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Every day I am reminded of how fortunate I am to live in this wonderful place called northern Door County. Surrounded by the Green Bay waters and Lake Michigan, the ‘tip’ of the Door County Peninsula is a magical place.


Ellison Bay Scenic Overlook

The very north end of Door County consists of Ellison Bay, Gills Rock and Rowleys Bay. Each hamlet offers something special. Each are peaceful, scenic and breathtaking. This is indeed the ideal vacation spot. Water activities abound: swimming, kayaking, boating and scenic cruises are highlights of anyone’s visit to the area.


Gills Rock

Rich in the arts, there are artisans throughout the tip of the peninsula: many galleries offer public demonstrations. If you are a foodie (or just plain hungry), these hamlets have world-class dining from family-style to elegant cuisine. Not to mention shops of all kinds for those who love to shop or are just curious about their offerings.


Turtle Ridge Gallery, Ellison Bay

The ‘tip’ also offers one state park (Newport) with an expansive sand beach, hiking, picnic area, and backpacking camp sites. There are two county parks (Door Bluff Headlands – undeveloped, and Ellison Bay Bluff County Park – phenomenal!) In addition, there are nine town parks that offer great photo opportunities with picnic areas. Two parks have outstanding playgrounds: Ellison Bay Community Park/Beach and Gills Rock Town Park.
Boat launches and marinas are located in each village.


Rowleys Bay – Photo by Rowleys Bay Resort

Yes, it’s a great place to visit. But it’s also a great place to live, work and play. Find yourself here . . .

Door County North

PO Box 10, Ellison Bay, WI 54210