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The First Glimpse of Snow in Door County!

The fireplace is on here in the lobby of High Point Inn while outside the first snow of the season is falling!  This is an exciting time for most in Door County.  The ground is just dusted with the bright white snow and although it probably won”t last long it is our first taste of the coming winter!

There are many ways to warm up here this weekend!  Visit the shops and art galleries, and have a warm cup of soup at your favorite cafe. There is also the Jacksonport Firefighters Association Benefit dance where you can support the local firefighters and listen to great live music.  Of course it’s ok to just sit by the fireplace and relax too!

Welcoming November on the Door Peninsula

We have now entered into the month of November and the change is obvious here in Door County.  The streets have quieted down and the air is crisp and cool.  The mornings are even welcoming us with a dense covering of frost that makes everything sparkle. 

This is the perfect time of year to take a long drive to the northern part of the peninsula.  The colors may have faded, and the leaves may have fallen but the views are still spectacular.  In fact, with the leaves now gone from the trees the landscape appears more open and the view is extended. 

This is also a great time to get some holiday shopping done in a nice relaxing atmosphere.  The air may be crisp but it is still pleasant to stroll along the sidewalks and check out all your favorite shops.  Just a short walk from High Point Inn are The Shops of Green Gables along with The Blue Dolphin House and The Rusty Rabbit.  Even more shops are just a short drive into Fish Creek or Sister Bay.

Come join us this November! Make sure to check out the upcoming events at www.doorcounty.com!   Also feel free to contact us here at High Point Inn!

After the Rush in Door County: a relaxing getaway!

The end of the busy tourist season is upon us on the Door Peninsula, but that doesn’t mean we are packing up too!  Door County is still a great destination for a relaxing and or romantic getaway.  With busy schedules and the cooler weather ahead this is a great time to make a quick escape to the peninsula where you can really feel like you’ve left it all behind. 

Make sure to check out the High Point Inn website to see all the special offers we have starting November 1st!   Please feel free to call us with questions at 1-800-595-6894.  We look forward to having you join us here on the peninsula!

No Peak? No Problem. Late Fall in Door County

Although peak color has past, the beauties of fall still remain on the Door Peninsula.  The leaves have fallen in great numbers but they are still full of color on the ground, creating decorated pathways for hiking and biking.  The autumn aroma of dry leaves and fresh air is even stronger and there are still quite a few trees with colorful leaves still holding on. 

This time of year is simply peaceful and gorgeous in Door County.  The festivals have passed leaving a quiet peninsula perfect for a relaxing visit. 

This year has been an especially great fall season; the weather has been perfect and there have been plenty of friendly faces.  It’s not too late to join us at High Point Inn for the fall season!

What to do on a cool fall day in Door County

Door County is a great place for both fun and relaxation.  Here are a few ideas of how to enjoy a cool fall day on the Door Peninsula.

1) Start the day off right with a trip to one of the local coffee shops.  There are great options in every town!  In Ephraim there is Leroy’s, in Sister Bay there is Base Camp and Drink Coffee, in Baileys Harbor there is Espresso Lane and The Blue Horse in Fish Creek. 

2) Go antiquing, finding hidden treasures in the fall is especially fun! 

3) Take a hike or a bike ride through the state park of your choice.  This is a good way to warm up and soak up the great autumn air. 

4) Enjoy a nice relaxing sit down meal at one of the many great restaurants

5) Take in a sunset to see the fall colors at their best.  As the sun goes down you can see the trees in a different light, just make sure to bring an extra layer because once the sun has set it gets chilly!

6) Cozy up for the rest of the evening!  At High Point Inn you can sit by the fireplace or take a nice soak in the hot tub.

No matter what you do make sure to enjoy all the beauties of autumn in Door County this year; the weather has made it amazing!

A Closer Look at the Nature of Door County: a visit to The Ridges Sanctuary

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!

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

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.

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!