Peninsula State Park

Peninsula State Park is located on the bay side of Door County near Fish Creek. It offers numerous recreational opportunities including camping, swimming, biking, hiking and more. For more information, go to https://dnr.wisconsin.gov/topic/par...

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Europe Bay Beach

The sand beach at Europe Bay Beach stretches over a mile on Lake Michigan. Located in the northern peninsula, it is less busy and a great place for a stroll on the beach, swimming, or kayaking. The water drops off slowly and kids can go out a go...

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Light Houses of Door County

Door County is home to 11 lighthouses, many of which were built in the 1800s. Tours provide a glimpse into the past, the maritime and navigational history. Here are two we have visited: The first two photos are of the Cana Island Lighthouse, w...

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Slipper Orchids in Bloom!

Most of the native orchids in Wisconsin can be found in Door County. These yellow lady slippers, Cypripedium parviflorum, are blooming in the open woods around the refuge. We were surprised to find several hundred in bloom. If you are visiting D...

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Three Spring Nature Preserve

These photos were taken at the Three Spring Nature Preserve, which is just 2 miles down the road from The Refuge. The preserve is over 500 acres and features; * 1.75-mile looped hiking trail over fairly level terrain * Scenic lookout over ...

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