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The High Water Mark

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Door County Coastline

Just as Lake Michigan has reached a record July high-water level (nearly 6 feet higher than 2013’s record low level!), Door County has reached record levels of high spirits. The healing power of our beautiful land has never been more powerful than now.

With some piers spending most of the summer underwater and some parts of the shorefront washed away, the county is temporarily slightly smaller. However, in the midst of the pandemic, our residents, proprietors, and guests have all risen to the occasion and have made 2020 a great year, safely. 

But summer is not over, and Door County’s gentle transition into fall is always breathtaking. Book a room today and come and enjoy it with us!

Kids enjoying Door County

Safe Vacationing in Door County

August brings a wind-down to the Door County summer vacation season, and as with everything 2020 brings, this one has been different. We are very proud of the work that our business owners have done to make this season safe for everyone, and we’ve been pleased to witness both repeat Door County vacationers and new guests happily following the guidelines in order to ensure a safe and fun 2020 summer for everyone. 

It seems our efforts are receiving some national attention. California’s KCBX has been covering Door County in their Journeys of Discovery series, including this episode highlighting our safety commitment:

Journeys of Discovery: Safe vacationing in Door County, Wisconsin

Outdoor Activities in Door County

Summer is Not Over Yet!

The busy July has passed, and many experienced Door County vacationers know that late summer is when the county really shines. The sunsets take on a new intensity, the stargazing is truly out of this world, and the summer sun is hot during the day, with cooler evenings and nights. 

There is a lot of summer left, and a lot to do all over the peninsula, despite the requirements due to the pandemic. Here are 5 ideas: 

Destination Door County: Five things to do on the Peninsula while physical distancing

Door County Stargazing

August Night Sky

A shooting star is not necessarily an out-of-the-ordinary thing to witness in Door County. On a clear night, the Door County sky is excellent for star gazing – so much that Newport State Park is recognized as a Dark Sky Park. 

We’ve passed the peak already, but if you happen to be in Door County in the next couple of weeks, you can still catch some of the Perseid meteor shower. It’s a yearly event, and one worth planning next year’s vacation around. 

Look Skyward This Month

One More Thing

The goats will remain on the roof!

U.S. Supreme Court sides with goats on Al Johnson’s roof

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