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There is a good, insulated, soft, beautiful quiet in Door County in the winter. When it snows in Door County, it’s beauty that is difficult to find anywhere else. It’s Currier & Ives and Norman Rockwell all rolled into one beautiful experience, all around you! Door County's natural features, like the coastlines, hills, fields, trees and water, take on a special, unique beauty in winter. But it is oh so quiet! When snow blankets the peninsula, it acts like an insulating layer – a comforter – and all is soft and quiet.
Get away from all the turmoil, hub-bub, crowds and work routines. Enjoy a part of our wonderful winter in Door County!
Always call ahead! If you are here during the week, you will see that many of the restaurants are closed. Some are open Thursday - Sunday, others closed for the winter, and others open most of the time. This is truly the “quiet season.” So find a nice grocery store, like Main Street Market in Egg Harbor and stock up! We will navigate you through this, so sit back, enjoy a nice cup of coffee and browse our website – your relaxing begins right now! With 100's of reviews and videos, DoorCountyNavigator.com will lead you to your perfect wonderful winter trip!
The locals who live in Door County really enjoy the “quiet season.” Having worked very hard throughout the peak season, they look forward to the winter season to renew their friendships with each other, relax, enjoy one another’s company, plan for the next season and talk! So you will find the locals very relaxed, very calm, and very open to conversation. This is very pleasant for both visitor and local – so really take the time to enjoy this! It’s truly wonderful in a winter wonderland!
What can you do?
Check our calendar of events for Dec/Jan/Feb/March and you will see some of the things going on! Also click on the related article on the home page, “25 Things to Do in Door County This Winter”. There really is enough to do or there is nothing to do – the choice is all yours.
The towns are charming at Christmas time, the trolley rides a delight, Fish Creek Winter Festival in February has tons of activities for all ages – it makes winter fun! The cherry pit-spitting contest is open to all takers – maybe you will get to wear the special jacket!
Cross-Country ski trails are awesome in Peninsula State Park and Newport. Snowmobile and stop at the Coyote Roadhouse (just off one of the trials) for some BBQ ribs and a drink. You can rent equipment at Bay Shore Outdoor Store and at Nor Door Sport & Cyclery. Buy some fine wine and snuggle in front of your fireplace at one of the great inns, resorts, B&Bs or cabins. Read our reviews and find some great places to stay.
And make your own art at Hands On Art Studio in Fish Creek - we love this place, and is a great warm up activity on a cold winter's day! Tell Cy we sent you in!
Enjoy a specialty of Door County: sunsets; and winter sunsets in Door County are just as spectacular, with a whole new look. Make sure to take lots of pictures - you will have some suitable for framing.
Sound like fun? It is – come up to Door County this winter for a weekend or mid-week get-away! Check out “25 Things to Do in Door County This Winter” for more information and lots more detail, like where to rent equipment, which inns are the coziest, and more! Also check our Calendar of Events for details about activities month by month.
Be sure to read our in-person reviews that are posted throughout our site – we did the legwork for you so that you can “Be in the Know Before You Go!” to Door County! Have some snowy fun!
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