Door County has a great variety of State Parks that offer a number of fun outdoor activities. They vary in landscapes and offer nature centers full of information pertaining to the parks. There are also great nature preserves on the Door Peninsula that are often overlooked. The Ridges Sanctuary is one of these preserves.
The Ridges offer 5 miles of hiking trails in a beautiful setting. Just the other day I made it out on a hike there and could not believe it had taken me so long to get out there. It was a very relaxing trip and also very interesting. The land is unique and has swales that look like small rivers along with varying terrain.
The Ridges is a great year round non-profit organization with group outings, a fun nature center and events for the whole family. Make sure to take the time to check out this great place next time you’re in Door County! Just by visiting these preserves you are helping to keep the Door Peninsula the way it is.
High Point Inn is a short drive to all these great natural markers, and they are open year round! Come join us for hiking, biking, skiing or snowshoeing!
The weekend is fast approaching and the weather has been beautiful! The sun has been shining on the Door Peninsula revealing all the beautiful new colors and shimmering on the waters of Lake Michigan. It looks like this should continue into the weekend, which will be great for Pumpkin Patch in Egg Harbor!
Egg Harbor will have plenty of events for the whole family. It is the perfect time to get your fall treats and to take in the fall air. Once you’ve had enough of the crowds you can then tour some of the scenic back roads and travel to the northern part of the peninsula to take it all in.
If you are joining us in Door County for this beautiful weekend make sure to bring layers! The days have been nice and warm in the sun but the cool fall air still takes over at night. At High Point Inn we are excited for the weekend, we have the apple cider hot and the apples fresh from the orchard!
The Door Peninsula is brimming with apples! Now the season is truly upon us for apple pies, apple cider and of course caramel apples.
There are many local farm markets along the scenic Door County roadways. The markets offer large bags of a variety of delicious apples along with other great fall treats. Here are a couple markets to make sure you check out:
1) Seaquist Orchards in Ellison Bay
2) Lautenbach’s Orchard Country Winery and market in Fish Creek
These two markets are especially great because they offer fun for the whole family. There are of course many other great farm markets in the area.
Here at High Point Inn we are offering complimentary Cortland apples and hot apple cider to celebrate October. Come join us to celebrate the beautiful fall season!
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 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.
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 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!
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!
As the start of school gets nearer and nearer the Door Peninsula is getting calmer. The weather is still beautiful, and the shops and restaurants are still open. This is the perfect time to come join us at High Point Inn for a relaxing visit to Door County.
This week and into the weekend it is supposed to be in the 70′s with sunshine all around. Plus the evenings have been beautiful with the approaching full moon and clear skies.
It is not too late to join us at High Point Inn for this great time! If you don’t have time this week or the next make sure to check out our Splendor in September package on our website (it’s a great deal!)
Door County has its own unique flavor, and one of the best ways to experience this is to visit the local farmers market. On Saturdays in Sister Bay at the Corner of the Past Museum there is a farmers market where locals are able to sell produce and other fresh items.
The farmers market is a great way to see what is grown on the Door Peninsula, and to meet some local residents. The Farmers Market also has featured guests. This weekend Jeanne Aurelius of Clay Bay Pottery will be there and the following weekend there will be Native American flutes with Mike Farmer.
Once you have some local produce you can come back and relax at High Point Inn and cook up a nice meal in your kitchen, then enjoy the flavors on your own private patio!