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Experience Door County

Fish Creek – A Year-Round Destination!

Summer is in full swing in Door County – check out the tabs above for things to do!

Located in the heart of the Door County Peninsula, Fish Creek is the perfect destination for year-round activities and attractions. We’re conveniently located nearby Peninsula State Park, various shops and boutiques, delicious food, wineries and breweries, picturesque sunsets and shoreline, and countless more activities and attractions. We’ll help you find some of the best things to do and create a memorable experience in Door County!

Located only a block away, Peninsula State Park is the perfect recreational destination for visitors year-round!

Filled with over 100 years of history and 8 miles of Green Bay shoreline, the park offers many recreational activities. From scenic sightseeing, hiking, biking, and swimming, to cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, sledding, and snowmobiling, there’s something to satisfy everyone, no matter the season.

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Popular activities include:

  • Hiking or biking through the Peninsula State Park trail system
  • Renting a kayak or swimming at the Nicolet Bay Beach
  • Walking up the new Eagle Tower and enjoying a panoramic view of Green Bay
  • Visiting or taking a tour of Eagle Bluff Lighthouse
  • Enjoying the scenic shoreline from the water through Fish Creek Scenic Boat Tours
  • Golfing at Peninsula State Park Golf Course
  • Cross-country skiing or snowshoeing the trails during the winter
  • Sledding and tubing down “Hill 17” (hole 17 of the golf course) during the winter

Explore Wineries and Breweries 

Visit some of Door County’s fantastic wineries and  breweries. Whether you’re looking for a refreshing craft beer or our well-known fruit wines and locally-grown grape wines, there’s plenty to enjoy.

Are you a beer fanatic or wine connoisseur? Take a tour!

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Enjoy a Traditional Door County Fish Boil

Fish boils have been an essential part of Door County culture and a popular attraction for over half a century. Typical meals include fresh-caught whitefish from Green Bay with potatoes, onions, corn, and a slice of Door County cherry pie for dessert.

Enjoy one with a gorgeous water view at Old Post Office Restaurant or at Kettle Black overlooking Fish Creek harbor (Get coupons good for 10% off at both when booking your hotel stay direct at AppleCreek Resort-Hotel & Suites at (920) 868-3525.)

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Other Places to Eat

Bayside Tavern | Voted “Best Small-Town Bar in Wisconsin” by Thrillist. A Fish Creek staple, serving homemade soups, sandwiches, burgers, home-made pizza, and Similin’ Bob’s Chili.

Old Post Office Restaurant | Best breakfast and traditional fish boil with a water view of Eagle Harbor. (Get a coupon good for 10% off at Old Post Office Restaurant when booking your hotel stay direct at AppleCreek Resort-Hotel & Suites at (920) 868-3525.)

White Gull Inn | Historic establishment serving breakfast and lunch. Try their award-winning Door County Cherry Stuffed French Toast – America’s Favorite according to Good Morning America!

Blue Horse Beach Cafe | Fantastic stop for coffee and breakfast sandwiches just across from Fish Creek Beach.

Julie’s Park Cafe | Casual restaurant for breakfast and lunch, located at the entrance of Peninsula State Park.

Wild Tomato | Wood-fired pizza using local ingredients. Check out their monthly Donation Creation pizza – a creative pizza that helps a non-profit in Door County.

The English Inn | Old elegant supper club feel with a beautiful outdoor patio. (Get a coupon good for 10% off at The English Inn when booking your hotel stay direct at AppleCreek Resort-Hotel & Suites at (920) 868-3525.)

Alexander’s of Door County | A top-tier local favorite, featuring an excellent casual fine dining atmosphere.

Barringers | Modern yet classic fine dining with an indoor/outdoor bar in downtown Fish Creek.

The Fireside Restaurant | Comfort foods with a southern, cajun twist.

Al Johnson’s Swedish Restaurant | A Door County icon – the place with the goats on the roof. Authentic Swedish food with an outdoor bar and beer garden – Stabbur.

Ask our front desk staff for more recommendations!

Tours

Taking a tour is a great way to experience what Door County has to offer. Whether you want to take in scenic views, explore wineries and breweries, or explore historic landmarks, there is a tour available for all types of visitors.

A few of them include:

** (Get a coupon good for 10% off Fish Creek Scenic Boat Tours when booking your hotel stay direct at AppleCreek Resort-Hotel & Suites at (920) 868-3525.)

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Shopping

Fish Creek is Door County’s shopping center with a variety of gift shops, clothing stores, and boutiques that are within walking distance from us.

Directly across the street is Top of the Hill Shops, where you will find over 20 locally-owned shops. ** (Get a coupon good for 10% off at Hart & Hart when booking your hotel stay direct at AppleCreek Resort-Hotel & Suites at (920) 868-3525.)

Stroll down Main Street or head to Founder’s Square where you’ll find a variety of locally-owned stores.

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Door County from the Water

Experience Door County’s 300 miles of scenic shoreline from the water in a variety of different ways.

** (Get a coupon good for 10% off Fish Creek Scenic Boat Tours when booking your hotel stay direct at AppleCreek Resort-Hotel & Suites at (920) 868-3525.)

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Kid-Friendly Activities

Watch an outdoor movie at Skyway Drive-in Theater – one of only nine remaining outdoor drive-in theaters still operating in Wisconsin.

Eat at the train-themed PC Junction

Mini-golf, go-karts, and arcade at Egg Harbor Fun Park and Johnson’s Park

Zipline overlooking the Ridges Sanctuary at Lakeshore Adventures

Mini-golf at Door County’s favorite Red Putter Mini Golf

Mini-golf at the brand new Evergreen Miniature Golf in Fish Creek

Go bowling and enjoy a classic supper club at Sister Bay Bowl

State and County Parks

Peninsula State Park

Cave Point County Park

Whitefish Dunes State Park

Ellison Bluff County Park

Newport State Park

Potawatomi State Park

Rock Island State Park

Lighthouses

Eagle Bluff Lighthouse

Cana Island Lighthouse

Baileys Harbor Range Light

Potawatomie on Rock Island

Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal Pierhead Lighthouse

Sherwood Point

Chamber’s Island

Plum Island

Art Galleries

** (Get a coupon good for a FREE Print at George Burr Gallery when booking your hotel stay direct at AppleCreek Resort-Hotel & Suites at (920) 868-3525.)

Beaches

Fish Creek Beach

Nicolet Beach (Peninsula State Park)

Egg Harbor Beach

Sister Bay Beach

Whitefish Dunes State Park

Schoolhouse Beach (on Washington Island)

Visit Washington Island

Drive up to the tip of the peninsula and take the five-mile ferry ride across Death’s Door to Washington Island. You can take your car or walk on the ferry and rent a bicycle, moped, or UTV to explore the island.

Visit Schoolhouse Beach – a smooth, rocky limestone beach that is a part of the Niagara Escarpment and one of only five sand-less beaches in the world!

You can also walk on the Karfi Ferry to Rock Island State Park and tour the 912-acre island that is home to the iconic Rock Island Boathouse and Potawatomie Lighthouse.

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