Door County, Wisconsin is a wonderful destination in the springtime. There are many places
and businesses that are open year-round, such as: restaurants, tasting rooms, parks, hiking trails, shops, galleries and more, that are ready for you to stop on in. Here are some things you can enjoy during this Spring season:
1. Tasting Rooms:
Wine: Door County is known for its wineries, and spring is a great time to visit them. Many
wineries offer tastings, tours, and music, so be sure to check them out. There is a new winery
and tasting room making a great splash that opened up last Fall, Anchored Roots Vineyard and Winery. They are located just south of Egg Harbor, so they make a great stop on the way to the Edgewater Resort. They have a very skilled and well trained winemaker and are a husband and wife owned winery making various wine styles so they have something for everyone. Most importantly they are making some excellent dry wines and also making some great cold-vine grape wines as well. Check them out at https://www.anchoredrootswine.com. .
Beer & Booze: There are also a number of local craft beer, whiskey and other alcohol tasting
rooms in Door County. In Egg Harbor you have a choice of two within one block of each other.
One Barrel Brewing Company mantra is: Handmade in small batches with love. It shows through in their excellent variety and high quality beers and ciders. You can get more information from there here: https://www.onebarrelbrewing.com. They also have Pizza Bros housed inside their tasting room and they are baking up the best craft pizzas in Door County!
Food: There are also several Door County Markets that are open for sampling their cherry and
other amazing food items. Lautenbach’s Orchard Country market and tasting room is open year round. They have been growing, harvesting and producing award-winning fruit products since 1955. They offer their own orchard wines, cherries, apples and many other Door County products. You can find out more here: https://www.orchardcountry.com.
Some other country markets such as Koepsels Farm Market is the oldest farm market in Door
County which has an amazing chopped cherry jam and hundreds of amazing and delicious
home-made products. You can get more information here: https://koepsels.com. And of
course, Seaquist Orchards Farm Market, a multi-generational family orchard and market since
the early 1900’s, which has the best cherry pies and amazing cocktail cherries that sell out fast. Check out more here about Seaquist Orchards here: https://seaquistorchards.com. Those and other markets open up around the beginning of May.
Door County has many scenic hiking trails that are perfect for springtime walks. Check out the Newport State Park or the Peninsula State Park for some great options. Whether you’re looking for an intense, all-day hike or a leisurely trek with the family, Door County boasts some of the best hiking trails in Wisconsin. The region offers scenic winding roads, peaceful trails, five state parks, 19 county parks, and dozens of nature preserves to explore. You can get a great deal of information here to plan your hike or running route here: https://www.doorcounty.com/experience/hiking-running.
Rent a bike and explore Door County’s scenic back roads during the spring. The
warmer weather, blooming flowers, sugaring and quieter roads and trails make for a picturesque ride. Check out https://www.doorcounty.com/experience/biking to get the latest in trail maps for roads as well as in all the State Parks here in Door County. They also have a listing of local bike sales and rental companies including e-bikes. You can also access a great Door County Bicycle Map and State Park Cycling Maps here too. They also make for great general maps for Door County. Whether casually ambling through town to get a sense of place or seeking a high-adrenaline challenge on an off-road bike trail, you can get your biking fix in Door County. Rent a bike or bring your own and explore some of the top bike trails Wisconsin has to offer.
The latest and greatest newer activity to do in Door County is do-it-yourself activities. They vary in all forms from painting to pottery to blacksmithing to writing your memoirs. You can get into this experience economy by participating in some new or some old arts and crafts. It is also a great way to provide a fun, creative experience and a Door County keepsake. It also
makes a great group event. An original Door County DIY experience is Hands on Are Studio which opened in 1998. They have been open for 21 years in Fish Creek with several studios: art barn, metal studio, paining cafe and glass-fusion studio. You can learn more here: https://www.handsonartstudio.com.
Another exceptional option and different take on this concept is The Clearing, which offers many different classes lasting a few hours to several weeks. It is a folk school founded in 1935 by landscape architect Jens Jensen. This “school of the soil” is located just north of Ellison Bay on 128 wooded acres of Door county forest and meadows with overlooks of the dramatic Green Bay shoreline. “It was built as a place where ordinary people could, as people could, as the name implies, “clear one’s mind” by reconnecting with nature and with one another.” You can get more information on their various classes at: https://theclearing.org/wp.
These are just two of the many places to learn new skills, get in touch with old skills or just make a fun keepsake of your Door County trip. You can get a lot more information on this part of Door County at the Pulse article: https://doorcountypulse.com/diy-in-door-county.
5. Cherry Blossoms:
The cherry blossoms in Door County are in full bloom during the spring. Take a walk through the orchards and enjoy the beautiful pink and white blossoms. This is usually later in the Spring and can vary by a few weeks depending on the weather we are experiencing in Door County for that particular Spring. Cherry blossoms typically peak in mid-May. Over a 2-week period, the blossoms will sweep from south to north, coloring the countryside with their white and pink hues. Door County has more than 2,000 acres of cherry trees, so the lovely petals and blossoms will be easy to spot from the road.
These are just a few of the many things you can do in Door County during the spring. Plan your trip today and experience the beauty of this charming destination. Most all restaurants and shops are opened by the time the cherry trees start to bloom as those places that were closed for the Winter season get readied for the busy Summer season.
Of course you can always contact us here at the Edgewater Resort directly with any questions or requests for your Door County get-away. We are also ready and very happy to help you with planning your trip. Destination Door County also provides a great overview of the many things to do in the Spring in Door County, including a blossom report! Check it out here: https://www.doorcounty.com/spring.
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