An Old-Fashioned Country Winter awaits you! Ever been to Door County in the winter? It’s time! Shake off the chill by a cozy fire with a great bottle of Door County wine, or a cup of Door County Coffee; cross country ski, snowshoe, snowmobile, ice fish, hike, take in wine tastings and great food - you can do it all against a serene backdrop in Door County – you know, there’s Nothing Like an Old-Fashioned Country Winter!!
Our new Open in Winter sections will guide you to what is open and when! Check for our new ”Open in Winter” logo in each main section (Places to Stay, Food/Dining, Activities, Shopping) to see which places are awaiting your arrival this winter!
Some of the best B&Bs and resorts are waiting for you! Some cozy year-round homes are ready for your wintry trip too. So enjoy the crisp air, the snowy landscapes, the frozen waters and sparkling, icy sunsets. The magic of the holiday season and the winter festivals and events make for special memories – so make them now! Ski, snuggle, relax! The fire is on; the Door County peninsula is waiting for you!
Wonderful Winter! In the winter, there is a pleasant, insulated, soft, beautiful quiet in Door County. When it snows in Door County, it is beauty that is difficult to find anywhere else – because there is Nothing Like an Old-Fashioned Country Winter!
It’s Currier & Ives and Norman Rockwell all rolled into one beautiful experience, all around you, everywhere you turn or look! Door County's natural features, like the coastlines, hills, fields, trees and water, take on a special, unique beauty in winter. But it is oh so quiet and oh so peaceful! When snow blankets the peninsula, it acts like an insulating layer – a comforter – and all is soft and quiet and magnificent. You can almost hear the snowflakes falling!
Always call ahead! If you are here during the week, you will see that many of the restaurants are closed. Some are open Thursday - Sunday, others closed for the winter, and others open most of the time. Check our Open in Winter section for restaurants to make sure.
This is truly the “quiet season.” So find a nice grocery store, like Main Street Market in Egg Harbor and stock up! We will navigate you through this, so sit back, enjoy a nice cup of coffee and browse our website – your relaxing begins right now! With 100's of Trusted Reviews and videos, DoorCountyNavigator.com will lead you to your perfect wonderful winter trip! We have done all the legwork, now you find the best! Log in and use our Trip Planner!
Everyone enjoys the “quiet season” – even the locals. Having worked very hard throughout the peak season, they look forward to the winter season to renew their friendships with each other, relax, enjoy one another’s company, plan for the next season and talk to folks who are visiting! So you will find the locals very relaxed, very calm, and very open to conversation. This is very pleasant for both visitor and local – so really take the time to enjoy this! It’s truly wonderful in a winter wonderland!
What can you do?
Check our calendar of events for Dec/Jan/Feb/March and you will see some of the things going on! Also click on the related article on the home page, “25 Things to Do in Door County This Winter”. There really is enough to do or there is nothing to do – the choice is all yours. Also, check each section and look for our “Open in Winter” material that will tell you who is open and when!
The towns are charming at Christmas time, the trolley rides a delight, Fish Creek Winter Festival in February 1st – 3rd has tons of activities for all ages – it makes winter fun! The cherry pit-spitting contest is open to all takers – maybe you will get to wear the special jacket!
Cross-Country ski trails are awesome in Peninsula State Park and Newport. Snowmobile and stop at the Coyote Roadhouse (just off one of the trails) for some BBQ ribs and a drink. You can rent equipment at Bay Shore Outfitters and at Nor Door Sport & Cyclery. Buy some fine wine and snuggle in front of your fireplace at one of the great inns, resorts, B&Bs or cabins. Read our reviews and find some great places to stay.
And make your own art at Hands On Art Studio in Fish Creek - we love this place, and it is a great warm up activity on a cold winter's day! Tell Cy we sent you in!
Enjoy a specialty of Door County: sunsets; and winter sunsets in Door County are just as spectacular, with a whole new look. Make sure to take lots of pictures - you will have some suitable for framing.
Sound like fun? It is – come up to Door County this winter for a weekend or mid-week get-away! Check out “25 Things to Do in Door County This Winter” for more information and lots more detail, like where to rent equipment, which inns are the coziest, and more! Also check our Calendar of Events for details about activities month by month.
Be sure to read our Trusted Reviews, which are professional and accurate reviews that are posted throughout our site
– we did the legwork for you so that you can “Be in the know before you go . . . and when you get there!” Have some snowy fun!
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