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State Park in Washington Island & Rock Island

Rock Island State Park

The entire island is parkland, with no cars or bikes allowed. There are hiking trails, a white sand beach and squat, stone Pottawatomie Lighthouse, which is a 1.25-mile amble from the ferry landing. The majority of …
Brewery in Green Bay


Hinterland brings a touch of rustic swankiness to the local beer drinking scene. Stouts, India pale ales and seasonal farmhouse ales fill glasses, while elevated pub grub provides nourishment. The brewery is right s…
Museum in Green Bay

Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame

The two-floor Hall of Fame at Lambeau Field is packed with memorabilia, shiny trophies and movies about the storied NFL team that'll intrigue any football fan. Stadium tours are also available. Lots of new developme…
Park in Door County

Cave Point County Park

Nature is pretty amazing, you think as you watch waves explode into the caves beneath the shoreline cliffs. Shutterbugs can get great photos here. The hiking and biking paths take you to gorgeous vistas. Bonus: Cave…
State Park in Door County

Newport State Park

Newport is one of Door County's quietest parks, tucked away at the peninsula's northern fringe. It has a beautiful beach, 30 miles of hiking trails (about half of which double as off-road bike trails) and year-round…
Pizza in Door County

Wild Tomato

Join the crowds indoors and out munching pizzas from the stone, wood-fired ovens. A lengthy list of craft beers help wash it down. It's extremely gluten-free friendly.
Bakery in Washington Island & Rock Island

Danish Mill

Yep, it looks like a windmill and it has a touristy gift shop, but the soups, sandwiches and baked goods are high quality and freshly made. Get a kringle (a flaky pastry) or a gooey cinnamon roll, both helpful for e…
State Park in Door County

Whitefish Dunes State Park

Whitefish Dunes is popular with families thanks to its sandy, mile-long beach fringed with tall, grassy sand banks. Swimming and hiking are the main activities in summer; the action switches to snowshoeing and cross…
State Park in Door County

Peninsula State Park

This park is Door County's largest, with bluffside hiking and biking trails and Nicolet Beach for swimming, kayaking and sailing (equipment rentals available onsite). In winter, cross-country skiers and snowshoers t…
Museum in Green Bay

National Railroad Museum

The museum features some of the biggest locomotives ever to haul freight into Green Bay's vast yards; train rides ($2) are offered in summer.