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  • Writer's picturePaul Depperschmidt

Wisconsin Peninsula - Door County

While in Oshkosh we had many people suggest we spend some time in Door County. It turned out to be a great suggestion. What a fantastic and beautiful place to visit. We dropped the plane and trailer at the Ephraim-Fish Creek airport. The folks there were very accommodating and made our stay there easy. We stayed in Bailey's Harbor, but much of the activity was on the west coast of the peninsula so we ranged around to see everything. Every few miles there was another great town like Fish Creek, Sister Bay and Egg Harbor with shops, restaurants, winery's and even coffee roasters. Our favorite fun was riding bikes in the Peninsula State park. While there we noticed an outdoor theatre musical that dramatized the sailing history of the great lakes. It was a lot of fun and a beautiful evening as we soaked in the forest around us and the stars above. After the show one of the cast members led a sing along around a fire.

The flights above the peninsula were beautiful as well. Much like in upper Michigan it reminds us of the Florida Keys. Areas included Washington Island at "Death's Door", the area that gave Door county its name due to the number of ships that went down there. We could also see Cave Rock, which we would explore further by boat.

The cave rock area was a lot of fun to explore. The water was completely clear exposing the rock formations below the water. The lakes were high, so the beaches and some of the typical formations were not visible. And the locals warn of a unique phenomenon where easterly winds will pull super cooled water to the surface near cave rock. The water can actually shock the body at 45 degrees.

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