Scenic Vistas/Drives

Cana Island Lighthouse

The 150 year-old Cana Island Lighthouse is famous for its outstanding panoramic views of Lake Michigan and the Door County shoreline. A complimentary hay-wagon ride over the often-flooded causeway leads to the lighthouse complex consisting of a welcome center, 89-foot tower, original lightkeeper’s home and oil house. Open May 1 to October 31st. Admission fees. …

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Anderson Dock

Anderson Dock is famous for its historic warehouse (currently an art gallery) covered with years of colorful graffiti of boat names and vacationers who have visited. This long-standing tradition continues to this day. Take in the sweeping views of Eagle Harbor and Peninsula State Park’s Eagle Bluff from the dock.

Ramsar Wetlands

Europe Lake, Mink River, Mud Lake and the Ridges Sanctuary are some of the notable wetlands that have been designated as a Wetland of International Importance under the Ramsar Convention, which recognizes exceptional wetlands around the world. These northern Door wetlands host the greatest number of the endangered Hine’s Emerald Dragonflies in the US. These …

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Mud Lake – Upland Section

The Upland Section of Mud Lake is ideal for water and upland bird viewing in a serene setting. Access to the 0.5 mile hiking trail is from the parking lot off BirchRoad. The trail crosses wetlands and partially wooded areas adjacent to creek containing beaver dams. Uplands is a popular place for deer hunting in …

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Baileys Harbor Marina

Baileys Harbor, located on the shores of Lake Michigan, is a sport-fishing destination and the town Marina a major access point. The paved walkway along the marina breakwater is dotted with park benches. Visit the viewing platform at the end of the breakwater for scenic panoramas of limestone bluffs and old growth forests or watch …

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Death’s Door Strait

French explorers named the strait linking Lake Michigan and the Bay of Green Bay “Port des Morts” meaning Death’s Door after hearing tales of native warriors who perished in a storm. In the 1800’s Port des Morts’ rough waters, unpredictable weather and hidden shoals caused over 100 shipwrecks making it one of the Great Lakes’ …

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Washington Island Ferry Services

There are two ferries on the northern tip of the Door County Coastal Byway, one departing from Northport pier and the other from Gills Rock that connect the Byway and the Door Peninsula to Washington Island 30 minutes away. The Washington Island Ferry conveys passengers, vehicles and freight while the Island Clipper transports only passengers.  …

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Curvy WIS 42

Highway 42, between Timberline Road and Ports des Morts Drive, is known for its 15 serpentine curves as it nears the Washington Island Ferry dock. This iconic highway segment is a favorite of recreational drivers and photographers in all seasons.

Eagle Harbor, Ephraim

Eagle Harbor is part of Ephraim’s coastline where the remarkable beauty of the shoreline alongside the Niagara Escarpment bluffs is on full display in this charming and historic village. Panoramic views of Peninsula State Park await whether you are on land or on the water. Sunsets over Eagle Harbor are awe-inspiring, showing the Door County …

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