Here is an idea for a gorgeous road trip for anyone who thinks winter has little to offer. Jump in your car and head to the beautiful village of Ephraim in Door County, Wisconsin. When you are just north of Sturgeon Bay take the very picturesque Hwy. 42 route to northern Door. Along the way you will pass through Carlsville home to several fine restaurants and shops. Next you will pass through the village of Egg Harbor, a great place to pull over and explore – even in winter! Call ahead to the Main Street Market and pick up a basket of luscious cheeses, fruits, and wines, perfect for your final destination.
Seven minutes out of Egg Harbor is the drive-by destination of Juddville. Though small, Juddville boasts several art galleries, a restaurant and coming soon – a chiropractic practice! As you head towards Ephraim, Fish Creek is the next scenic village and offers year round visitors the chance to shop and eat at several distinctive restaurants. Hide Side Leather and On Deck Sportswear are open in winter and are worth a visit.
Finally. Ephraim is near. As you approach the village from the south, you pass by the outstanding golf course at Peninsula State Park on your left. Your vehicle will descend a slight hill and before you will be the beauty of Eagle Harbor, truly one of Door County’s most scenic sites. The view at night (see photo above) in winter is that of a charming historic village opening its arms to all who pass through. You will not find most businesses open during the winter months, but the village hall in the center of town features sing-a-longs on Sundays that reminds you music can be a participation sport for the masses!
Drive through Ephraim-proper and you will find yourself in North Ephraim a tree-lined drive past galleries and shops that lead you to your final destination…the High Point Inn. Unpack your car, walk through the door and you will experience for yourself why our resort boasts a high rate of return for previous guests. Our facilities and our staff will make your winter getaway to the Door peninsula one to remember.
Ready for a road trip now? Call us at 920-854-9773 or email and we will help you plan the perfect winter vacation in our quaint Door County setting.