Grabbing Time . . . Part Five, the Finale

This is the last segment in my guided tour through Door County so listen carefully and take lots of notes.

To date we have

I know we’ve been really busy but that’s ok.  My vacations are always packed with adventures.  I figure I can relax when I go home.  So lets not let any grass grow under our feet.  Lets hit the road and see if we can’t wrap this adventure up.

There are so many places and things to do in Door County.  If one set out on the first day of summer with the goal of experiencing each and every one perhaps you might be successful by the end of the year.  Then again you might find you have only touched the tip of the iceberg.  Let me give you a list of suggestions:

On The Water

Experience the Wonders of Nature

  • Cave Point County Park is a wonderful place to climb amongst the rocks and enjoy the beauty of water carved caves along Lake Michigan.  Cave Point County Park is right next door to White Fish Dunes State Park.
  • Visit one or more light houses.  Many have great tours available.  They also provide wonderful opportunities for photography


Here is a few more of our favorite places to dine and/or purchase Door County specific foods


Every town in Door County has a wonderful selection of fine stores offering an enormous variety of merchandise.  It would take far too long to mention each and every one.  All I will tell you is there is a price range and selection to suit all tastes.

People Watching

If your feet get too tired and your wallet too empty there’s always the sport of people watching.  Sometimes it’s fun to sit a spell and observe as people from all over enjoy the many shops and restaurants.  During our most recent visit we made a list of the different states, districts and provinces represented by vehicle license plates.  Here’s what we saw:

Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, Washington DC and Ontario.

If you counted them then you know people from thirty-one different areas visited Door County during the seven days we were there.  Amazing!


I thoroughly enjoy my visit to Door County every time we go.  Leaving the area always brings a tear to my eye.  It’s like saying goodbye to an old friend.  The only thing that makes it a teeny-weeny bit bearable is the realization that I will return.  Nothing can keep me from going back.

Well, there you have it.  I’ve taken you on a tour of Door County from one end to the other.  Of course I have by no means mentioned everything there is to see and do.  I think it’s better to leave some things left unsaid.  Perhaps that way you will be curious enough to plan your very own exciting trip to Door County.  Who knows, maybe we will even see one another there someday.

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