Door County’s Best Swimming Holes/Beaches

 

Ephraim (You are HERE)

Ephraim Beach (On the bay of Green Bay, Right across the street)
Nicolet Beach at Peninsula State Park (On the bay of Green Bay, Bike and, Boat rentals, Concessions, Play area, Sand volleyball)

Baileys Harbor (East)

Ridges Beach (On Lake Michigan, Small, “Almost” private)

Egg Harbor (South)

Murphy Park (On the bay of Green Bay, “Hidden-Gem”)

Fish Creek (South)

Fish Creek Beach (On Lake Michigan)

Gills Rock (North)

Sandy Bay Town Park (Where the Bay of Green Bay and Lake Michigan meet, “Almost” private beach)

Jacksonport (East)

Lakeside Park (“Hidden-Gem”)

Rock Island (North: REQUIRES two Ferry Rides)

Rock Island State Park (“Almost” private beach, Quiet)

Sturgeon Bay (South)

Whitefish Dunes State Park (On Lake Michigan, Mile long sand beach, Sand dunes)

Washington Island (North: REQUIRES a Ferry Ride)

Schoolhouse Beach Town Park (Where the bay of Green Bay and Lake Michigan Meet, One of five of its kind in the world, No sand, Beach consists of millions of small +smooth stones, Diving dock, Mountain Park Lookout Tower (lot of steps but worth the view), Bike and hike around it)

Door County’s Best Outdoor Life

 

Ephraim (You are HERE)

BIKING
Sunset Bike Path at Peninsula State Park (Hard packed gravel, Historic sites and scenic overlooks)
HIKING
Eagle Trail at Peninsula State Park (Challenging 2 mile trail with uneven terrain, steep cliffs, stunning views)
KAYAKING|PADDLE BOARDING
Nicolet Beach at Peninsula State Park (Rentals (paddle board, peddle boats, kayaks) available at the park, Kayak to Horseshoe Bay Island)

Baileys Harbor (East)

KAYAKING
North Bay Shipwrecks (Kayak to Cana Island, Suggest: Clear bottom kayak for best viewing)

Ellison Bay (North)

KAYAKING
Mink River Estuary (Inland river kayaking, Smooth waters, Lots of wildlife)

Gills Rock (North)

BIKING | HIKING
Hotz Trail at Newport State Park (3 mile loop through forest/woods, along a sandy beach, and includes rocky terrain)
KAYAKING
Garrett Bay (between Ellison Bay and Gills Rock, Kayak along bluffs, Seek out the pictographs on the rocks)

Jacksonport (East)

WATER SPORTS/FISHING
Kangaroo Lake (between Baileys Harbor and Jacksonport, Largest inland lake in the County)

Rock Island (North: REQUIRES two Ferry Rides)

KAYAKING
Rock Island (One of the most picturesque location to paddle)

Sturgeon Bay (South)

BIKING | HIKING | WALKING
Ahnappe Trail (Mostly level, hard-packed gravel, 48 miles in length)
HIKING
Yellow Trail at White Fish Dunes State Park (Through woods and over sand dunes, Check out the Whitefish Creek spur with an incredible view)
KAYAKING
Cave Point Park (On Lake Michigan, A guided tours go into the caves
Clark Lake (Inland water)

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