Door County: Cherries, Apples, Lighthouses and Lake Views
Discover Wisconsin’s famed Door County, a peninsula home to five state parks, 10 lighthouses and 300 miles of scenic Lake Michigan shoreline. Savor fresh lake breezes and be inspired by the steep bluffs and sandy beaches on either side of the peninsula. Learn about Door County history, art, geology and culture from local experts like an award-winning taxidermist, a watercolor artist, a lighthouse docent, naturalists and orchard owners. Visit state parks and fascinating museums that showcase the area’s rich maritime roots and unique history, and enjoy an authentic Door County fish boil with a resident storyteller.
2018 dates: June 10-15, June 24-29, July 15-20, July 22-27, August 5-10, August 19-24, September 9-14, September 16-21, September 23-28, September 30-October 5, October 7-12
Door County Cooking, Cuisine, and Culinary Arts
Join a small, intimate group to find out what makes Wisconsin’s Door County a foodie’s delight on a learning adventure crisscrossing the peninsula. Immerse yourself in culinary history as you meet local business owners and sample regional specialties. Explore a cherry and apple orchard for insight into the country’s historic fruit-growing industry. Sample and critique a range of artisanal cheeses while a cheesemonger explains the intricacies of cow, goat and sheep cheeses. Witness a traditional Door County fish boil featuring Lake Michigan white fish and make fascinating and delectable stops at a fish smokehouse, a potter’s workshop and the bakery at your resort, where you’ll learn the recipe for their famous half-pound caramel pecan rolls. You’ll also meet local chefs during a lunch-and-learn experience and a hands-on cooking workshop. Small group – limited to 16 participants.
2018 dates: July 22-27, September 16-21
Door County’s Peninsula Music Festival: Rich Repertoire, Passionate Performers
Experience the renowned Peninsula Music Festival, delighting audiences since 1953. In addition to background talks and expert presentations, attend two concerts and a closed rehearsal featuring professional musicians from across the country to be part of this special celebration. Meet industry professionals eager to share their stories and the history of the event. Meet both the Music Director/Conductor and Emerging Conductors who will provide insights into their roles and the selection of repertoire and guest artists. Other highlights include exploring the Door Community Auditorium with its ideal acoustics and hearing behind-the-scenes perspectives and entertaining stories from the festival’s volunteer management and staff.
2018 dates: August 12-17, August 19-24
Family owned and operated, Rowleys Bay Resort is situated on 100 secluded acres dominating a pristine and undeveloped bay with 700 feet of Lake Michigan shoreline, one of the most picturesque locations in Door County.
With meeting rooms, restaurant, bakery, pub, pool, whirlpool, fitness room and other amenities all under one roof, groups feel safe and connected.
Learn more about the Rowleys Bay Resort HERE.
Located 190 miles north of Milwaukee and 80 miles from Green Bay, Rowleys Bay is located near the top of the peninsula, just north of Sister Bay. Best reached by car with airport access nearby.
General Mitchell International (MKE) – Milwaukee, WI
O’Hare International (ORD) – Chicago, IL
Austin Straubel International (GRB) – Green Bay, WI
Visit the Rowley’s Bay Resort website for help with directions.