Area Guide

Adventurous activities, delicious dinners and beautiful beaches await you in Door County.

While staying at Trillium Gap Cottage, one of the best places to stay in Door County due to our location, you’re steps from Egg Harbor Beach and a short walk from the restaurants and shops of downtown Egg Harbor, with all the other activities of Door County just a quick car ride away. Learn more about all the things to do in Door County below.

Egg Harbor Beach

Stay for sunsets, Egg Harbor Marina, Egg Harbor Concerts in the Park on Thursday nights. Bring your own chair and put it out early! (Free)

Edgewood Orchard Gallery

4140 Peninsula Players Rd,
Fish Creek,
WI 54212, USA
(920) 868-3579

Known since 1969 for our exhibitions exploring ideas in a wide range of media, Edgewood Orchard Galleries has become one of the Midwest’s most respected art galleries. 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. The serene setting features a bricked courtyard, arbor and glassed portico with bistro tables and chairs. A tranquil sculpture garden guides visitors through the woods and gardens surrounding the gallery.

Fine Line Designs Gallery
10376 HWY 42
(920) 854-4343

Fine Line Designs Gallery in scenic Door County is housed in a 1950’s chicken coop that was renovated in 1998 and turned into the beautiful multi-level space we operate in today. The gallery showcases monthly rotating exhibitions, highlighting the works of selected artists along with the general display of works by over 100 regional and national acclaimed artists. The gallery features original paintings, glass, jewelry, clay, custom wood furnishings, sculpture and fiber rich in color and texture and showcases a beautifully landscaped two acre sculpture garden located in front of the gallery that allows visitors to stroll among outdoor sculptures that include pieces created out of bronze, stone, metal, copper and stainless steel.

Stone’s Throw and Simon Creek Wineries – music outside on Sunday Afternoons.
Cave Point County Park

Door County Parks System
3538 Park Drive
Sturgeon Bay, WI  54235

Cave Point is an unsettled and crumbling facade on the Lake Michigan shoreline near Jacksonport. Unseen in underground caves below your feet a classical tragedy plays out. Stand above one of these caves and the rumble of stone carving waves will tell you the story of a ancient rock being battered to silt by roaring waves.
A shelf of dense dolomite extends about a quarter of a mile offshore just beneath the lake surface. This feature causes wind whipped waves to break off shore and accelerate towards the Cave Point bluffs. On impact lake spray leaps some 30 feet into the air to dance with the sunlight in one frozen and weightless moment before splattering down onto the rocks below. Above this turbulent sea a stoic cedar stand rises at a pace so slow as to measured in inches a year.

Peninsula State Park

9462 Shore Rd.
Fish Creek, WI 54212
Phone: 920-868-3258

Considered Wisconsin’s most complete park, Peninsula offers 468 campsites, three group camps, a summer theater, an 18-hole golf course, sand beach, bike trails, a lighthouse and eight miles of Door County shoreline. The rollicking waves that skip towards Peninsula’s sky high bluffs are part of the Niagara Escarpment.

Whitefish Dunes State Park

3275 Clark Lake Road
Sturgeon Bay WI 54235

Whitefish Dunes State Park protects the fragile dune environment on the eastern Door County Peninsula. 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. The park’s nature center features year-round programs, exhibits and displays on ecology, geology and human history. Whitefish Dunes is a day-use park, there is no camping.

Potawatomie State Park

3740 County Road PD
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
920-746-2896 (fax)

Potawatomi State Park 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. The park is named in honor of the tribe that inhabited Green Bay’s shores and islands when Europeans first settled the area. The tribe called themselves Bo-De-Wad-Me which means “keeper of the fire.” Eventually the spelling and pronunciation were changed to Potawatomi.

Off the Wheel Pottery

4234 County E
Egg Harbor, WI 54209
(920) 868-9608

Off the Wheel Pottery is located just outside the village of Egg Harbor, Wi.  Most of Renee’s (resident potter) inspiration comes from the beauty that sits just outside her window.  The wildflowers in the untouched fields, the dragonflies and hummingbirds buzzing around in the gardens, the trees and old stone fence pile that sit along the old farmers field. The galleries are housed in the old timber framed barn and granary.  The studio is in a newer building nestled next to the granary.  This is where resident potter, Renee Schwaller makes all of her work.  The gallery shows her work along with over twenty regional and national artists.  All of the work shown at Off the Wheel is original and made by hand.

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Door County Nature Works in Egg Harbor

7798 Wisconsin
42Egg Harbor
WI 54209
(920) 868-2651

Welcome to Door County Nature Works. Door County’s premier location for fine and casual home decor. Door County Nature Works opened in 1994 in a small barn in Egg Harbor, Wisconsin. Our original store featured rustic products made in the USA. Today our barn has expanded several times over to bring you a truly unique collection of casual home furnishings and gifts. From beautiful outdoor furniture, fine indoor furniture, to unique and colorful home furnishings, we know you will appreciate the variety of products. Stop in Door County Nature Works during your next visit to Door County and let us show you why we were voted “One of the Best Stores in Door County!”

