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4 Things That Aren’t Canceled This Fall In Door County

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    Posted: July 29, 2020

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We’ve all gotten notification after notification of festivals and other events that have been canceled all over Door County. Let’s be honest…we’re bummed that all of our favorites have been canceled. But what most people forget is that it wasn’t the festivals or events that first started bringing families up to Door County – it was the beautiful scenery, Fall colors and fresh air. And guess what?! None of that is canceled this year.

So to get right to the point and back to the basics…here are four things that aren’t canceled in Door County this Fall:

1. Fall colors

Fall up in Door County is all about the colors. You’ll see them from the moment you cross into the county and you’ll keep seeing them around every corner, but there are a few spots that are especially spectacular to go leaf peeping. Two of our favorites are nearby.

Whitefish Dunes State Park has some special spots that are even prettier in the Fall. A less than three-mile hike will get you out and back from the Old Baldy lookout where you’ll be able to see Clark Lake and Lake Michigan as well as all of the beautiful Fall colors.

Across the bridge and on the other side of the Bay you’ll find Potawatomi State Park, where Old Ski Hill is the best spot to view the Fall colors. You can take a 3.6-mile hike from the nature center or drive to the hill from North Norway Road to catch the views. The name says it all – you’ll have a picturesque view from the top of an old ski hill!

2. Refreshing hikes

If you’re looking for hikes with more sites or longer routes, there are some other options in the area that will keep you busy during a beautiful Fall day. Peninsula State Park has trails through wooded areas, along the bluff and down the popular Sunset Bike Path. For an especially beautiful view during your hike, head down the Eagle Trail in Peninsula State Park. The two-mile loop drops more than 200 feet from the top of the bluff and features the bluffs of the Niagara Escarpment from beginning to end.

Along with Peninsula State Park, Destination Door County lists Door Bluff Headlands County Park, Rock Island State Park, Cave Point County Park and Whitefish Dunes State Park, and Newport State Park as the top hiking spots in the county.

3. S’more nights by the campfire

Our waterfront campfire area right on the Bay Shore Inn property is the spot to gather with family and friends on a chilly Fall evening. Build a roaring fire to keep warm with the provided wood and chat the night away while enjoying the warmth and crackles…anyone else love the smell of campfires as much as us? Don’t forget some graham crackers, chocolate bars and marshmallows for all the s’mores snacks.

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4. Relaxation

At Bay Shore Inn you can choose your level of relaxation. You can relax in your suite, head down to either our outdoor or indoor pool, go for a walk on our grounds, use one of our free bikes to ride into Sturgeon Bay for the afternoon, or sit and enjoy the beautiful views from the banks of of Sturgeon Bay.

When you’re done with a day of hiking or biking, or just getting up here for the weekend and really need to relax beyond lounging on your balcony, cozying up by a fireplace or enjoying our beautiful country gardens and lavish grounds – we have an on-site therapist to help take your relaxation to the next level.

Now that we’ve got you thinking about going back to the basics this Fall and enjoying some of Door County’s best Fall features, here are some reminders about how you can have fun and relax with us at Bay Shore Inn while still practicing social distancing. If you’re ready to get back to the basics of Fall in Door County, call us to book your getaway to enjoy what we have left of 2020.