Lying between Green Bay and Lake Michigan, the Peninsula that makes up Door County is one of the most picturesque I've ever seen.Sturgeon Bay is 45 miles from the city of Green Bay, 150 miles from Milwaukee, 240 miles from Chicago and 320 miles from Minneapolis.
The first town on the Green Bay side, Egg Harbor, which is where we're staying, is 17 miles from Sturgeon Bay.
Fish Creek is seven miles from Egg Harbor and adjacent to Ephraim, which blends into Sister Bay.
Sister Bay is six miles from Ellison Bay, and it's another six miles to Northport and the ferry to Washington Island.
Baileys Harbor is the biggest town on the Lake Michigan side. It's 10 miles over from Egg Harbor.
Around the Upper Midwest, Door County is the tourist destination that other tourist destinations envy. It has everything a tourist loves: Lighthouses and sand dunes. Wineries and boutiques. Bicycle paths and beaches.
There’s a little bit of New England in the white-frame buildings of Ephraim, where tourists click photos of Wilson’s, a century-old ice-cream parlor.
There’s a little bit of Europe in Sister Bay, where goats graze on the sod roof of Al Johnson’s Swedish Restaurant. There’s not much that isn’t picturesque. I saw alpine decorated inns and restaurants, swedish landmarks, and, of course, the water.
We spent today just driving, ending up in Northport, the northern most tip where the ferry takes you across to Washington Island.
One of our favorite stops were the bluffs at Ellison Bay. The view was breathtaking and the silence so serene.