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Parks & nature in Door County

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.”
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Scenic Viewpoint
“One of my favorite places to go. This is a breathtaking spot when winds are blowing or a storm is coming in. ”
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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. ”
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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.”
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Park
“They have a beach for you and your dog - what more is there to say? Make sure you have water mocs, the stoney shallows are difficult to walk in barefoot. Newport also hosts dark sky events where you have zero light pollution to enjoy the stars like you have never seen them before.”
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Lighthouse
“Historic light house, beautiful sunsets, great place to find petoskeys and walk the beach.”
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Park
“Great place for Hiking, Biking, Running, Picnic, Sunset, Light house, Beach..”
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Beach
“One in five beaches in the world made up of smooth, limestone rocks. The water is clear, cold and deep. Remember to leave the rocks on the beach for others to enjoy. Taking one will result in a $250 fine per rock!”
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Park
“This is a great park with boat launch,beach, several playgrounds, frisbee golf, vollyball. tennis, basketball and plenty of picnic areas. Pet friendly and clean restrooms.”
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Park
“Another great hike, with natural beauty surrounding you. One of our favorites.”
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Surf Spot
“Great place to take a hike and amazing area for children to play, with a outdoor mud kitchen for the kids!!”
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Park
“Free outdoor historic village, in winter free cross country snow shoes, ski’s and skiing available. Year round trails for hiking. Spring hike Run Wild fun raiser!”
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Scenic Viewpoint
“Small park overlooking the water on the west side of the island. It sits on top of a limestone bluff so the view for sunsets is amazing! Bring a friend and a bottle of wine and enjoy the views.”
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Scenic Viewpoint
“Climb many stairs to reach a beautiful view over the north side of the island and Lake Michigan. ”
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Lighthouse
“A lovely lighthouse that has been restored. Also has a small public beach. A bit hidden, it is not highly traversed. Often very windy there with big waves given the location.”
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Park
“Hiking trails, Rock Island boat house, light house, beaches, trees, nature, nature, nature!!! Take the Karfi (ferry) from Jackson Harbor to get to Rock Island. It's sooo worth it! ”
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