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Best things to do in Door County

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Beach
“Peninsula State Park has miles of biking, hiking and skiing trails. Rent a single or double kayak at Nicolet Beach and paddle out to see the Bluffs. Historic Eagle Bluff Lighthouse is good spot for a picnic.”
22 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“Fantastic. Beautiful and powerful views of the lake. A place to picnic and have fun.”
22 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Wonderful Pizza with two locations, one in Fish Creek and the new location in Sister Bay.”
14 locals recommend
Park
“Potawatomi State Park is 1/4 mile down at the end of the road. The bike trail around the perimeter is about 8 miles, and there are many hiking trails including the Ice Age Trailhead. Decent bikes and kayaks are available at the rental store. ”
10 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“A great place to go when the weather is not the greatest. Get yourself a beer flight, a giant Bavarian pretzel with cheese and select one of your favorite board games to play with old friends or new ones you just met at their big communal tables. There is an outdoor beer garden out back and cornhole out front.”
16 locals recommend
Park
“{FREE} Entrance to the park is located 100 yards away from the Sand Beach Cottage. Enjoy 1,000 acres of hiking, running and biking trails--or groomed x-country trails in the winter! Hikes for every age and ability.”
8 locals recommend
Grocery Store
“This grocery store is a bit more upscale and expensive than the average grocery store. Great butcher shop inside. ”
9 locals recommend
Scandinavian Restaurant
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“This restaurant also has rosemaling by Sigmund Aarseth and was also imported from Telemark Norway. The original owner, Al, was good friends with the original owner of Binkhaven. They also have goats on their grass roof, a tourist favorite.”
18 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“The service is impeccable, the craft cocktails are deadly good and the food is amazing! We love their oyster selection too. Don’t miss their deviled egg appetizer - it’s not your grandma’s deviled egg! They take reservations, but there is some unreserved seating in the bar if you arrive early enough or want to chance it later in the evening.”
11 locals recommend
Candy Store
“If your expanding your visit… we are the gateway to Door County with nit’s quaint little shops and beautiful views, parks and beaches.”
12 locals recommend
Lighthouse
“Historic light house, beautiful sunsets, great place to find petoskeys and walk the beach.”
11 locals recommend
Cinema
“We don't have an indoor theater but the Skyway Drive-In is a must go to for families, couples or anyone that enjoys a double feature movie. ”
8 locals recommend
History Museum
“Fascinating nautical stuff for boat nerds and anyone interested in door County history. Fowl weather day alternative, but really interesting any time. Check out the telescope. Ask about boat tours.”
10 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
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“Great small plate restaurant. We love to share the delicious things they have to offer. Small and quaint....very casual setting but yet a bit upscale too.”
6 locals recommend
Theatre
“This is the oldest summer stock theater in the United States! Located on the western shore of the Door Peninsula----we encourage you to arrive early and take in the views overlooking the bay. An outdoor fire pit will allow you to warm up if you get chilly and the stunning sunset views are priceless! ”
10 locals recommend
Bed & Breakfast
“Voted one of the best spots for Breakfast -- get the cherry stuffed french toast! ”
8 locals recommend