Door County is one of the most popular vacation destinations in the Midwest. Consisting of most of the Door Peninsula, Wisconsin's "thumb" that juts out 50 miles or so into Lake Michigan to separate the main lake from the waters of Green Bay offers more shoreline than any county in the United States - over 250 miles of it! Bucolic towns, the fun and frolic of Sturgeon Bay, five state parks, 19 county parks, lighthouses, shipwrecks, water sports, art galleries and studios, boutique shopping, performance theater, wineries, breweries and distilleries, beaches... the list goes on and on.
In the newest episode of The Cabin, the official podcast of Discover Wisconsin, we do our first Wisconsin "deep dive," talking about all the aforementioned and more. I was just up there over July 4th weekend, enjoying everything from Bridge Up Brewing (a new brewery in Sturgeon Bay perched at the foot of the historic Steel Bridge), a hidden gem of an old Norwegian church/stave called "Bjorklunden," to bike rides through Peninsula State Park and boat rides along the Green Bay coast, admiring the rocky outcroppings and bluffs of the Niagara Escarpment, which is the landform that makes the Door County peninsula exist.
The fact that Chicago just issued a quarantine order for its residents if they travel to Wisconsin (among other places) means that some of the crowds that normally pack the peninsula this summer may be a little thinner, making the coming weeks a great time to explore up there! Check out our episode of The Cabin on iHeartRadio, Apple Podcasts, or stream it below right now, and enjoy while you make you plans!