Step into Tuscany and enjoy the rich décor and robust Italian tastes in Door County’s newest
Italian steak house restaurant. From perfectly seared steaks to mouth-watering seafood, take
time to relax in our sumptuous atmosphere and beautiful new bar area.
The Wild tomato is a family owned and operated fresh new restaurant with not only great wood-fired pizzas, salads, sandwiches and burgers, but also a new attitude toward giving to their community, using sustainable products and creating an affordable restaurant using the best ingredients available.
The menu at Mr. Helsinki restaurant and wine bar includes curry style dishes, cajun and creole entrees, and burgers that many customers claim are the best they have ever enjoyed. Located in Fish Creek.
Waterfront fine dining. Situated in Sister Bay with a view of the marina, the restaurant offers large floor-to-ceiling windows and great food. Patrons can take full advantage of the spectacular Door County sunsets.
Located on the north end of Sister Bay, The Waterfront's relaxing atmosphere and decor paired with it's delicious Land and Sea cuisine make it one of Door County's premier dining and cocktail locations.
Our "Door County Fish Boil" consists of fresh locally caught Whitefish cut into steaks, small baby red potatoes and sweet boiling onions. The ingredients are boiled to perfection outdoors in large stainless steel kettles over a wood fire. Salt is the only seasoning used, although it's primary function is to increase the boiling temperature of the water. During the cooking process, the fish oils naturally rise to the surface of the water. Immediately before removing the fish, potatoes, and onions from the kettle, the "Master Boiler" will throw #1 fuel oil directly into the fire beneath the kettle, resulting in a tremendous burst of flames that force the water and fish oils to "Boil Over" the rim of the kettle. This signals the end of the cooking process and the beginning of a wonderful dining experience.
A traditional Door County fish boil, like the one served at the White Gull Inn, features freshly caught Lake Michigan whitefish caught by local fishermen and cooked outside over an open fire, just as it was one hundred years ago by the Scandinavian settlers of the Peninsula. The fish is cut in chunks and cooked in boiling water with small red potatoes. (Some Door County fish boils add onions, but we at the White Gull feel that onions can overpower the flavor of freshly caught fish.) Salt is the only spice used. Fish oils rise to the surface of the boiling cauldron, and when the fish is perfectly done, the Master Boiler tosses a small amount of kerosene on the flames under the pot.
The great burst of flames causes the boilover, spilling the fish oils over the side of the pot and leaving the fish perfectly done, steaming hot and ready to serve.
The Lake Michigan whitefish is caught by local fishermen and prepared outside over a roaring open fire. Small potatoes and onions are boiled first and the fish is then dropped into the steaming kettle.
When the oils from the whitefish rise to the top of the kettle, kerosene is added to the flames creating the "boil over," spilling the fish oils over the side and signaling that the catch is ready to serve.
Birch Creek Music Performance Center is a summer music school in Door County, Wisconsin, for advanced young musicians. With a performance emphasis, students are taught by nationally-known performers and educators during the day, and perform alongside them in concerts at night.
Please plan to attend the 60th season: August 7-25, 2012. All nine symphony concerts are performed in the wonderful acoustics of the intimate Door County Auditorium in Fish Creek, Wisconsin. The PMF Orchestra consists of outstanding musicians from around the country and the world, most of whom have been returning to the Festival for many years.
Our concerts are held in a 100-year-old Door County dairy barn, which has been renovated to seat 150 people in our hayloft acoustic area (for solo, duet and trio acts), and 400 in our ground-level big stage area. Both concert areas feature independent state of the art lighting and sound systems, creating a personal and rustic setting for performers and audiences alike. New last year is a digital projector system, with a 10-foot by 12-foot screen which will display concerts live on the lower level of the barn for the elderly or disabled, who are not able to reach the hayloft stage.
America's Oldest Professional Resident Summer Theater. The Peninsula Players Theatre is nestled in a fragrant cedar forest overlooking the waters of Green Bay, where patrons come before curtain to stroll along the shore, enjoy a relaxing picnic, or have a cocktail while watching the sunset before the exhilaration of a live theatrical performance.
The Door Community Auditorium is Door County's 750-seat performing arts center. DCA has a rich history of bringing big name entertainment to the peninsula. The facility is used for a variety of performances from Gibraltar school concerts, musicals, and plays, to national touring acts, to the St. Norbert College Distinguished Lecture Series.
The AFT Amphitheatre is our little piece of heaven in Peninsula State Park. The mission of American Folklore Theatre is to create, develop and present professional musical and dramatic productions that will further the knowledge and appreciation of the culture and heritage of the United States
Door Shakespeare’s presence in the Door County community continues to grow and is enriched by seasonal programming, including Doorways: Creating Theater for Children, Shakespeare in the Schools, Scholars Series talkbacks for audiences, and other development-focused events.
The Door County Folk Festival is one of the most fun-filled, enjoyable and educational dance weekends in the Midwest, attracting hundreds of participants from all around the U.S., Canada and other countries.
It is the responsibility of Sills/Spolin Theater Works to maintain the improvisational theater tradition of Paul Sills and Viola Spolin and to preserve and share their unique vision of American theater.
Third Avenue Playhouse is a charitable non-profit organization that seeks to provide a high quality, year-round community arts center in Door County that can be a permanent home for educational and community theater, music and dance groups, and is available to schools, businesses and organizations. Events will include occasional professional entertainment and films. TAP's primary focus is to inspire both youth and adults cultural awareness through workshops, classes and performance opportunities before a live audience.
