Even though the calendar marked March 20 as the first official day of Spring, Door County was still covered in pristine mounds of snow. That didn’t damper the spirits of residents, businesses or visitors at the North end of Door County: Ellison Bay, Gills Rock, and Rowleys Bay. We are tough and hardy! Having said that, it is now the middle of April and thankfully, signs of Spring are all around Northern Door County.

Fresh rain helps melt the remaining die-hard snow mounds. It brings milder temperatures and the sweet scent of earth, newly uncovered and rediscovered. One of our greatest pleasures is to hike through the woods or step off our back porch and see the beginning of buds popping through the soil. It’s amazing that these hardy plants grow in these conditions – rising up through snow and leaves, between our ever-present rocks, and stretching upward toward the sun. Soon Northern Door County will be covered in blooms, wild and newly planted.

Blooming 3 31 13A sure sign of Spring!

Spring also brings new faces, or perhaps we should say old faces, as in familiar. It is the time of year when our many business owners return to Northern Door County. They scrub, paint, order, stock, and anything else they need to do to open their businesses. From our wonderful artisans, to delectable restaurants, to shops and lodging establishments, marinas, parks, and everything in between, Northern Door County has awakened to a new season.

Cherry BlossomsNorthern Door County will soon be covered with cherry blossoms!

Spring sunset in Gills Rock 4 16 13Spring sunset over Gills Rock.

Experience Northern Door County for yourself . . . find yourself here.