Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Door County

We spent two glorious days in beautiful Door County ~ the thumb of Wisconsin.
We stayed at the AmericInn in Sturgeon Bay ~
and as you can see from the map ~ easy access to the entire peninsula.

The only thing better than Door County in October ~
is beautiful Door County October weather. And that we had!

And it doesn't hurt that you're traveling in the perfect pumpkin colored car to match the scenery. Our friend Ralph in Wausau let us use his car for the week. What a nice ride.

Peninsula State Park was breathtaking. The colors were maybe a few days beyond their peak, but we were thrilled to see so many brilliant colors considering a huge wind storm had blown through a couple weeks prior.

Peninsula State Park is 3,776 acres of pristine wooded bluffs and hiking trails 
and shorelines along the Green Bay.

Stunning views everywhere you looked.

Julie's is located near the entrance to Peninsula State Park in Fish Creek
and the pot roast dinner special was the best!
And yes, that lady climbed in that ginormous chair and had a heck of a time getting out. 

We headed back to Sturgeon Bay for the night
and then we were back on the road the next morning ~ to the tip of Door County ~
to board the 6 mile ferry ride to Washington Island.

This was the crazy road just before we got to Gills Rock.
Be sure to come back tomorrow for my Washington Island post.


Kathy said...

My husband and I are from Michigan and we spent the last week of September this year in Door County. Stayed in Fish Creek. We were in that terrible wind storm and the whole town lost power for over a day. Fortunately, we were leaving Door County the next morning to head back home. Had a fantastic time there; we absolutely love Door County. Golfed Peninsula Golf Course at the State Park, hiked the Eagle trail, saw a play at Peninsula Players and had lots of wonderful food from lots of great restaurants. We did not have the best weather that week, but we had a great time! Love Door County! Wisconsin is a beautiful state and the people are awesome!

Anonymous said...

A former co-worker told me about Door County probably 15 years ago and I still haven't made it there. It's still up there on my list though. I just need to talk my hubby into going. He thinks the mid-west is kinda boring.