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(c) Frykman Gallery

It couldn’t be better timing. The cherry and apple trees, trillium, forget-me-nots, and hundreds of other flowers are in full bloom – just in time for Memorial Day weekend. You won’t have to go far to see beautiful cherry orchards bursting with white-pinkish petals. Northern Door County (Ellison Bay, Gills Rock, Rowleys Bay, and parts of Sister Bay) offers an array of wild flowers: a few trillium here and there, or a brilliant cluster of color within the woods.


Rowleys Bay Resort. (c) DCVB

While you are out enjoying all that northern Door County nature has to offer, there are many places to rest your head, dine, shop, or just relax. Did you know that there are 16 lodging facilities between Ellison Bay, Gills Rock, and Rowleys Bay? We have the finest resorts, motels, hotels, cottages, suites, and campgrounds in the area. No matter what your budget or desires, there is a place to stay perfect for you.


Viking Restaurant Fish Boil. (c) DCVB

In between resting and playing, you can dine at one of 18 food establishments! Nine of those are restaurants ranging from family eateries to fine dining. The other nine are wonderful shops featuring pastries, coffees, cheese and wines, fudge and chocolates, and hard cider. No matter what you have a taste for, northern Door County has it!

But that’s not all. For the avid shopper or collector, or even those who don’t shop often, northern Door County has 18 shops and galleries. We have world-class potters, exceptional gift shops, and art galleries. There is something for everyone and many are within walking distance.


Clay Bay Pottery

Playtime! With one state park, two county parks, 11 town parks, and four boat launches, there is no lack of things to do. But let’s not forget our waters: Green Bay on the west and Lake Michigan on the east. Water activities are plentiful from scenic cruises, boat launches, ferry rides, kayaking and wind surfing, to fishing charters or fishing off the dock. Not to mention just relaxing on the beach.


Kayaking by Door Bluff. (c) DCVB

Speaking of water, there is a maritime museum in Gills Rock where you can learn about shipwrecks and the nautical history of the northern Door County waters. Northern Door County also features an adult school of the arts, and a Christian camp for children and adults.


(c) The Clearing

Have you fallen in love with northern Door County? Would you like to buy or build a home or business? We have realtors and builders, caretakers, insurance and accounting firms. We even have a locksmith should you lock your keys in your car!

Door County North – Ellison Bay, Gills Rock, Rowleys Bay. Find yourself here, in northern Door County. It’s simply the best.


Door County North  (MAP)
PO Box 10
Ellison Bay, WI 54210
920-854-5448 (Information)
920-854-4450 (Office)