With over 250 miles of shoreline, Door County’s beauty begins at the water’s edge. Climb aboard and leave the cares of land behind. Enjoy sailing under Door County’s majestic bluffs and rocky shoreline as your boat departs into the serene waters of Green Bay. Rocky shoals, tree covered islands and beautiful sunsets provide an exhilarating view and memories that will last a lifetime. So grab a camera, snacks or beverages and anything else to make yourself feel at home, as you sail on the Door’s sparkling green and blue waters.
Just 2500 miles northeast of Napa Valley you'll find a whole other wine country. We invite you to sample our fine wines made from California and Door County grapes
in the traditional one barrel at-a-time way.
Our friendly staff invite you to step up to the tasting bar and enjoy up to 6 complimentary tastes from our diverse wine list. With over 30 estate-grown pure fruit and traditional grape varieties as well as fruit/grape blends-ranging from dry to sweet....there's a taste for every palate.
Harbor Ridge Winery is nestled in a log building just south of Egg Harbor. Harbor Ridge Winery is no ordinary winery, we like to call it a Margaritaville type winery; besides our extensive offering of wines, we also enjoy making wine drinks up at our espresso cafe, try one of our Granitas or a Wine-a-Rita
Housed in a restored fruit barn built in 1918, the gallery presents monthly changing feature shows, along with general exhibits of work by over 150 artists. Paintings, sculpture, glass, clay, wood and jewelry are all represented.
Located in Sister Bay, this art gallery features the original hand-carved wood carvings of David Frykman, spectacular photography by Heather Harle Frykman and Lucas Frykman, and stoneware pottery and sculpture by master potter Steve Jorgenson.
A non-profit organization with the sole purpose of promoting and encouraging local artists, inspiring local youth in creative ways, supporting emerging artists and celebrating the Peninsula’s veteran artists.
Hands On Art Studio is a do-it-yourself Door County destination, offering patrons a freewheeling walk-in art experience, no reservations needed. Here is how it works: Each artist (person working on a project) pays a low studio fee of $7. This studio fee is good all day for all four studio spaces, which total 8,000 square feet of fun.
This 14-acre park is located on Horseshoe Bay at 7119 Bay Shore Drive. Notable features include 1,600 feet of sandy beach, boat launching facilities, a dock, picnic area, volleyball court and playground area. Parking and toilet facilities are available.
Peninsula State Park Golf Course began as a 6-hole course in 1917, grew to 9-holes in 1923, and finally opened as an 18-hole course in 1931. Peninsula offers spectacular views of Eagle Harbor and the Village of Ephraim. The back 9 holds the most views and the most varied landscape.
The Alexander Noble House, built in 1875, is an authentic example of Greek Revival farmhouse architecture from the late 19th century. Tour its rooms and experience a portrayal of domestic life in Door County from over a century ago, when tiny Fish Creek was a thriving fishing and shipping village whose dirt streets were traveled by horse-drawn wagons.
DCMM operates 3 Museum locations: the flagship in Sturgeon Bay (year-round), Gills Rock, and Cana Island Light Station in Baileys Harbor (both seasonal). Currently, the Museum is undertaking the restoration of Cana Island Light Station.
When you go kayaking with a Guided Door County Kayak Tour you will be able to relax and take in some of the most beautiful scenery in the midwest. In this fast-paced world of work, traffic, kids and life we understand how important quality travel is these days. Besides the scenery, it is our guides who will make your tour. Reservations are highly recommended. Make a reservation for your second or third day in your trip to give you leeway for inclement weather. Download or have us send you a brochure.
between Fish Creek and Ephraim, is a 3,776-acre state treasure on Wisconsin's Door County peninsula. Rocky bluffs ascend over 150 feet while deer graze contentedly in abandoned farm fields. Considered Wisconsin's most complete state park, Peninsula offers the American Folklore Theater, an 18 hole golf course, sand beach, bike trails, a lighthouse, cross-country skiing in winter and eight miles of spectacular Door County shoreline.
northeast of Ellison Bay, is a 2,400-acre "wilderness park" with 11 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline and 3 miles of sand beaches. Newport offers 38.3 miles of trails; all of them open for hiking. Of these, 16.8 miles also are open to off-road bicycles. In the winter, 26.3 miles of trails are available for cross-country skiing, including 12.5 miles groomed and tracked for classical skiing, 2 miles groomed for skate skiing, and 4.5 miles are open for snowshoeing.
established in 1967 to protect the fragile dune environment, is an 865-acre day-use park located south of Jacksonport. Stroll along Lake Michigan, watch waterfowl at Clark Lake, use the boardwalk to discover the wetlands or relax on one of the many trails throughout the forested sand dunes and beech forest. Trails are open year round, and 8 miles are groomed for skiing in winter.
at the very tip of the Door County Peninsula, is a 700-acre gem. Pottawatomie Lighthouse, a sand beach, and an Icelandic-style boat house offer a diverse experience. Cars and even bikes are not allowed on the 912-acre island, making for an experience unlike any other Wisconsin state park. There are 10 miles of hiking trails, including a one-mile interpretive trail, a naturalist program, and 5,000 feet of beach. You can reach Rock Island by private boat or by ferry in season.
on the shore of Sturgeon Bay in southern Door County has 1,200 acres of gently rolling upland terrain bordered by steep slopes and rugged limestone cliffs. Over two miles of shoreline provide many scenic views and recreational opportunities. A 75-foot observation tower rises above the forest canopy giving a panoramic view. On a clear day, the view from the park's observation tower reaches 16 miles across Green Bay.