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Fall Adventures Await on a Door County Road Trip

Welcome to Door County, Wisconsin – a charming and picturesque destination located in the northern part of the state. With a stunning coastline along Lake Michigan and Green Bay, Door County offers visitors a unique blend of natural beauty, quaint small towns, and a range of outdoor activities. Whether you’re looking to hike through state parks, explore lighthouses, or indulge in delicious cuisine, Door County has something for everyone. Join us on our road trip journey as we discover the many hidden gems of this beautiful area, and fall in love with all that Door County has to offer.

I have wanted to drive on this curvy road for some time, and it’s finally happening.

Best place to get coffee.

I recently had the pleasure of visiting Gill’s Rock Coffee and Antiques and was blown away by their delicious sugar-free latte. This cozy little coffee shop offers a unique blend of caffeine and antiques, with a friendly owner who even gifted our daughter a toy from the store. Unfortunately, the toy didn’t last long, as she managed to break it within 10 minutes of being in the car. Despite this small setback, I highly recommend stopping by Gill’s for a tasty coffee and a browse through their charming antiques.

Adress:12625 WI-42, Ellison Bay, WI 54210

Best smoked Fish in town.

If you’re a fan of smoked fish, then Charlie’s Smokehouse is a must-visit destination. Located in Door County, Wisconsin, I stumbled upon this gem while researching the best places to buy smoked fish online. Not only is the fish top-notch quality, but the staff is friendly and welcoming. I highly recommend families stop by and try some of their delicious smoked fish – it’s the perfect addition to any picnic or meal.

This is the view from Charlie’s smoked house.

Best Brewery in Door County

Door County Brewing Company is a fantastic destination for beer lovers, families, and even furry friends. This brewery offers a wide variety of brews to suit every taste, and its outdoor seating area is both family-friendly and dog-friendly, making it a perfect spot for a day out with loved ones. With a laid-back atmosphere and friendly staff, Door County Brewing Company is one of the best spots in town to relax and enjoy a cold beer. Whether you’re a local or a tourist, a visit to this brewery is a must-do activity in Door County.

Door County Brewery

After leaving Door County Brewing Company, we drove for 17 minutes to see the Canal Lighthouse, but unfortunately, we didn’t get a chance to see it. The weather started to change, and more people were waiting for the wagon to cross the lake to Canal Island. With a toddler in tow, we decided to cut our losses and skip the visit altogether, as she had become impatient and had had enough of the stops.

cross to canal island

Where to eat?

We enjoyed a delicious fish fry at Peninsula Pub, an excellent spot for socializing and relaxation, suitable for children, with efficient service, a welcoming server, and fantastic cuisine.

Where to go for wine tasting?

Door 44 Winery is the top spot for wine tasting in Door County. My visit to the winery included trying iced wine for the first time, and the knowledgeable staff and beautiful location added to the experience.

Wine tasting stop for iced wine

Best Place to Get Cheese in Door County?

Our final destination on Sunday afternoon was Renard’s Cheese Store, an excellent shop boasting an abundance of cheese samples. My daughter had a delightful time playing on the playground for 10 minutes, making it an ideal stop for both adults and children.

Where to stay?

We love to go camping and travel on a budget. Our latest adventure took us to Potawatomi State Park, where we reserved a tent site for only $15 per night.

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