municipality: Bailey's Harbor

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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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.

Ridges Beach

Ridges Park Beach’s 550 feet of sandy shoreline seems custom-made for Wisconsin summer fun. The shallow waters are perfect for swimming or kiteboarding and the sand beach for catching some rays or building sandcastles. Picnic surrounded by nature. Restrooms, picnic tables, and parking are available.

Captain Baileys Dog Park

Captain Baileys Dog Park, located in Baileys Harbor, has large and small dog areas on 40 acres. There is “pawsatively” plenty of room to run and explore.  It is the only dog park on the Lake Michigan side of the Door County Coastal Byway.

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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Kangaroo Lake Nature Preserve

This preserve is located at the northern end of the Kangaroo Lake causeway. It offers many iconic Door County natural features including lake shore, swampland, boreal and upland hardwood forests, and Niagara Escarpment rock outcroppings. It is a popular wildlife viewing destination. There is a 1.5 mile looped hiking trail which begins on top of …

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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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Toft Point State Natural Area

Toft Point is designated as a National Natural Landmark by the National Park Service because of its 400 species of plants and its miles of shoreline with wave-cut dolomite cliffs. Toft Point is also designated as an exceptional wetland by the Ramsar Convention.  Toft Point Road provides parking and access to one-mile trail that passes …

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