A Fall Weekend in Door County

For Columbus Day, G and I took the RV on a trip up to Door County, Wisconsin. I had never been there but I think I may have found one of my favorite places! Door County is located on the “thumb” of Wisconsin (as in the state kind of looks like a gloved hand with a thumb…), and is a peninsula that juts into Lake Michigan, forming Green Bay. While the area is known for their fall foliage, we were a bit early to see the leaves in all of their glory; however, that didn’t dampen the fun.

We parked the RV at Potawatomi State Park which is located right outside of Sturgeon Bay

– the gateway to the Door County peninsula. I think, if we’d had the opportunity, we probably would have chosen Peninsula State Park, which is a bit further north and closer to the lake, but definitely books up early. Potawatomi State Park was great though, the only downside was that the shower facilities were a bit far from our site.

While we were in Door County, we had the opportunity to do a lot of different activities.

Door County: Me at the Top of the Cana Island Lighthouse
Door County: Me at the Top of the Cana Island Lighthouse

We had two awesome breakfasts – one at Good Eggs , which was a kind of rustic location up a bit farther north on the peninsula. There was an incredibly long line – we tried to avoid by ordering through the app, but our order was misplaced. Despite the wait, the breakfast burritos were fantastic! The next day we had a breakfast at Door County Coffee and Tea – a super cute coffee shop and store that served a full breakfast as well as a selection of coffees, teas and pastries. We opted to just get pastries to go and eat outside on their cute front porch. Delicious!

Door County: View from the Top of Cana Island Lighthouse
Door County: View from the Top of Cana Island Lighthouse

We also went to the Cana Island Lighthouse which was beautiful! We were hoping that we’d get to walk across the occasionally flooded causeway to access the Island – which we did, but it wasn’t flooded (so our waterproof shoes were unnecessary…). We did walk all the

Door County: Cana Island Lighthouse
Door County: Cana Island Lighthouse

way up to the top of the lighthouse which offered an incredible view of Lake Michigan! Walking down was a bit on the scary side (for me at least), given the really really steep, spirally staircase (since it was built in 1869). But the view was worth it!

In the interest of burning off some of the aforementioned calories – and seeing some beautiful sights – we also walked part of the Sunset Bike Trail in Peninsula State Park. It was gorgeous! I think though that next time we’d rent bikes so that we could do more of the trail and make it all the way up to the point at the top of the peninsula. (We drove up to the point later but not quite the same thing! 🙂 ).

Overall, we loved Door County! I can’t wait to go back and see more of the sites!

About Lindsey

Hello! I'm a 30 year old, newly married, lady living outside of one of the best cities in the USA! I work in communications, love to read, recently purchased an RV with my husband (yay for road trips!) and am looking forward to starting a family soon-ish. I love to smile and hope to make other people smile too!

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