The official peak of fall colors has passed in Door County, but as the bright-colored leaves litter the ground over the coming weeks, the breathtaking beauty of Door County in fall continues. The County is home to many inspiring vistas, where you can see for miles and really take in the colors. This year we appreciate it even more.
With Halloween approaching, followed by the always-stunning slide into the Holiday season, there is a lot to do in Door County, and the weather still allows for plenty of outdoor activity. In this issue, we’ve got some ideas for a Door County fall visit to make the most of the fall season.
Halloween In Door County
Many parents who live in more populous areas have already had to inform their kids that Halloween is more or less canceled this year. Trick-or-treating on the streets and typical Halloween parties just don’t fit into our current protocols. Well, Door County is here to save your Halloween!
Door County Libraries will be handing out pick-up craft kits for the kids, and our Sister Bay Lion’s Club will be handing out candy drive-through style on October 31st from 6 to 7:30. Also, don’t forget about “The Park After Dark” at the Sister Bay Waterfront.
There are several more socially-distanced, creative events planned on the Peninsula that can get your kids a taste (literally) of a normal Halloween. Here is a great round-up:
Drive Through Fall Colors
Here are some facts: 1) We are still in the grip of the pandemic. 2) There isn’t much to do on the weekends. 3) Modern vehicles are very comfortable. 4) The fall colors in Door County are absolutely stunning right now.
These facts are a perfect storm for a drive around Door County this weekend. You really can’t go wrong by choosing any route around the county, but this article has some great information on some less-traveled rustic roads.
Fall Hiking and Wildlife
Even lifelong residents of Door County are astonished by the fall colors, year after year. Scenic hikes on the paved and unpaved trails all over the County is a must-do activity every fall. But while you’re out enjoying the scenery, don’t forget to look closely at the flora and fauna preparing themselves for winter. This article presents some great hiking opportunities for both scenery and wildlife.
One More Thing: Open Hearth Expansion Update
With the area cleared and construction set to begin on October 19th, Open Hearth Lodge is excited to begin the next chapter of our story. Our increased capacity, with rooms designed specifically to be pet-friendly, positions us as the best place of lodging for people who love their pets as much as we love ours.
We’ll share more details about our expansion in the coming months, but for now, here is a peek at our drawings: