This issue arrives as Door County begins rounding the corner into Autumn. The evidence is apparent in the cooler nights, the leaves with a yellower or redder shade, and the dryer, crisper air that blows through our peninsula. While the explosion of color that will arrive within just a few short weeks continues to earn its reputation, the warmer temperatures and late-summer vibe of September/October in Door County can’t be missed. Whether it’s an impromptu family getaway, a Fall Festival trip with friends, or corporate team-building, there is much to see and do in Door County right now. Here are some suggestions:
Fall Festival Planning
When the daytime sun is a bit milder and the air a bit crisper, Door County brings out the festivals. Many of them are well-established and offer tons of food, drink and fun for everyone. All of them offer the opportunity to enjoy a part of the county that you may be less familiar with. Check out this guide to plan your visit:
Cherry art, car shows, pumpkins and more: Here’s your guide to Door County fall festivals
An Archeological Dig in Door County?
That’s right, and you’ve driven right past it on your way up. Just north of Sturgeon Bay lies the the trails at Crossroads at Big Creek’s Ida Bay Preserve. With a new map for hikers, the naturalists at Crossroads hope to educate about the human history of Door County, and bring an understanding of the people that cared for this land before our time.
New Map Walks Trailgoers through Human History at Crossroads
Build your Team
The magic of Door County has tightened bonds between family members for generations, and high-performing teams in business, sports, and other fields can benefit from the experience as well. This story of the UW men’s soccer team’s team-building trip to Door County is inspiring:
How a trip to Door County helped Wisconsin men’s soccer connect on the field
One More Thing: We’re on TV!
Our own John Zacek appeared on Local 5 Live on Green Bay’s WFRV for a great interview segment about Open Hearth Lodge. Also, enter to win a great package including a stay at the Lodge in the Great Door County Getaway prize package.
Celebrate the colors of fall at the Open Hearth Lodge in Sister Bay
Here’s just a small list at upcoming Door County opportunities that you don’t want to miss! Book a stay and enjoy the magic of the fall and holiday seasons
Door County Christkindlmarkt
Capture the Spirit
New Year’s Eve Celebration and the fm 106.9 The Lodge Cherry Drop™
Book your stay at Open Hearth Lodge.