Viking Grill and Lounge Opens for Door County Season!

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We know life is returning to Door County when our friends and businesses open their doors after a long winter. Nothing could please us more than the Viking Grill and Lounge hanging their open sign starting Friday, April 5.

The Viking Grill and Lounge is a restaurant steeped in tradition. One of Door County’s landmarks, the Viking is best known for their fish boil. In fact, they started this popular dining experience in Door County. “What is a fish boil?” you might ask. Well, it starts with fresh Door County whitefish, a mild flavored fish caught locally. Put that in a huge kettle with new potatoes and sweet white onions, and boil for awhile. The food is ready with the famous “boil over”. You might want to stand back and snap a few photos for that!

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The meal is completed with coleslaw, pumpernickel bread, lemon wedges, Kosher pickles and topped it all off with a piece of Door County Cherry Pie.

The Viking Grille and Lounge also has a full menu for breakfast, lunch, and dinner (Their cranberry mayo is phenomenal!).  Join them this summer with your family and friends. For more information, visit their website at: Viking Grill and Lounge.

The Viking is located in Ellison Bay in beautiful Liberty Grove, at the top of the Door County Peninsula. Find yourself here!

Death’s Door in Beautiful Door County!

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For those of you who have never been to Door County, you may be asking yourself, “What is Death’s Door?” Take a look!

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It is beautiful, indeed! But where did it get its name? Death’s Door is the chief navigational passage between the Bay of Green Bay and Lake Michigan. It lies between the northeast end of Wisconsin’s Door Peninsula and the rocky shores of Pilot, Plum, Detroit, and Washington islands.

The legends surrounding Death’s Door portray grim scenes worthy of the passage’s name. They tell of a huge Indian war party pummeled to death against its rocky shores. They recount the last voyages of innumerable wooden ships pulverized by swirling currents and howling winds. But like a fierce squall that blurs the line between sea and sky, the potent legacy of Death’s Door obscures the line between fact and fancy.*

Whether the name come from legends, myths, or just the creative mind of a sea captain, this is easily one of the most beautiful places in Door County.

Visit us at doorcountynorth.org for places to visit and see in Liberty Grove, Door County. Find yourself here!

Reference: http://www.wisconsinshipwrecks.org/tools_deathsdoor.cfm

 

 

Spring is Arriving in Door County’s Liberty Grove!

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While there might be plenty of snow on the ground, Spring is definitely here in Door County’s Liberty Grove. The snow is starting to melt and patches of grass are starting to show. True, the grass isn’t “Spring Green” yet, but it’s coming!

What is your favorite thing to do on a nice Spring day? Take a walk? Go for a bike ride? Put the shovels away? You can do all of that, and more, here in Liberty Grove! Tell us how you celebrate Spring!

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Liberty Grove – Door County Magic!

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From the moment you arrive in Liberty Grove, you know you’re in a special place. At the northernmost point of the Door County Peninsula, Liberty Grove consists of three hamlets: Ellison Bay, Gills Rock, and Rowleys Bay. Each offers an eclectic mix of shops, galleries, restaurants, and lodging facilities. But it is the outskirts – the areas surrounding the hamlets – that people are most drawn to. Liberty Grove is nature at its best. From nine Town parks to two beaches, to four boat launches, to one state park, and two ferry docks, Liberty Grove offers unbeatable scenery and relaxation. Not to mention the ultimate satisfaction that you have really managed to get away from it all.

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Door County’s Liberty Grove – My Muse

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I live in one of the most beautiful places in the U.S.  

Door County is located in NE Wisconsin, surrounded by the waters of Lake Michigan and Green Bay. One of the most beautiful spots in Door County is Liberty Grove – at the very end of the peninsula. On a daily basis I sit in one of the many town parks and look out over the water. This is where I find my inspiration. The quiet is my muse. The sound is my muse. The gentle breeze is my muse. Ducks on the water, eagles flying overhead, or the gentle hum of a fishing boat – all of these inspire me. Whether it’s creativity or spirituality I am seeking, or simply to be still, there is nothing like the muse of Liberty Grove. 

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Door County’s Liberty Grove Celebrates the First Day of Spring!

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While many areas of the country are celebrating the first day of Spring with blossoms and short sleeves, here in Liberty Grove we are having our Spring Fling with plenty of snow. The snowmobiles are running, the cross-country skiers are out in abundance, and the sun is shining.

There are a lot of visitors on Spring Break right now. They are enjoying the natural beauty of Door County’s Liberty Grove which consists of Ellison Bay, Gills Rock, and Rowleys Bay. Each spot has their own unique atmosphere. Ellison Bay, the “downtown” of Liberty Grove offers shops, restaurants, and the historic Pioneer Store where you can find all the groceries you’ll ever need. Gills Rock, our fishing village, offers wonderful opportunities for winter photos right now. And, just two miles past Gills Rock is the Washington Island Ferry Dock at Northport. Beautiful! Rowleys Bay offers a great marina (pretty icy right now).

There is a lot to do in Liberty Grove. Check out the rest of our website for lodging, dining, playtime, and much more. Need more info? Email us at doorcountynorth@gmail.com or call our office at 920-854-4450.

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Door County’s Liberty Grove Offers Great Snow Sports!

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Door County is experiencing one of the best winters ever, especially in Liberty Grove which encompasses the north end of the peninsula. From cross-country skiing at Newport State Park (beautifully groomed!), to snowmobiling on the miles of marked trails, to sledding at the top of the Ellison Bay hill, Liberty Grove has it all.

Liberty Grove includes Ellison Bay, Gills Rock, Rowleys Bay, and part of northern Sister Bay. Not only can you enjoy winter outside, you can savor hot chocolate or something a bit stiffer inside at restaurants such as the Mink River Basin in Ellison Bay, or JJ’s La Puerta in northern Sister Bay.

Come out and play!