Outdoor Activities

So Many Things to Do

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

Egg Harbor (South)

 

Ellison Bay (North)

  • KAYAKING
    • Mink River Estuary
      • Inland river kayaking
      • Smooth waters
      • Lots of wildlife

Fish Creek (South)

 

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

Sister Bay (North)

 

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

Washington Island (North: REQUIRES a Ferry Ride)