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Discovering the Hidden Gems of Door County

Door County, Wisconsin is a picturesque destination located on the shores of Lake Michigan. Known for its charming small towns, historic lighthouses, and scenic vistas, it's no wonder that Door County has become a popular vacation spot. But with so much to see and do, it can be overwhelming to plan the perfect itinerary. Here's a three-day guide to help you discover the hidden gems of Door County.

Day 1: Exploring the Towns

  1. Start your day in the charming town of Fish Creek. Visit the historic Peninsula State Park and hike one of the many scenic trails or rent a kayak and paddle along the shoreline.

  2. Enjoy lunch at Wild Tomato Wood-Fired Pizza and Grille, known for their delicious wood-fired pizzas and salads.

  3. Spend the afternoon exploring the town of Ephraim. Take a stroll through the picturesque Ephraim Village Historic District and visit the iconic Anderson Dock.

  4. End your day with dinner at The Cookery, a local restaurant featuring seasonal ingredients and a menu inspired by the bounty of Door County.

Day 2: Lighthouses and Beaches

  1. Start your day by visiting one of Door County's historic lighthouses. Cana Island Lighthouse and Eagle Bluff Lighthouse are both great options.

  2. Head to Whitefish Dunes State Park, known for its stunning beaches and sand dunes. Take a swim or hike the trails for panoramic views of Lake Michigan.

  3. For lunch, head to Al Johnson's Swedish Restaurant & Butik for their famous Swedish pancakes and meatballs.

  4. In the afternoon, visit Cave Point County Park and marvel at the stunning cliffs and caves along the shoreline.

Day 3: Cherry Orchards and Wine Tasting

  1. Start your day by visiting one of Door County's famous cherry orchards. Seaquist Orchards or Lautenbach's Orchard Country Winery & Market are great options.

  2. Enjoy lunch at The Harbor Grille, located in the charming town of Baileys Harbor and featuring a menu with locally sourced ingredients.

  3. Spend the afternoon wine tasting at one of Door County's many wineries, such as Stone's Throw Winery or Door Peninsula Winery.

  4. End your day with a sunset dinner at the Waterfront Restaurant, featuring stunning views of Sturgeon Bay.

As you make your way through Door County, be sure to download the Keepsake app to capture all your memories and experiences. You can easily turn your photos and videos into a stunning video keepsake that you'll treasure for years to come.

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