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Biking in Door County - Open Hearth Lodge

We are going to fight our impulse to stay summer-minded at this time of year and talk about fall in Door County. It’s right around the corner (colors are changing already), so now is the time to plan your trip to see amazing colors that blanket our county every year. 

One of the undisputely best ways to enjoy those colors is by bicycle, and Door County offers some of the best biking you’ll ever experience. For leisure or competition, on paved paths and roads or challenging trails, we have a wide variety of options and you really can’t go wrong. 

So load up the bikes and bring the whole family on a fall trip to Door county. Bike-friendly accommodations are available to you now!

Door County Bike Trips - Open Hearth Lodge

Bike the Door

While it’s easy to just wing it in Door County and hop on your bike and head out, a little bit of planning leads to a very rewarding adventure, especially if you’re interested in taking a break at a local establishment to refuel along the way. Below are some articles, new and old, with great information to help plan your next ride.

Bike This: Potawatomi State Park Roads

Cycling Door County

Bike This: Rowleys Bay Loop at Newport State Park

Bicycle Safety in Door County - Open Hearth Lodge

Ride Safe and Comfortable

Door County is still a busy place this time of year, and it’s important to be safety-minded when you are out on the roads or trails. In the spirit of ensuring that your getaway is both enjoyable and safe, we present this article on fall biking safety. Along with safety, biking is about cool gear – and the change in weather requires specialized bike gear. See below for a list of items you need on your list to ensure a safe and comfortable ride. 

Fall Biking: Make Fall Bike Riding a Safe and Enjoyable Experience
Everything You Need for Fall and Winter Biking, According to Experts

Door County Fall Colors - Open Hearth Lodge

Those Wild Colors

Door County offers some of the most breathtaking fall colors you could ever experience. Our unique climate, varied terrain, and variety of foliage results in a great fall experience for visitors and locals alike. The secret is to catch the peak, which is a target that varies slightly year to year do to rainfall totals and other factors. Luckily, the internet provides a great resource to plan your visit in the form of the Fall Foliage Map from travelwisconsin.com

The map puts our estimated 2021 peak during the 2nd week of October. Time to make your plans to ensure you don’t miss it!

Wisconsin Fall Color Report

Christkindlmarkt in Sister Bay - Open Hearth Lodge

One More Thing: Christkindlmarkt

Let’s not get ahead of ourselves with talking about Christmas too much, but this news is too good to wait on. Sister Bay is getting it’s own Christkindlemarkt this year! If you’ve ever experienced the Holiday market in Chicago, or more recently in Milwaukee, you know that it’s a fun family experience where you can enjoy a mug of mulled wine while shopping unique vendors offering gifts, food items, and more. Let’s make this a huge hit and a yearly tradition!

Sister Bay to Host Inaugural Christkindlmarkt

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