We arrive in Door County and I can take a deep breath. Just pulling up to the property and seeing the pool reminds me of how much fun my kids had splashing around last summer. First thing’s first, we settle in for a Swedish pancake breakfast at Al John’s in Sister Bay, watching the goats pasture on the rooftop. After breakfast, we walk around town stopping to sample cheese at the Door County creamery and run through our wish list for the next few days: go-kart races, movies on the beach, and renting a boat to while the afternoon away on the lake with the breeze at our backs.
Although many head to Door County during cherry season in July, we tend to head into town just after. We miss all of the festivals and the end of u-pick season, but can still sample the tart cherries. The cherry pie is a can’t miss. But cherry season or not, there is just something so special and serene about the place with activities for just about everyone. Life is just easy.
A peninsula full of small towns may not sound like an idyllic trip for everyone, but there truly is something for everyone. Shop around Egg Harbor, explore the outdoors in Fish Creek, play on the water in Sturgeon Bay, eat your way through Sister Bay, and learn history in Ephraim. You won’t be disappointed.