trail
This historic trail begins in Sturgeon Bay and runs for about 48 miles, taking you past two rivers, several towns, and a mix of farmland, prairies, forest, woods, and wildlife.



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