Nelson’s Hardware

Because they have everything.

Door County Maritime Museum

120 N. Madison Ave.
Sturgeon Bay
WI 54235

The Door County Maritime Museum in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin was established in 1969 and now includes four amazing galleries that feature lighthouses, model ships and boats, shipwrecks, the area’s numerous shipbuilding companies and more. The museum includes an in-water exhibit of a completely restored 1960s era tug boat that was built in 1919 and served until early 2000. The Museum is located along Sturgeon Bay next to the historic steel bridge. Across the bay is Door County’s largest shipbuilder, Bay Shipbuilding, which can be seen through a submarine periscope inside the museum.

Door County Auditorium

Door Community Auditorium
3926 Hwy 42
PO Box 397
Fish Creek, WI 54212-0397
Phone: (920) 868-2728
Fax: (920) 868-2590

The Door Community Auditorium opened in 1991. It was a dream come true for those who believed a professional year-round auditorium serving both school and community could enhance the lives of all who live and visit here. Though the auditorium is part of our public K-12 Gibraltar School, it was entirely funded by private donations from over 1,200 generous individuals, businesses and organizations whose names are painted on the adjoining walls. Over the years extraordinary things have happened. Big-name stars have appeared on our stage giving us concerts we will never forget: Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson, Rosemary Clooney and Victor Borge, Harry Belafonte and Bill T. Jones, Joan Baez, Jeff Tweedy and Indigo Girls. Rising stars have come to perform: Ruthie Foster, Alison Krauss and Natalie McMaster. We’ve been exposed to people and places we might never have known: The African Children’s Choir, American Indian Dance Theatre, Ko-Thi Dance and Imuka Singers.

Northern Sky Theatre

Peninsula Park
10169 Shore Rd
Fish Creek, WI 54212
(920) 854-6117

No doubt you’ll be in a good mood before you even sit down! The smiling and laughing at Northern Sky is just infused in the place and the people, no matter what the weather. Under the pines and starry sky, its a place where a happy ending is pretty much guaranteed. Enjoy our delightful cast, succeeding beyond measure in delivering silly grins and belly laughs for you, their appreciative audience. After the show, walk back through the woods with your spirits lifted and humming tunes that won’t soon get out of your heads.

Ephraim harbor

The picturesque Village of Ephraim is nestled in the heart of the Door County Peninsula. Settled in 1853 by Norwegian Moravians on the tranquil shores of Eagle Harbor, Ephraim takes pride in its Scandinavian roots. Ephraim’s rich heritage has been carefully preserved in more than 30 historical sites throughout the village, 11 on the National Register of Historic Places. Step into the past by taking a guided/self-guided historic walking tour or visiting a village museum. Ephraim has the most accessible shoreline of all the Door County communities. Explore Eagle Harbor from a Jet Ski, kayak or paddle board. Rent a family-size pontoon boat or enjoy the panoramic view of Ephraim and nearby Peninsula State Park on a sailboat.

 Maxwell Braes Golf Courses

Phone: 920-421-GOLF (4653)

Maxwelton Braes has rightfully been called a “golfer’s paradise. Our 18-hole, Door County championship golf course is one of the best in the county. The 6,041-yard course is par 70, which features a variety of interesting green contures, green surrounds, green side bunkers, wide fairways, a few short Par 4’s & Par 5’s, along with some longer, challenging holes to test all skill levels. Our Golf Shop offers a limited variety of golf accessories such as balls, gloves, tees, soft spikes, sunglasses, sunblock, etc, along with riding golf carts, pull carts, clubs rentals and golf lessons with a PGA Golf Professional.

Mini golf at Red Putter or Pirate’s Cove
Ferry to Washington Island

Detroit Harbor
P.O. Box 39
Washington Island, WI 54246
(920) 847-2546
(800) 223-2094

Welcome to our Ferry Line web page. I hope with a few, short paragraphs I can lead you toward a ride aboard one of our ferries to Washington Island. We cross Death’s Door Passage, a route we’ve perfected through over 67 years of service, summer and winter. Safe, pleasant, and timely ferry crossings are our business!

With kids big and little:
  • Egg Harbor Beach – there are stand up paddle boards and kayaks for rent and a great little playground
  • PC Junction for lunch – a train delivers your food and lots to do outside
  • Egg Harbor Fun Park – for go karting, mini golf, zip lining
  • The Farm – lots of animals and displays
  • Hands on Art – for ceramic painting, glass fusing, mosaics , jewelry, metalwork…really for adults and kids
  • Sister Bay Bowl – has 6 old fashioned lanes (no bumpers and no computer scoring!) and is a great Wisconsin supper club