activity type: Parks

Newport State Park

Newport State Park is Wisconsin’s only official wilderness state park where hiking, biking and wildlife viewing occur among pristine forests, wetlands and meadows. Only backpack camping is allowed. Newport State Park is one of the darkest places in Wisconsin and is ideal for night sky watching. In Winter, there are approximately 26 miles of trails …

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Institute Town Park

Institute Town Park is a family-friendly park with a playground, tennis and basketball courts and numerous softball and baseball fields hosting ball games throughout the summer. There is a covered pavilion available to rent, picnic tables and plenty of parking. Coming soon – pickleball courts!

George Pinney Park

George Pinney Park, formerly Olde Stone Quarry Park, has multiple boat launches and fishing pier providing people of all-abilities the opportunity to participate in these activities. The fishing pier is also a popular place to watch a fabled Door County sunset. Other facilities include a pavilion, picnic area, boat trailer parking and restrooms.

Jacksonport Sports Park

The Jacksonport Sports Park, a several-acre site, is two blocks from the Lake Michigan shoreline. Amenities include a disc golf course; softball field, sand volleyball court; soccer field; ice skating; event concession stand, bleachers, and open-air pavilion with picnic tables. Horse pull competitions are held at the Sports Park during Maifest and Cherry Fest.

Clark Lake Westside Rest Area

Jacksonport’s Clark Lake Westside Rest Area is a small, quaint rest area overlooking Clark Lake. There is a boat launch and staging area, a park bench, and an exhibit of shoreline restoration using plants. Parking is available on Town Line Road.

Schauer Park

Schauer Park, on the Lake Michigan shore near the entrance of Whitefish Dunes State Park, is a popular place for kayaking and other quiet watersports. You can launch your own watercraft from the public ramp or contact one of the three concessionaires to schedule an excursion or rent a kayak. Picnic tables, a bench for …

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Erskine Rest Area

Erskine Rest Area is a nicely landscaped green space in the center of Jacksonport. The restored 1880’s root cellar originally belonging to the Erskine family is the notable feature. Tours of the root cellar are offered during Jacksonport’s Maifest and Cherry Fest celebrations. Picnic tables and benches are available on site. Restrooms are available at …

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Meridian Park/Harter Matter Sanctuary

Meridian Park, a 155-acre nature park and wayside, celebrates its location on the 45th parallel, halfway between the equator and North Pole with an historical marker. The wayside has picnic tables and restrooms. Unmarked rustic trails provide pedestrian access into the park’s interior and to the Lyle Harter-Matter Sanctuary.

Anclam Park

Visit Anclam Park to experience the joys of a Lake Michigan waterfront. Take the paved 10-foot wide pathway to the jetty’s end for splendid lake views or play at the nearby beach. Anclam also has a small playground, informational kiosk, picnic area and accessible bathroom.

Peninsula State Park

The immensely popular Peninsula State Park, located atop of a Niagara Escarpment Bluff, is visited by over one million people annually.  Attractions include a theater, historic lighthouse, and an 18-hole golf course.  Hiking and biking trails, piers for fishing and sand beaches add to the list of attractions. It is easy to see why Peninsula …

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