Want some quiet with your fall colors on the Door Peninsula?

The hectic October weekends in Door County are just around the corner.  The festivals in October (both Pumpkin Patch and Fall Fest) along with the brilliant fall colors create a great atmosphere; there are arts and crafts, many different foods and a lot of people around.  It is great for fun activities and people watching. 

Now I know not everyone likes crowds so this is a reminder that the first week in October and weekdays throughout the month are a great time to join us on the peninsula!  The leaves have already started to change and we are ready for the fall here at High Point Inn.  Call us with questions, even if it is for an update on the weather or the colors of the leaves! 1-800-595-6894

Door County Lodging Fun Fact: Stay at the High Point Inn in Ephraim AND watch the Packer/Bear game on HDTV!

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If you were staying at the High Point Inn in Door County this Monday night you could enjoy watching one of the longest running rivalries in football: the Green Bay Packers vs. the Chicago Bears. And you would be enjoying it on our new HDTVs! Think about that before you book your next trip to Door County.

Facing a Chilly Door County Evening

Door County is a great place to visit for all seasons, although with the changing weather there is a change in available activities.  At this time of year many of the summer activities are still up and running!  Here are a few fun evening activities that might be a bit chilly but still lots of fun!

1) Visit the Skyway drive-in theatre!  The drive in is still showing movies on the weekends.  Just remember blankets and cozy up for a double feature! 

2) Go mini golfing!  The Red Putter, Johnson’s Park and Pirate’s Cove offer fun courses for all. 

3) Have a quick bite to eat at the Cookery Wine Bar (or your favorite outdoor eatery) and sit on the outside deck looking over the water.  It might be a bit chilly but you can warm up with some wine and appetizers!

After you’ve had your share of chilly outdoor adventures there are plenty of ways to warm up.  At High Point Inn you can warm up by a nice fireplace or sit in the relaxing whirlpool!  Whether you feel like braving the cold or not, this is a great time to visit us on the Door Peninsula.

Door County in the Fall: A great place for a walk in the woods!

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Can you picture yourself walking down this path?  All you need to do is head to Door County. September and October are the perfect months to take in all the beauty this part of Wisconsin has to offer. This photo was taken in Peninsula State Park,  one of the many beautiful parks with hiking trails for people of all ages.

Door County, Wisconsin is home to some of the most beautiful wooded hiking trails you will find anywhere (many of them are located close to High Point Inn). Check out any or all of Door County’s wonderful wooded wonderland!

Peninsula State Park •  Newport State Park •  Ellison Bluff ParkDoor County Parks
Rock Island State Park
Potawatomi State ParkRidges Sanctuary
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Crossroads at Big Creek

And be sure to check out our amazing Splendor in September special!

Approaching Autumn on the Door Peninsula

The leaves are slowly starting to change their tint along the roadways on the Door Peninsula.  It is a great contrast to the leaves and grass that are holding onto their green color.  This is a sure sign of the approaching fall and the many contrasting colors that will be arriving with it. 

Right now in Door County the air has been light and cool with a slight breeze.  The waters of Lake Michigan have been bright blue and sparkling in the sun with small waves rolling in.  This is a beautiful time for the peninsula; the sun is still able to keep you warm while the air is light and refreshing!

It’s important to note that the leaves have already started to turn and that means peak season for colors is approaching fast.  They are predicting that peak will be in the first part of October.  Seeing Door County in the fall at peak color is amazing, don’t miss it! 

We would be glad to have you stay with us at High Point Inn for the fall season.  The grounds have trees all around and offer patios where you can sit out and enjoy the view.  Then, of course, there is the fireplace to warm up by after taking in the cool fall air!

Door County Century this Weekend!

The Door Peninsula is known for its beautiful and quiet back roads.  This weekend is a celebration of this beauty and the silent sport of cycling.  The Door County Century takes place this Sunday the 12th of September.

This is a great way to tour Door County and really see the scenery.  There is even a fun group celebration waiting at the finish line. 

Along with the full 100-mile route, there are other shorter route options.  It should be a beautiful day to ride!  It’s not too late to join us at High Point Inn, come enjoy some relaxation with your cycling!

Door County Apples are here!

Door County apples are ripening early this year, just like the cherries did earlier in the season.  With apples now in season all I can think of is a nice warm apple pie and caramel apples.  It is true that the fall season has not quite started for us here on the Door Peninsula, but with the cooler air that has just moved in it is hard not to think about all those yummy fall treats.

Most of the local orchards offer both fresh apples and bakery items made from them.  For example, Seaquist Orchards in Ellison Bay offers a great assortment of apples along with many other goodies.  The local farmer’s markets will also have an assortment of apples from smaller growers.

This cooler weather is perfect for baking, which coincides well with the early arrival of apples!  At High Point Inn you can make a pie in your room or simply warm one up from a local bakery.  We even have some extra cinnamon if you need to borrow some!

Welcoming September in Door County

The Door Peninsula has now officially entered into September.  The roads have quieted down and the air has a lighter quality to it.  It is a beautiful time of year to be sure.  There are many ways to enjoy Door County in September, so here are a few tips.

1) Make sure to visit the state parks.  This time of year the parks are beautiful and they are slightly more peaceful.  It is a great time to take a relaxing bike ride or go for a nice hike. 

2) Make a point to go see a play.  American Folklore Theater and Peninsula Players both offer great entertainment. Both locations have indoor performance areas, which is great for one of the cooler evenings.

3) Visit all your favorite shops (or discover your favorite shop).  It’s a great time to browse and take your time without having to deal with big crowds.

4) RELAX! The great part about September is there is no need to rush!

We would love to have you come stay with us at High Point Inn this September, we will try to make it as relaxing as possible for you!