Egg Harbor: A Hidden Gem Among Wisconsin Small Towns

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Wisconsin has its fair share of quaint small towns, and though we may be biased, we think Egg Harbor beats them all. Don’t just take our word for it: Egg Harbor has been named one of America’s best small towns by publications like Fodor’s and Country Living. And it’s easy to see why.

Whether you’re seeking your new favorite restaurant, walking trails, scenic spots, or the musical experience of a lifetime, chances are good you’ll find what you’re looking for in Egg Harbor.

Arts & Culture

While Egg Harbor may be small, the arts scene and community spirit are anything but. Visit nationally-renowned Birch Creek Music Performance Center for performances by renowned acclaimed musicians; while Birch Creek is home to music classes during the day, over 30 evening concerts are held there throughout the year.

The Peg Egan Performing Arts Center hosts touring musicians from all over the world for their free Summer Sunset Concert Series. Travel around the Door County peninsula for a taste of the area’s history and culture. Make sure to stop by the Door County Maritime Museum to be regaled with tales of the area’s rich nautical past. Artists of all kinds can show their stuff at the Hands On Art Studio—paint pottery, craft jewelry, or even experiment with welding in this family-friendly spot.


Door County’s local food scene will surprise you. From the Nightingale and Greenwood Supper Clubs to farm-to-table favorites like the Door County Creamery or kid-friendly Wilson’s, there’s something for foodies of all ages.

Local favorite Casey’s BBQ and Smokehouse serves up barbecue and comfort foods; stop by on Saturdays for karaoke while you dine. Savor authentic Italian food and wood-fire pizza at Galileo’s Italian Restaurant, then grab dessert at the quirky Chocolate Chicken.

If dining at home is more your speed, you’re in luck. The Farmers Market, held every Friday from May-October in the heart of Egg Harbor, is flush with fresh fruits and vegetables. Then visit Main Street Market year-round to grab high-quality meats and choose from an excellent selection of wines.

Pick up pastries to go with your morning coffee at local favorite Pink Bakery, then grab fresh-baked rolls from MacReady Bread Company. Also stop by Wisconsin Cheese Masters or the newly opened hot spot Door Artisan Cheese Company to sample house-made cheeses.

Family Fun

The whole family will find activities and adventures in Egg Harbor. Visit Plum Loco Animal Farm to wander acres of farmland and meet a well-cared for family of ponies, horses, sheep, chickens and more.

Kids and adults alike will make memories at Egg Harbor Fun Park, with its go-kart track, 18 holes of mini-golf, and an indoor game room. After a day of play in the sun (or rain!), indulge in a snack from the ice cream shop.

Revisit the travels of yesteryear with a trip to the retro Door County Trolley Station. Choose from eleven different tours, including the Foodie Tour, the Scenic Tour, and the Lighthouse tour. All give you a front-row seat for Door County’s beauty!

Outdoor Adventures

Egg Harbor’s natural charms greet you from the moment you step into town. Head to Egg Harbor Beach for a classic day on the shore. Soak up the sun, play in the sand, and splash in the waves of Green Bay. Stroll around the Marina and gaze at water views. Or rent a paddle board or kayak from the Door County Adventure Center to head out on the bay yourself. Beginners and groups can book with Door County Kayak Tours for a sunset paddle or exhilarating cave kayak tour.

Golfers of all levels will have their pick of top-notch courses; choose Stonehenge Golf, Horseshoe Bay Golf Club, or Alpine Golf Course—or try all three to find your favorite.

Return to the simplicity of nature and explore the trails of the Door County Land Trust. For over 30 years, the Trust has protected over 7,000 acres of fields, forests, and shorelines in Wisconsin’s small towns. With 14 dedicated preserves to discover, you’ll never run out of new paths. Join a guided hike to make the most of your expedition.

Come stay with us and experience Egg Harbor!