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Spring Break? Think Door County

By Donna Marie Pocius
Special to

flowers-in-door-countyIn this edition of From the Lake to the Bay™, we take a spring break in Door County. It's fun! It's different! It's Door County! It's time for spring . . . and time for a break!


Spring Break? Think Door County

By Donna Marie Pocius
Special to

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Take a spring break in Door County. Here are five great places that are open and worth a visit. Check exact hours with the businesses.

  1. harbor-at-bridgeport-waterfront-resortBridgeport Waterfront Resort. Take a spring break with the kids and stay at the Bridgeport Waterfront Resort in Sturgeon Bay. The popular place has a variety of accommodations including spacious suites.

    Also, discover the indoor heated pool with an indoor splash park and playground that the kids will love. The current deals include mid-week specials through May 24. For example, you'll save 10% off the regular price of a two-night stay, 15% off the regular price of a three-night stay and 20% of the regular price of a four-night stay.

    There are also "hot deals" running through April 21 on the one-bedroom suites, which start at $89. Learn more about Bridgeport Waterfront Resort and other fine places to stay on a spring break at lodging at

  2. Door County Coffee and Tea Co. This year-round Carlsville business has a lot going on. Come to the café for breakfast or lunch, and order one of their wonderful salads, sandwiches or have a bowl of soup or chili. The coffee comes in a generously sized mug, and they even give you free refills.

    Speaking of coffee, they roast coffee beans on the grounds here. About 100 traditional and flavored coffees are made and sold. They change seasonally and have creative names like Black Velvet, Door County Cream and Lighthouse Blend. The retail space features gourmet foods, home accessories, books and more. Or just come here to buy a cappuccino to go. There’s a convenient drive through as well! Great home accessories too at Door County Coffee & Tea Company!

  3. Bath, Body and Soul Essentials. After having something to eat, head north to Bath, Body and Soul Essentials, located in the Founders Square area of Fish Creek. This is a long-time business that has evolved over recent years to include more than essential oils and bath products.

    Also find home décor, clothing, jewelry and accessories. It’s girly, to be sure. But there is wonderful selection of kids’ things like rubber ducks, clothing and more. 

  4. tannenbaum-holiday-shopTannenbaum Holiday Shop. Wander through this iconic shop, housed in a repurposed church, any time of year to get in a holiday spirit. They not only carry Christmas décor, but also lovely collectibles for all seasons. Don’t miss the handmade wreaths and other floral arrangements that are made here.

    Tannenbaum just announced that its 2012 Annalee collection continues to grow. For Easter, there are bunnies in an egg, in a cart and an artist bunny, as well as the perfect Easter bunny, according to Tannenbaum, located in Sister Bay.

  5. Newport State Park. Spring time is a great time to travel to the Peninsula’s northern tip for hikes at Newport State Park on County NP, east of Hwy. 42, near Gills Rock. This 2,373-acre park offers 38 miles of hiking trails.

    Some trails run parallel to the water, and others cross meadows. All will take you through the peaceful woods. A state park vehicle sticker is required for admission.