Open Hearth Lodge
Travel Blogs from Sister Bay
... beaches and less rocky shores. There are four lighthouses on the peninsula, four state parks and numerous county parks.
This morning we walked in Toft Point Natural Area, through stands of old-growth white pines. Then we took the ferry across Death's Door to Washington Island, where I managed to find a yarn shop having a sale. It was a good way to end our stay. Tomorrow we head south to Green Bay and start northward to the Upper Peninsula and Lake ...
... was always marked by the odd hardwood tree turning a brilliant yellow or orange, usually in isolation among the evergreen trees. What I saw yesterday was an embarrassment of riches, everywhere I turned acres and acres of golds, reds and oranges covered the landscape. I tried a couple of times to get a good photo, but nothing could do it justice. Now when people say 'I miss the fall colors', I will have much more sympathy for them. I would miss them ...
... very relieved after 30 minutes when the storm passed out over Lake Michigan and produced one of the best sunsets of our trip.
The next day we started by taking a 4 mile hike along Lake Michigan. We rewarded ourselves after exercising with miniature golf (which we tied in), cheese and wining tasting, and some afternoon beers at some of the local bars in Fish Creek. Our time in Door County concluded with yet another sunset and drinks and food around our campfire.
Door County sits in the center of the upper Midwest's "inland seas." The county offers 300 miles of shoreline. It’s the Cape Cod of Massachusetts, although on a Lake not an ocean. Door County is a world-class vacation destination with its 5 state parks, 11 lighthouses, 19 county parks and a total of 53 Lake Michigan beaches. Although there are 34 named islands within ...
... to lots and lots of cherry orchards. We stopped at one of the first wineries, tasted, shopped and went on. We travelled up the western side of the peninsula through Carlsville to Egg Harbor and Fish Creek. Peninsula State Park is a very large park with several campgrounds, an amphitheater, a beach area and miles of bicycle trails. We stayed here for two days while we explored the upper part to Northport and ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking