How to Have the Best Day at Potawatomi State Park

The beauty of Door County is truly astounding! What makes it even better? There are so many places to enjoy the natural beauty of the peninsula throughout Door County. If you’re looking for a great place to explore and appreciate the great outdoors, you’ll hardly do better than Potawatomi State Park. This 1,200-acre wonderland is one of the county’s most popular parks and boasts jaw dropping views you won’t find anywhere else. If you’re planning a visit to Door County soon, here are just a few reasons why you should include an excursion to Potawatomi State Park.

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5 of the Best Things to Do at Potawatomi State Park

Located near Sturgeon Bay, Potawatomi State Park is known as one of the “must-see’s” of Door County. The landscape consists mostly of rolling terrain and is accented by beautiful limestone cliffs. Plus, with so many things to do, you could spend an entire day here! Just to help you get started, here are some of the most popular park activities among our past visitors.


The park is home to 7 different trails, each boasting its own unique features. Whether you are interested in learning more about the land’s history or are eager to embark on a challenging off-road bike adventure, there is an ideal trail for you to blaze! During the winter, you’ll also find trails that are designated specifically for cross-country skiing and snowmobiling.

Find more information about the Potawatomi State Park hiking trails by visiting the park’s website!

Climb to the Observation Tower

Probably one of the park’s most beloved attractions is the Potawatomi State Park Observation Tower. After a 3.6-mile hike, visitors will be rewarded with breathtaking panoramic views of the bay from 225 feet in the air. You won’t want to forget your camera for this excursion!

Potawatomi State Park Canoeing/Kayaking

Potawatomi State Park is a goldmine for those who love to spend time on the water! With over two miles of available shoreline, the park provides plenty of recreation opportunities including paddle boating, canoeing, kayaking, scuba diving, and water skiing. Conveniently, you will find a boat launch and Potawatomi State Park kayak rentals nearby. That way, you won’t have to worry about bringing your own!

Potawatomi State Park Fishing

Cast your line and see what bites! The park is a very popular fishing spot and even provides fishing equipment free of charge at the office. Simply find your favorite spot on the quiet beach and try to reel in the smallmouth bass, northern pikes, or walleyes that populate the local waters.

Don’t forget that all anglers over the age of 16 must have a valid Wisconsin fishing license.

Enjoy a Romantic Picnic

If you’re looking for a romantic surprise, a lovely picnic in Potawatomi State Park is the way to go! There are several picnic areas along the Sturgeon Bay shoreline and an overlook of the park’s old ski hill. For larger groups, a shelter is also available and open to anyone with a reservation.

Return to The Ashbrooke For Some Well-Deserved Relaxation

Potawatomi State Park For a peaceful and memorable stay in Door County, we invite you to discover The Ashbrooke. Our charming adults-only hotel provides luxury amenities and comforts that you won’t find in typical hotels. The unique guest rooms are perfect for couples and solo travelers while our exclusive specials make enjoying a Door County vacation even more affordable!

Ready for your next getaway? We’re now open for the 2017 season!  Book with The Ashbrooke today and we look forward to welcoming you to Door County soon.

If you haven’t already, don’t forget to download your free copy of our Door County Vacation Guide! It’s a great way to find all of the best things to do on the peninsula.