There are many areas throughout Wisconsin that have a quintessentially “Midwestern” feel to them—think of the ocean-like shores of Lake Michigan, the craggy otherworldliness of the Apostle Islands, and the beautiful nature in Door County. The latter, which at times can feel and appear more like an East Coast destination than a peninsula in the heart of Wisconsin, proudly boasts a nautical legacy, hip art galleries, and great restaurants.
Hordes of Chicagoans spend time in Door County during the summer months. The droves of tourists armed with swimsuits and sunblock are proof of this. But as Wisconsinites will attest, the best time to visit the peninsula is during the fall when it’s awash in bright foliage and the buzz of traffic is replaced by the lush sounds of the natural environment. An ideal fall trip to Door County includes a mix of seasonal standards and under-the-radar endeavors.
Located less than a four-hour drive from Chicago, Door County makes for a lovely September or October getaway, providing an opportunity to cross things off on your fall bucket list.
Note: The map items are listed in geographic order from the southern most points to northern destinations.Read More